Category: Resources

10 Chinese audiobooks for advanced Mandarin learners

Where do you find Chinese audiobooks that are interesting, high quality and not hidden behind a paywall?

Slow listening: boost your vocabulary with Mandarin Corner

You’re at intermediate level and want to improve your listening skills?

My 2021 overview of resources for Mandarin Chinese

Looking for a more or less comprehensive overview of learning resources for Mandarin Chinese?

Reading above your level: Game of Thrones in Chinese

I finally felt ready for reading a serious work of fiction in Chinese. Not an abridged version, not a children’s edition, but the real thing.

China podcasts

19 China podcasts to listen during lockdown

Tired of listening to endless corona-updates and Covid-discussions? Here’s some China-focused listening material for you sorted by topic.

CHINESE ANALYSIS: popular China vloggers put to the test

How perfect are the much admired Mandarin skills of laowai YouTubers? Here’s somebody who knows the answer.

Top 10 YouTube channels for learning Mandarin

Over the years I – like so many others – greatly benefited from watching online lessons on YouTube. This is my personal top 10 of YouTube channels for learning Chinese.

Learning Mandarin the low-budget way

What can you do if you want to learn Mandarin but don’t want to spend loads of money to attend Chinese courses or visit China for an extensive period? Learn Chinese low budget style. Here’s how!