Directory of popular Learning Chinese forum topics


Rather than have lots of sticky topics at the top of the forum, you'll find a list of popular and useful threads right here, separated by category.

I've just put down a few to begin with - feel free to suggest others (you can post them in this thread) for myself or one of the other moderators to add to the list.

[color=darkblue]Chinese Chat Rooms:[/color]

    Forumosa's Pinyin Chat Room [color=#0000FF](come here to chat using only Hanyu Pinyin!)[/color]
    [url=]Forumosa's Han4zi4 Chat Room[/url] [color=#0000FF](come here to chat using only 漢字!)[/color]

[color=darkblue]General Topics[/color]

    Should I go to Taiwan to Study Mandarin?
    [url= for Learning Chinese (Part I)[/url]
    [url= for Learning Chinese (Part II)[/url]
    Advice on Finding and Doing Language Exchange
    [color=#BF0000](Note: Please post REQUESTS for language exchange partners in the Taiwanted classifieds, NOT HERE.)[/color]
    How to learn or improve one's tones
    [url= Chengyu[/url]
    [url= Long To Learn Mandarin To A Conversational Level?[/url]
    [url=]Ways to get people to speak Chinese (not English) with you[/url]
    [url= Long Does It Take To Become A Translator?[/url]

[color=darkblue]Chinese Scripts and Phonetic Transcription Systems[/color]

[color=darkblue]Studying Mandarin Independently[/color]

[color=darkblue]Studying Mandarin Chinese in School[/color]

    [url= official list of approved language schools from MOE[/url]
    [url=]Private Language Schools in TW[/url]
    [url= for Learning Mandarin[/url]Questions about PROCESS for student visaGovernment-sponsored spouses classesStudying for a B.A. or Master's in Taiwan
    [color=#0000FF]Individual discussions of the major places to learn, and choosing between them:[/color]
    [url=]Chinese Language Division (CLD) at NTU[/url]
    [url=]NTNU's Mandarin Training Center[/url]
    [url=]Chinese Culture University (Wenhua MLC)[/url]
    [url=]Chinese course at Fu Jen Catholic University[/url]
    [url=]Choosing between the University Programs in Taipei: NTNU, NTU's CLD and NCCU[/url]
    [url=]Night classes[/url]
    [url=]Weekend classes[/url]
    [url=]Summer programs[/url]
    [url=]Individual classes at TLI[/url]
    [url=]Online TPRS® Mandarin at Albany Language Learning (ironlady)[/url]
    [url=]Best place in Taipei to study lower intermediate Chinese?[/url]
    [url=]Best place in Taipei to study advanced Chinese?[/url]
    [url=]Studying Mandarin in Eastern Taipei: Neihu, Xizhi (Hsichih), Nangang (Nankang)[/url]
    [color=#0000FF]Studying Mandarin in Taiwan (outside of Taipei):[/color]
    [url=]Taizhong (Taichung)[/url]
    [url=]Gaoxiong (Kaohsiung)[/url]
    [color=#0000FF](Please run a search before asking about specific schools, and post your message in the existing thread on a school, if any)

[color=darkblue]Books and Flashcards[/color]

    [url= To Assist Chinese Learners[/url]
    [url=]Best books about Chinese language[/url]
    [url= Chinese Flashcards[/url]Best Printed DictionariesChinese thesaurus

[color=darkblue]Electronic and Online Chinese Study[/color]

[color=darkblue]Languages Other Than Mandarin[/color]

    [url= Taiwanese--General Discussion[/url]
    [url=]Taiwanese Classes in Taizhong (Taichung)[/url]
    [url=]Websites for Learning Taiwanese[/url]
    [url=]Other Resources for Learning Taiwanese[/url]
    [url=]Learning Hakka[/url]

[color=darkblue]Music, TV and Film[/color]

    [url= Chinese/Taiwanese TV Series for Learning Mandarin?[/url]

[color=darkblue]Classical and Archaic Chinese[/color]

Oral from the beginning?

Learn Chinese in China


Taffy, :notworthy:


I suggest adding this to the online resources: … index.html
I think it is useful expecially for people who can already read bopomofo or any other pronunciation system (you can choose it). Personally I prefer bopomofo.
The website has other resources for beginners, even if it is not very user friendly.
The 1000 words can also be downloaded as pdf. Since it is difficult to find, this is the link … 8-1000.pdf