Podcasts for B1+ learners
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.
Thanks so much for these! I've been searching for things like this for a while now.
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?
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.
so u mean only u listened to them even tho u couldnt understand them , and it helped u ? i cant get it :/
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.