Summary. The following Chinese language learning resources are listed in alphabetical order.
1MonthChinese.com – Chinese Language Institute of Beijing. Mandarin School In Beijing, China. “Our mission: To provide the highest quality study in China programs to enable our students to learn how to speak Chinese faster than any other available Chinese language learning program. We will do this by providing proven methods and innovative techniques combined with the latest technology, software, and tools.”
Apple iTunes Podcasts – The following links require the Free iTunes player, except for the website links. If the iTunes audio doesn’t work, try the website.
MandarinTools.com – “Rather than being a Chinese language course, it provides tools to people who are already studying and using Chinese.”
Omniglot– “Mandarin was originally the language spoken by Chinese officials, most of whom came from Beijing. Their language was called guānyŭ (Official Language) in Chinese. The word Mandarin comes, via Portuguese, from the Sanskrit word mandari (commander). The Portuguese used the term to refer both to the Chinese people and their language. Mandarin is known as pŭtōnghuà (common language) or bĕijīnghuà (Beijing language) in China, guóyŭ (national language) in Taiwan, and huáyŭ (Chinese language) in Singapore and Malaysia.”
World Link Education – “World Link Education offers unique and affordable programs to persons worldwide wishing to study in China. These outstanding China programs are focused on providing total immersion in each area of study. All programs combine core classes with after-class tutorial or training, interaction with native speakers and electives.”