The global pandemic has has a profound influence on the way we study languages. On the downside, restrictions have made it difficult to travel abroad. But the ongoing crisis has also led to record numbers of people taking on a new language.
In my latest podcast I speak to undergraduate Mandarin student Adam Morris whose year abroad in Shanghai was dramatically cut short due to Covid. We discuss the pros and cons of learning during a global pandemic and adapting our language learning approaches to the new reality. You can listen here Learning Mandarin in a Pandemic (Podcast) – I'm Learning Mandarin