Chinese language - Podcasts, audio lessons, and audiobooks

On this page you will find links to online Chinese podcasts, Chinese audio lessons and audiobooks. Most of the sites listed below allow you to download podcast files (mp3, wma, etc.) to your computer for free. Usually you can find Chinese transcript for each audio clip.

Regular listening of Chinese podcasts and audiobooks will help you learn basic Chinese words and basic Chinese phrases and will improve not only your listening, but also general communication skills in Chinese language.

The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:

  • for beginner/elementary level,
  • for intermediate level – ,
  • for advanced learners – .

Chinese dialects are indicated by a corresponding little flag:

  • – for Mandarin Chinese,
  • – for Cantonese.

If you want to suggest an online resource for learning Chinese, see the instructions here.