User Comments - hanyuxuesheng

Profile picture


Posted on: Changes on ChinesePod
September 02, 2008, 08:53 PM

As CP podcasts at my level aren't freely available anymore and no subscription type makes sense for me (as I use CP only from time to time), I just want to thank ChinesePod for everything they published at no cost in the last years. It helped me a lot and it improved my Chinese.

You should think about subscription offerings for people (like me) who want to download only one or two lessons (with the HTML text) in a month.

For me, it's now time to leave.

BYE BYE ChinesePod and THANK YOU!

Posted on: Changes on ChinesePod
September 02, 2008, 08:27 AM


I also think it isn't a good development that native Chinese have no possibility to hear the podcats and to comment/help the learners - unless they pay.

It would be great to help other learners of my native language, and to be helped by native Chinese in my learning here - a true network of learners!

Posted on: Changes on ChinesePod
September 02, 2008, 08:16 AM


i am surprised that many people here compare CP's price (basic/premium) with the price of private one-to-one lessons.

If one does this, one should compare the CP executive plan with the price of private lessons.

In CP alone (basic/premium) you are still on your own, nobody corrects you, you nearly never speak, learn nearly no grammar, don't learn how to write....

CP's podcasts are great, but it's only a small facet within Chinese language learning.


Posted on: Changes on ChinesePod
September 01, 2008, 01:23 PM

The sentence of the day:

"Subscription is sexy"


The nice thing is, one can now see who pays or not. All posts in lesson threads above Newbie from now on are from payers only...

It will be very interesting to see how many posts will be in those "closed" threads, especially in lessons published after Sept. 1. How big is the community of paying learners really?

Another point: downtime a few hours ago was far too long. If people pay they expect nearly 24/7 uptime. :-(

Posted on: Language Power Struggle
August 27, 2008, 08:29 AM

Thank you, goulniky, for your detailed post about your experience with the Practice Plan.

Posted on: Language Power Struggle
August 26, 2008, 01:44 PM

goulniky wrote

 I'm now over a year into the Practice Plan and those short conversations 4 times a week have boosted my confidence and ultimately my ability to speak.

I think that a lot of learners here are eager to read more about your experiences and your progress with the Practice Plan. Is it worth the money? How much time do you need and what do you do to get the best benefit out of it?

Posted on: Golf
July 15, 2008, 12:32 PM

杆 [gān] (trad. 杆) = pole 

杆 [gǎn] (trad. 桿) = shaft

Posted on: Chinese New Year Plans
February 06, 2008, 08:18 PM

新年快樂! 恭喜發財! 健康平安! This podcast in German...

Posted on: Lost Cell Phone
January 13, 2008, 07:23 PM

A German translation of this podcast is available here.

Posted on: Chinese Wedding Customs
May 15, 2007, 11:15 AM

@ John, would it be possible to recommend some easier Intermediate lessons, which are suited for Intermediate beginners. Thanks in advance.