Resource Page: CHINESE

Here you can find all the resources that I personally recommend and use myself (or wish I had used). 

Disclosure: Many of the links in these pages are affiliate links, which means I will get a small commission for each purchase at no additional cost to the reader. In every case, I have either used, regretted not using, or plan to use the products on the site that I recommend.



One of the best methods around for learning a language. A bit on the pricy side, but you get what you pay for. Pure quality. -Regrettably, this link contains no audio CD


One of the best platforms out there for learning Chinese. Try the free version or subscribe for better features.

Pimsleur: Chinese 

A wonderful method for learning a language on the move, especially when you already have a good basic understanding of the language. Click here for a free 7 day trial. 


Chinese 1

Very similar to Teach Yourself. Excellent for review.


Chinese 2

A follow on from Colloquial 1. More practice.

New Practical Chinese (Series)

An excellent series that I personally used at university in my first year. Fond memories.

Teach Yourself: Complete Chinese

Not an ideal course for a complete beginner, but excellent as a review and as dialogues to memorise.

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About Me

My name is Neil and I have been teaching English professionally for almost 20 years, the last ten of which at my language school. 

Apart from a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language (Cert Tesol), I have a BA in modern and Classical Chinese. I also speak Spanish, Italian, and French, and read Latin. 

Besides continuing my daily studies of these languages, I have also set myself a language goal of one new language a year. I’m looking forward to starting Japanese or German on the 1st January 2021.



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