Max, Campbell and Katie are your hosts as we delve into all things China. We talk about anything and everything to do with Chinese, the language, the culture, the people, even the holidays (and a whole lot more).

We hope you enjoy listening to our learn Chinese podcast with our team. Please do feel free to drop us feedback on the podcasts through our SoundCloud channel!

Welcome to the Live The Language Podcast

Episode 1 – Why Study Chinese in China?

To kick off our very first learn Chinese podcast Max and Campbell tell you why studying Chinese in China is the best way to learn Chinese, as they draw on their experiences learning Mandarin in China, and advise you on the best things to do.

Episode 2 – Gift Giving in China

Gift giving in China can be a little more complex than you’d imagine. There are many pitfalls to dodge when it comes to objects, numbers and colours, where do you even start? We sum it up in 15 minutes for you to give you the edge!

Episode 3 – Chinese Holidays

Navigating China’s holidays can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! In this episode we talk unravel all the mysteries of the Chinese holidays such as the ghost cities and the curious case of the missing Saturday!

Episode 4 – Top Chinese Apps

When first coming to China the number of apps you could possibly download is almost overwhelming, so where do you even start? This week we’ll tell you exactly where to start. Listen and follow our top Chinese apps blog!

Episode 5 – Christmas in China

Christmas in China? Is that even a thing? You might be surprised. Max and Campbell have braved Christmas in the Middle Kingdom before, so listen to what they have to say about what to expect!

Episode 6 – The Best VPN’s

Choosing a VPN to use in China can be a little intimidating when you are faced with so many options and so many technical terms. Where do you even start… our podcast is a good place!

Episode 7 – Culture Shock in China

Experiencing culture shock in China is something we all have to deal with but it’s not as bad as you might think. Sure, it’s a different way of life but you can be prepared. Max and Campbell discuss the main things to look out for.

Episode 8 – Time in China

Time in China, what on earth can you talk about? You’d be surprised. China spans over FIVE time zones but guess how many time zone they actually have? We answer this and a lot more in this week’s episode on time in China.

Episode 9 – China Hacks

Having a team that’s lived in China for many years combined we know how to get about here. There are many things you can learn to make your life easier, Max and Cam discuss their favourites in this edition of our podcast.

Episode 10 – Language Learning Tips

Need some language learning tips? On this episode, we discuss our favourite PROVEN language learning tips that have helped us learn Chinese, BUT, of course, can help any language learner. Fast track your language learning today.

Episode 11 – Benefits of Learning a Second Language

This week we talk about the benefits of learning a second language. Some obvious and others less so. Discover some of the surprising benefits of learning a second language.

Episode 12 – China on a Budget, 8 Killer Tips

China is a country whereby it’s very do-able to live incredibly cheap, but to do so you need to be clued up before going. Lucky for you, Max and Campbell have 8 killer tips.

Episode 13 – What is the New HSK?

Yes indeed, do not scratch your eyes, the HSK is changing from six levels to nine levels! What are the changes though, and how do they affect you. Check out what the New HSK is here.

Episode 14 – Mind-blowing China facts

China is big, we know that. But what you probably didn’t know is that it plays host to some of the most incredible facts and figures you’ll come across. Don’t believe us…? Check it out.

Episode 15 – SPECIAL : COVID Update (Jan 2021)

The whole world has felt the force of COVID-19. Check in with Cam, Katie and Max who talk about the situations in Singapore, China and Europe (published early 2021).

Episode 16 – Hidden Gems in Singapore

Heading to Singapore? You are in luck because we boast a Singapore expert! Our Marketing Wizard Cam spent many years in Singapore and knows exactly where you should go!

Episode 17 – Flying During COVID

Flying during the pandemic isn’t quite like flying as we know it. Our team give you an insight into how it’s been flying from various airports around the world.

Episode 18 – Where to Live in Beijing

Beijing is BIG – where do you even start when looking for accommodation there? No fear because we know it like the back of our hand!

Episode 19 – Traditional vs Simplified Mandarin

Traditional Mandarin or Simplified Mandarin? Which should you study? This will probably depend on a few external factors and a few of your preferences.

Episode 20 – Fun Facts about Singapore

Singapore is a super cool place to live but how well do you know it? Did you know Singapore hosted the first-ever night Grand Prix? We’ve got plenty more where that came from!

Episode 21 – Chinese Superstitions

Some Chinese Superstitions genuinely leave you stunned! Did you know the number 4 is feared among many in China. For that, and many more, check it out!

Episode 22 – COMING SOON

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Can I subscribe to the LTL Podcast

Yes you can, in a matter of seconds on Soundcloud in fact

Do you have a list of Chinese learning podcasts?

We do indeed, we made a list of the best Chinese podcasts to listen to right now.

Can I learn Chinese Online?

Absolutely, there are so many ways you can do this which include:

Watching YouTube Videos

Listening to Podcasts

Taking Online Chinese lessons

Chatting a friend online

and many, many more!

Are podcasts a good way to learn Chinese?

Podcasts are a great way to learn any language especially if you are on the move and tight for time.

Does LTL have a YouTube channel also?

We absolutely do, right here

What is the best way to Learn Chinese Online?

This will all depend on the person but we recommend you check out these resources:

Best way to Learn Chinese Online Blog

Best way to Learn Mandarin Online Video

Best free resources to learn Chinese

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