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I am at high intermediate and this helps me to learn a lot of more current things that are often difficult to pick up otherwise (computer terms, names of various countries, etc.) I really appreciate this website. A new sentence or two comes every single day and while I do not learn new things each time, the cumulative effect is really good. I am preparing to take the test to get my Chinese language teaching credential and this site is invaluable. The only downside is that the site sometimes repeats itself. There are lots and lots of good indices to use though and I find that I do turn to them regularly. I have been a subscriber for several years now and have compiled a large amount of very useful material by so doing. There are lots of Chinese language learning sites, and I have been on most of them, but this one ranks up near the very top.
A sentence a day is a little practice, and definitely better than nothing. One minute a day keeps my Mandarin alive, thank you! If there is a comfortable, convenient way to not let your language die, this is it, an email a day with a sentence a day. It also allows me to not forget that I need to take more Chinese classes whenever I finish this pause.
I've been receiving the Chinese-course.com newsletter now for more than a couple years. I love getting a little bit better at Mandarin every day. Thank you for keeping the site going. It helps me a ton! I usually learn a new character (and word) a week and with the daily emails I am continually reinforcing the words I have already gained. If it wasn't for this newsletter I would have given up trying a long time ago but the newsletter makes it so easy that now it is just part of my daily routine.
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This website uses flashcards to teach you Chinese. You can either let the website add new words for you or add the words yourself using practise tests or word lists on the website, it is not possible to edit cards or add new words which are not in the data base. There is also a very helpful newsletter that gives you new input every day whether you log into the website or not. In the paid version you also listen to the pronunciation of words and sentences. I found that using this website I got exposed to a lot of new vocabulary quickly with sentences so I know in what context to use it.
Every morning, chinese-course.com sends me a 'Sentence of the Day'. It offers an opportunity to review old vocabulary and introduces me to useful new words. Sometimes I am curious about a specific character and follow the links of 'related words'. This often leads to a kind of breakthrough, as I see the character used in combination with other characters. Even when I take breaks from working on my mandarin, I read the 'Sentence of the Day'. It keeps my skills sharp, and when I am ready to return to my studies, Chinese-Course will be there to help me dive back into the language.
I get email lessons from Chinese-Course.com everyday. It guarantees that I learn at least a few more characters each day. I appreciate that they used spaced repetition to help me remember kanji from months ago and that you can select what level you want to work on. You can also learn traditional and simplified hanzi at the same time. I use this course every morning.
This wed site is not the best way to learn a good Chinese - as there is some good expensive software like Rosetta Stone. But this site has its very advantages. First, it is free. Second, it has fresh resources.
Learning Chinese is a painful and never ending way. It takes Chinese children 10 year to handle their native language well. The language system of Chinese is quite different from Latin language. Chinese does not have alphabet! Instead of 26 letters in English, Chinese has over 5,000 characters for daily use. Beside that, Chinese has pinyin, four tunes for pronunciation, and also ancient language. To a foreigner, if they don't want to make Chinese his or her life, I think it is impossible to learn Chinese to the level of normal communication.
But if you just take Chinese as an interesting, this site is among the best choice. You can learn some simple and interesting Chinese characters, some simple sentence and pronunciation. That is enough for everyday use, and will help for your trip to China. So, if you just want some simple Chinese, don't bother to learn Rosetta Stone everyday, just browser this site and its forum.
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