Best Online Chinese Resources

Looking for the best Chinese language resources and courses?

These are my all-time favorite resources for learning Chinese. There are quite a lot of Chinese resources out there but these are the ones I've personally found to be the best.

I'll update this list over time.

Transparency: Most of my content and recommendations are completely non-profitable for me but occasionally, I use affiliate links. Some links below earn me a commission (at no extra cost to you).

Courses for all levels in Chinese

Rocket Chinese: This is my personal favorite and one I can't recommend enough. Rocket Chinese is so incredibly popular and covers an enormous amount of Chinese language content (3 comprehensive courses, in fact). Do yourself a favor and do a free trial.

Podcasts for learning Chinese

ChineseClass101 (Innovative): Ever heard of ChineseClass101? I'd be surprised if you haven't! ChineseClass101 teaches uses a fun podcast format and it's a joy to listen to.

Best books to learn Chinese

There are some really great books out there for learning Chinese but these are some of my personal favorites:

Online Chinese teachers (via webcam)

Wyzant: Create a free account and have look at the unbelievable amount of Chinese teachers available for low cost.

Some Chinese teachers on Wyzant are so cheap it will shock you.

Mobile apps for Chinese

Mondly: An amazing and comprehensive app for learning Chinese (and many other languages). Covers loads of relevant Chinese topics and is beautifully designed.

Drops: A very popular app (available for Chinese) that does flashcard-style learning for vocabulary.

Best audio-only course for Chinese

Pimsleur Chinese: One of the biggest household names in language learning. It's been around for decades and is still one of the greatest Chinese introductory courses ever made (audio only).

Learning Chinese grammar

Duolingo: Surely you've heard of Duolingo! It's a decent, free platform that teaches you Chinese grammar through a unique translation game.

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