Popular Post 艾墨本 Posted July 12, 2016 at 03:35 AM Popular Post Report Share Posted July 12, 2016 at 03:35 AM Bolded resources are especially useful. If you are a new learner, start there. This is an attempt at updating the previous list while also consolidating it. All but a few of these are resources I have personally used and found crucial to my learning at different points. This list is curated to cut down on the time you need to spend checking finding good resources. For an extensive list of resources, see Hacking Chinese and search through an enormous catalogue of properly tagged resources and guides. If you think any suggestion could be replaced with a better resource or if another resource should be added, please post and explain why you think so. And a note on studying: When learning a language, it is important to combine extensive methods with intensive methods. Extensive methods rely on consuming a lot of relatively easily understood content and focusing on the general gist rather than nuance. When studying extensively, use context to learn new words or just quickly look them up and move on. In contrast, intensive studying methods rely on understanding the nuance and depth of the content. When studying intensively, take the time to learn the new words, replay or re-read the content many times, and analyze the logical structure. Language Courses: Hello Chinese - Duolingo-like phone app for Chinese learners with a handwriting function like Skritter and voice recognition[free] Ninchanese - Gamified learning. Great for character memorization and has 5 worlds that go through HSK 5ish. Strong and supportive learning communitee . [free-$$] Pimsleur - Audio-based mandarin Chinese course. Wordlist [$22-$550 but look for frequent discounts] EdX Beginner Chinese - Part 1 and Part 2 [free] Coursera Beginner Chinese- Part 1 and Part 2 [free] EdX Intermediate Chinese - [free] EdX Business Chinese (intermediate level) - [free] For advanced learners, simply enroll in a content course that is taught in Chinese. Good luck! Textbooks New Practical Chinese Reader - progressively teaches reading, writing and listening. Often recommended on these forums. Dictionaries Popup Dictionaries for Browsers: Google Chrome: Zhongwen: A Chinese-English Popup Dictionary [free] Mozilla Firefox: Perapera Chinese [free] Safari: Frill [free] Online Dictionaries: YellowBridge Chinese English Dictionary - Overall dictionary [free] Jukuu - example sentences dictionary with statistical breakdown [free] Offline Dictionaries: Wenlin - (Mac/Win) worth getting used to user-interface [100$ with frequent 50% off deals] Pleco - (iOS/Android) nothing comparable. It does everything. If you're are committed to Chinese, then get the professional pack. [free - $100's] Built-in-dictionary - (MacOS) Grammar Chinese Grammar Wiki - Excelent grammar explanations [free] Oxford’s Elementary Chinese Grammar Course - Self-teach yourself the basics. [free] Tones Hacking Chinese - A comprehensive explanation and guide to pinyin [free] Tone Trainer online exercises to develop an ear for single tones [free] SpeakGoodChinese (program for training tone pronunciation, see discussion) [free?] Listening Material ChinesePod - An enormous library of podcats [free/$$] Chinese Learn Online - Leveled podcasts that systematically progress in difficulty Glossika Method - Shadow audio recordings to simultaneously improve listening, speaking, and grammar. [Wide range of $] 爱奇艺 - Start with kids shows (喜羊羊与灰太狼) and work up to teens (降世神通) and finally, adult content (欢乐颂). [free] Reading Material (For an extensive list of options and levels, see Graded readers, by the numbers (character/words, page count) The Chairman's Bao - Graded reader-esque news with recordings. [80$/year] Just Learn Chinese - Online graded readers with audio. Beginner to advanced. [free] Graded Readers - Search Amazon for Chinese Breeze (includes audio files) or Mandarin Companion (captivating stories for adults) and DeFrancis (free with traditional character). [free-$15ish] Chinese Text Analyser - Analyze a text for difficulty and known words, also has a built in dictionary which makes using it as a text reader simple. [$10ish?] Flashcards/Vocabulary Pleco - Their flashcards can do a lot. Study by drawing characters, selecting pinyin, drawing characters, and more. one-time payment and includes HSK word lists. and other ways. [$5???] Skritter- Fully supported vocabulary learning with software that makes all of the decisions for how to learn effectively for you. Word lists cover most all text books and interests BUT is quite expensive. [$179/year] Anki - Less user friendly but superior SRS algorithm. Read the guide and use the forums. Learn how to use this application. Shared decks for Chinese [free on MacOS, Windows, Android, but $10 and iOS] Writing Characters The Minimum Requirements - A guide to writing technically correct characters [free] Pleco - Their flashcard app has a built-in function to practice writing characters or selecting each of the strokes in order to practice stroke order. [$5???] Hanzi Grids - customizable and printable grids to practice writing characters [free, $10 one time for additional features] Online Language Partners HelloTalk - phone app for finding language partners [free] Test Prep (HSK) Official Website - Link directly to info about HSK tests. Also search for "Hanban." 22 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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