We have brand new app for our users, re-written from the ground up. We will be making continual updates on a regular basis, so please use the in-app feedback option to send any bugs of requests.

ChinesePod’s Official App gives you the freedom to study nearly 4,000 Mandarin lessons in the palm of your hand.

Select a lesson, plug in your headphones, and start studying -- on the train, while doing the laundry, when at the gym, wherever! The world is now your classroom.


We have a lesson for that.
-- Over 3500+ lessons available (the largest lesson library of any Mandarin E-Learning Platform!)
-- 100+ video lessons to watch
-- Five levels of Mandarin lessons, with over 300 lessons per level: Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced
-- New lessons added weekly

Study Mandarin in the sky… on a boat… or on the road....
-- Download lessons onto your device so you can listen offline

No more searching through a textbook to find what you need.
-- Easy-filter feature allows you to find the lessons you need
-- Filter by Bookmarked Lessons, Skill Level, or Downloaded Lessons

Everything you need, all in one place.
-- Three audio tracks for every lesson: listen to the full show, isolate the dialogue, or listen to the audio vocabulary review
-- Complete lesson review activities including grammar notes, expansion sentences, vocabulary lists and dialogue breakdowns
-- Audio from native speakers are provided for every sentence, as well as each vocabulary word
-- word-by-word translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English
-- Look up words and sentences in Pleco Dictionary


Read our reviews and see why people love learning Mandarin with ChinesePod:

"When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend it to everyone learning Chinese!"
Benny Lewis "The Irish Polyglot", Language expert, bestselling author and blogger;

"ChinesePod has a vast scope of topics and diversity in levels, which makes it extremely convenient to progress, never-mind the entertaining hosts, great top-down approach and super useful additional content!"
Niel de la Rouviere, Language Blogger and Developer at Buffer

"ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into a busy schedule."
Mike Love, Creator of Pleco Chinese Dictionary

To access all features of the app, you need to purchase an in-app premium subscription (monthly/recurring).

In-app purchase info:
– Title: Premium Membership
– Length: 1 month (monthly auto-renew)
– Price: $19.99USD (price many vary depending on territory)

Purchasing Notes:
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
– Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

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What's New

Version 0.9.9

- Fixes video playback so you can get back to watching our awesome video lessons!

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
35 Ratings
35 Ratings

Great for listening

I’ve used ChinesePod for more than a year. The great thing about this app is it’s ability to learn lots of practical dialogues. Each podcast comes with new vocabulary and the sounds that actual locals say. However each podcast are completely independent of one another so they’re like a new chapter in a textbook. The vocabulary doesn’t get reused consistently in other episodes, so you’ll have to constantly go back and review older episodes.

Also, the self test is useless since it just repeats what you learned from the dialogue as opposed to having new questions and sentences made. I highly suggest another source for actually learning how to read/write characters. This is ONLY great for listening skills.


Worth the subscription cost

I’ve learned more Chinese through these lessons than any other method, including some in-person tutoring (I probably wasn’t at the level where it could help me yet.

These lessons helped me build the confidence I could learn Chinese —now I’m in Taiwan about to start my first official classes!

By the way, I’ve only recently started using this app. Previously I used Apple’s integrated Podcast app to get lessons from an RSS feed. It’s difficult to overstate how much better the ChinesePod app is compared to that. This app handles the additional materials a thousand times more gracefully.

Finally, the ChinesePod subscriptions go on a sale for a huge discount once or twice a year. It’s worth signing up for a free account to get the marketing email promotions if you’re interested but need to pay less.



Considering what I pay a month for a chinesepod subscription this app is totally unacceptable. The episodes don't download to the app. Although there is this option to download so you can listen on the go without using your data, the episode just sits there in the download folder but never completes. I've gotten so frustrated I barely use Chinesepod anymore even though I paid for a year. They need to get their act together if they want people to pay for this.


Chinesepod Limited
86.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 ChinesePod Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly plan $29.99
  2. Quarterly plan $78.99
  3. Annual plan $249.99


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