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Newbie Curriculum 68 lessons

Newbie Curriculum
Newbie
ChinesePod course if you're starting out with Chinese learning. We'll look at basics into the language, the sounds, the writing systems and get you started on your road towards Chinese fluency. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

All the Way to Intermediate 1 31 lessons

All the Way to Intermediate 1
Newbie
Welcome to our new course called "All the Way to Intermediate" or #ATWTI for short. In this new series, we hope to teach a complete beginner everything they need to know to get to an intermediate level. Each video will be a short and focused lesson on daily phrases, common grammar, or cultural insights.

The series is designed to be watched from beginning to end, and after each lesson, we will recommend some lessons from our library that supplements the topic and boost your learning even further. Be sure to listen to those recommended lessons on the practice tab in order to benefit most from the course (website only at the moment).

Lessons will be added to this course as they are released...

ChinesePod HSK Test Preparation 13 lessons

ChinesePod HSK Test Preparation
Newbie
In ChinesePod HSK Test Preparation Series, we will focus on preparing for the HSK level 1 test. This series has a total of 12 lessons. Check out our Pinyin program first, then follow us through our HSK Level 1 series. Let’s start this wonderful journey together!!

Pinyin Program: https://chinesepod.com/tools/pronunciation/
Say it right series: https://chinesepod.com/playlist/say-it-right/welcome/

Tone Change Series 1 5 lessons

Tone Change Series 1
Newbie
In this series, we tackle the most common question in every newbie's mind: "What's with the tone changes?" Along the way, you'll learn the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time.
Generally we do not see tone change rules applied in written texts, i.e. we do not see the change of tone mark reflected in written pinyin.
Precisely because of this, tone change rules are confusing and burdensome to beginning learners. To help our users to master tone change rules more quickly, we have deliberately marked the changes so that they are more easily recognized and more discernible to learners.
So join us in this newly designed tone change series, and let us know your thoughts!

66 Enjoyable Characters 9 lessons

66 Enjoyable Characters
Newbie
Are you one of the Chinese learners who are afraid of complicated and scary Chinese characters? In this series, we are gonna show you 66 traditional characters that you see every day! Joy is going to explain all the components and radicals in each character. Check it out and enjoying learning with Joy!

Daily Life 1 45 lessons

Daily Life 1
Newbie
With a focus is on listening comprehension and speaking, the Daily Life Newbie Course is designed for beginners with no/limited prior Chinese knowledge and with interest in China and the Chinese language. Upon completion, students will understand and use basic everyday expressions phrases in Chinese.

Elementary Curriculum 50 lessons

Elementary Curriculum
Elementary
ChinesePod course if you're on your way and are building up your Chinese vocabulary. We'll help you expand your vocabulary with situational lessons, dialogues, and great examples. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

Grammar 61 lessons

Grammar
Elementary
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of beginner Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to grammar in some way.

HSK Level 2 Vocabulary 34 lessons

HSK Level 2 Vocabulary
Elementary

Are you ready to take HSK 2? You'll need an excellent grasp of introductory Chinese and be able to communicate simple and routine tasks that require an exchange of information.

Thank you to our diligent ChinesePod student, and developer extraordinaire, Edsko who prepared a list of ChinesePod lessons that would best prepare him for the listening portion of the test.

For more information about how Edsko picked these lessons, you can read his in-depth blog post here, or reply directly on the forum.


HSK 2 = 300 cumulative words. Designed for learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner, applying it in a basic fashion to their daily lives. In HSK 2 all characters are provided along with Pinyin.

Tone Change Series 2 5 lessons

Tone Change Series 2
Elementary
In our previous newbie tone change series, we have introduced the tone change rules for 不, 一, two third tones, and three third tones. Just like many other aspects in the Chinese language, tone changes are more nuanced than the rules you see in textbooks.
That's why for the elementary tone change series, we decided that we would reinforce the rules with the help of dialogues that you hear in everyday conversations. Practice and familiarize yourselves with the sounds, and you'll be a tone master in no time!

Character Mind Map 15 lessons

Character Mind Map
Elementary
In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up.

Daily Life 2 26 lessons

Daily Life 2
Elementary
The Daily Life Newbie Bridge Course focuses on high-frequency language used in everyday communication and is designed to help Newbie students transition smoothly to Elementary level. It starts with some of the more challenging newbie lessons and transition into elementary ones. It's ideal for those who want to push past the Newbie level.

