Learn Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin Chinese is the most widespread dialect in China, Taiwan, and throughout the world. Please note, however, that written Chinese is common among the different dialects, with the two main styles using "Simplified" characters (China) and "Traditional" characters (Taiwan.) Find learning resources here geared for all grade levels and skill levels.

We have 33 resources for learning Chinese (Mandarin) including educational Websites, Books, iPhone & iPad Apps, Android Apps, and Online Classes, from providers such as BetterChinese, Singapore Math, Inc., Peking University, and Beelinguapp. Find 9 more resources in subtopics including Chinese Reading and Writing and Chinese Grammar.


Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin)

7th - College | iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows, Mac OS

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Speak Mandarin

High School - College | Online class

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YoYo Chinese

High School - College | Online resource

Learn with clearly-explained video lessons made for English speakers

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best way to learn Chinese (Mandarin)?

The best learning resource is the one that you will stick with. For some students, that means a resource that's fun and engaging like a mobile or PC game. For others it's a resource that lets them learn on their own time, like a mobile app or YouTube channel. For other students, it's a resource that emphasizes reinforcement, such as a workbook or set of printable worksheets. The best way to figure out what is right for you is to look at a wide range of resources, keeping your selection criteria in mind. Search our database of 33 resources for learning Chinese (Mandarin).

What should I consider when choosing a learning resource for Chinese (Mandarin)?

Think about what is going to help you continue with the resource and actually complete it. Primary considerations should be:

  • Time commitment - how much time can you spend with this resource per day/week?
  • Portability - will you be studying at home or in other places, such as on the bus or after school?
  • Reinforcement learning - does the resource offer reinforcement? Think about whether you'll want exercises or printable worksheets to help you practice what you learned.
  • Price - does the resource require a monthly subscription? This may be fine for topics you can learn in a month or two, but it may be prohibitively expensive otherwise.
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