Rick Harbough's character genealogy at zhongwen.com introduces each character of Chinese, breaking it down into its base components so students can understand its semantic and phonetic components, and also understand each character's relationships with others in the language. It is an indispensable tool in coming to understand the Chinese language accessible right at beginner's level.
Chinese-related web pages with a focus on Chinese language learning for English speakers. Features animated character drawing guides.
The Lotus Learn Chinese with Homestay programme gives prospective students in China the chance to arrange accommodation with a Chinese family - a very important advantage for students of the language living in China.
This directory lists many schools offering courses in Mandarin in China.
The university where I studied Chinese in Shenyang. A year's course fees are $1500USD, or about $2000NZD.
After the journey detailed in this site, I went on to study Chinese for a year at this university in Dalian.
The official CCTV series broadcast to foreigners in China studying Chinese as a hobby.
General language learning website with some good Chinese resources.
The definitive resource centre for finding work teaching English in China and the rest of the world
The school I taught with in Shenyang. They no longer offer full time courses in Mandarin to teachers, although they do offer classes for beginners at the school. They are still one of the most well-organised schools I worked with in China.
This noticeboard holds regular ads for hopefuls looking for work in the capital.
A jobsearch site for positions in China in all fields.
Beijing's best bilingual lifestyle magazine.
Homesite of China's English Channel
Shuhai Wenyuan provides academically rigorous texts and tools in a worktable format to facilitate the reading, researching, and understanding of ancient Chinese philosophy.
Multiple translations of the Dao De Jing/Tao Te Ching