There are many websites and resources available when it comes to looking for new and creative ways to teach Mandarin.
Whether you are a specialist Mandarin teacher or are only just starting to introduce Mandarin to your pupils, the following websites will help to get you started in the classroom.
Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools
This is the national centre for advice on and support for the teaching and learning of Chinese and about China in secondary and primary schools in England.
The British Council offers a wide range of resources to give your class a glimpse into other cultures and provide a base to develop international partnerships.
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There are a wide range of apps available to help you and your pupils get to grips with learning Mandarin. Here are some recommended ones:
- You can find Chinese Flashcards on Quizlet.
- Learn to write Chinese characters with Skritter.
- Learn Chinese through videoswith FluentU.
- Learn Chinese through podcasts with ChinesePod.
- Learn Chinese by reading the news with The Chairman’s Bao.
- Learn Chinese via flashcards with Memrise.
- The best offline Chinese-English dictionary Pleco.
- Learning Chinese through stories with Zizzle.
Youth Chinese Test and Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi
Other useful websites
- Chineasy (Visual methods to help with reading Chinese)
- Yellow bridge (Dictionaries, Tools, and Resources for Learning Chinese)
- Written Chinese (online dictionary/grammer/podcast)
- BBC Chinese
- Study more Chinese
- Pronunciation help
- Chinese Foreign Language Worksheets and Printables
Help with Chinese characters
These handy resources provide a list of the most common Chinese characters ordered by frequency, characters sorted by level first used in the new HSK and character strokes/order with the websites Hhanzi5 and Chinese-tools.