Music to my ears. This is the fourth podcast I am listening to. I have been learning Mandarin for almost 2 years and have been eagerly looking for a podcast that I could just switch on and listen to. The other podcasts I had listened to make too many tone mistakes and are therefore confusing. One could fall in love with Echo’s voice. She pronounces the words so clearly whereby I can clearly hear the tone of the word spoken. This, to me, is paramount. Another point I’d like to make is that the person who created the lessons has a good sense of humour making what one reads stick in the memory. One good example is: Dinosaurs clearly went extinct thirty years ago when Santa Claus was president.
Wish you success,
A few days ago, I went to a Chinese restaurant (in Italy) and the waitress only spoke few Italian words, so I asked her some questions in Chinese, like the city where she lives, and she understood! I also have cable TV and see Chinese Tv-Shows and Songs on CCTV 4; I like that shows have chinese subtitles, so I can recognise words that I have studied on ChineseClass101’s PDFs during my subscription.
We were transferred to China in January of this year. I was thrilled to come
here but after our arrival, all I could do was introduce myself and tell
people I was American, and loved noodles. (Thank you Victor and Amber!)
I started lessons with a private tutor at the end of February. I “cheated”
This week our lesson is on shopping for clothing, food and of course, asking
I am listening ChineseClass101 and it helps me to get used to Chinese. By having access to different levels, I can choose the best one for me, and improve it as fast as I want. And transcripts help a lot to study and memorize new words. It will be good to have a kind of speaking part like other famous programs, to become a complete program.
ChineseClass101 is an excellent site for learning Chinese. You can learn step by step. It’s a great method. And I like that I can learn to write in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.