By Popup Chinese
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Fresh from Beijing, PopupChinese teaches Chinese as it is actually spoken. Start with our basic Chinese lessons, and in no time you'll be speaking like a Beijinger. Our free daily podcasts, vibrant community, and love for the real China make us the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
Best Chinese Podcasts Out There
If you're looking for elementary to advanced Chinese lessons like I was, Popup Chinese is great. Their shows are fresh because they play around with lesson formats and have really genuine conversations and skits instead of boring lessons and canned dialogue. I also like the way their teachers actually speak standard Beijing mandarin instead of just pretending to. The onsite HSK stuff is great too. Only problem is that you can't access their tests through iTunes. Given the competition, I'm willing to overlook some of audio level problems in their earlier stuff to give them a five star recommendation. Keep it up!
Learn Chinese - Yes I did!
I admit I still have a long way to go before I can really say I have learned Chinese, but I am really on my way with this podcast. The lessons are smooth and really enjoyable, and I find i actually like listening to the casts. I barely even listen to the radio because I get annoyed by the way they speak (this is just me though...). I really strongly recommend this podcast!
This is really cool!
I got interested in learning when I spoke to an older man from china, and this is really a neat way to larn from home. Very clear and easy to follow! Thanks so much!