Real deal musings on what's happening in China
from the iconic Chinese teacher.
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Projects

What I have done.

ChinesePod

ChinesePod

Widely recognized as the world's most famous Chinese teacher, Jenny was the flag bearer of a learning revolution and the voice behind the iconic ChinesePod lessons since 2005. Having co-hosted more than 2000 Chinese lesson podcasts and re-imagined the way Chinese was taught around the world.

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OpenLanguage

OpenLanguage

After her tenure at ChinesePod, Jenny founded OpenLanguage to help young Chinese learn English. She produces and hosts one of the company's flagship shows 潘吉Jenny告诉你, a wildly popular podcast about American culture, the English language and how young Chinese experience it.

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Real Deal China

Videos

The brain and face of a suite of highly successful video productions including No More Chinglish, 今天我们说美国, Jenny keeps pushing the envelope and sets a new standard in high quality, high-relevance language and cultural learning content in China.

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About

One of 1.3 billion voices in China. Born in Shanghai to a hard-core Communist military family; schooled in Singapore and Australia since 14 years of age thanks to my entrepreneurial father.

  • 1982

    Born to a military family in Shanghai.

  • 1997

    Sent abroad to study in Singapore.

  • 2000

    Majored in Political Science in the University of Sydney.

  • 2005

    Joined ChinesePod.

  • 2012

    Founded OpenLanguage.

The highs, lows and everything in between

In her 10-year tenure ChinesePod, Jenny established herself as the world's most famous Chinese teacher as well as a cultural icon in helping foreigners understand China. She also grew into a formidable entrepreneur and helped build ChinesePod into the world's largest and most recognizable online Chinese learning brand.

After a successful exit from ChinesePod in 2014, Jenny decided to apply her experience and skills to help Chinese learn English with her new venture OpenLanguage. Blending her charismatic studio presence with innovative pedagogical approach, Jenny has established OpenLanguage as one of the fastest growing learning brands in China with a passionate following.

She's also a veteran in the local startup community and a frequent commentator on China related topics in the English media.

Speaking

A few events where I have spoken.

  • Keynote Speaker, Learning 2007, Learning 2012
  • Featured Speaker, TedX Shanghai Women's Salon, 2014
  • Featured Speaker, NYU Shanghai Leader Summit 2014
  • Featured Speaker, Global Women's Leadership Initiative, 2014

Media

Some interviews where I have been featured.

金融派

金融派

August 2014

TechinAsia

TechinAsia

August 2012

Technode

Technode

August 2012

麦秋网

麦秋网

April 2010

the Star Online

Star Online

April 2009

that's Shanghai

that's Shanghai

July 2008

NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News

October 17, 2007

Contact

Get in touch with me.