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Free Chinese Language Courses

  • Chinese Learn Online – Free iTunes Audio
    • A dialogue-based introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Load the lessons on your mp3 player and get up the Chinese curve.
  • Chinesepod.com –iTunes Free
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn Mandarin on your own terms.
  • Livelingua Basic Cantonese – Vol 1 – Vol 2
    • Two textbooks (PDF) and 30 audio lessons (MP3).
  • :Livelingua Foreign Service Institute Standard Chinese: A Modular Approach – Vol 1
    • Designed to give a practical command of spoken standard Chinese with nine situational modules. Each module consists of tapes (MP3), a student textbook (PDF), and a workbook. In addition to the core modules, there is a resource module and eight optional modules.
  • Learn Chinese in Your Car – Spotify Playlist
    • Grammar and vocabulary to beginners, offering guidance in pronunciation and language fundamentals.
  • Learn Chinese on Spotify – Spotify Playlist
    • A collection of audio courses on Spotify, that will take you from beginner lessons to advanced conversations–featuring essential travel phrases and vocabulary.
  • Mandarin Chinese Characters – iTunes Free
    • Created by Emory University, this series of video lessons will help you draw several characters and numbers.
  • US Peace Corps Mandarin in China – Web Site
    • Lessons courtesy of the US Peace Corps
  • Numbers and Radicals – iTunes Free
    • Emory University teaches you the proper form for writing numbers and radicals. In Video.
  • One Minute Mandarin – Free iTunes Audio
    • A quick way to cover the very basics…
  • Popup Chinese – Free iTunes Audio
    • Offers lessons for beginners and also students at intermediate and advanced levels. In addition to language lessons, Popup Chinese provides annotated short stories, HSK test prep materials and a variety of speaking and listening exercises. They broadcast out of Beijing, and all voice actors speak the standard northern dialect.
  • Slow Chinese – iTunes Free
    • A cultural podcast for Chinese learners. Features narratives by native Chinese people read in Mandarin at a slow speed (2~3 characters per second). Topics vary from language, knowledge, tradition and culture to opinions on social phenomena.
  • EDX Tsinghua Chinese CourseEDX.org
    • Introductory Chinese language course from Tsinghua University emphasizes basic language skills for everyday life in Mandarin speaking countries. The course utilizes pinyin, the standard system of Romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, so learners will find it easy to understand and study the language.
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