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6 Awesome Chinese Software Immersion Programs for the Modern Language Learner


We all know that immersion is a great way to learn Chinese.

But what does immersion mean for someone who’s stuck in Omaha and can’t just pack up and move to China?

Well, immersion doesn’t always involve buying a plane …

What Are the Best Websites to Learn Chinese? Bookmark These 7 Sites Now


What’s the recipe for Chinese fluency?

Well, if you’ve already got motivation to learn…

Then just add internet access.

The internet is brimming with amazing language tools that’ll help you master any element of learning Chinese.

All you need …

Helpful Hints for a Successful Chinese Language Immersion Program at Home or Abroad


Tired of classes and tones and characters?

What if learning Chinese was more about tasting tea than memorizing stroke order?

That’s what immersion is about.

You might still have to memorize stroke order, but one of the best language …

Friendly Feedback: How to Learn Mandarin Chinese with a Language Partner


Finding a language exchange partner is the first step to getting truly conversational in Chinese.

And perhaps the first step to building a lasting friendship.

Who doesn’t want someone to hang out with while traveling through China?

Whether you …

How to Learn as Much Chinese as You Possibly Can in 3 Months


Do you need to learn Chinese, and now?

Don’t have the patience to wait years to have your first conversation?

Have you heard the buzz about how you can learn the language in just three months?

If so, …

5 Animated Movies That Will Help Teach You Chinese


What kinds of movies did you first start watching in your native language?

Serious, tear-jerker dramas? Complex narrative-driven movies with overlapping plots?

Probably not.

I’m guessing it was more along the lines of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs…

10 Chinese E-learning Tools to Target Any Language Skill


Ever hit a bullseye before?

Thrown a strike at a bowling alley? Scored a basket with nothin’ but net?

It’s a nice feeling—aiming, executing and getting that perfect, precise result.

Learning a language doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes it …