Beginner Level Resources

Yoyo Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation

Yoyo Chinese is an online Chinese language education company focused on using clearly-explained video lessons to teach Chinese to students from all over the world.

The Pinyin Pronunciation chart is an incredible resource that provides audio and visual recordings of each phonetic sound.

Chinese Basics

Chinese Basics covers the basics of the Chinese language--from characters to tones and more. Additionally, there are guides on how to better your speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills.

There are even skill quizzes to check your progress!

ChinEASE

This 160 page guidebook includes a Pinyin pronunciation chart, a chart of the 88 most common Chinese radicals, and a practice grid for Chinese characters.

By downloading this resource, you'll also get two bonus resources--a list of 150 phrases to help improve your conversation skills

Phonetics

Chinese Basics covers the basics of the Chinese language--from characters to tones and more. Additionally, there are guides on how to better your speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills.

There are even skill quizzes to check your progress!

Tone Pair Drills

These drills use only words that you will need to learn; none of them are "nonsense" words, and they are all ordered by difficulty level--with the most difficult on the right side.

The drills are written in Pinyin, Simplified, and Traditional Chinese. All of these characters are accompanied with audio files.

These drills are designed to help those with some knowledge of Chinese.

Speak Mandarin in One Thousand Words

In each of this resource's one hundred-lessons, students will better their dialogue, vocabulary, and grammar and sentence patterns. The dialogue section is based on conversations that occur in daily life, and the vocabulary section highlights frequently used words and phrases.

Also included is a list of characters and words, a pronunciation guide, study resources, and (most importantly) a series of Chinese language games.

Mastering Mandarin in Months

This resource provides tips on how to speak, read, listen, and write Chinese more fluently. It is an excellent resource to teach you how to better your language skills and offers tips and tools; it also lays the groundwork to bettering your Chinese.

Readlang

Readlang instantly translates words & phrases on any web page. You can then use these words to create flashcards to practice. Currently, Chinese is in beta on the Reading website, but it still works (very well!).

There is a free and a paid version of this application. The only difference is that with the free version you only get 10 phrase translations per day (as opposed to an unlimited amount with the paid version)


Intermediate Level Resources

Yellow Bridge

This online resource contains a Chinese-English dictionary and thesaurus, vocabulary flashcards, and a reading center.

Also included is a character dictionary and etymology history, a memory game, and animated stroke and order rules.

The second section is a list of cultural resources--included humor, news, and literature.

Learning Chinese Online

Learning Chinese Online has assisted millions of Internet visitors locate the latest Chinese learning resources.

Learning Chinese Online has compiled everything from syllabi from universities to phone apps to transliteration services.


Advanced Level Resources

Foreigncy

Foreigncy’s suite of language training tools helps you fuel your passion for language learning and harness your skills to be qualified to work as a linguist in today’s rapidly growing language services market. Pick articles and videos based on topic, difficulty level, or article source.

Each entry has a summary of the video and article in English and list of key vocabulary terms. Study the vocabulary in list form, flash card, or by playing matching games–all on the Foreigncy website!