Chinese is the most popular language in the world, with over 1.2 billion native speakers and rising! One of the best ways to prepare for the increasingly-globalized marketplace is to learn a foreign language…so why not learn Chinese?!
At Kdan, we embrace this mindset by creating a bilingual environment where both Chinese and English are spoken. As a native Chinese speaker, I will introduce three awesome and easy-to-use channels to help you learn authentic Chinese. So drop what you’re doing and take the first step to start learning Chinese today!
Duolingo – 5 Minutes a Day, Free and Fun Chinese Learning
If you are just beginning to learn Chinese, this app is the best tool to get started with. Through their game-like style, all the lessons include different scenarios that make learning more interesting! Duolingo teaches Modern Standard Mandarin characters, tones, and short sentences. Whether you’re a beginner starting with the basics, or looking to practice your reading, writing, and speaking, I highly recommend Duolingo to those who have limited time, but are still looking for a fun, interactive way to learn Chinese.
It takes practice to learn how to speak in daily conversations. If you’re working with a fun app like Duolingo, you can use tools like NoteLedge to create study guides that include handwritten notes, pictures, and more! It’s also easy to organize your notes for easy review.
Get started creating your first Chinese Study Guide here.
Yoyo Chinese – The Best Chinese and Cultural Learning YouTube Channel
If you are eager to learn Chinese, but you’re not looking to break the bank with Chinese classes, YouTube is a great resource! You can find all kinds of free content for learning Mandarin Chinese, and these video lessons cover a wide range of interesting and practical subjects!
Yoyo Chinese is one of the most watched Chinese learning channels on YouTube with over 15 million views. These videos are normally under 10 minutes, with some even less than one minute. Their lessons do a great job of explaining Chinese in a way that makes sense to English speakers. This channel also provides other tools such as interesting blogs and short quizzes!
If you want to save your favorite video or blogs, NoteLedge lets you import photos, videos, and web clippings for quick review as you continue to learn Chinese.
Serge Melnyk – Portable Chinese learning platform
This Chinese learning platform focuses on audio lessons. You can practice all kinds of situational scenarios and dialogues, such as practical vocabulary, grammer, and even some cultural background by listening to this full package! The best thing about this platform is that it can be downloaded and taken with you wherever you go. This tool allows you to make the best use of your time to learn Chinese anytime and anywhere, whether you are commuting, working, or at the gym!
Just sign up for the program and you get free PDF lessons and worksheets which allow you to review what you have learned in each lesson. Convenience and mobility is the core value of this Chinese learning platform, which aims to save time and improve your Chinese language skills.
If you want to take your lessons or worksheets on the go, NoteLedge lets you import PDF files and save them for later.
Learn Chinese Quicker with the Best Note-Taking Tool Available
We all know “practice makes perfect.” NoteLedge is a helpful study tool that makes it easier to practice and review Chinese.
NoteLedge is available for iOS, Android, Windows, PC, and Mac devices.
If you’re a student or faculty member, there’s special offers available for NoteLedge, and other apps in Kdan’s Creativity 365 Suite of apps.
Finding the best tools to learn a new language would make the learning process become more efficient and productive. Do you have any special Chinese learning tips and tricks you want to share? Comment below and share with us! We are more than happy to discuss Chinese learning tips with you!
快樂學習！ – Happy Learning!
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