10: From American Farms to Chinese Villages with Matt Ekhoff

August 15, 2017
Matt grew up on a farm in the US. He spent some time learning Chinese in China and he is now living in Chicago in the US. Matt is now 28 years old, working for a Chinese airline. 
 
One interesting fact about Matt in his own words: The coolest thing I did in China was taking a bike trip through the countryside. When I was sitting by a lake eating my lunch, dozens of fish started to jump out of the water. I never knew China had such beautiful nature.
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9: Make learning Chinese simple and fun with Anthony Jarvis

August 8, 2017

Anthony is from Darwin Australia, now living in London England since 2012. He has learnt Chinese for 3 and a half years and planning to take HSK 6 exam soon. Anthony is 27 years old and now studying full time in International Studies (which is essentially international relations) and Chinese.

One interesting fact about Anthony in his own words: Even though I am left handed naturally I can only write Chinese properly with my right hand.

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8: How to Learn Chinese by Yourself with Nick Lenczewski

August 1, 2017

Nick is from the United States and currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His native language is English. Apart from that, he speaks fluent Mandarin and basic Cantonese. Nick has studied Chinese for almost 10 years now. At 32 years old he now has a website and a book that help people find a job and create a life in China. He also does Chinese translation and interpretation. 
Here’s one interesting fact about Nick in his own words: I'm addicted to Seinfeld. Seinfeld is an American comedy TV series from the 90s. I've probably seen all 180 episodes 30 times each or more. I've been a fan since I was 10 and used to talk about episodes with my friends at the lunch table in 4th grade. There are some good references to China and Chinese in several episodes.

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7: Half Third Tone, Space Repetition and Avoid Burnout with Anthony Roberts

July 25, 2017
Anthony is from Connecticut, USA. Anthony is in his late 30s. He speaks fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. Apart from that, he can also speak Thai at basic conversation level and bits and pieces in Cantonese and Teochew 潮州话 which are another 2 dialects of Chinese. Anthony is married. Now teaching martial arts and just started doing some English-Mandarin interpreting. 
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6: Accidentally Learnt Chinese to Fluency with Klaudia Klonowska

July 18, 2017

Klaudia is from Poland. Her native language is Polish. Apart from Chinese and English, she also speaks Spanish and learning French and Korean at the moment. Klaudia started her journey learning Chinese since she was 13. She is now an undergraduate student in Amsterdam Netherlands.

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5: How to Reach Chinese Fluency Academically with Anthony Paul Williams

July 11, 2017
Anthony is from High Wycombe, England. Apart from English and Chinese, he also speaks French and German. Anthony is a NAATI professional Chinese-English translator, a tutor, a musician and a song-writer. He started learning Chinese since 14 years old and continued learning Chinese in high school and university. Anthony has just turned 30, now living in Melbourne Australia and completing his PhD in Chinese computational linguistics and teaching Chinese part-time in Monash University. 
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4: How a High School Student Learnt Chinese with Andres Loret de Mola

July 4, 2017
Andres is from Merida, Mexico. His native language is Spanish. Apart from that he also speaks English and Chinese. Andres is currently living in Hudson, Ohio in the United States. He is now 18 years old, studying in high school.
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3: How to Speak Fluent Chinese in 2 Years with Bayan Yazdani

June 27, 2017

Bayan was born in Iran and moved to Australia at the age of two, now living in Adelaide. He speaks English, Persian, Mandarin Chinese, a little German and currently learning French. At the moment Bayan is studying psychology, sociology and French in university.

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2: Use Imitation and Repetition to Unlock China and the Chinese people with Matt Sheehan

June 27, 2017

Matt Sheehan was raised in California, the United States with an Irish and Italian ancestry, now living in Oakland California. Apart from English and Chinese, Matt also speaks Spanish. Used to be at a very proficient level but now very basic. Matt has studied Chinese on and off for 7 years. He spent much of the last 5 years in China, the last two as the China correspondent for the Huffington Post. Matt is 29 years old, now writing a book about the budding relationship between China and California, titled “Chinafornia”. One interesting fact about Matt is that he co-founded the first ever ultimate frisbee team in Xi’an China.

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1: How the Most Famous Foreigner in China Learnt Chinese with Mark Rowswell (Dashan)

June 27, 2017

Dashan is THE most famous foreigner in China. Pretty much anyone in China who has had a TV at home knows him. Dashan is known for his super fluent Mandarin Chinese and his crosstalk on the Chinese TV. Crosstalk or 相声(xiàng shēng) is basically the Chinese style stand-up comedy. Dashan had been doing crosstalk since 1988. 

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