Pre-Intermediate Curriculum 49 lessons

Pre-Intermediate Curriculum
Pre Intermediate
ChinesePod course for preparing towards conversational ease - on your way towards Intermediate level understanding and expressing yourself. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

All the Way to Intermediate 2 13 lessons

All the Way to Intermediate 2
Pre Intermediate
In this series, we are going to look at common Chinese sentence structures and practice them by using practical example sentences.

HSK Level 3 Vocabulary 31 lessons

HSK Level 3 Vocabulary
Pre Intermediate

Progressing to HSK 3 Chinese Proficiency Examination?

Thank you to our diligent ChinesePod student, and developer extraordinaire, Edsko who prepared a list of ChinesePod lessons that would best prepare him for the listening portion of the test.

This list is for any student that wants to kick start their learning and attempt the HSK 3 exam. For more information about how Edsko picked these lessons, you can read his in-depth blog post here, or reply directly on the forum.


HSK 3 = 600 cumulative words. Designed for learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, studies, and work, and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience in both written and oral form. This level consists of listening, reading and writing. All characters are provided without Pinyin.

Technology 1 17 lessons

Technology 1
Pre Intermediate
To all the techies at ChinesePod, this playlist is a great start to get you to talk about internet, mobile devices, and all the other tech-related topics.

Daily Life 4 22 lessons

Daily Life 4
Pre Intermediate
The Daily Life Elementary Bridge Course is designed to smooth the transition from Elementary to Intermediate, with special attention given to the specific teaching language. The Course covers common daily life topics, key grammar patterns and refined word usage, and upon completion learners will feel more confident speaking in a variety of situations.

Business Chinese on your Coffee Break 10 lessons

Business Chinese on your Coffee Break
Pre Intermediate
In the pre-intermediate level Coffee Break Series, we focus on social etiquette in business settings. In a Chinese workplace, there are certain phrases and words that we use to come off as more polite and respectful. Along the way, we will cover some common ''How do I respond to that?" moments in the office. Hopefully, by applying the knowledge you learn in real life, you can avoid miscommunication and bring your business relationships closer.

Intermediate Curriculum 51 lessons

Intermediate Curriculum
Intermediate
ChinesePod course for building a very solid vocabulary and preparing you for conversational fluency in Chinese. We'll expand your vocabulary even more and prepare you for a broad range of situational conversations. At this level, ChinesePod really begins to shine. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

Grammar 54 lessons

Grammar
Intermediate
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of Intermediate Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to grammar in some way.

HSK Level 4 Vocabulary 34 lessons

HSK Level 4 Vocabulary
Intermediate

HSK 4 Chinese Proficiency Examination Ready? If so, you'll be able to communicate in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to speak fluently with native Chinese speakers in a conversational manner.

Thank you to our diligent ChinesePod student, and developer extraordinaire, Edsko who prepared a list of ChinesePod lessons that would best prepare him for the listening portion of the test.

This list is for any student that wants to kick start their learning and attempt the HSK 4 exam. For more information about how Edsko picked these lessons, you can read his in-depth post in the forum.

Easy Proverbs 13 lessons

Easy Proverbs
Intermediate
Chinese proverbs are sentences that condense wisdom and knowledge, and also reflect the unique Chinese culture and philosophy. Although they mostly come from written Chinese, they are still popular and common in the spoken language today.
One of the characteristics of Chinese proverbs is the abundance of animal metaphors. By understanding the analogies, you will learn Chinese people's perspective on different animals and what they represent in Chinese culture.
In this series, we will introduce proverbs related to animals and give them modern definitions through daily life examples.

Business 2 22 lessons

Business 2
Intermediate
This course features some of the most commonly used language in the workplace. You will learn how to network, hire staff, negotiate contracts, conduct bank transfers and much more in the ChinesePod Intermediate Business Course.

Coffee Break Series 4 lessons

Coffee Break Series
Intermediate
Coffee Break Series - Business Vocabulary

Upper Intermediate Curriculum 48 lessons

Upper Intermediate Curriculum
Upper Intermediate
ChinesePod course for preparing for Chinese fluency at the Upper-Intermediate range. Topics will shift from conversational dialogues to in-depth situations and start to introduce more professional vocabulary. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

Grammar 27 lessons

Grammar
Upper Intermediate
Grammar Lessons - Upper-Intermediate Level

HSK Level 5 Vocabulary 33 lessons

HSK Level 5 Vocabulary
Upper Intermediate

Are you a Mandarin Master? The HSK 5 Proficiency Exam is for students who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, enjoy Chinese films and plays and give a full-length speech in Chinese. You should have mastered 2,500 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. The test consists of Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Writing. 145 dialogues, covers 83% of the characters in HSK5.

