Chinese Resource Library

Below is our list of curated resources for learning Mandarin Chinese. The resources below were used extensively by either Casey or another member of the team for improving their Chinese fluency. The below links are affiliate links, meaning we’ll get a small kick back if you decide to purchase the product. We are only affiliated with high-quality products which we have used and vetted ourselves!

Online Courses/Teachers

Learn Mandarin with Glossika Chinese audio training

Chinese Zero to Hero

If you’re looking for professional quality, affordable, online courses for passing any level of the HSK exam or just improving your Chinese, then look no further than Chinese Zero to Hero!

Learn Chinese with a native speaker on iTalki


iTalki solves the problem of finding qualified, native-speaking Mandarin Chinese teachers/tutors. On iTalki you can find a language teacher to give you personalized lessons over Skype for a very reasonable fee! Find your perfect tutor today and learn Mandarin Chinese.

Helpful Materials

Learn Mandarin with Glossika Chinese audio training

Glossika Chinese

Glossika has created an amazing language learning method, based on audio training, allowing you to learn Mandarin ‘the natural way’. Glossika provides an intelligent online learning platform which adjusts to your level. You can also select the topics that you want to learn about – thereby having the freedom to customize your own learning experience. Click here to check out my in-depth review. Glossika also offers a free demo, so why not try it out?

Learn Mandarin with Chinese class 101

Chinese Class 101

Chinese class 101 provides a range of valuable resources for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese. This includes hundreds of audio and video lessons, flashcards and other vocabulary learning tools, PDF lesson notes, and a vibrant community forum! What are you waiting for? You can learn Mandarin with Chinese Class 101 now!

Improve your Chinese listening with Conversations

Chinese Conversations

Have you ever felt frustrated listening to native speakers of Chinese speak at 100 miles an hour? I know I have. That’s why ‘Conversations’ is so brilliant. Developed by Polyglot and language expert Olly Richards, ‘Conversations’ will help you to rapidly improve your listening skills and understanding of Mandarin Chinese in less than 90 days! 

Read and listen to Chinese with Lingq


Lingq was created by Steve Kaufman, a well-known polyglot on the web. Lingq boasts a massive library of audio material for Mandarin Chinese which all include matching transcripts. Lingq gives you the ability to save new words, review them, track your known words count and interact with a global community of language learning enthusiasts.

Patrons-Only Resources

The resources below were created by our team and are only availabe to our Patreon supporters.

Learning Chinese in the Modern Era

Our e-book ‘Learning Chinese in the Modern Era’ is a collection of our best advice, methods, and insights into learning and mastering the Chinese language.

In this 100+ page e-book we cover every aspect of learning the Chinese language, from vocabulary and grammar to characters and goal setting.

Mandarin Chinese: Words & Phrases

This carefully put together phrasebook will equip you with key words and phrases, ensuring you’re comfortable in multiple situations from ordering coffee to asking directions.

Are you planning a trip to China and what to be prepared for various situations that may arise? This phrasebook is a great start.

Intermediate One Anki Deck

This custom Anki deck is comprised of over 500 practical Chinese words and phrases allowing you to kickstart your Chinese vocabulary learning!

For those who don’t know, Anki is a free flashcard software, employing the use of spaced repetition to help you learn anything you want. It’s popular among language learners due to its convenience and effectiveness. If you’re not using Anki daily, you should be!

Chinese Survival Kit

This Chinese survival kit will give you all of the words and phrases you need to survive your first few weeks in China! Aimed at beginners with little to no knowledge of Chinese.

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