Chinesepod - Podcast

Chinesepod - Podcast

By Chinesepod Limited

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2017-01-04
  • Current Version: 0.9.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 84.50 MB
  • Developer: Chinesepod Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 24 Ratings


We have brand new app for our users, re-written from the ground up. We will be making continual updates on a regular basis, so please use the in-app feedback option to send any bugs of requests. ChinesePod’s Official App gives you the freedom to study nearly 4,000 Mandarin lessons in the palm of your hand. Select a lesson, plug in your headphones, and start studying -- on the train, while doing the laundry, when at the gym, wherever! The world is now your classroom. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- We have a lesson for that. -- Over 3500+ lessons available (the largest lesson library of any Mandarin E-Learning Platform!) -- 100+ video lessons to watch -- Five levels of Mandarin lessons, with over 300 lessons per level: Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced -- New lessons added weekly Study Mandarin in the sky… on a boat… or on the road.... -- Download lessons onto your device so you can listen offline No more searching through a textbook to find what you need. -- Easy-filter feature allows you to find the lessons you need -- Filter by Bookmarked Lessons, Skill Level, or Downloaded Lessons Everything you need, all in one place. -- Three audio tracks for every lesson: listen to the full show, isolate the dialogue, or listen to the audio vocabulary review -- Complete lesson review activities including grammar notes, expansion sentences, vocabulary lists and dialogue breakdowns -- Audio from native speakers are provided for every sentence, as well as each vocabulary word -- word-by-word translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English -- Look up words and sentences in Pleco Dictionary ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Read our reviews and see why people love learning Mandarin with ChinesePod: "When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend it to everyone learning Chinese!" Benny Lewis "The Irish Polyglot", Language expert, bestselling author and blogger; "ChinesePod has a vast scope of topics and diversity in levels, which makes it extremely convenient to progress, never-mind the entertaining hosts, great top-down approach and super useful additional content!" Niel de la Rouviere, Language Blogger and Developer at Buffer "ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into a busy schedule." Mike Love, Creator of Pleco Chinese Dictionary ----------------------------------------------------------------------- To access all features of the app, you need to purchase an in-app premium subscription (monthly/recurring). In-app purchase info: – Title: Premium Membership – Length: 1 month (monthly auto-renew) – Price: $19.99USD (price many vary depending on territory) Purchasing Notes: - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase – Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period – Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable For further info, please refer privacy policy and terms & conditions. Privacy policy Terms & conditions For any questions please contact



  • Worth the subscription cost

    By radioactiv8
    I’ve learned more Chinese through these lessons than any other method, including some in-person tutoring (I probably wasn’t at the level where it could help me yet. These lessons helped me build the confidence I could learn Chinese —now I’m in Taiwan about to start my first official classes! By the way, I’ve only recently started using this app. Previously I used Apple’s integrated Podcast app to get lessons from an RSS feed. It’s difficult to overstate how much better the ChinesePod app is compared to that. This app handles the additional materials a thousand times more gracefully. Finally, the ChinesePod subscriptions go on a sale for a huge discount once or twice a year. It’s worth signing up for a free account to get the marketing email promotions if you’re interested but need to pay less.
  • Terrible

    By Nickkkk1123
    Be prepared to lose subscribers soon because of this trash heap. I'm thinking of preemptively subscribing now, in fact
  • It costs too much.

    By Car3434car
    I like the videos on YouTube, but buying premium costs way too much.
  • Everything.. Needs a Payment

    By Ash HazelWood
    If you were just going to make us download this and then make us pay for practically anything, then that’s bad marketing. Everything that I saw was ‘premium.’ I had to PAY to use any of the features or even a lesson. Really? You make the app free but make us pay for the lessons.
  • Chinese pod app

    By Kennydotl
    I really enjoy this app, makes studying on the train much easier. Of course, the best way to study is through their website and the app does need more refinement. Ihope to see more changes to this app in the future but it will do for now.
  • Terrible

    By Ashley08766777
    Considering what I pay a month for a chinesepod subscription this app is totally unacceptable. The episodes don't download to the app. Although there is this option to download so you can listen on the go without using your data, the episode just sits there in the download folder but never completes. I've gotten so frustrated I barely use Chinesepod anymore even though I paid for a year. They need to get their act together if they want people to pay for this.
  • Non-functional

    By TiffBAA
    I couldn't get any of the videos to play on the website, and the app was asking for a confirmation code which never came to my email despite following the instructions on the email that was sent to obtain the code. Plus, when they say free 30-day trial, I think all they actually mean is their first three (not four like they are actually saying on the website) are free.
  • Love Chinespod

    By Twomantent
    I love Chinesepod but don't like this app....main issue is everything is too small. I find the website is much more robust than the app. My expectation is a new wonderful app will come out soon to complement the excellent experience of the website.
  • App missing functionality

    By Pwnopotamus
    The app is pretty is much better. No way to review vocabulary lists or flash cards. Can't add vocabulary to lists either. Don't know why that feature was removed. Also, the app version doesn't have exercises/tests available at the end of the lesson. Pretty disappointing.
  • Update is pretty good, app is essential, worth the money

    By Forrest McSweeney
    I have studied Mandarin for 7 years in China, Taiwan, and the U.S. This app is what you need to improve your Chinese if you do not have particular aptitude at learning languages. They have a very keen understanding of the concept of finding the sweet spot, that level just beyond what you already know so you won't be overwhelmed by the next video/level, but still far enough away to push you to improve. They also possess subtle understanding of the very bizarre differences between Chinese and English and mostly do not rely on cheap/misleading/superficial explanations of meaning. They have good writers (who are actually educated professionals in Chinese language studies) and voice actors who slow down and speed up to the exact speed you need to improve. Production value is pretty good. The app is pretty good, downloading the videos is useful but the best part is that the app offers all of the dialogues in Chinese and English translation (English hidden until button pressed)and has a nifty feature which allows it to seamlessly copy and paste to pleco (which you should also have.) Their Qingwen feature is quite good as these videos are a direct response to user questions. The above review stating that qingwen is not on this update is wrong. My only complaint is that they have not added a counter to the videos telling you how many times you have studied it. They offer a $1 trial period. Get it from the website.