Learning Chinese Through Stories
Learning Chinese Through Stories is one of the best podcasts for immersive Chinese study on the web. In each of every one of their 9 levels, from Low Novice to High Advanced, the two narrators speak only in Chinese. You will learn to understand new concepts in stories, songs, or grammar explanations through context rather than translations.
Listening to the podcast is like being welcomed into a conversation between friends — the narrators have great chemistry and truly seem to enjoy what they are doing. They speak at a relatively natural speed, but articulate clearly and provide numerous examples that will give you the confidence to apply each new concept to different situations.
Several episodes are available directly on their website with accompanying transcripts of the story or song being studied — but, by supporting them on Patreon you can receive full transcripts of every episode with vocabulary annotations and more. You can also listen on Spotify or Stitcher, but check out their website to understand more about the levels and how to use the podcast first.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.