Top 5 Spotify Podcasts for Japanese Listening Practice and Learning Japanese – List and Links
Check out our list of favorite spotify podcasts to use for Japanese listening practice. This list has Japanese learning podcasts that you can use as a beginner or advanced student to practice your Japanese.
Many of our students ask us for recommendations about listening practice. Do you want to know the Top 5 best Japanese learning podcasts on spotify?
We have scoured spotify and found our suggestions for the best podcasts that a beginner-intermediate Japanese learner can use to learn Japanese. You can preview some of the episodes by playing them directly in the browser below
Let’s Talk in Japanese! is a podcast created by a Japanese teacher named Tomo. Being a Japanese teacher – he is able to “dumb down” his Japanese and talk intentionally so that students can learn new vocabulary through context. Although this podcast is not entirely geared towards beginners – you can easily tell which episodes are beginner friendly. Tomo Sensei labels every episode with N1-N5
Let’s learn Japanese from small talk! is a podcast with two younger ladies that have very natural and casual Japanese – this is a good podcast to listen to because they will often re-establish new words by sharing their English equivalents. It will also help you pick up how to have a natural conversation with your friends.
Broken down into 5 minute episodes – This podcast is a great way to add fundamental concepts to your Japanese – the host speaks English and explains Japanese Grammar and vocabulary / phrases in great detail. He explains fundamental nuances between particles. So this podcast is not great for simple Japanese listening practice – but it is a great way to clarify things if you have a specific question about a Japanese concept – or if you just want to pick up new tools while you are working on something else.
Bilingual news is a great listening practice podcast for intermediate – advanced Japanese learners. Covering timely topics and speaking in both English and Japanese – this podcast is a great way to pick up new vocabulary through context once you have reached a certain level. It is also a way to learn about things that are going on in Japanese society so that you can more easily conduct conversations with friends about news and politics.
Nihongo con teppei is a funky and funny show with the host Teppei. He uses simple Japanese for beginners and makes things fun to listen to. He is a little eccentric – but it keeps the listening fun and interesting! You should definitely check him out.
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