Bereniceh, thank you for thoughtful comment.
We appreciate your dedication to ChinesePod and learning the Mandarin language. We know the lack of new lessons has been frustrating for many students, as it has been for us. There are a number of reasons that we have had this issue, and why we weren’t prepared to quickly replace the hosts. We will come back better than ever, but it is taking us extra time and effort to do so. We appreciate having good, longstanding customers like you, and appreciate your continuing to be an ambassador for us.
I wish we could tell you exactly when we will have the new programs ready to roll out, but unfortunately we can not. We are currently releasing new All the Way To Intermediate lessons each week. Other categories will be forthcoming, but we can not - as of yet - predict when.
I can not say what all the fuss is about New Zealand. We are currently under production in multiple studios around the world, including Los Angeles, New Zealand and China, with several potential hosts and a variety of programs. We are creating new curriculum for our entire range of learning tracks.
We agree that learning a language is also about understanding the culture. We are certainly keeping that in mind as we consider the new programming tracks.
We appreciate your understanding as we create an even better learning platform than one we already have. I am sure that you will be pleased once we have rolled out all our new initiatives, and only hope we can get them launched soon enough.