Both gender narrator!  Free to all who are interested in Chinese language.  Start your trip to Chinese with our handy app.
 
 
If you feel anxious in the following situations, this blog is right for you.

You want to start Chinese,  but dont know where to start.

You already started Chinese, but feel too difficult.

You feel difficult to memorize Chinese words. 

You don’t even have time to study Chinese.

First, if you don’t know where to start, just try targeting at HSK. HSK is the official Mandarin Chinese proficiency exam. It just like non-English speakers usually starts with cracking TOEFL or IELS to learn English. The exam is properly leveled by proficiency. Starters can chose level 1 or level 2 to start with. By targeting at HSK exam, you can always orient yourself along studying, and it is unlikely to lose yourself in nowhere. Normally, studying for a goal set is of more efficiency. Level 1 and Level 2 is not so difficult. If you get passed, it will encourage you to further your Chinese to the next level.  If you think Chinese is too difficult, it most likely because you are entering from improper level. If you start from level 1 and level 2, I am sure you can easily get started. 

If memerzing Chinese words become the biggest obstacle for you, you may try our apps to facilitate. The most important tip for memorization is repetition. Pull out your cell phone; Start up our app whenever you have 10 min free time. Listen one unit every time, and repeat it until your free time is up. You can do it when you are, for example, in the subway, waiting in a line, walking your dog, or dumping in the toilet. If you can repeat this 3 times a day, you will find yourself greatly progressing in memorizing the words.

Another tip is to review the words you learned just before sleeping. Study shows it is the prime time to intensify your memorization. Most of you go to bed with your smart phone, and check facebook or twitter before sleep. Do start up our app and review the unit you learned today once. It is for your own good! 



Try out our free app for Chinese learner.

 
 
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For guys who are struggling to pick up a new language, we are always afraid of what we learned sounds like sissy for native speaker.  That is because most of voice in the tapes is from female narrator.
Try out our free app for Chinese learner. It is the only app providing both man and woman voice ! Recorded by top class narrators!



 
 
 
 
Development began in 1984 at Beijing Language and Culture University and in 1992 the HSK was officially made a national standardized test. By 2005, over 120 countries had participated as regular host sites and the tests had been taken around 100 million times (including by domestic ethnic minority candidates).The general count outside of China is stated as being around 1.9 million. In 2011 Beijing International Chinese College became the first HSK testing center to conduct online HSK test.

The HSK test approximates the English TOEFL, and an HSK certificate is valid without any limitation in The People's Republic of China. The test aims to be a certificate oflanguage proficiency for higher educational and professional purposes.

Each year HSK certificates are issued to those who meet required scores. The HSK is administered in Simplified Chinese. In addition test takers with outstanding results can win a scholarship for short-term language study in China.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Shuiping_Kaoshi
 
 
The number one reason is that Mandarin Chinese is the most widely-spoken language in the world. Learn to speak Mandarin and you can speak with millions of people around the world. More reasons:

  • Business - Business people who speak Mandarin have a huge advantage in tapping into the Chinese market. It is much easier to develop all-important relationships if you can speak Mandarin.
  • Travel - China and Taiwan offer exciting travel opportunities. Getting around is much easier if you can speak Mandarin.
  • Culture - With thousands of years of history, Chinese culture is endlessly fascinating. Whether your interests are in history, architecture, music, or cuisine, a knowledge of Mandarin will enrich your understanding of Chinese culture.
  • from About.com
 
 

Sharing some Pinyin Tutorial from Youtube.