Bite-Size Taiwanese | Elementary

Bite-Size Taiwanese | Elementary

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Bite-size Taiwanese is a podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, fun (and sometimes funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Elementary podcast is geared towards those who already have a background in the language and expands on useful, commonly heard phrases.

Listen to our other podcasts:
Bite-size | Newbie & Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

Bite-size Taiwanese is a podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, fun (and sometimes funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Elementary podcast is geared towards those who already have a background in the language and expands on useful, commonly heard phrases. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro
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Phil

Co-Host - Phil

Co-Host - Phil

Phil hopes to share his excitement for learning Taiwanese with new audiences around the world. While he grew up in small-town, Midwestern America, he eventually found himself living in Taiwan rediscovering the language he was fascinated by in his youth. His first exploration of Taiwanese resulted in the publication of Taiwanese Grammar: A Concise Reference, and now Bite-size Taiwanese is his next step to provide accessible, in-depth English-based materials to learn Taiwanese.

Alan

Co-Host - Alan

Co-Host - Alan

On any given day, you may see Alan running around Taipei teaching languages or doing voice over work. This former champion of a national Taiwanese Recitation competition joined the Bite-size Taiwanese team as both a co-host and audio editor. When he’s not busy with the endlessly editing audio, you can find him leather crafting, obsessing over local Taiwanese food, or struggling with his fluffy pet Pomeranian, Neo.

Phín-tsì

Co-Host - Phín-tsì

Co-Host - Phín-tsì

Born and raised in Taiwan, Phín-tsì grew up speaking Taiwanese and Mandarin. He later added English and Italian to his repertoire, as well as a Master’s degree in Linguistics and certificates in language teaching, translation and interpretation. Juggling different language projects has become part of his daily life. His most recent challenges include studying medical terminology (for work) and practicing Hoiliuk Hakka (for fun).