I have been thinking about the importance of listening to a language. I know there are specific sounds in Korean that my ear has not caught on. But listening to exercises can be rather boring. I want to listen to real things. I may not be able to understand everything (at this point, I cannot understand any Japanese or Korean), but I think it’s good practice listen to the sounds of a language. I’ve found one way to work on listening is through podcasts.
I like the judy!! podcast because the speaker does speak clearly. She definitely has a nice voice and the podcast is pleasant to hear. It sounds like a friend telling you a story about her day. The Trendy podcast is more of a news broadcast. To me, the speed seems on the fast side. But, it could just be that I’m not fully used to listening to Japanese. Hopefully as I listen to these podcasts, I’ll pick up some nuances of the languages. And one day I might even be able to understand them!