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Podcasts for B1+ learners

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A part of my language learning strategy is when I get to an intermediate level in a given language, I start listening to podcasts, e.g. news, interviews etc. listening to Polish podcasts for 1-2 years improved my skills so much that now I understand 95% of an episode or a Polish movie, even though I barely could get anything when I started regularly listening to them.

I figured if somebody gets to an upper intermediate level in Hungarian, listening to these ones could help in improving vocabulary and listening skills:

Vendéglő a Világ Végén (culture, politics, recipes etc) http://mixlr.com/vendeglo-a-vilag-vegen/showreel/

GeekBender (video games, films) www.geekbender.wordpress.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCCh3-JKg6bao1S4sOBNaYg

Nyílvános Vetítés (films) www.nyilvanosvetites.hu

Szín Folt Café (topics of everyday life) www.szinfoltcafe.hu

These podcasts can be all found in Itunes as well.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Thanks so much for these! I've been searching for things like this for a while now.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrett2015
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I still have a ways to go...but thanks a lot! I've bookmarked this. That's great to hear about how helpful these podcasts have been for you: do you have any particular strategy for them?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hunspike
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I just listen to them almost everyday, especially while walking, taking the train or bus, or in the bed. I started listening to gaming podcasts around 2014 and I understood only some parts, now in 2017 I'm around 90-95%, depending on the topic. Thanks to podcasts I could even work for a time at a company with my Polish knowledge (in Budapest), but I left it after a time because it was too stressful. So if they worked for me regarding Polish, they are helpful in Hungarian too. If you understand only a little, no problem, because day by day your listening skill will improve, but you need to listen to something almost everyday.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hossein123123

so u mean only u listened to them even tho u couldnt understand them , and it helped u ? i cant get it :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hunspike
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I understood only a little, let's say. Sometimes barely anything. This is "against the book", as in language teachers advise to listen to such recordings which are just a little bit harder than your current level of knowledge. I looked at these podcasts like accidentaly listening to a conversation next to me in the bus or train, and really, they helped me a lot, because I can hear the correct pronounciation, everyday speech etc. From Polish podcasts I think I "collected" around 500-600 hours of listening since 2014.

1 year ago