As you may know,improving listening ability is mostly a matter of practice.You need to listen a lot and the words that you hear will go through your mind again and again.That’s a boring process.So we want to show you some resources to make listening easier and more interesting in this article.
What to listen?
What to listen to? If you're a beginner to studying Chinese or don't have enough time to deal with those online learning resources, it could be very hard to get the point of where to look and you may just choose something at random.
Popup Chinese is a very nice podcast for Chinese learning.It has a huge collection of lessons for different levels.Most of it is available for free if you sign up.The actual audio is the main point.Besides there are also vocabulary notes and so on.
2. PPS TV player
PPS tv is an online source of movies and Chinese TV episodes.It's also a great repository for finding certain content to improve comprehension and listening ability.Almost all of the Chinese shows have Chinese subtitles. There are also a large number of Western shows and movies so if youwant to watch something you already know the story of but with Chinese subtitles this might be very helpful.
Find a link to download the PPS Player on the front page and create a desktop application makes it much easier to navigate their huge collection of content.You can also download an app on your cellphone for Android and iOS.
Important: PPS is region locked to China so if you are not in China you’ll need to VPN into China.
锵锵三人行 is a funny TV program which is also one of the best listening resources for Chinese language learners because of its focus on talking, availability of transcripts and variety of both guests and topics. This show has been aired every weekday for decades.
Do you want a more funner way to improve listening ability than watch a good movie?Viooz has a wide range library of movies from Chinese classics to recent releases and it's available through free streamingin Mandarin with subtitles.
This site sounds great. It offers a large collection of articles read loudly with subtitles.The stories are all very short,which means that they are suitable for both intensive and extensive Chinese learning.