Hacking Chinese

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Student Q&A, January 2024: Chinese music, too much Mandarin in the classroom, and listening in noisy environments

  • My teacher insists on speaking Chinese but I don’t understand what she says, what should I do?
  • Can listening to music help me improve my Chinese?
  • How do I improve my listening comprehension in noisy environments?

This week’s podcast episode (number 178) is a reader and listener Q&A, where I answer three questions about listening comprehension in Chinese.

Tune in to the Hacking Chinese Podcast to listen to the related episode:

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Links to things mentioned in the introduction

Chinese listening challenge, January 2024

Links for question #1: The teacher insists on speaking Chinese

Learn Chinese implicitly through exposure with a seasoning of explicit instruction

Links for question #2: The usefulness of listening to Chinese music

Why learning Chinese through music is underrated

Links for question #3: Listening to Chinese in noisy environments


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