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Those who know me personally or through my blog know that I love language learning, as well as having a passion for gamification. You also know that I’m teaching a course that includes a unit on China this semester, and that I’ve been increasingly enjoying audiobooks. And so you won’t be surprised to learn that, putting all of the above together, I looked to see what language-learning resources my public library has for those who want to learn Mandarin. One that I came across was called Dr. Blair’s Mandarin Chinese in No Time. I hadn’t heard of it before, and so I confess there was a bit of a lag between when I first checked it out and when I started listening.
When I pressed play, I was confronted not with the stereotypical language course beginning, but with a story. I was in a boat off the coast of China, asleep, when I was awoken by what sounded like gunshots.
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My initial reaction at this point was that perhaps the Libby app had given me the wrong book. But I kept listening and the story continued:
I contacted the U. S. consulate and learned that pirates had seized some sort of national treasure and taken hostages. I happened to be the closest American citizen to what...
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