Chinese Language Resources

Great Chinese textbooks & courses for all levels

This is a wonderful collection of interesting stories in Chinese, with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions.

A trustworthy resource for Chinese grammar lessons and activities. The book is full of examples and is really a treasure to have as a Chinese learner.

Assimil is a French company that creates small, portable coursebooks with bilingual dialogues, clear grammar explanations, and audio files completely in the target language.

With  400 pages, Chinese For Dummies is for those readers looking for a comprehensive guide to help them immerse themselves in the Chinese language.

Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters’ current definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by utilizing cleverly condensed grids.

As an auditory learner, I’m a huge fan of the Pimsleur method, I’ve used it to learn Portuguese, and now to learn German.

Websites and Apps For Learning Chinese

italki – $10 credits after your first lesson booking if you sign up here
Chinese lessons 1 on 1 with a tutor of your choice, time and price range. There are Chinese tutors from various Chinese speaking areas if you want to learn a specific accent, too.

Memrise – a powerful app that’s been around for a while. Memory-based learning at its best (I mean, it was created by a memory master guy!) They recently added videos and better audio, too!

ChineseClass 101 – This site is part of the “Innovative Languages” group of membership sites. Each language-specific site is a massive collection of audio and video lessons that cover all levels of language skill, though exactly what you get depends on your membership tier. The lessons come with extensive grammar explanations and cultural notes. The resources are fully downloadable, however you can also access them via browser or mobile device/app.

Slow Chinese – It is a weekly newsletter to help you learn, use, and understand modern Chinese language the way people speak it today.

HSKOnline – specifically for HSK prep but is full of content!

SuperChinese – learn Chinese with visual stories and spaced repetition.


YouTube Channels To Learn Chinese With

Learn Chinese with – This is a great start to learn Chinese, the channel contains a massive collection of videos about different topics

Easy Chinese – The Easy Languages series offers real, spoken Chinese, with live interviews done with random people on the street. The videos touch upon a huge variety of dialogues and come with dual-language subtitles (in English and Chinese). Great for intermediate-advanced learners.

Mandarin Corner – It is the channel for the intermediate Chinese and serious elementary Chinese students who want to take their Mandarin to a much higher level.

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