On today’s podcast I discuss how expectations often differ from reality when learning Mandarin. My guest is YouTuber Luke Truman who has been documenting his journey of learning Cantonese and Mandarin for four years. His experiences have given him some really interesting insights into studying using immersive methods, the limits of learning through input alone, how to improve pronunication and much more.
Luke’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LukeTrumanFTF
What 80% Comprehension Feels Like: https://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2016/08/25/what-80-comprehension-feels-like
The Echo Method Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQEWEPIHLzQ