Starting this thread as the last one on this topic was almost 7 years ago.
My Mandarin is good enough that my coworkers default to Mandarin unless there’s something particularly complex that I don’t understand. I love learning languages, and I’d like to start learning some Taiwanese. What good resources have people found? My searches (though admittedly not too deep) haven’t turned up any tutors or language schools, and language partners aren’t great for learning a language from scratch. I’m currently making do with some random YouTube videos, but they’re not a replacement for a more structured curriculum or in-person conversation.
If anyone has schools/tutors/sites/books/more videos/etc. they’d be much appreciated. I’m in Taichung area.
Glossika has Taiwanese https://ai.glossika.com/
Yeah, I used to have Glossika, but it really didn’t do much for me. I was doing it every single day for both Mandarin and Cantonese for a little over a month and I really didn’t feel like it helped me that much. Not sure if doing it again just for Taiwanese will be worth the effort
This seems pretty cool
Many scanned dictionaries and other materials
Here’s a educational youtube channel with a list of children story videos in Taigi.
I found a podcast called Bite-size Taiwanese. It’s mostly English but teaches Taigi phrases. I think it’s pretty cool that we even have a podcast like this.
I’ve been listening to them for a while. Great podcast!
Also, the different levels are a nice thing to get only the content you are interested.
This is such a great resource, thanks for sharing!
For those who like to test their Romanization reading skills, I’ve found a test online.
I’m not fluent in Taigi, but I self taught through reading Tailo and POJ, so I found the test pretty manageable. I imagine people who actually speak the language would find the test way too easy if they spent a little time learning Romanization. Sadly, most fluent speakers don’t put in the effort.
Despite some odd ideas about tonal relationships from the creator (just kidding) these videos are really a great listening resource, highly impressive! Going to work my way through all of them
Where can I find a full Christian bible in Taiwanese (both romanisation and Chinese characters)?
If I remember correctly, it’s available in the Gideon Bible App.
Thanks mate, will check it out.
You can also try FHL
Or use their app
They probably have an ios app as well.