Useful Websites for Chinese
Learn Chinese idioms by listening to audio files. The website contains 15 Chinese fables with sound files and online exercises. Good for intermediate and advanced students. However, it does not have a written text for the sound file, which may be difficult for beginners to understand. Don’t need to register.
Offers lessons online for all level learners, but you have to register to use it.
Basic Chinese syllables pronunciation. Practice pronunciation by listening to all Chinese syllables. For beginners.
a video clip showing the mouth movement of pronunciation for Chinese syllables. For beginners.
a video clip of some syllables that are hard for western Chinese learners. It has an animation and instructions of how to speak Chinese syllables.
Some basic Chinese conversational phrases and sentences can be heard. Very useful daily phrases. There is pinyin for each phrase, but no characters. For beginners.
Animation of Stroke
It contains the animation of stroke order for most basic Chinese characters(both simple and traditional are available). For 1st and 2nd year Chinese students.
flash cards for Chinese characters. It has different kind of flash cards to choose from, and is sorted by categories. Very easy to use. For 1st and 2nd year Chinese students.
Stories of Chinese idioms and proverbs. It has a simple version of the story behind each idiom, and a question followed by each story. For 3rd and 4th year Chinese students.
It is mainly for advanced learners, but the best about this website is that it has pinyin and translation of each word appeared in the article. You can just put the mouse on the words you don’t know, and it will show the translation in a small box.
Online Reading of Chinese Books
Online reading of almost all Chinese books. For advanced learners.
Humor stories with English translations. For 1st and 2nd Chinese students.
Explanation of basic grammars. For 1st and 2nd year Chinese students.
It has examples for each grammar point. For 1st and 2nd year Chinese students.
Great website helping students to read foreign websites. Very easy to use, and no need to register.
One of the best things about this website is that it will give you several phrases related to the word you look up. For all level learners.
It offers several links to other Chinese-English dictionary for different purpose of use.
It has a very detailed description of almost all cultural aspects in China. It is sorted by category, so it is very easy to use.
A general introduction of Chinese cultures offered by mainly western websites.
Multimedia Educational resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Very detailed resources for online teaching of Chinese.
Very fun and interesting website. Learn Chinese culture from all those pictures!
Website for 2nd year Chinese students(on-campus only)