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Ep 217 Lost Episodes | Karen Chung on the Echo Method

By Felicia Lin

A Note from the Host Felicia Lin

Here’s a Lost Episode of Talking Talking about something called the “Echo Method” from 2012 featuring Karen Chung, an associate professor at National Taiwan University. Next week we’ll be sharing our follow up interview with Karen to find out what she’s been up to since then.

This episode of Talking Taiwan has been sponsored by NATWA, the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association.



NATWA was founded in 1988, and its mission is:


  1. to evoke a sense of self-esteem and enhance women’s dignity,
  2. to oppose gender discrimination and promote gender equality,
  3. to fully develop women’s potential and encourage their participation in public affairs,
  4. to contribute to the advancement of human rights and democratic development in Taiwan,
  5. to reach out and work with women’s organizations worldwide to promote peace for all.


To learn more about NATWA visit their website:


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • What Karen has observed in her 20 years of teaching English in Taiwan
  • Students in Taiwan are lacking in listening skills
  • What the Echo Method is and how to do it
  • Echoic memory
  • Practicing the Echo Method until language becomes automated
  • Karen demonstrates how the Echo Method works
  • Karen has a Facebook page where she answers English questions for free


Related Links:


Echoic method:


Karen on Analytical Ivy League English Facebook page:

About the Host

Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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