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bullet ChinesePod - Live from Taiwan
Learn Chinese on your terms and at your own pace by taking out an inexpensive subscription with ChinesePod. Allows you to download daily podcasts geared to a range of levels from complete newbie to advanced student. Engaging and enthusiastic presenters make each lesson a pleasure.
bullet Skritter
This is a fantastic online resource for learning characters by drawing them with your mouse or writing tablet. Tracks your progress and presents you with daily tests.
bullet Mǎ or Mà
Finally be confident using Chinese tones! Learn Chinese tones using minimal pairs.
Forums giving advice on studying Chinese or living in China with hundreds of relevant threads.
bullet Learn Chinese OK!
The Web’s BIGGEST directory of FREE ONLINE RESOURCES for learning the Chinese language.
bullet Anki
Anki is a free, super-flexible flash card program which is fully compatible with a wide range of hand held devices including iPod Touch and Windows CE.
bullet CC-CEDICT
This is the plug-in Chinese-English dictionary that Character Mine uses. CC-Cedict is a wiki style collaborative effort, with users providing entries and corrections to the main file. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Licence.
bullet Chinese Perapera-kun
If you don't use Mozilla Firefox it is worth installing it just to get this free add-on. Allows you to browse Chinese web pages with the help of a mouse-over pop-up translation engine.
bullet ZDT (Zhongwen Development Tool) Language Learner
The ZDT (Zhongwen Development Tool) is an easy to use, open-source Mandarin Chinese flashcard application that can help you learn Chinese. This is an open source project that will be of special interest to Java developers.
bullet Mandarin Tools
Hundreds of useful and interesting links on this site.