IWTYAL 027: How can I improve my listening comprehension?

itunesButtonMax asks: “How can I improve my listening comprehension?”

In this episode:

  • Three reasons you might not understand a native speaker:
  1. You don’t know the words
  2. You can’t distinguish the individual words (whether you know them or not)
  3. You understand the individual words, but you still don’t understand what they’re trying to say
  • A simple process for using textbook dialogues for improving your listening skills

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  • dandiprat

    In addition to textbook dialogues, one can get a lot of dialogues online in podcast form, often for a fee. I listen to these frequently and it really jumpstarted my Cantonese.