dimanche 30 mars 2008


Chinesepod is a series of podcast discussing the Chinese culture. They come with a dialogue in Mandarin, followed by explanation both in Mandarin and English. I find the dialogue and explanation very lively, very close to the real situations compared to other Chinese podcasts which can be unnatural and not as practical on daily use basis. Enjoy!

jeudi 27 mars 2008

Strokes, Stroke order and Radicals

Yesterday I was teaching my students about names of the Chinese strokes, the stroke orders and proportion of the different components of the Chinese characters. They are really important fundamentals in learning Chinese. Here is a site where you can find out more about them.

samedi 22 mars 2008

World Languages Podcasting

World Languages Podcasting is a podcasting website where you can find conversations in Mandarin. They talk about Australia in Mandarin. You can download the audio files and play them in your MP3 player while you are on the go. You can also pay a small amount to get a copy of the transcript. They are pretty interesting.

jeudi 20 mars 2008

Singapore Primary School Chinese Online Material

This is an interactive online learning site where you can access Chinese materials from grade one to grade six of the primary school syllabus in Singapore. They include text, audio, pinyin and interesting animations. Check it out and start learning Chinese!