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Chinese Language Resources

Library Resources
Title: A practical English-Chinese pronouncing dictionary: English, Chinese characters, Romanized Mandarin and Cantonese
Location: Kapiolani CC: Reference (1st floor)
Call Number: PL1455 .C579 1992
Title: ABC Chinese-English comprehensive dictionary: alphabetically based computerized
Location: Kapiolani CC: Reference (1st floor)
Call Number: PL1455 .A33 2003
Title: The Way of Chinese characters: the origins of 400 essential words = Han zi zhi dao
Location: Kapiolani CC: General (2nd floor)
Call Number: PL1171 .W74 2007

ebrary Online Books: You will need UH Number and Last Name to login.

Title: Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook
eBrary Link


Title: Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook
eBrary Link
Title: Intermediate Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook
eBrary Link

Podcasts (Links to iTunes)

Learn Chinese - ChinesePod: The Modern way to learn Chinese integrating free daily MP3 podcast lessons (700+), a vibrant community of learners, online lesson review, vocabulary study tools and speaking practice - all with the goal of producing a customized and powerful learning experience.

Mandarin Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk: A theme-bases, progressive Mandarin Chinese course designed for anyone who is interested in learning Chinese. New lessons are published weekly and you can follow them at your own pace.

Chinese Learn Online - Progressive Mandarin Course: Step by step course for learning Mandarin Chinese. Get all the lessons form the beginning at http://www.chineselearnonline.com downloads

World Learner Chinese - Learn Chinese: Courses are formatted professionally to ensure the proper acquisition of the Mandarin Chinese language. On-line training materials are designed to accompany the HSK and CPT guidelines.

Lean Chinese & Culture @ iMandarinePod.com : Is designed to help people to improve their Chinese. They provide at least two podcasts every week. In each podcast, they introduce a topic about Chinese culture or what happens today in China. Most of the dialog is in Chinese and is targeted at the intermediate or advance students.

Web Resources

BBC - Languages - Learn Chinese: Learn Chinese with the BBC. Have a taster or start up with our beginners' course. You can also get advice, have your say and share your stories.

Learn Chinese: A beginner-level audio tutorial of basic Chinese covering parenting, teaching, dining, shopping, greeting, telling time, and more.

Learning Chinese Online: The essential list to sites needed to learn Chinese, provided by Tianwei Xie, Dept. of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach. Site contains links under the following topics: Learning Pronunciation; Learning Conversations; Learning Characters; Learning Grammar; Reading Materials; Listening; On-line Dictionaries; Testing Your Chinese; Other.

Online Chinese Tools: This site contains: Character Dictionary (look up by English, pinyin, radical/stroke, and Cantonese); Chinese Character Flashcards; Add Pinyin to Web Documents (a CGI program that will someday have a Java front end); Big5 <-> GB Converter (a Java applet where you can input text of one encoding into one window and have the converted text appear in a different window); Convert Web Documents between GB and Big5 (type in the web address of a page in Big5 and have it come up in GB, and vice versa); Romanization Converter (Pinyin, Wade Giles, etc.); Western-Chinese Calendar Converter (under development).

Wikibooks - Link

Chinese (Mandarin) - Link

Chinese (Cantonese) - Link

SOS Workshop: Introduction to a Foreign Language

Shawn Ford and other Language Instructors will give you some valuable tips on how to be successful on taking a foreign language class

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