You want to improve your Mandarin skills? For some of the greatest online resources for Chinese you don’t have to look far: they can be found on YouTube. But where to start? This is my updated top 10 of YouTube channels for learning Chinese.
Is ChatGPT merely a hype or will the AI language model transform the way we learn Chinese and other foreign languages? What can it do and what can it do not? 5 ways it can assist with learning and practicing Chinese.
Want to read more authentic content in Chinese? Chinese novels, short stories and children stories written for native readers? For more intermediate and advanced learners the app Readibu has plenty of good reads to offer.
Chinese dictionary apps are much more than mere translation tools. Which Chinese dictionary app offers the best features for your money’s worth?
Learning Mandarin and looking for a comprehensive overview of must-have learning resources? This is part two.
Learning Mandarin and looking for a comprehensive overview of must-have resources? This is part one.
The American Army takes foreign language acquisition seriously. The Defense Language Institute (DLI) is probably one of the finest foreign language schools in the world. I checked out their online database for Chinese.
The HSK test is a must for most Chinese learners. If you’re considering taking the HSK, you might be wondering which resources to use. These are 6 apps that help you prepare for the Chinese Proficiency Test.
Where do you find Chinese audiobooks that are interesting, high quality and not hidden behind a paywall?
You’re at intermediate level and want to improve your listening skills?
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.
Tired of listening to endless corona-updates and Covid-discussions? Here’s some China-focused listening material for you sorted by topic.
How perfect are the much admired Mandarin skills of laowai YouTubers? Here’s somebody who knows the answer.
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!
It’s no secret that there’s a whole monkey jungle of apps for Chinese out there. Is this new vocabulary tool Daily Chinese any good? My answer: Yes, it is. Check out why!
Chinese learning blogs are like hidden provision camps in the desert. If they are not pointed out, you are likely to miss them.
More about cooking! In his new show Jamie Bilbow explores rural China to learn from the true kitchen heroes – Chinese grandmothers. How did the British moderator become so fluent in Mandarin?! Three reasons why you should watch the show.
I’m talking about the You Can Learn Chinese Podcast. It’s an expert panel for everything related to learning Mandarin.
What’s the one thing that always gets Chinese people excited?
Bored of reading the same Chinese textbooks, but Chinese newspapers and other texts are still too difficult? DuShu is a reader app that will take any Chinese text, break it down and make it readable.
She broke his fishing rod and she liked it! Yes, I sometimes watch bad Chinese television and insult my intellect. You should too! You wanna know why?
You are serious about learning Chinese and use spaced repetition to support your vocabulary learning? What’s the best flashcard app out there?
I found out that I know between 1600 and 3434 Chinese characters. But it could be more, of course. Or less…
Pleco’s abridged version of “Journey to the West” offers a well-priced and swift way to immortality which can be bought in your local app store.
You are getting tired of your Chinese textbooks? Try listening to some Chinese songs and expand your musical horizon.