Category Archives: Learning

01 Jun
The best Chinese textbook for beginners

On my journey to learn Chinese, I struggled a great deal with finding an effective, structured approach towards progress. A lot of my time was spent searching for and experimenting with the free, and sometimes paid, online resources like ChinesePod. These resources proved to be invaluable as a beginner, but their random nature often left

17 May
How I learned Mandarin Chinese

Recently, it seems like everyone I know is taking on learning a new language. And, more and more people are deciding to learn Chinese. The question of how I learned Mandarin Chinese, what resources I used, etc has come up several times in the last couple of weeks, so it feels appropriate that I write