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Beginner’s Chinese by Yong Ho,
Intermediate Chinese by Yong Ho,
These two books are
best suited for adult learners of Chinese. A best-seller, Beginner’s Chinese is
one of the most used textbooks for adult learners in the
Integrated Chinese, by Taochung Yao, et al.
This book is best suited for college students who study intensively.
Dictionary of the 500 Most Frequently Used Words: A Study Guide to Mandarin
Chinese by Yong Ho,
If you are interested in the psycholinguistic process of Chinese speakers, please check out:
Discourse Structures of Mandarin Chinese by Yong Ho, Edwin Mellen Press, 1993.
a comprehensive subject guide to Chinese-language-related resources on the internet
a catalogue of internet resources
a web of webs
Chinese language and writing
includes the history of the Sino Tibetan family of languages
Chinese language and linguistics
annotated links compiled by Marjorie Chan to more than two
Chinese Language Study
large index of Chinese language study related internet resources
Chinese Software Web Sites
a list of Web sites for Chinese software and other Chinese-language topics
Teaching and Learning Chinese
a collection of resources for teaching and learning Chinese
WWW Chinese Language Teaching Resources
Online language resources compiled by the National Taiwan Normal University
Online Chinese resources
Scholarships for Study of Chinese Abroad
links to Web sites with information on Chinese language study courses offered by various institutions
Online Chinese dictionaries
22 dictionaries are listed.
Type a word in English, you will get its Chinese equivalent.
Top Chinese dictionaries
Online Chinese-English, English-Chinese Dictionary
searchable two-way dictionary by Richard Wang
Chinese Character Pronunciations
Click on any character to see its simplified form (and its definition and etymology).
Input (copy-and-paste) any Chinese text and obtain the transliterated pronunciation of each Chinese character. Follow links to online Chinese magazines and use this application to lookup pronunciations of unfamiliar words.
Character flash cards
printable flashcards for learning characters
A is for Love
This is a set of Flash Cards for learning Chinese. The face card shows a Chinese word. Click on the word will flip the card over, where the pronunciation and meaning are given.
Bell Labs Mandarin Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Type Chinese characters or pinyin, sound will be generated automatically.
Chinese & Characters
CD series that use animation to teach children and non-Chinese speaking people
Chinese Character Flashcards
a Java applet to assist in the learning of Chinese characters
Chinese Character Genealogy
Online dictionary by Rick Harbough
Chinese Character Genealogy
An etymological Chinese-English dictionary
Chinese Character Tutor
a Chinese dictionary and learning tool that includes 100 predefined lessons
Chinese Character Tutor V4. 0
An online dictionary and learning tool with audio and testing facility
Chinese Dragon Writer
provides easy English to Chinese phrase translation input
Chinese Radical Exam
a study aid and test for beginners, covering 108 of the most common radicals that are also characters in their own right
Fascinating Chinese Characters
CD program teaching how to write Chinese characters
with a week by week schedule
Here are some cool and useful words that are being used
Welcome to the world of Pinyin and Chinese sounds. Before you begin to work on the exercises contained in this site check out some sites that explain the fundamentals of the Pinyin system. Take advantage of the many examples given. When you have a basic understanding of Pinyin, return here to try these activities.
Pinyin Font Converter
In order to input romanized Chinese in Pinyin using the 4 tones of Mandarin Chinese, special fonts are used to mark vowels with tones. A variety of these fonts are available online. The Pinyin Font Converter converts texts between some of the most popular Pinyin fonts that are available for Windows and Macintosh.
Chinese Pronunciation Guide
Includes a tool, pinyin sheets and courses.
useful site for students to improve their pronunciation and tones
English and Chinese text-to-speech system that lets you listen to the reading of English and Chinese words, sentences or even an entire text through your multimedia speakers.
is a source of documents written in Chinese, mostly of Chinese literature
This page collects, in one place, information on radio or other broadcasts in Mandarin, Cantonese, and other Chinese languages. The emphasis is on broadcasts that are globally available, either via shortwave radio, cable, or in recorded form over the Internet.
At this site,
you can watch Chinese television and listen to radio broadcasts in the Chinese
language. A wide selection of streaming
audio and video broadcasts is available from
Central Chinese Television (in Chinese)
Online Tutorials, Courses and Programs
Chinese Multimedia Tutorial
A tutorial on greetings, expressing thanks and food terms, including characters and sounds.
Conversational Mandarin Chinese Online
a 15-unit course on everyday topics
a series of interactive lessons covering the complete first-year curriculum, with video, sound and text
Internet-based Chinese Teaching & Learning
An audio tutorial of survival Chinese.
My Favorite Multimedia Inside Chinese Language Lab
Page Lin's site for online pronounciation lessons using real-time sounds
Teaching and Learning Chinese
Jianhua Bai's Web site for online language resources
Large index of links for learning, studying, or practicing Chinese online. Links include pronunciation, conversation, grammar and characters, literature, dictionaries, software, and more.
By studying at Speaking-Chinese.com, you are together with the best teachers of rich experiences in teaching Chinese to International students. They are professional, innovative and easy-going.
RichWin 4.2 Plus for Windows
Cheng & Tsui
Chinese Book and Supply Company
Chinese for Kids
The following is a good website with language learning resources for kids.
It's really intended for ESL (English as a Second Language), but a lot of
the items they carry would be good for learning/practicing Chinese, as well:
In particular, see language learning games here:
And picture dictionaries here:
They have the "New Oxford Picture Dictionary" and the "Renyi Picture
Dictionary" in Chinese-English, among other things.
You can get a good laugh from this little thingie:
Just click on a flag and you will hear how “Ow, My Foot!” is said in the language that flag stands for. Pay attention to the Chinese expression and learn it! When you click on the flag, check out the scene outside the window too.
Chinese Culture: Art, Literature, etc.
Chinese Text Initiative (
Palace Museum -
· Minority Nationalities in China (in Chinese)
Western-Chinese Calendar Converter
Get your own Chinese name based on your English name and find out your sign in the Chinese Zodiac! Simply type in your first and last name, select what kind of characteristics you want to be expressed in the name, select your gender, enter your birthdate and press "Get a Name!".
Visual Sourcebook for Chinese Civilization
Designed to be used by students and teachers in college of high school classes. Covers ten categories, such as geography, Buddhism, calligraphy, military technology, etc., all selected because of the value of visual images in teaching about them. Includes a timeline and teacher’s guide.
Reference Works for Chinese Studies
An annotated bibliography of dictionaries, indices, concordances, etc., covering all aspects of Chinese studies. Requires Chinese software to view characters in titles.
· People's Daily (in Chinese)
· China Daily (in English)
· Chinese News (in Chinese)
· China Times News (in Chinese)
· Hua Xia Wen Zhai (in Chinese)
· Beijing Spring (in Chinese)
· SinaNet News Center (in Chinese)