Of 621 characters in HSK 5, 518 are covered here. The 103 characters that aren’t covered are:
伟伸俊倡兑凌删勿匆厢县叙召吨唉喷嗯嘉奈妙妨姑姥姿娱娶媒嫩宴寿屿帘幼库恢恨悄愁慧憾抖捡措描敏昆柔柴桃桔梨梳棋歇泛泪滚漠炭熬燃猪猾玉皂碍窄竹筑粘糙纲纷绳翅耽胁胶舅艰虹裔裹诊诗豫贷跃辑迅返逐逗逻钓阻陌颗飘馒骤髦齿.

For more information on how Edsko picked these lessons, please read his in-depth post in the forum here.

Technology 3 20 lessons

Technology 3
Upper Intermediate
To all the techies at ChinesePod, this playlist is a great start to get you to discuss technological advances, social issues resulted from technology as well as all the other tech-related topics.

Literature 1 28 lessons

Literature 1
Upper Intermediate
If you are a literature lover, this playlist is for you! In this course, you will find lessons with Chinese folklores, short stories, legends, and a suspenseful detective series called Detective Li. We hope you can enjoy your reading, and elevate your Chinese studies through the magical power of storytelling.

Business 3 30 lessons

Business 3
Upper Intermediate
This course features some of the more advanced language and phrasing used in the workplace. You will learn how to deal with salary issues, apply for work visas, negotiate the corporate ladder and much more in ChinesePod's Upper-Intermediate Business Course.

Advanced Curriculum 50 lessons

Advanced Curriculum
Advanced
ChinesePod course for truly mastering Chinese fluency with the highest range of ChinesePod materials. Lessons arranged from easiest (at the top) to hardest (at the bottom).

History 24 lessons

History
Advanced
这个播放清单包含了关于中国古代与近代的历史课程,还有几套有趣的课程系列,希望你们能够从这些课程中收获良多,体会读历史的乐趣!

Politics 12 lessons

Politics
Advanced
ChinesePod Advanced lessons on Politics.

Technology 4 31 lessons

Technology 4
Advanced
To all the techies at ChinesePod, this playlist is a great start to get you to discuss technological advances, social issues resulted from technology as well as all the other tech-related topics.

Literature 2 55 lessons

Literature 2
Advanced
If you are a literature lover, this playlist is for you! In this course, you will find lessons with Chinese folklores, short stories, legends, and literature analysis. We hope you can enjoy your reading and elevate your Chinese studies through the magical power of storytelling.

HSK Level 1 Vocabulary 41 lessons

HSK Level 1 Vocabulary
Newbie

Studying for the Chinese Proficiency Test? This playlist is meant to boost your vocabulary in preparation for the HSK 1. This lesson collection is for any student that wants to kick start their learning to take the exam.

Thank you to our diligent ChinesePod student, and developer extraordinaire, Edsko who prepared a list of ChinesePod lessons that would best prepare him for the listening portion of the test.

For more information about how Edsko picked these lessons, you can read his in-depth blog post here, or reply directly on the forum.


HSK 1 = 150 cumulative words. Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate, and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies. In HSK 1 all characters are provided along with Pinyin.

Movies 15 lessons

Movies
Movie buffs, a playlist all about cinema and film! From getting your seat at the cinema, to talking about film genres, this playlist will be a great start to get you talking about movies, cinema and film in Chinese.

Movies 2 12 lessons

Movies 2
Upper Intermediate
Movie buffs, a playlist all about cinema and film! From getting your seat at the cinema, to talking about film genres, this playlist will be great to get you to talk about movies, cinema and film in Chinese.

Movies 3 15 lessons

Movies 3
Advanced
Movie buffs, a playlist all about cinema and film! From getting your seat at the cinema, to talking about film genres, this playlist will be great if you would like to have a deeper understanding about Chinese movies, cinema and films.

Technology 2 36 lessons

Technology 2
Intermediate
To all the techies at ChinesePod, this playlist is a great start to get you to talk about internet, mobile devices, and all the other tech-related topics.

Chengyu Series 5 lessons

Chengyu Series
Elementary
Chengyu are Chinese idioms that consist of four characters. Although they originate from classical Chinese, Chengyu remain as an important aspect in both spoken and written language. They may seem erratic and confusing to you at first since they don’t follow the usual sentence order and their meanings depend heavily on context.
But don’t worry, in this Chengyu series, we will introduce simple Chengyu made up with all the characters that you already knew, and you can infer the actual meaning by looking at the separate characters!

