Welcome to “ Something Mandarin”
I’m Jendy, your mandarin speaking friend now based in Taiwan. Since this is the first episode of my podcast, I would love to do a little self-introduction and talk about why I wanted to create this podcast. In the end, I will read you a Mandarin poem that I keep closely to my heart, so please stay tuned!
歡迎收聽 Something Mandarin, 我是你的空中華語老師 阿迪仔, 這是第一集節目，我想做一點簡單的自我介紹，以及談一談為何我想製作這個節目，最後我會朗讀一篇馮至的十四行詩，敬請期待呦!
I’m a language enthusiast who’s born in Shanghai, China, and I’ve spent most of my life in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I studied Pin-Yin and simplified Chinese in elementary school in Shanghai, and while afterwards, self-learned ㄅㄆㄇ and traditional Chinese when I came to Taiwan. I can speak Shanghainese and a bit of Taiwanese. Now I’m trying hard to learn Turkish and Spanish by doing language exchanges with my friends.
Ever since my college years, I have been doing language exchanges. After I graduating from the college, I was driven by my passion for language, and thus attended in an intensive training program in Mandarin Teaching.
While I’ve been teaching Mandarin and learning others’ native languages,. I’ve been constantly amazed by my international friends’ mandarin learning stories, and what initially brought them to Taiwan. Teaching Mandarin has given me fresh perspectives on my mother tongue, it’s truly a blessing being a mandarin teacher. My students have taught me numerous interesting ways to approach my own language. Being a mandarin teacher, I consciously pick my words, mind my everyday conversations, and pronunciations.
This podcast is going to be a teaching journal of mine, and some reflections on teaching Mandarin, I will also be reading you guys Mandarin books, sharing some Mandarin poems, and for the rest, new discoveries for my daily life.
It will also include lovely interviews with my dear friends. I aspire to create a comfortable platform for everyone to share their mandarin learning stories, and, hopefully, it will make you feel a little bit more encouraged and feel less alone along your own mandarin learning journey.
Starting this podcast is a beautiful moment for me. I hope my voice can keep you company whenever you need it.
Something Mandarin 這個節目是我的教學筆記，以及教學過程中的反思與生活紀錄，我也會在節目中朗讀中文的詩集跟書中內容。節目中會包含許多我與外國朋友的訪談，期待在他們的學習故事中，你也能找到一些華語學習的動能，在這條華語學習的路上少一些孤獨感。希望我的聲音能在你需要的時候，成為良好的陪伴。
Now I would love to read a mandarin sonnet written by Feng2 Zhi4.
Thanks for listening to Something Mandarin., I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together.
I’m Jendy, and I will see you real soon!.
感謝你收聽 Something Mandarin，希望你喜歡今天的陪伴，我是Jendy，下集節目見!
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