Teach Yourself Mandarin Blog - LOTS OF RESOURCES FOR THE BEGINNER!

Hello everyone,

I wrote a blog that explains in depth how one can go about teaching oneself Mandarin, with many links to helpful resources and a detailed explanation on how to do it. It explains everything you need to know and will probably elucidate many of the questions you have if you're a complete beginner.


It's a lot of reading so keep that in mind. If anyone more knowledgeable sees something wrong, let me know and I will fix it, thanks.

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June 3, 2018


These resources are VERY helpful. I've already started to use several. Thank you!

A few other resources to mention are Skritter for writing (need to pay), FluentU for authentic content (need to pay), "Slow & Clear Chinese" Youtube channel for listening (free), and for a dictionary (free).

June 7, 2018

I've put together a list of resources at too.

July 3, 2018

Great list, thanks! Have a lingot!

July 3, 2018

Thanks for the info! I read it and I learned a lot! I am not learning Chinese right now but maybe I will in the future. Here are some lingots!

June 3, 2018

Thanks! I highly recommend you try out the Mandrian course here on Duolingo!

June 4, 2018

There are no mandarin courses on duolingo!

June 5, 2018

Yes there is, it's called Chinese here. Same content as other Mandarin courses out there.

June 5, 2018

Nice, thanks! Edit: gave you a lingot!

June 3, 2018

Thank you for the blog post. I am sure it will be useful in the future.

June 3, 2018

your paragraph about strokes has mistakes in it. i pointed out in a similar thread to this that you posted a while ago.

June 4, 2018

Do you like Messi?))) I like Messi too!

June 4, 2018

Take a lingot! This stuff is pretty great!

June 8, 2018

Great list - thank you!

August 12, 2018

Thank you so much, these will help me to go a step further.

For example, I like the small stories...

November 16, 2018
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