Learning Chinese in China

I’ve found this excellent infographic about learning Chinese in China. I wanted to share it with everyone who has been thinking about how to learn Chinese in China. It’s a long infographic so be sure to bookmark this page or download the image for future reference! Thank you to LearnMandarinNow.com for permission to repost their …

Learning Chinese in China Read More »

learn chinese characters

How to Write in Chinese

In this long article I’m going to go through a step-by-step method for how to most efficiently learning how to write in Chinese. It’s a long article so I recommend you bookmark (Ctrl+D or Command+D on a Mac) and come back to it as a reference as your Chinese progresses. This article will follow the …

How to Write in Chinese Read More »

How to Learn Chinese

Getting started in Chinese is hard. How to learn Chinese is a question a lot of people ask me. Here are a few things I wish I had known about when I started to learn Chinese! This is a BIG article! Or a small book – take your pick! Therefore it’s good to bookmark it …

How to Learn Chinese Read More »

Chinese Listening Resources

Hopefully by now you have found a speaking partner and started to speak a little Chinese. The “problem” is that now people will speak back to you!And you might not understand what they are saying – shock horror. Today I want to talk to you about Chinese listening skills and Chinese listening resources. The key with listening is …

Chinese Listening Resources Read More »

How to Use a Chinese Dictionary

Learning how to use a Chinese dictionary initially seems difficult. In a language that uses an alphabet (like English, French or German) we can simply look up words in alphabetical order. We just need to now the order of the alphabet which, thankfully, in most European languages mirrors the a,b,c,d we learn in English. In …

How to Use a Chinese Dictionary Read More »

How to Type in Chinese

A question that comes up a lot is how to type in Chinese. I’m a big fan of Chinese typing as it allows you to start communicating in written Chinese really fast. Getting to a similar level of communicative ability using handwriting can take many months if not years. The process of typing in Chinese …

How to Type in Chinese Read More »

Speak Chinese: Step by Step

Today we’re going to take three tiny but important steps to rapidly improving your spoken Chinese. Here’s a video to go along with the ideas in the article: All three of these steps are totally free and will form the foundation of a great speaking practice habit. These three steps are: Step 1: Commit to …

Speak Chinese: Step by Step Read More »