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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.