When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend
Creator of Pleco
ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into
Niel de la Rouviere
ChinesePod has such a vast scope of topics and diversity in levels, which makes it extremely convenient to progress, never-mind the entertaining hosts, great top-down approach and super useful additional
UCLA student majoring
The lessons have given me the opportunity to reconnect with my roots and the ability to connect with people from all around the world.