#62 Make your language learning learner-centric

05.17.2021 - By You Can Learn Chinese

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John and Jared discuss what it means to be “learner-centric” and how you can adapt your learning methods to fit your own goals. You’ll get insights into the new HSK and other standardized tests, ACTFL’s “Can-Do” statements, and Mandarin Companion standards. These are all things you can use right away!

The guest interview is with Robin MacPherson, a highly enthusiastic polyglot who speaks eight languages and documents his language learning on YouTube. 

Links from the episode:Why I’m a Fan of Chinese Graded Readers (Micha’s blog post)你好 Compilation YouTube Video (omitted from last week’s show notes)NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do StatementsNovice Can-Do Statements (PDF)Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curly-Haired Company (Mandarin Companion Graded Reader)How To Develop Spoken Fluency Through Reading (four-part YouTube series)Robin MacPherson YouTube ChannelJournaly (An online journal used to improve language learning)Subtitle Hero (An interactive subtitle service for Chinese-language shows)Shanghai Russians (The story behind the Russian diaspora in Shanghai)

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