Is this You?
→ You have a hard time expressing yourself freely when it comes to a deeper conversation?
→ You always use the same vocabulary and feel like you need to learn more advanced vocabulary/idiomatic phrases to express yourself precisely?
→ You wish to be able to read TV News, read articles, understand Taiwanese dramas better?
✔ Time to Bring Your Chinese to the Next Level!
▶你會學到 You’ll be able to ---
✓ Discuss confidently different topics including current events, news,
cultural topics with native speakers
✓ Read current news headlines, articles, and understand TV programs and interview
✓ Express yourself in a deeper way by using precise vocabulary, phrases and expressions
✓ Understand both formal written Chinese and more colloquial slang
✓Understand Taiwanese Dramas better
✓ Understand higher level of vocabulary and expressions
✓ Have a deeper understanding of Taiwanese culture
✓ Enhance your reading and listening skills through learning real-life materials
What’s special about this course?
→ A bespoke Taiwanese Mandarin course informed by my research
→ Each month you get a new culture topic and two discussion questions. Also an exam video to test your understanding.
→ At the end of each month, the previous lesson will disappear, giving you motivation to stay on the course.
→ 100 % real Taiwanese Mandarin. I’ll be using real-life materials such as interviews, song lyrics, video clips, and/or news articles to introduce each topic.
→ The content includes formal written Chinese, spoken Chinese and slang.
→ For interview-style clips or TV program snippets, a transcript is provided.
→ Taiwanese/ Chinese Culture background and knowledge explained.
→ Zhuyin, pinyin, traditional Chinese characters and English translations are provided.
→ Sentence patterns explained and a word for word breakdown.
→ Supplement Materials to Boost Your TOCFL B Score
- ♥ 給大家的一些話跟感激 My words and gratitude for you
- Week 1 - (TV News) 轉型|後疫情時代 : 為什麼我們越來越少去夜市? Transformation| The New Normal: Taiwanese People go to night market less and less? (17:23)
- Week 2 - (TV Interview)台灣在地文化: 夜市攤販好辛苦啊 Taiwanese local culture: being a night market street vendor is hard! (14:13)
- 小考 Exam (1:47)
- Week 1 - 月老比 Tinder 厲害?! Yuelao is better than Tinder? (Reading + News Title Reality check) (14:52)
- ♥ 短文音檔下載 Reading audio download - Boost Your Listening (0:50)
- Week 2 - 一起讀新聞: 最「紅」月老廟 & 找另一半 Let's Read News: The HOTTEST Yuelao Temple & Find significant other?! (21:50)
- ♥ 新聞音檔下載News audio download - Boost Your Listening (1:27)
- 小考 Exam
- Week 1 (新聞標題&短文)華碩退出俄羅斯市場:沈默的台灣第一次選邊站? (News title& Reading)ASUS withdraws from the Russian Market: Silent Taiwan takes side for the first time? (16:04)
- 短文音檔下載 Reading audio download - Boost Your Listening (1:23)
- Week 2 (Conversation with my little sister) 烏俄戰爭對台灣影響? 中共會打過來? (跟妹妹全中文聊天)有字幕 Impact of Russian-Ukraine war on Taiwan. CCP invades Taiwan? (3:53)
- 談話音檔下載 Conversation audio download - Boost Your Listening
- 小考 Exam
- Week 1 - 從電影《刻在你心底的名字》看台灣同婚運動 Learning Taiwan’s LGBT’s Movement through the Movie “Your Name Engraved Herein” (18:52)
- 短文音檔下載 Reading audio download - Boost Your Listening (1:27)
- ♥ "刻在你心底的名字" 四句電影台詞 -- "Your Name Engraved Herein" Four Movie Quotes
- Week 2 - 看台灣新聞: 同志成功收養子女(臺灣第一個例子) Watch Taiwan News: First successful adoption case for 同志家庭 (13:27)
- 新聞音檔下載 News audio download - Boost your listening (1:02)
- 小考 Exam
"I started using more the PDF provided with the vocab list. I can tell you that it was really useful. The lesson doesn't feel hard anymore after perusing the vocab and a few listening sessions" --- Benjamin
" 我上週才看林老師的課，學到月老，現在看電視劇就看到月老這個字，這樣就能了解她們在講什麼! 林老師的課程真的有用欸，謝謝老師 " --- Claudia 曉安
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