What are some online resources for independent learners of Chinese?Updated on September 26, 2019 in Learn Chinese.
I don’t know if is a resource, but I’ve just discovered Lingostan (https://www.lingostan.com). Is actually a learning platform where you can find Chinese (well, and other 1000 languages too) native teachers (qualified) or tutors to learn and practise through Skype or similar programs. In fact, if you have heard about this platform and have any advice, it would be welcome!
By now I know that is not free, which it’s not bad, since in free platforms nobody is too serious (I mean, they set a date and never appear), and each tutor decides their wage; and it’s not very expensive. I’ve written to them and they offered me three free trial lessons, which I’ve tried and everything works perfecly.
If you plan to learn Chinese by yourself, you need to make a detailed learning plan first. Then you can search the learning materials you need based on your studying plan. That will be helpful for your Chinese learning journey!
1. I recommend an ebook called “10 Things You Must Know Before Learning Chinese.” It can give you some tips how to learn Chinese online by yourself. You can downloadjust by signing up.
2. Anki: Anki is a so-called intelligent flashcard system that learns your needs as you go along. What does that mean? Well, the closer you get to mastering a card, the less often you’ll see that card when you’re going through your deck. Anki can be one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox.
Duolingo and Memrise are both popular and useful apps for learning on-the-go. Mixing up your podcast queue with some fun apps is a good way to keep your brain on its toes. Anki has a mobile app, too. The official app for iOS is available on the app store for a fair price, and the unofficial app for Android is available online.
4. Chinese Novels/Movies: One way to ease your Chinese learning is to do things you enjoy, but in Chinese. Try reading Chinese novels or short stories and watching Chinese movies. This way you can improve all realms of learning! You will be able to practice listening and speaking/proper pronunciation with movies and reading comprehension/character recognition with Chinese books. It is a fail-proof way of making learning more fun. And with a wide selection on the internet, you can find materials to suit any taste in genre or Chinese level. There is a very popular TV show similar to Growing Pains called Home with Children《家有儿女》or a popular Chinese children’s show, called Happy Sheep and the Grey Wolf 《喜羊羊与灰太狼》, you could watch to practice Chinese.
Hope it helps!
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