You Can Learn Chinese

#16 How to Build Listening Skills

Episode Summary

John and Jared discuss a learner who says he can speak, read, and write, but can’t understand spoken Mandarin. Guest interview with Liz Hanlon who works for a major Chinese textbook publisher.

Episode Notes

A learner on Reddit expressed his frustration that he can speak, read, and write Chinese but can’t understand spoken Chinese. John and Jared discuss this learners situations, talk about reasons why some learners find themselves in a situation like this, and give practical advice on how to develop your listening skills.

Guest interview is with Liz Hanlon who started learning Chinese in high school and today works for a Chinese textbook publisher. Without having spent long periods of time in China, Liz has developed significant Chinese proficiency.

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