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Why Learn Chinese?
Chinese is the second most spoken language in the world
China is a rising global super power with the second largest economy predicted to become the largest within the next decade
Chinese is one of the most varied, dynamic, artistic, and fascinating languages
Studying Chinese is not just about learning a great language but also exploring a different way of thinking, experiencing new perspectives, understanding a rich culture developed over thousands of years, and finding peace and balance in a life-long beneficial learning experience.
Recommended Learning Resources
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The below recommendations are based both on my personal experience and feedback from students and therefore I feel comfortable recommending them. If you purchase using the provided links below, you will help support LingLing Mandarin to create additional learning resources as we will earn a small fee through the Amazon Associates program.
Discover China Student Book One (Discover China Chinese Language Learning Series)
My most recommended textbook for adult students studying Mandarin outside of China. It follows a communicative and integrated approach to Chinese language learning and is designed to help students from beginner to intermediate levels in its structured 4 -level books.
Mandarin Character Practice Book
Practice makes perfect! This practice book consists of 120 pages with guided lines for you to practice and perfect your written Chinese. Many students even find the experience quite relaxing!
Easy Peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
Are you a complete beginner? Would you like to learn Mandarin in a fun & easy way? If so, this is the best-selling book I am recommending to you. It uses colorful pictures, fun & creative guidance to enable you to master Pinyin and basic Mandarin vocabulary & phrases for the most common daily use. This book is suitable for both children and adults.
Conversational Chinese Dialogues: Over 100 Chinese Conversations
Great for acquiring new vocabulary and improving your natural conversational skills. It is not always easy to get the practice required to master any language, the more varied exposure to natural conversations the better. This book has conversations for all levels and is available in print and as an audiobook.
Chinese Short Stories For Beginners
Entertaining short stories suitable for beginners wishing to learn and practice their knowledge beyond textbooks and classrooms and increase their vocabulary quickly.
Business Chinese Conversation - Elementary vol.2
A highly recommended book for students who wish to study Chinese for business purposes. It focuses on business Spoken Chinese and has the most updated vocabulary & phrases used in modern Chinese society. Books available from elementary to advanced.
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