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Chinese Studies: Chinese Language Skills

A guide to resources for the study of China

Introduction

This page is a work in progress; additional content coming soon.

Online Chinese Language Study Applications

 

BYU subscribes to two very good programs for supplementing your study of Chinese (and numerous other languages) at your own speed. Click below to explore.

 

Mango is a language learning software database BYU students can use to supplement coursework, maintain and improve language skills, or learn a new language in ways that can be playful and fun. This includes language learning through movies, poetry and music. You can engage with the computer and improve pronunciation through speech-recognition software.


- With over 70 different languages from Arabic to Yiddish -
After connecting to the database using the link above, sign up for your own individual account.
Then log in, choose your level of language proficiency and conversational topic, and enjoy your language-learning experience!

Look for the option below the login boxes to explore the site as a guest.

You can explore the site as a guest or create a free account to save progress.

Type Chinese in to the "Pick a Language" box to see what resources are available.


You can also get a Mango APP for your handheld device.


Pronunciator Language Software

Pronunciator  is a language learning software database BYU students can use to supplement coursework, maintain and improve language skills, or just learn a new language in ways that can be playful and fun. This includes language learning (for the most common languages) through movies, poetry and music -- and a virtual tutor. You can engage with the computer and improve pronunciation through speech-recognition software.


- With 80 different languages from Afrikaans to Welsh and Xhosa -

Try it with "instant access" then type Chinese in the "I want to learn _________." box.

 

After connecting to the database using the link above, sign up for your own individual account to save your progress, then log in, choose your level of language proficiency and conversational topic, and enjoy your language-learning experience!


Once you are a registered user, you can go directly to 
www.pronunciator.com

PLUS you can get a Pronunciator APP for your handheld device.

Web Resources

Listening Makes Perfect 听一听 This site from the University of Kansas Open Resource Language Center is designed to help beginning Chinese language students improve their pronunciation and Romanization skills. 


Improve Chinese Fluency This site, created by BYU Professor Rachel Yu Liu 刘瑜, is designed to help advanced students of Chinese improve their reading and writing and presentation skills.


Hacking Chinese: A Better Way to Learn Mandarin

Many excellent resources for learning and improving your Mandarin Chinese skills.


“Escape” 逃出去

A text-based adventure game for improving your intermediate Chinese reading and listening skills.


Voice of America News on China

Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, reaching an estimated weekly audience of more than 280 million people. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth free of political interference. VOA is part of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), the government agency that oversees all non-military, U.S. international broadcasting. It is funded by the U.S. Congress. VOA broadcasts in MandarinCantoneseand Tibetan.