Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mandarin Chinese Learning Resources

Starting to think about what I need to put together to write up the next next three months of my learning Chinese experiance, I eventually have to get all the way up to three years so it is going to take me some time to complete then I hope I can take my shambolic summaries and arrange them into a more organised whole. Meanwhile I have been organising some of the places where I store Mandarin learning resources. I have added three links to right column of this blog.

My Delicous Mandarin links are simply links I have tagged with mandarin on, I have been doing this for a while but am now in the middle of reviewing and checking them.

My Netvibes Mandarin page is a experiment with a different way to collect resources.

My Learning Mandarin Twine is a twine of learning resources, I am hoping that more people will get involved and start participating.

I am going to start using a #mandarin_resource tag on, maybe it will get picked up and used by other people, hopefully not too many of them spammers. Edit daft idea, the tag is too long, going to use the already used #mandarin #learning, I would like to try to use Chinese character tags also but doesn't appear to work with them.

There is also the "Learn Chinese" igoogle page at


Tyler T. said...

I am trying the humor approach to learning Chinese.

Susan said...

Hi there,
I totally understand how you feel trying to learn mandarin. I have some foreign friends trying to learn but most of them end up having trouble because not enough chance to test it with a chinese person, especially when you live in a different part of the world.

Anyway, we also see this and some of my friends ask for places to make more chinese friends and hopefully to learn chinese with them along the way. I try to provide a platform for that and at the moment building a website to connect the world and China. It's at

Since you have good interest in this topic, can i get you to help take a look at this site and let me know what you think?

This site is not 100% ready yet but any initial feedback will be great. Thanks.

Ray said...

Hi there! I would also recommend My First Chinese Reader. It is a good chinese learning textbook.

Emmanuel said...

Dear Chris,

If it is of interest to you, I can contribute my 2 freeware programs:

- PINGRID is a memory training game I wrote to train the associations between character / sound / meaning of Chinese words, which I find very difficult.

- PABLO is a Chinese-English dictionary with a lot of search and navigation features. It also has popup definitions to use in other programs.

See more at: