Name of Podcast: All about English
What topics are covered: “All about English” is an English teaching podcast for Chinese listeners. It has episodes teaching English vocabulary, reading and other important English skills.
Why is it good to listen to?
This is a English podcast from Taiwan, and the teacher 林威（pinyin: lín wēi）speaks Mandarin with a reasonably strong Taiwan accent. He speaks Chinese quite fast and English at a slower pace. From the podcast, you can learn a lot of Chinese vocabulary from his teaching English vocabulary. This podcast is interesting because of the mix of English and Chinese and no real gap between speaking in English and speaking in Chinese. The listener has to work harder to understand the content of the podcast as they are not sure which language will be next.
To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can go to http://www.myaudiocast.com/linwayet/?page=1 or download his app from the App Store on your iOS device.
How often are the podcasts updated? Programs are updated on a daily basis.
Length of each podcast: Each episode of the podcast is about 8 minutes long.
Mr. Lin is a professional English teacher who has more than 15 years of experience teaching English. His speciality is to teach English by explaining articles from English magazines like Time or The Economist. In the podcast, he teaches English vocabulary through explaining articles in Chinese. He doesn’t just explain the word itself, but also its usage, origin and even derivatives. In the podcast he also gives useful tips on how to distinguish two similarly pronounced words. Additionally, the podcast also features some themed episodes. For example, he has a episode dedicated to quotes from the movie Twilight, and another one about scalping tickets(黄牛票，pinyin: huáng niú piào) Many of the free episodes are introductions to its daily paid lessons, which include a preview of the vocabulary that he is going to teach.
All about English is a really interesting podcast in Chinese which talks about news in both Chinese and English.