I have been studying Chinese for about a year and have lived in China for about 10 years.
I know I am a late starter to learning the language and surprised how I have got by with little Chinese language experience this far.
However, I find myself an Elementary Level Chinese speaker gradually improving to Pre-Intermediate.
But… my listening skills are extremely poor. I find myself not understanding very much in conversations. I can hear key words to hopefully convey meaning but it isn’t always enough, so I struggle maintaining conversation unless I lead the conversation.
Is there any way or anyone who has similar experiences that their Chinese spoken level is better than their listening level? What advice can you give me, or where do you suggest I can find further listening resources that may be suitable for my level.
I continue to use ChinaPod and try to repeat listening dialogues to see if I know more than previous but it is not enough.
Many thanks for anyone’s help!