“New Chinese practical reader“ textbooks are a really worthwhile investment to aid your learning.Six volumes each consisting of a textbook and a workbook. They are available with or without an audio cd, but it is recommended you choose the versions with the audio CDs, to demonstrate the correct pronunciations.
The MDBG English to Chinese dictionary is useful for looking up vocab., it is really easy to use and you can find out the meaning of a character you don’t understand.
The internet can provide some brilliant tools for self-study, including Spaced Repetition software (Memrise, Quizlet, Anki), Podcasts, Video Courses, FluentU etc.
Learning a new language is not an easy task, it is not always easy to make progress without adequate support and guidance.
Some websites you may find useful include thepolyglotdream, foreignlanguageexpertise and mezzoguild, here you will find a huge amount of information on independent study.
Some people find visual aids particularly usefuI when learning a new language.If this is you then consider subscribing to sol.me channels on youtube. Channels you may find helpful include: Top Ten YouTube Channels for Learning Mandarin Chinese
The most effective way to improve your Chinese language skills is to speak to Chinese people. Try to make friends either in person or on social networking sites. You could try looking for people on QQ international as it is a great program for finding new friends.
Going along with what Cao Jing said,
The most important thing you need to have for self-study is discipline and motivation because you need to practice everyday in order to learn a language and get better at it.I learned this from my personal experience.
So everyday, dedicate some time, even if just 15 minutes, to practice and study your language.But do this everyday, otherwise you will end up losing some of the progress you gained.
With time, you will become proficient in Mandarin in no
I hope this helps You can do it!
You may go to the Amazon bookstore to buy the book “Chinese for Beginners” by M. Wond. It tells you how to watch a lot of Chinese animated cartoons without any charge. It is a very useful book. You would be crazy for the videos recommended therein.