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Marco Polo Project

The Marco Polo project is a collection of modern writing – from non-fiction to social commentary – formatted for people learning Mandarin as a second language.

This site also serves as a collaborative translation platform, where you can practice your translation skills on authentic material and receive feedback on your translation from more advanced users.

Chinese Language Stack Exchange

Chinese Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Chinese students and linguists who want to learn more about Chinese. Anyone can ask a question, and anyone can answer. But here's the catch: other community members vote on the best answer, so it rises to the top of the thread.

Reading

Chinese Forums

Chinese Forums is an online community that discusses tips and Chinese language in general. The forum is open, and you are free to use it without even seeing up an account!

Chinese Real World

Chinese Reading World, offered through the University of Iowa, offers lessons with audio files to supplement your reading skills. Lessons range from the beginner to advanced levels.

Chinese Reading World discusses everything from fairy tales to foreign enterprise in China to Chinese foreign relations and defense policies. All topics are discussed in Chinese.

Read Newspapers in Chinese!

One of the best ways to improve your reading and keep up on current events is to read in a foreign language.