Improving your listening comprehension is one of the most important things you can do while learning Mandarin.
The reason is pretty obvious.
If you don’t understand what people are saying, how are you going to communicate with anyone?
Luckily, improving your listening comprehension isn’t terribly difficult. There are some excellent podcasts that can help you out.
Similar to studying with apps, it’s usually quite easy to find some free time to listen to a podcast.
When working on your listening skills, you need to find materials that fit your level. If you only listen to materials that are too challenging, you’ll likely get frustrated and not pick up much. On the other hand, listening to materials that are too easy, won’t push you to improve as quickly as you can.
In this article, we’re going to look at a variety of podcasts, both free and paid, that can help you improve your Mandarin listening comprehension.
At the end of this post, I’ll share some other podcasts related to language learning and China that you may find interesting.