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Below is a list of Mandarin language learning resources I use and love. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to learn, so I will be adding more resources to the list as I go along.
Textbooks & Grammars
HSK Standard Course – 1 2 3 4上 4下 5上 5下 6上 6下
New Practical Chinese Reader Series
Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar
Chinese Grammar Wiki BOOK – Just the Basics – Elementary – Intermediate
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar
Chinese Breeze Graded Chinese Readers
Mandarin Companion Graded Chinese Readers
Exercise Book For Writing Chinese Characters: Tian Zi Ge
Paid courses & subscriptions
Cudoo – Offers a comprehensive Chinese Mandarin language bundle
Pandaist – Offers Mandarin reading practice based on HSK level. Includes audio, translations, grammar rules, quizzes, a dictionary, and more.
Pleco – an amazing dictionary app with flashcards, OCR look-up, graded readers, a document reader and more
Anki – a spaced repetition flashcard app
Skritter – a great way to practice writing Chinese characters
VocApp – a flashcard application that uses a spaced repetition algorithm to help you learn vocabular faster.
TV Series and Movies
Rakuten Viki – a video streaming website that allows you to watch Asian TV shows and movies online.
Chinese Grammar Wiki – My go-to source for all things grammar-related
Online tutoring and language exchange
iTalki – an affordable and hassle-free way to connect with an online language tutor.
Rype – book 1-on-1 lessons with professional language teachers
Preply – find native speakers and certified private tutors
Fluent City – group or private online tutoring
Instant Mandarin – a 1-on-1 online Mandarin Chinese learning platform
That’s Mandarin – This Chinese Language School provides classes in Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou, as well as anywhere in the world via their in-house online Chinese learning platform NihaoCafe. Visit their blog for helpful articles, free vocabulary, quizzes and links, and their YouTube channel for educational videos.