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.
I studied Chinese in China for six months. Returning home, I felt that I had made progress, but the time wasn’t adequate to become fluent. How to continue improving your Chinese after you leave?
Where do you find Chinese audiobooks that are interesting, high quality and not hidden behind a paywall?
Learning Mandarin can be a loooong-term endeavor. Looking back on at least 8 years of learning Mandarin, there are a lot of things I wish I could have worked out earlier.
You’re at intermediate level and want to improve your listening skills?
Some love this song, some absolutely hate it. Mainly because the singer Zhao Lei sings about “leftover…
Looking for something to explain the rich meaning of the Chinese expression 差不多 I came across this…
Why the mā-má-mǎ-mà-way people typically think of the four tones is wrong.
These mostly older Mainland Chinese movies I’ve come to like and recommend to anyone interested in China.
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.
For one month I digitally teamed up with like-minded spirits for a Mandarin learning challenge. This is what I learned.