September 9, 2018

Pinyin offers lots of help in knowing how to pronounce characters - but you need to be sure you know how to pronounce the pinyin - and that isn't always obvious. 

This resource gives you a check list with sound files for you to refer back to:

November 13, 2017

Have a look at this blog post:

August 5, 2017


October 30, 2016

Here's a short revision lesson on noun specifiers - ie words which make it clear which one of something you're referring to.

September 14, 2016

Mid Autumn Festival is the second most important traditional festival in China - second only to Chinese New Year.  But what, if anything, do you know about it?

Here is some information:

August 16, 2016

Here's a useful refresher of the basics to keep you going over the Summer. Try units 1, 2 and 3:

July 16, 2016

Want a different way to fix basic Chinese characters in your head? Here's a fun way; give it a go and see what you think:

July 4, 2016

If you'd like to see China but want to get off the beaten track, this 2-part BBC edition of The Travel Show may be what you need.  It also gives you a few chances to try out picking up some 'words' or phrases from some of the interviews.

June 25, 2016

If you enjoyed using the Chineseskill app that I mention below, you really should have a look at Memrise too. There's an accompanying app and it can all be used for free. (There are loads of topics to choose from - not just languages). Pick your topic, pick a course an...

June 15, 2016

This video clip makes me just want to hop on a plane and pop over to Sichuan for lunch:

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