Chinesepod - Podcast

Chinesepod - Podcast

By Chinesepod Limited

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2017-01-04
  • Current Version: 0.9.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 82.28 MB
  • Developer: Chinesepod Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 38 Ratings

Description

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; Fluentin3months.com "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 ConfusedLaowai.com "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 Pleco.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 For further info, please refer privacy policy and terms & conditions. Privacy policy https://chinesepod.com/privacy/ Terms & conditions https://chinesepod.com/terms/ For any questions please contact http://support.chinesepod.com/

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  • Geared at people looking to confirm China’s supremacy

    1
    By RuolingOnARiver
    Chinesepod is borderline proChinese/antiAmericn propaganda. To make it worse, over the course of this podcast, there have been (usually male) American hosts with (always female) Chinese hosts flirting with each other and calling this “Chinese class”. Their topics are almost always about cultural things in China that are somehow “better” than the rest of the world. Yellow fever anyone? I’m no longer subscribed, but I downloaded a ton of podcasts before I stopped giving them my money. I often turn them off and walk away because of the clear “China’s the best in the world” message they’re trying to send through their Chinese classes. Yesterday I randomly pulled up a podcast about over the counter drugs. The story was a woman with a headache and her friend offering her an aspirin. Then a guy comes in and announces that you shouldn’t “randomly eat (亂吃)” drugs, as if it was a “don’t do drugs” ad. The entire following 16 min discussion of the dialogue (between an American man flirting with a Chinese woman the whole time) basically says that Americans take over the counter drugs with no concept of what they do to you, and Chinese are better for “powering through the pain”. Yes, this is a cultural difference that will come up in Chinese culture. My Taiwanese friends call me “doctor” because I’ll take ibuprofen when I have a headache or Tums with a stomachache instead of GOING TO THE HOSPITAL. This is called a “cultural difference”. I think spending an afternoon waiting to see a doctor so I can get a prescription for ibuprofen when I have a minor headache is a waste of time, but Chinese culture feels it’s safer this way. I don’t appreciate being SHAMMED in my Chinese lessons for coming from a culture that occasionally uses over-the-counter meds to make oneself feel better when faced with minor discomfort. Too many of these episodes are like this. There’s one where they talk about how being a 酒鬼, aka DRUNKARD isn’t a shameful thing in Chinese culture. Umm, to men over 50 maybe. I don’t know any young people here who aren’t ashamed of Chinese drinking culture, but Chinesepod makes it sound like being drunk 24/7 is the way to be in China! You could create a podcast that explains that men drink a lot in China, and if you’re foreign, you will probably be invited to become stumblingly drunk with them, should that be your thing. Instead, you normalize alcoholism as if it isn’t a disease that needs treatment. And foreigners kinda have a reputation for being crazy party people in China. Any time China does something differently than the US (apparently the only other country on earth, according to this podcast), it’s better. China is not a “better” country. Nor is the Chinese language. It’s different than other places and languages, and the classes should reflect that difference, not the perceived “superiority” that Chinese people are brainwashed from birth to disseminate. Can you imagine an American-created “learn English” podcast where everything emphasized how the US is the best country in the world? “All homes in America have kitchens, not like those pathetic traditional Chinese homes where you can’t afford anything more than a hot plate”. “We’re a melting pot in the US, not like your 92% Han majority culture, so we’re not nationalists like you people”. First of all, the above is false, like lots of “Chinese culture”things in Chinesepod. Secondly, even if it was true, no one should EVER dare frame the US that way. One nation, culture or group is NEVER better than another. We learn languages to become more informed about culture and places that aren’t like the ones we came from. To better understand differences so we don’t jump in and attack people just because they’re different than we are. Languages aren’t learned to announce why one culture is better than the other. If you want to think and talk like that, go back to the 1930’s and join Hitler. Or become a multimillionaire and join Trump. Stay out of cross cultural and linguistic education and please don’t charge people money for your propaganda. At least try a tiny bit to diversify your cast. Also, that “Say it Right” series had so much potential. It’s really unfortunate that you hired some white guy who clearly smoked a ton of weed before coming on to record. I tried using it in my Chinese class, but it’s really hard to convince middle school children to look past the super bloodshot eyes and clearly “somewhere else” face. I can’t even play the audio without half my students shouting “你喜歡大麻嗎?” at no one in particular. Maybe you should have hired one of the thousands of white faces in Taipei that knows not to go near MJ in Taiwan? Maybe a foreign woman? Person of color? There are plenty in Taipei, where it was recorded. Nah, women and people of color don’t learn Chinese. The only people on earth who learn Chinese are white men, according to this podcast. Just like the only native speakers are women who constantly flirt with white men. So much potential and such well thought out lessons. Total failure when it comes to presentation.
  • great 😎

    5
    By DudemanLA
    Best way to learn chinese. they make it fun too.
  • Terrible business decisions

    1
    By sketchc89
    Content has been frozen for 5 months and I started my annual subscription 8 months ago. Not worth the cost anymore.
  • Great for listening

    5
    By rexlu415
    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.
  • 老马识途

    1
    By Entertainment attorney
    The older version (pre2016) of this app was far superior. Isn't it time to come to terms that sometimes newer isn't better.
  • Nice content horrible app

    2
    By Ax1shaolin
    App is terrible but the content is extremely good. Too expensive imo as well.
  • Worth the subscription cost

    5
    By radioactiv8
    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.
  • Terrible

    1
    By Nickkkk1123
    Be prepared to lose subscribers soon because of this trash heap. I'm thinking of preemptively subscribing now, in fact
  • It costs too much.

    1
    By Car3434car
    I like the videos on YouTube, but buying premium costs way too much.
  • Everything.. Needs a Payment

    1
    By Ash HazelWood
    If you were just going to make us download this and then make us pay for practically anything, then that’s bad marketing. Everything that I saw was ‘premium.’ I had to PAY to use any of the features or even a lesson. Really? You make the app free but make us pay for the lessons.

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