Got a Toolbox for Chinese Learning? Here Are Some More

Collect tools for your Chinese learning toolbox so to help learn it better. #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineselearningtools #Chineselearningasanadditionallanguage #Chineseforkids

We all have some sort of toolbox, a box we visit whenever we need to have certain jobs done. A toolbox for Chinese learning can be a great collection of tools that would help Chinese learning easier and better. Here I’m going to show you some of the tools that I use and I believe would be good additions to yours.
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Pinyin Toolbox for Chinese Learning

Pinyin is a useful tool for Chinese learning.

Online Pinyin chart is a great tool that features all the pinyin syllables and their pronunciation.

Chinese Mandarin Pinyin (with Audio MP3)

Pinyin practice worksheets

For young learners, writing pinyin is part of the learning. There are two types of pinyin worksheets you can use:
Pinyin handwriting worksheet

Pinyin & Character Tianzige handwriting worksheet

Toolbox for Learning Chinese Characters

We don’t need to emphasize it: Chinese characters are an essential part of Chinese learning. Being able to recognize the characters is one thing; knowing how to use them and how to write them by heart is a real mastery.

Top 100 Commonly Used Chinese Characters

This is a great list for anybody who wants to spend the least time and achieve the highest impact.

Character handwriting practice is very important for any Chinese learners, especially kids.

Despite workbooks with certain sets of Chinese characters such as the Most Common Chinese Characters Handwriting Practice Workbook that allows the users to trace and practice character writing, there are different kinds of blank practice paper based on different needs.

Toolbox for Chinese Radicals

“A Chinese radical (Chinese: 部首; pinyin: bùshǒu; lit. ‘section header’) or indexing component is a graphical component of a Chinese character under which the character is traditionally listed in a Chinese dictionary.”(-Wikipedia)

They are quite an important component of Chinese characters. Being able to recognize radicals helps to understand the characters more or less. This interactive radical chart from Yellowbridge is a great tool.

Toolbox for Chinese Character Etymology

Yellow bridge has a great dictionary that shows the etymology of Chinese characters.

Toolbox for Chinese Character Stroke Order Animation

Sometimes it is not easy to figure out the correct stroke order of writing a character. With the help of ArchChinese stroke order animation, it’s possible to follow the stroke order easily.

Toolbox for Chinese Idioms

Chinese.cn.org has a collection of 50 idioms with stories.

Chinese Study Planners Tool

Planners help us stay organized. We have a set of FREE study planners for you to download.

If you like physical planners, here you are:

Chinese Learning Weekly Planner

Chinese Reading Logs

Toolbox Chinese Learning Calendar

Chinese Visual Calendar for Daily Interaction for Young Learners 

This interactive calendar invites young students to give information such as the date, weather, season, etc, and update the calendar together. It is a great easy tool to start a learning session on a daily basis and train the students to speak about the day in Chinese.

interactive calendar for daily Chinese learning

365 Days Chinese Learning Calendar Notebook (with access to audio files)

This calendar notebook introduces one simple but essential Chinese phrase/sentence each day of the year. Next to the sentences, there is also space for taking notes, doodling and organizing the to-dos in the week. What makes this calendar notebook special is that all the phrases have audio files accessible from the website.

Inspirational Quote posters Toolbox

A good way to inspire kids to learn Chinese is to create an environment. Nothing can be better than inspirational quote posters like this one:
Believe in Yourself. Chinese inspirational quote posters are great for teachers and parents to use in the classroom or at home to help create a positive Chinese learning environment. #Chinese4kids #Chineseinspirationalquote #inspirational #Chinesequote #Chinesesayings #LearnChinese

Toolbox for Chinese Numbers

Numbers in Chinese are easy to learn and really useful as they are part of many important topics such as weekdays, month, time, and much more. This booklet serves as a good reference book.

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