Resources for Mandarin
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语法学 / Grammar

Just for Fun

Listening Practice
消息 / General News
电视 / General Video
阅读 / General Reading
调查 / Research
Role-Playing Games
Teacher Resources
聊天室 / Text and Voice Chat/Forums
文明 / Culture
字彙; 字汇 / Vocabulary
Writing and Composition/Rhetoric
Comprehensive Sites







语法学 / Grammar
Quia - http://www.quia.com/shared/chinese







消息 / General News
Sina Chinese language newspaper http://www.sina.com/
Taipei Times Taiwan newspaper in English http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/
World Journal Chinese only - may take a few moments to download http://chineseworld.com/
Chinese Press Chinese only http://www.chinesepress.com/








电视 /General Video
Yappr like YouTube but designed for Mandarin learners http://www.yappr.cn/welcome/Welcome.action
MandarinTube this bills itself as a multimedia resources for Mandarin study and Chinese culture. Heavy on video and virtual reality resources. http://www.mandarintube.com/menu/aboutus/aboutus.htm
Internet Archive Non English videos collection of the Internet Archive which makes media available to public for free. Click on "Chinese" to find videos http://www.archive.org/details/foreignlanguagevideos









Listening Practice
Clear Chinese http://www.clearchinese.com/learn-chinese/ mp3s para descargar para lecciones de principiantes. Se requiere conocimiento de inglés para poder navegar en el sitio.
Chinese Tools http://www.chinese-tools.com/learn/chinese bLecciones de chino para principiantes, audio y textos. Liga para un club de estudantes chinos. Es necesario saber inglés para poder navegar en el sitio.
Radio Canada International broadcasts in French Spanish Arabic Mandarin Russian and Portuguese http://www.rcinet.ca/
Chinesepod - Chinese lessons by podcast http://chinesepod.com/
China232 Learn English Anywhere – Podcasts on various topics in English http://www.china232.com/
Mandarin Pod Podcasts for Mandanrin http://www.imandarinpod.com/hoola/



聊天室 / Text and Voice Chat/Forums
Chinese Forums - for those interested in learning Chinese http://www.chinese-forums.com/
UniLang Language Community - website with free courses in various languages (including Mandarin) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/









文明 / Culture
China the Beautiful Bilingual Chinese-English page about Chinese culture with topics such as music, painting and history. http://www.chinapage.com/main2.html
China Knowledge comprehensive site about Chinese culture Bilingual English/Chinese http://www.chinaknowledge.de/index.html
Zhongwen site dedicated to the study of Chinese characters and the culture behind them. http://zhongwen.com/








字彙; 字汇 / Vocabulary
Study Stack Chinese Web 2.0 application in which you can use any of the activities already there or you can create a new one! http://www.studystack.com/Chinese
Chinese Multimedia Tutorial Interactive (Javascript) site for learning to pronounce some basic characters http://otal.umd.edu/chintut/
Online Chinese Tools including character-to-pinyin (Romanization) programs and flashcards. http://www.mandarintools.com/
All Dict Online collaborative dictionary project Students can help! http://www.dicts.info/
Goethe Vocabulary Tests site is not interactive, offers tests and answer sheets but can generate the tests with any two language combinations (e.g. Spanish - Chinese) http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/index1.htm










Writing and Composition/Rhetoric
Chinese Writing History and explanation of the Chinese writing system (in English) http://www.aproposinc.com/pages/asiantrm.htm
Zhongwen site dedicated to the study of Chinese characters and the culture behind them. http://zhongwen.com/









Comprehensive Sites
BBC Languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chino Mucho material en línea para aprender lenguas en diferentes niveles del BBC cubriendo también Chinio mandarín, etc
Chinese Tools Not completely intuitive but contains some beginner lessons as well as English/Chinese and French/Chinese dictionaries. http://www.chinese-tools.com/
Best Chinese Websites collections of categorized sites for Chinese. http://www.uni.edu/becker/chinese2.html
Language Guide.org site dedicated to beginner-intermediate vocabulary, grammar and reading lessons. It is a collaborative site, meaning students can participate adding content. http://www.languageguide.org/
Learning Chinese Online large collection of online Chinese learing sites, categorized http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/learn/online.html
UniLang Language Community website with free courses in various languages (including Mandarin) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/






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