Helpful Learning resources
- ChinesePod is a podcast for learning
Chinese. The podcasts are free, and you can pay a little money for a
subscription to access the transcripts of the podcasts, and other
lesson-oriented resources. I listen to ChinesePod all the time
because the lessons are so well put together. It really makes
Chinese easier to learn.
- Chinese-forums.com is an online
community of people with an interest in Chinese language and
culture.” I used their database, among others, to assemble the HSK
vocabulary lists on this site.
- Mandarintools.com has a lot of
computer tools for Chinese, like for GB-Big5 conversion and
romanization conversion (very cool). They also have a couple of
dictionaries and some very good coding resources.
- Mark Lu has written some good-looking
flashcard software for Windows
Mobile, using the HSK lists from
this site! If you are on the road a lot, this could be a very useful
tool. Mark has worked really hard to put it together, so email him
your questions, bugfixes and feature requests. Mark also put a demo
video on YouTube.
- ZIHOP (français,
english) is a Chinese studying
application available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
- Book New Practical Chinese Reader (book
1, book 2, book
3, book 4, book
5) is the new rewritten edition of
Practical Chinese Reader (books 1,
4) textbooks. These high-quality textbooks
are used in many schools around the world. The new edition is a very
- Book Practical Chinese Grammar (link
describes Mandarin Chinese grammar in a clear, concise way. This
reference uses a lot of examples, and the vocabulary used in the
examples is beginner-level, so you can focus on grammar principles.
Using this book has really helped make Chinese grammar simple for