The tools you need to succeed
Welcome to the Elementary Chinese Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for learning Mandarin Chinese.
I have used every single recommendation on this page. They have helped me perfect my Mandarin Chinese and I hope they will make your learning experience a little easier.
Mandarin Self-Study Mastery Course
I condensed my 14 years of Chinese experience and 5 years of experience teaching Mandarin to adults into a two-hour course for you. CLICK HERE to try it for FREE!🙌🏾
Living Language Mandarin Chinese
Best self-study book I know of. Tons of content for the price. Three levels, character practice and audio in one box. Easy to follow lessons.
Learn Chinese characters in your browser with real-time grading. Skritter gives you immediate stroke-level feedback tone practice, audio playback and definition practice as you progress.
The Chairman’s Bao
Read news to learn Mandarin. The world’s most comprehensive news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. Study from over 1,600 HSK-graded lessons each year!
Word by word, Drops helps you learn new vocabulary through fun, fast-paced games with simple mnemonic images. Fun and effective, this app takes the boring out of language learning.
Recommended VPNs for China
I depend on Astrill VPN to upload five videos a week and live-stream on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube—all from China.
Express VPN is one of the most widely used VPN Providers in China. Check out my video where I ask my Instagram followers which VPN’s they use in China. You also get a 30-day money-back guarantee with Express. Pretty sweet huh?
A quick and important disclosure:
Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful.