7 Keys to Improving Your Chinese Listening Skills Fast — #2: Set Realistic Expectations and Stay Cool

In How to by Angel Huang

When you listen to a new audio or video clip for the first time, there will more than likely be several things you don’t understand. How do you react in that situation?

Many learners habitually do “A” and build up a mental barrier that makes listening and understanding even harder and more frustrating for them in the long run.

Mindset matters!

So, unless you really understand almost nothing the first time you listen, don’t start looking for another clip right away… and don’t let frustration get the best of you. Do “B“!

Summary #2: “Set Realistic Expectations and Stay Cool”
  • Accept the fact that NOT understanding 100% the first time you listen to something is 100% normal.  
  • Relax and stay calm when you listen.