Getting Started with Dig Mandarin

If you’re new to Dig Mandarin, this page is for you! It contains information you need to get up to speed quickly on your Chinese learning adventure.

1. Useful Articles

The first thing you should do to learn Chinese is read useful articles that will not only help you learn the Chinese language, but also help you learn how to use it in real-life situations.

To help you navigate the many articles on our site, we have grouped them according to “Special Topics.” Examples of these topics include Chinese Language Learning Options, Celebrating in China: Festivals and Holidays, and Chinese Spring Festival. Other topics will focus on Business Chinese, Chinese Characters, Chinese Culture, How to Deal with Chinese Vocabulary and etc.

2. Online Courses

Dig Mandarin offers various Chinese language courses on our Courses Channel. The Courses Channel is an online learning marketplace, where numerous learners can take courses in all aspects of leaning Chinese, from Daily Conversational Sentences to Practical Chinese Courses and the like. All courses are taught by professional Chinese instructors and/or offered by Chinese schools. (More new courses and content will be coming soon.) With this great resource from Dig Mandarin, you can start learning Mandarin Chinese systematically any time anywhere!

3. Videos

We have collected a wide variety of high-quality videos from the Internet. If you were to search for these videos yourself, you might find some, but most might be of low quality. This is where we come in – we filter through hundreds of videos to save you time and ensure that you will have a choice of only those videos that are of the highest quality. The videos we select are not only useful but often funny, as we want to make sure your learning experiences are as enjoyable as possible.

As you watch each video, you will find a lesson that will give you the “Notes” from the videos and “Expanded Knowledge” details to broaden your horizons.


4. Q&A community

Our community is composed of so many learners like you that you will never get stuck when you are figuring out how to learn Chinese and complete your Chinese homework. Experienced teachers and language experts are on the forums constantly, available to help you and resolve your questions quickly. You can ask questions on all kinds of topics, including but not limited to Chinese learning skills, culture, grammar, exams, and even business Chinese.

5. How to follow us

Once you have made full use of the resources on our site, we may even ask you to become a contributor and help other people who were once at your level. There is nothing to lose when learning a different language, especially one as complex as Chinese, and you will certainly be wiser and more refined because of what you have learned.

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