Pinyin Program 21 lessons

Pinyin Program
Newbie
When you're learning Chinese, good pronunciation is essential. Pinyin is a Romanization system that allows you to express the sounds of Chinese characters using letters. Learning pinyin makes it easy to type in Chinese, and to look up Chinese characters in a dictionary. In the Pinyin Program, Jenny and John explain the pitfalls and tricky details of pinyin.

If you want an excellent video course focused on pronouncing pinyin correctly, check out the Say It Right Series

Daily Life 3 42 lessons

Daily Life 3
Elementary
With a focus on high-frequency material including functional numbers and money and abstract topics like describing personalities and emotions, the ChinesePod Daily Life Elementary Course is perfect for newer learners looking to push their skills. Key elementary grammar concepts are introduced and reinforced throughout.

Daily Life 5 47 lessons

Daily Life 5
Intermediate
The Daily Life Intermediate Course brings you highly practical language set in realistic situations in China. Students will be studying a mix of functional topics such as dealing with bank staff as well as more abstract topics such as describing one's personality and temperament and discussing prominent aspects of Chinese customs and culture. By the end of this course, students will be able to complete more challenging tasks in daily life and have more in-depth discussions about opinions and ideas.

Business 1 49 lessons

Business 1
Elementary
This course is the perfect starting ground if you want to learn Chinese for a professional setting. You will be learning highly functional language to help you connect with co-workers and business partners, deal with basic monetary transactions, book travel itinerary and etc.

Qing Wen - Vocab - Beginner 48 lessons

Qing Wen - Vocab - Beginner
Elementary
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of beginner Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to vocabulary in some way.

Qing Wen - Culture - Beginner 13 lessons

Qing Wen - Culture - Beginner
Elementary
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of beginner Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to culture in some way.

Qing Wen - Vocab - Intermediate 211 lessons

Qing Wen - Vocab - Intermediate
Intermediate
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of Intermediate Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
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Qing Wen - Culture - Intermediate 10 lessons

Qing Wen - Culture - Intermediate
Intermediate
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of Intermediate Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to culture in some way.

Qing Wen - Vocab - Advanced 15 lessons

Qing Wen - Vocab - Advanced
Advanced
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of advanced Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to vocaublary in some way.

Aliens 外星人 5 lessons

Aliens 外星人
A playlist for all those interested in talking about aliens, UFOs, intergalactic TV shows and movies in Chinese. "史考提,把我传送上去!" - Beam me up, Scotty!

Chinese Medicine 7 lessons

Chinese Medicine
This playlist explores the topic of Chinese medicine. We not only talk about Chinese Medicine and how to prepare it, but also traditional treatments such as acupuncture, cupping and scraping.

Chinese New Year 13 lessons

Chinese New Year
The Chinese Lunar New Year, also knows as Spring Festival is the most important and largest festival in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated all around the world and is a chance to get together with family, eat lovely food, and commemorate your ancestors.

Listen to this curated playlist to learn some key phrases during the Spring Festival as well as learn some of the traditions and customs. It's a great time to practice your Chinese and use some of the language we teach you.

Chinese Weddings 7 lessons

Chinese Weddings
Chinese wedding customs have deep cultural roots and can sometimes feel a little intimidating (as well as super exciting!) to the uninitiated. Check out the our Chinese Wedding playlist where we talk about customs, wedding gifts and even a shotgun wedding!

Christmas and New Year's 13 lessons

Christmas and New Year's
A festive playlist that will keep you going until you say "五...四...三...二...一...Happy New Year!".

Dating 8 lessons

Dating
Want to learn how to chat someone up in Chinese or learn about the dating culture in China? Check out our dating playlist!

Dormitory Drama 9 lessons

Dormitory Drama
Think of all the things that could possibly happen in a girl's dormitory at university. Gossip, teachers, and of course boys. That all adds up to a lot of drama and a lot of great vocabulary. Follow the life and emotions inside of a dormitory and watch the drama unfold.

Drinking (Lower) 5 lessons

Drinking (Lower)
Elementary
Drinking is a big part of Chinese culture, especially in business. There are some important customs you need to learn before attending any drinking events. Listen to this playlist to learn some important language, polite ways to wish people good health, respectfully decline alcohol, and learn some important customs. Armed with a few simple phrases, and a bit of Dutch courage, you'll be speaking Mandarin in no time with this Drinking Playlist.

