Links for my language students 


1. Simplified-traditional converter

2. Character to pinyin 

   (with character and English meaning for each word

   (with text

   (with character)  

   (pinyin only)

3. Translate Chinese text to English text

4. Chinese to English Dictionary   (LINE: free smartphone app that supports handwriting input)

5. Word builder

6. Authentic example sentences

7. Stroke Order Animation and Dictionary (Simplified)


Online Chinese Teaching and Learning Resources

■ Get your own Chinese name
■ Pinyin
(Good for beginners. All possible sounds in Mandarin. Click a pinyin to hear pronunciations in four tones)
Chinese characters to pinyin (also simplified-traditional converter)
Pinyin practice (helpful quizzes)
■ Character
(Switch to Simplified or Traditional Chinese:[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [t] )
Memrise (Good for beginners, especially in helping you memorize Chinese Characters)
Zhongwen (etymology of Chinese characters)
Estroke (Animated Chinese characters)
Skritter (Learn to write Chinese characters)
■ Vocabulary
LINE (Online dictionary for learners) 
Chinese Helper(Online dictionaries for native speakers)
Flash Cards of Chinese Characters (including the textbook Integrated Chinese)
Anki flash cards (including the textbook Integrated Chinese)
■ Grammar
■ Textbook 
Audios of Textbook and Workbook on the website of San Francisco State University:
Integrated Chinese: Level 1 Vocabulary list with character animation (click on Popular Vocab Lists on the right side)
Quizlet, Univ. of Mississippi Chinese Flagship
■ Auto-translate
■ Useful Expressions and Sentences
■ Based on naturally occurring conversations
(use naturally-occurring conversations. See my interview with Professor Hongyin Tao on this textbook and the theoretical implications of using authentic materials.)
■ Learn Chinese through news
iMandarinPod Special Chinese (for language learners)
■ Other authentic materials
■ Chinese Movies with English subtitles
Chinese Movies (Contemporary Chinese culture)
Chinese Movies (not about contemporary daily life) 
■ Readings
(All levels. Based on word frequency info. Level 1 is novels written with approximately 300 words that are most frequently used by native speakers. Stories written by professional creative writers.)
Popjisyo (Pop-up dictionary for reading web pages in Chinese)
Reading Into a New China (textbook for advanced-level students)
Mandarin Companion Graded Readers (Level 1:300 unique characters. Level 2: 450 unique characters. )
■ Culture
■ Learning Chinese and Traveling in China 
Happy Journey Across China (Intermediate level)
■ Games to learn Chinese
Chinese Gems (developed by Dr. Mah and her team. I served as a consultant.)
■ Smartphone apps
Pleco (free android phone app, dictionary)
Speak and translate (Speech input, translate from Chinese to English)
Skritter (iphone app)
KTdic (free iphone app)
ChineseSkill (free iphone app, including a Pinyin chart with four tones, Survival Chinese, and Fluent Now)
Laowai Pro (Learn the pronunciation of over 1000 Chinese characters and words)
Hellotalk (Language exchange)
Hello Chinese (Android App) 
Hello Chinese (iPhone App)
■ Learner Websites
Huayu World (Taiwan)
■ For teachers
Quia (online quiz maker)
Global Chinese Teaching Material E-library (I was on the research team 2010-2012)
■ Other Useful Links
Learning Chinese Online - by Dr. Tim Xie
Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks - by Dr. Marjorie K.M. Chan
Chinese Learning/Teaching Resources - by Dr. Hsiang-Hua (Melanie) Cha
For my students in C3103
Chinese Movies (Contemporary Chinese culture)
Reality shows with English subtitles:
Up Idol S2