What is the best way to find a good online Chinese tutor? Whether you're learning Chinese in China or in your home country, by far the fastest way to improve your listening and speaking is through a 1-on-1 tutor. The problem is that it's not always easy to find a quality Chinese tutor! Here's a look at my personal experience with an online tutor for learning Mandarin Chinese.For those … [Read more...] about How to Find an Online Chinese Tutor to Learn Mandarin
Chinese Language Tips & Articles from TravelChinaCheaper
If you're learning the Chinese language (also known as Mandarin), you're going to find these articles from the TravelChinaCheaper archive extremely useful!
There's no getting around the fact that learning Chinese is a challenging task with few shortcuts, but there are things that make it slightly easier. These are my favorite tools for learning Chinese that make it both fun and a bit easier.You may not be fluent, but during your travels throughout China you're going to want to speak at least some basic Mandarin Chinese. I've already spent a … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Favorite Tools for Learning Chinese
If you've ever tried to learn to read Chinese, you know how frustrating it can be! Is it even possible to learn to read and write Chinese without wanting to pull your hair out? Thankfully, I have found that there are ways, and in this Chairman's Bao review, I'll explain how that's possible with the help of special Chinese graded readers.If you are like me, you have spent hours upon hours … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese & Enjoy It? (Chairman’s Bao Review)
Learning to read Chinese seems like an impossible task at first. I remember first seeing Chinese characters and thinking "Am I really going to learn to make sense of this?!" It takes hard work but I'm living proof that yes...yes, you can! I've learned that the whole process can be much easier with the right tools, which is why I'd like to share my favorite tools for learning to read … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese | 21 Amazing Tools (Free & Paid)
What are the best Mandarin Chinese phrase guides for travelers and expats in China? Unless you're fluent in Chinese, you're probably going to want something that will help you communicate in a pinch. In this guide, I'll cover not only the best guide books, but also ebooks and apps for the tech-savvy traveler.Being able to communicate during your journey to China can make a huge … [Read more...] about Best Mandarin Chinese Phrase Guides for Travelers in 2019
Is it possible to travel China without speaking Chinese (Mandarin)? The answer depends on which part of the country you plan to see, but in general the answer is "yes"...although it is advisable to learn as much as you can before you leave! Thankfully, learning basic Mandarin isn't as hard as you might think.While I've spent a lot of time and effort personally learning Mandarin (check out … [Read more...] about How to Travel China Without Speaking Chinese (Mandarin)