Drinking (Upper) 10 lessons

Drinking (Upper)
Intermediate
Drinking is a big part of Chinese culture, especially in business. There are some important customs you need to learn before attending any drinking events. Listen to this playlist to learn some important language, polite ways to wish people good health, respectfully decline alcohol, and learn some important customs.

Emergency Situations 8 lessons

Emergency Situations
We hope you never find yourselves in these situations, but the right phrases in Chinese could make a huge difference when there is an emergency. Knowing how to ask for help in Chinese is essential. From losing a passport to calling an ambulance, we have some of the language you might need if you find yourself in an emergency situation. Better safe than sorry! Give it a browse, it might save your day.

Free Lesson Playlist 19 lessons

Free Lesson Playlist
These free lessons feature a collection of our audio and video shows from our different academic levels. As a free user, you get to try all our premium features including the full show, lesson dialogue, audio review, PDF lesson notes, annotated dialogue, vocabulary, expansion, grammar, and exercises.

Ghosts & Mythical 8 lessons

Ghosts & Mythical
Do you love ghost stories and tales of the mythical as much as we do? This playlist includes Chinese ghosts, zombies, mythical characters and divine creatures.

Going To The Doctor 9 lessons

Going To The Doctor
Does the thought of using your Chinese at the doctors stress you out? Well, fear not! We have a wide range of lessons with some very useful language that you can use when you go see your doctor. From the common cold to an STI checkup. We've got the language you need to keep you going during your check up.

Gym & Working Out 14 lessons

Gym & Working Out
A playlist for all those fellow fitness buffs out there! We have prepared a range of lesson - from the gym, to general exercise and some food based lessons. This playlist will give you a great start if you want to talk about the gym, working out or fitness in Chinese.

I Love Spicy Food 7 lessons

I Love Spicy Food
Do you love Sichuanese dishes? Or do you avoid spicy food like the plague? Either way, this food based playlist will give you the language you need to to talk about spicy food in Chinese.

Investment & Finance 8 lessons

Investment & Finance
This playlist covers both formal and informal language you may need when talking about investing and finance in Chinese.

Jokes 8 lessons

Jokes
Want to make your Chinese friends or colleagues laugh? Check out this list of jokes Chinese jokes. Be mindful of those tones, else you might ruin the punch line!

Kung Fu 6 lessons

Kung Fu
Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting! Check out the ChinesePod curated playlist of lessons discussing Chinese Martial Arts, knows collectively as Kung Fu (Gōng Fū in pinyin).

Lao Wang's Office 14 lessons

Lao Wang's Office
Intermediate
A new office can be a tough environment to get used to, but with our Lao Wang's Office Series Course, you'll have everything you need to survive and thrive in the rat race. Lessons focus on high-frequency office language and situations office workers are likely to encounter. Upon completion, learners will be able to comfortably interact with coworkers and superiors in an professional office setting.

Lili & Zhang Liang 17 lessons

Lili & Zhang Liang
Intermediate
The language of love can be one of the trickiest things to learn (in any language), so we're here to help with our relationships series following Lili and Zhang . Follow their courtship and relationship from meeting to getting serious as you learn helpful vocabulary and phrasing. Upon completion, learners will have an enhanced vocabulary as well as deeper cultural knowledge of Chinese relationships and the language that accompanies them.

Love & Romance 9 lessons

Love & Romance
Want to learn some romantic phrases in Chinese? Want more vocabulary to talk about relationships? Well, we have the playlist for you! This playlist covers a range of language from saying "I miss you", to asking some to marry you and everything else in between.

Love Tangle 9 lessons

Love Tangle
Upper Intermediate
This series follows the life of a young couple as they battle through the challenges of work, finances and infidelity. You will learn the real language of home and relationships and get a glimpse of important moral issues in modern China.

Make Up and Beauty 8 lessons

Make Up and Beauty
New beauty and cosmetic products are being pumped out everyday. The ever-changing marketing terms that surround makeup and beauty products can actually make talking about cosmetics and beauty a tricky subject in Chinese. The key is to get all the basic words and phrases down. Then the variations become easy to spot. From buying foundation to having a good skin care routine, this playlist will give you a great start in talking about beauty and cosmetics in Chinese.

Marketing 10 lessons

Marketing
Sharpen your marketing Chinese. This playlist includes a wide range of topics including advertising trends, describing graphs, presentation language and other interesting and useful business terms you might need if you are talking about marketing in Chinese.

