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ChinesePod is a convenient way to learn Chinese that combines audio lesson podcasts, web & mobile study tools and integrated speaking practice with live teachers. ChinesePod has more than 1,300 audio and video podcasts with new lessons added daily. So you won't get bored and will have lots of information to study and practice your target language
ChinesePod was developed by Praxis Language, a company dedicated to helping individuals and groups learn languages online. Their main product is ChinesePod, which has "over 250,000 users in 290+ countries and has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, NBC and many more". Besides offering chinese online courses, they also have products for learning Spanish, French, Italian, and English.
ChinesePod allows its users to download the latest lessons, so that they can listen and read the transcripts of the lessons, review vocabulary, play individual word audio, and more. The application is really innovative and brings students one step closer to learn cihnese entirely on a mobile device.
This is the lesson view where you can listen to and download the lesson, participate in a guided discussion with staff, native speakers, teachers, and fellow learners, follow along with the dialogue, study the key vocabulary and expansion (example) sentences, and even take a review quiz of the key language points from the lesson.
ChinesePod Lesson - The Lesson View
This lesson box is available on all of the different views - here you can listen to the lesson streaming within its own player or download the lesson and it's associated review files manually. ChinesePod.com also supports an RSS format that allows your subscribed lessons to be automatically downloaded into Itunes or any other RSS enabled podcast manager.
ChinesePod Lesson - The Discussion View
Here you can follow along or particpate in a discussion about the lesson. Engage with our professional native teachers and your fellow learners.
ChinesePod Lesson - The Dialogue View
In this view you can view the dialogue in it's entirety. With mouse over annotations, hideable English translations, and the ability to review sentences individually, you'll get the entire meaning everytime.
ChinesePod Lesson - Vocabulary View
You can see the key vocab for your lesson in this window, along with the definition, pinyin pronunciation and an audio clip of the word. You can also designate vocab for your personal vocab list(s) from this panel.
ChinesePod Lesson - Expansions View
The expansions section takes five key words or phrases from the lesson and gives you another three examples, so you can see how the word or phrase behaves in different contexts. An audio clip accompanies each example.
ChinesePod Lesson - Exercises
After listening to the lessons, test your comprehension with the lesson's exercises. Utilize the matching exercise, fill in the blank, sentence order and even dictation exercises to cement the learning for that lesson.
ChinesePod can be studied on the go easily and conveniently. With our native support for RSS subscriptions you can easily set up your customized lesson feed with Itunes or any other RSS enabled podcast manager. In addition, we offer a full featured mobile application for IPhone , IPod Touch and Android devices. The app gives you full access to your lessons, dialogue, and vocabulary for studying on the move. The app is offered free to Premium subscribers. Start learning Chinese now!