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Lawrence is from Texas United States. Currently living in Los Angeles. Lawrence has studied Chinese for almost 7 years. Having just returned to the US and moved to LA, he is now doing acting, modelling, hosting, and writing jobs. Lawrence did some standup in China and plans on doing it in the US as well.

One interesting fact about Lawrence in his own words: Despite being 6 foot 3 (192cm) and busting my ass for a model's frame, it's completely hollow. I am at best mediocre at all sports; can't jump high, can't run fast, reaction time is garbage. Unfortunately, as a basketball enthusiast, every time I played ball in China with a new crew, we always had to get through the inevitable awkward moment of them realizing the tall muscular American sucks.

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Anthony is from Darwin Australia, now living in London England since 2012. He has learnt Chinese for 3 and a half years and planning to take HSK 6 exam soon. Anthony is 27 years old and now studying full time in International Studies (which is essentially international relations) and Chinese.

One interesting fact about Anthony in his own words: Even though I am left handed naturally I can only write Chinese properly with my right hand.

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Anthony is from Connecticut, USA. Anthony is in his late 30s. He speaks fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. Apart from that, he can also speak Thai at basic conversation level and bits and pieces in Cantonese and Teochew 潮州话 which are another 2 dialects of Chinese. Anthony is married. Now teaching martial arts and just started doing some English-Mandarin interpreting. 
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Anthony is from High Wycombe, England. Apart from English and Chinese, he also speaks French and German. Anthony is a NAATI professional Chinese-English translator, a tutor, a musician and a song-writer. He started learning Chinese since 14 years old and continued learning Chinese in high school and university. Anthony has just turned 30, now living in Melbourne Australia and completing his PhD in Chinese computational linguistics and teaching Chinese part-time in Monash University. 
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Bayan was born in Iran and moved to Australia at the age of two, now living in Adelaide. He speaks English, Persian, Mandarin Chinese, a little German and currently learning French. At the moment Bayan is studying psychology, sociology and French in university.

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Complete show note: https://chinesetalkeze.com/32   Lizzie is an Australian but grew up in New Zealand and Australia. Lizzie studied Chinese formally for 1.5 years at the university level but studied informally by living in Beijing for 13 years. Lizzie now lives in Melbourne Australia, working as a primary school teacher, as a specialist EAL teacher (English as an Additional Language).   Interesting fact: Lizzie was born in a small town in Germany called Blankenstien   Join our Facebook group: http://talkchinesecommunity.com Learn one Chinese word a day on Instagram: @chinesetalkeze
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Dashan is THE most famous foreigner in China. Pretty much anyone in China who has had a TV at home knows him. Dashan is known for his super fluent Mandarin Chinese and his crosstalk on the Chinese TV. Crosstalk or 相声(xiàng shēng) is basically the Chinese style stand-up comedy. Dashan had been doing crosstalk since 1988. 

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Complete show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/31   Hannah comes from the United Kingdom. Hannah has studied Chinese for 4 years and lived in China for 5 years. She is now living in London and works for the Body Shop.   Interesting fact: She has a six-month-old puppy called Snoop.
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Complete show note: https://chinesetalkeze.com/30   Santiago is dual Australian and British citizen. His hometown is Sydney Australia. He has lived, studied and worked in Australia, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Japan.  Apart from English and Chinese, Santiago also speaks fluent Japanese, intermediate Spanish and used to be able to speak French at an advanced level. Santiago is now 35 years old, he owns and manages a boutique China consultancy and digital agency, which is also incubating a tech startup. He now lives between Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney.    Interesting fact: Santiago’s Chinese name is 马云驰. Which is very similar to Jack Ma’s Chinese name 马云. The name was given to Santiago at Beijing Language and Culture University in 2009 before Alibaba had become a global powerhouse.    Learn one Chinese word a day with Victor on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chinesetalkeze/ Leave us your feedback here: http://chinesetalkeze.com/feedback
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ANNOUNCEMENT: 1. Victor now offers 1-on-1 Chinese tutoring. Register your interest here: http://chinesetalkeze.com/tutoring 2. Victor will be in China in late April and he is organising a Chinese immersion and photography trip. Register your interest here: http://chinesetalkeze.com/trip   Complete show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/29   Vladimir (竹文峥) comes from France. He speaks French and Serbian natively, where Serbian his mother tongue. Apart from speaking fluent French, Serbian, English and Chinese, he also speaks Russian. Vladimir has lived in Shanghai for the last 16 years. He is the founder and CEO of Labbrand - a leading global brand consultancy originated and headquartered in China.   Interesting fact: He named some famous brands in Chinese including LinkedIn(领英), Marvel(漫威), Booking.com (缤客) and Airbnb(爱彼迎)   Learn one Chinese word a day with Victor on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chinesetalkeze/ Leave us your feedback here: http://chinesetalkeze.com/feedback  
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