Meetings & Speech 11 lessons

Meetings & Speech
This playlist includes formal and informal language you may need if you are to attend or speak at a Chinese meeting. It also includes scenarios and language that you might find useful if you find yourself having to formally introduce yourself or give an interview in Chinese.

Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 8 lessons

Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节
The Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 (中秋節) is one of the key festivals in the Chinese calendar. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar on the night of the full moon between early September to early October.

Check out this ChinesePod playlist for all our lessons related to the festival so that you can learn all the language and customs you need.

You might also like this video by Fiona where we try mooncakes.

Not Feeling Well 7 lessons

Not Feeling Well
Food poisoning, catching a cold, having a terrible migraine are just some of the lovely topics covered in this playlist. It's important to know how to express yourself in Chinese when you are not feeling well. Perhaps a friend or colleague is feeling well either? Learn how to express how you are feeling and also how console someone that is feeling poorly in this 不舒服 playlist.

Online Shopping 8 lessons

Online Shopping
Isn't online shopping wonderful? It gives you the freedom to browse the world's products from the comfort of your own home. However, online shopping can be a bit intimidating in a place where there is no Amazon.com. You have to navigate confusing Chinese web-pages and figure out confusing credit-card payments and delivery methods. Check out this playlist where you'll learn some useful ways to navigate the world of online shopping.

Pets 宠物 9 lessons

Pets 宠物
This playlists starts with the basic terms you need to know for talking about your furry friends in Chinese. We have language that you might need if you accidentally lose your dog or want to bring a pet into china. We also discuss tougher topics like the culling of stray dogs and somewhat lighter topics like dog breeds. This playlist also includes lessons on cats and birds. If you love your pet and want to talk about the topic in Chinese, this is the playlist for you!

Politics 14 lessons

Politics
This playlist is packed full of interesting language, expressions, ideas and topics for those that are interested in politics. This playlist covers both domestic and international issues, as well as a few fictional political dramas. We look at contemporary political issues and also explore some ancient Chinese political philosophy. You're going to be a pro at talking about politics in Chinese!

Pregnancy series 10 lessons

Pregnancy series
Upper Intermediate
In this series, follow the steps of Xiaofen and learn how to talk about pregnancy and maternity in Chinese. If you have a bun in the oven or you are curious about being pregnant, this series is for you!

Qing Wen - Grammar - Advanced 4 lessons

Qing Wen - Grammar - Advanced
Advanced
Qing Wen is one of our most popular and long-running shows on ChinesePod. We take questions from our community and turn them into helpful audio and video lessons.
Here is a selection of advanced Qing Wen lessons curated by a Chinese teacher. They all focus on questions relating to grammar in some way.

Renting an Apartment 13 lessons

Renting an Apartment
Intermediate
Renting an apartment can be one of the most frustrating things to do in China, but we're here to help with this specialized series. You'll learn essential terms as well as common conversational tricks, all designed to help with your househunting and tenancy. Upon completion, learners will be able to confidently engage in apartment searching and deal with landlords and other tenancy issues with ease.

Shanghainese 12 lessons

Shanghainese
Newbie
This Course provides an introduction to the Shanghainese language, the local dialect in Shanghai, China's largest city. You'll learn basic vocabulary and conversation items, with true native speaker pronunciation to guide you.

Sports & Exercise 9 lessons

Sports & Exercise
Do you love a morning run? Do you play a game of basketball or go swimming on the weekends? Check out this playlist if you want to learn how to talk about sports in Chinese. You might want to invited a friend to play a game with you or talk about the marathon you just completed. Lessons of all levels.

Telephone Chinese 9 lessons

Telephone Chinese
So much of language is based on body language and reading someone's facial expressions and hand movements. However, when speaking on the phone you are at a massive disadvantage. Not only do you not get any physical or social cues, but it can also be difficult to understand the person on the other end of the line, especially if the cell reception is bad. Conquer your fear of telephoning in Chinese and listen to this selection of lessons based on telephone conversations.

The Hungry Traveler 15 lessons

The Hungry Traveler
Elementary
Food is one the great things about China - there's so much and it's often so cheap! Follow the Hungry Traveler Series as the main character travels through China and savors some of the most celebrated regional cuisines from Sichuan to Shanghai and many places in between. You will have a comprehensive understanding about Chinese food and be able to order the most iconic dishes in the Middle Kingdom.
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