Learning Chinese through Stories (LCTS) is creating Authentic Chinese Language Podcast
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patrons

$16
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Dear friends,

We cannot believe it has been more than 3 years since we started Learning Chinese through Stories (LCTS). It has been rewarding and fun for us.

I remember our first story was “狼来了/the wolf is coming” recorded in GarageBand on our dining table in our little apartment. If you listen to that episode today, you can tell how poor the recording and editing were. But we are happy we started it.

We are lucky. In August 2015, we received our first 5-star review on iTunes from our listener. At the same time we started receiving emails from many listeners expressing their interest in our podcast, as well as advices on how we can make it better. Those advices and encouraging words has inspired us along the way. Today we are having an average of 3000 downloads daily. Most rewardingly, LCTS is helping thousands of Chinese language learners around the world to improve their language skills.

As we are continuing on the journey, we have encountered some obstacles. At the beginning, we pretty much did everything on our own: finding great stories, editing stories, recording, editing recording, listing vocabs ,transcribing and uploading the story, updating, and maintaining the website etc. We were aiming for one story per week with explanation. We tried for a while, but as you can tell we are not reaching our goal. Many listeners wrote to us and wondered whether we could provide transcript for the story explanation. As a matter of fact, that’s something we have always been wanting to do. We then started to realize there is no way we could do all of them on ourselves.

To make LCTS the best podcast for all of our listeners, we are planning to hire some professionals to help us with our recording editing, vocab listing, story transcription, explanation transcription and website maintenance. We are excited for it to happen. Meanwhile it’s a huge financial burden for us, and we already invested a ton of our own money creating new content and building out a new facility.

We want nothing more than to continue to grow and evolve, but as always we can’t do that without your help and support. Of course that includes the kind of support you’ve always given us -encouraging words through email, reviews on iTunes, and shouting us out on social media etc. But as we try to take on the next challenge, it also means that we could use your financial support, which is why we’re launching this Patreon page. Your donations will go directly into making quality podcast, along with giving you exclusive access to our story explanation transcript.

THANK YOU for continuing to spread the word about what we’re doing.

Welcome to LCTS, now let’s get to work.



Tiers
Access
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to podcast
Access & Insight
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
You will get access to 

-transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-transcript of story explanation

Engagement
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
-You pick the story that you like, and we will create an episode for you !

-transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-transcript of story explanation

Fan Club
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
-You will get an LCTS T-shirt/ Hoodie and will be invited into our fan club and connect with Chinese learners around the world

-You pick the story that you like, and we will create an episode for you !

-Transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-Transcript of story explanation


Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
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Goals
$16 of $600 per month
To make LCTS the best podcast for all of our listeners, we are planning to hire some professionals to help us with our recording editing, vocab listing, story transcription, explanation transcription and website maintenance. 
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Dear friends,

We cannot believe it has been more than 3 years since we started Learning Chinese through Stories (LCTS). It has been rewarding and fun for us.

I remember our first story was “狼来了/the wolf is coming” recorded in GarageBand on our dining table in our little apartment. If you listen to that episode today, you can tell how poor the recording and editing were. But we are happy we started it.

We are lucky. In August 2015, we received our first 5-star review on iTunes from our listener. At the same time we started receiving emails from many listeners expressing their interest in our podcast, as well as advices on how we can make it better. Those advices and encouraging words has inspired us along the way. Today we are having an average of 3000 downloads daily. Most rewardingly, LCTS is helping thousands of Chinese language learners around the world to improve their language skills.

As we are continuing on the journey, we have encountered some obstacles. At the beginning, we pretty much did everything on our own: finding great stories, editing stories, recording, editing recording, listing vocabs ,transcribing and uploading the story, updating, and maintaining the website etc. We were aiming for one story per week with explanation. We tried for a while, but as you can tell we are not reaching our goal. Many listeners wrote to us and wondered whether we could provide transcript for the story explanation. As a matter of fact, that’s something we have always been wanting to do. We then started to realize there is no way we could do all of them on ourselves.

To make LCTS the best podcast for all of our listeners, we are planning to hire some professionals to help us with our recording editing, vocab listing, story transcription, explanation transcription and website maintenance. We are excited for it to happen. Meanwhile it’s a huge financial burden for us, and we already invested a ton of our own money creating new content and building out a new facility.

We want nothing more than to continue to grow and evolve, but as always we can’t do that without your help and support. Of course that includes the kind of support you’ve always given us -encouraging words through email, reviews on iTunes, and shouting us out on social media etc. But as we try to take on the next challenge, it also means that we could use your financial support, which is why we’re launching this Patreon page. Your donations will go directly into making quality podcast, along with giving you exclusive access to our story explanation transcript.

THANK YOU for continuing to spread the word about what we’re doing.

Welcome to LCTS, now let’s get to work.



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Tiers
Access
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to podcast
Access & Insight
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
You will get access to 

-transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-transcript of story explanation

Engagement
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
-You pick the story that you like, and we will create an episode for you !

-transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-transcript of story explanation

Fan Club
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
-You will get an LCTS T-shirt/ Hoodie and will be invited into our fan club and connect with Chinese learners around the world

-You pick the story that you like, and we will create an episode for you !

-Transcript of story with vocabulary underlined

-Transcript of story explanation


Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life!