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Every week I send out a new email packed with great resources for Mandarin learners, such as:

  • Updates to the Mandarin Resource list,

  • In-depth reviews of resources,

  • Stories from the Lang-Learn community,

  • And much, much more!

Getting Started

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Chinese for Beginners By Yi Ren. Great way of learning useful chinese quickly and achieving a conversational standard quickly.

  • Pleco Dictionary Chinese dictionary app with Pinyin, Chinese characters, stroke orders, words/ phrases and more. Premium also supports OCR and handwriting input.


Apps

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • HelloChinese By Yi Ren. Great way of learning useful chinese quickly and achieving a conversational standard quickly.

  • Pandarow Chinese dictionary app with Pinyin, Chinese characters, stroke orders, words/ phrases and more. Premium also supports OCR and handwriting input.

  • TinyCards Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Beelingapp By Yi Ren. Great way of learning useful chinese quickly and achieving a conversational standard quickly.

  • Drops Chinese dictionary app with Pinyin, Chinese characters, stroke orders, words/ phrases and more. Premium also supports OCR and handwriting input.

Textbooks

  • New Practical Chinese Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Chinese for Beginners By Yi Ren. Great way of learning useful chinese quickly and achieving a conversational standard quickly.

  • Collins Easy Learning Dictionary Chinese dictionary app with Pinyin, Chinese characters, stroke orders, words/ phrases and more. Premium also supports OCR and handwriting input.

Chinese Dragon Roof Decoraction by Annie Spratt

Courses

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Pinyin, Hanzi and Script

  • Chinese Characters Vol 1 Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Chineasy By Yi Ren. Great way of learning useful chinese quickly and achieving a conversational standard quickly.

  • Scripts Chinese dictionary app with Pinyin, Chinese characters, stroke orders, words/ phrases and more. Premium also supports OCR and handwriting input.

Audiobooks

Koi Fish in Pond By Jeremy Cai

Reading

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Speaking, Oral and Pronounciation

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Exam Prep (HSK)

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Podcasts

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Language Exchange

  • Tandem Y favorite language exchange app, .

  • HelloTalk Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • HiNative Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Panda By Damian Patkow

Blogs

  • Lindie Botes Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Other Social Media

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Movies & TV

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Youtube Channels

  • Lindie Botes Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Lang Learn Websites

  • FluentU Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Drops Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Culture Further Reading

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Tutors/ Private Lessons

  • iTalkie Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

  • Tandem Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

General Study

  • Notion Powerful note taking software. Can be used to create wikis and knowledge-bases or for simple note taking.

Misc

  • ChineseSkill Duolingo but for Chinese. Perfect for beginners.

Lantern By Jack B

About

This list is a non exhaustive collection of resources I personally have found useful whilst learning Mandarin. If you are new to Mandarin I suggest starting with the three resources in the 'Getting Started' section first.