Chris Lonsdale (entrepreneur)

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Chris Lonsdale
Born (1958-11-18) 18 November 1958 (age 60)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Canterbury
OccupationEntrepreneur, Coach, Author

Christopher John Lonsdale (born 18 November 1958) is a New Zealand psychologist, linguist and educator.[1] His adopted Chinese name, Dragon Tiger, is 龙飞虎 (Traditional Chinese: 龍飛虎; pinyin: lóng fēi hǔ).[2] Lonsdale created the Kungfu English learning system[3][4] and is also the author of The Third Ear.

Lonsdale graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1980 with first-class honours.[5] After graduation, he moved to China to study Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University, and martial arts at the Beijing Sport University.[6] He has also participated in qigong movements in China.[7]

In 1984, Lonsdale moved to Hong Kong, where he learned Cantonese. His book, The Third Ear, is based on his personal experience of learning foreign languages and his training in psychology.[8]

Lonsdale worked in public relations and environmental consulting before starting his own corporate advisory firm in 1994. The company, Chris Lonsdale and Associates Ltd, (Simplified Chinese: 龙氏顾问行有限公司; Traditional Chinese: 龍氏顧問行有限公司) provides leadership and business strategy coaching to senior executives and teams. Lonsdale has worked with companies such as Coca-Cola, Yum! Brands, JP Morgan, AIA and Standard Chartered bank.[9][10]



  1. ^ 王, 燕. "龙飞虎简介". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ "龙飞虎讲功夫英语". Third Ear Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ Newey, Guy. "Smartphones drive language learning innovation". AFP. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Now You're Talking!". Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Graduate Search". University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ O'Neill, Mark. "Gone Native". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  7. ^ "气功热:魔幻现实主义在中国".
  8. ^ McGuire, Paul. "The Third Ear by Chris Lonsdale". The Asian Review of Books. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  9. ^ "How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  10. ^ "如何在6个月内学会任何一种外语:龙飞虎 TEDx Lingnan University". 优酷 Retrieved 14 February 2014.

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