Is it possible to learn Chinese in 3 months...or will it take years? In this language learning reality check, I share my experience over the past 10 years studying Mandarin Chinese to help encourage you as well as give you a realistic idea of what to expect. And [spoiler alert!!] no...nobody is fluent in 3 months. Sorry. :/ Whether you are thinking about learning Chinese or have already dug … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Learn Chinese in 3 Months? (Reality Check!!)
Have you always wanted to learn Chinese, but could never find the time or budget to attend language classes in person? If you're looking for creative ways to continue your Chinese language learning, this guide to the 75 BEST Chinese language learning tools is exactly what you're looking for. With thousands of different online tools, learning Chinese online has never been easier than … [Read more...] about Learn Chinese: 75 Best Language Learning Tools (Plus Discounts!)
What is the best app for learning Chinese? For Chinese learners looking for tools to learn Mandarin, you might have run into an app called NinChanese. Weird name, I know...but what in the world is NinChanese? Below I review NinChanese and how it compares to the top tools for learning Chinese like Skritter, ChinesePod, and the Chairman's Bao. Luckily for Chinese learners like you and me, … [Read more...] about NinChanese Review | Great App to Learn Chinese in 2023?
Podcasts are my favorite way to consume content. If you're anything like me, you've subscribed to a number of awesome podcasts that inform, teach and entertain. But what about learning Chinese? Are there good podcasts to learn Chinese? Listening to the Chinese language as you’re trying to learn is as important as writing, reading, and speaking in that language. It takes time to learn … [Read more...] about Best Podcasts to Learn Chinese in 2023 (both free & premium)
What is the best Mandarin Chinese phrasebook 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 phrase guides for 2023, 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 Phrasebook for 2023 (books & apps)
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 my … [Read more...] about How to Travel to China Without Speaking Chinese | 2023 Traveler’s Guide