Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chinese online resources

让你的中文更好!!

中文学生们,

  恭喜你们努力地学完了一整个学期的中文,这个学期以来,你们的中文能力提高了许多,也有很多人成功地申请到中国留学的课,很值得高兴。在放假休息的时候,为了维持和进一步地提高你的中文水平,下面有一些学习资源你可以参考参考,尤其是不去中国的同学,你更应该努力维持中文水平,不要因为放假的关系就把中文都忘记了。
1. 把你以前的课本里,学过跟没学过的课文看看,尤其是学过的,复习是很重要的一部分。
2. 去"黑板(hei1ban3; Blackboard)"下载(xia4zai3; download)这个学期学过的课文跟生词的听力练习,这对你听中文的能力是很好的帮助。
3. 通过下面的网页(wang3ye4; webpage)可以提高中文能力跟你对中文的兴趣。
Learning Chinese Online Page
Everything you wanted to know about learning the Chinese language.
www.csulb.edu/%7Etxie/online.htm
For your purpose, we recommend the following websites:
General:
Real Chinese (By BBC) 11 units Date: None
China Through A Lens (By China Internet Information Center 中国网) 27 conversational lessons with sound files Date: None
Chinese Language and Culture Forums: Pinyin Chat Box (By Haynes, Jamie Butler) Type the pinyin word followed by the tone number. For an umlaut, type "uu". For an umlaut with tone mark, type "uu" immediately followed by the tone number. Example, type 'Zhe4 ge Pin1yin1 liao2tian1 shi4 hen3 you3 te4se4.' the sentence 'Zhè ge Pīnyīn liáotiān shì hěn yǒu tèsè.' will be displayed in chat window. Date: None
Chinese Multimedia (By University of Oxford, Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) Multimedia learning materials including 22 lessons, vocabulary and exercises. Video clips accompany the texts. Vocabulary, character lists are available. Good supplementary materials for elementary-intermediate learners, particularly for the users of the textbook Practical Chinese Reader. Date: None
Conversational Mandarin Chinese Online (By Xie, Tianwei) Online materials for learning Chinese conversation. It includes 15 units with patterns and practice drills. Date: Updated 2004
Chinese Voices Project Online reading and listening materials for low-intermediate learners.
Chinese Language Page There are various resources and links on this page, such as games, newspaper cites, introduction to culture, geography, Chinese cuisine, and etc.
Find Chinese Penpals (By MyLanguageExchange.com) This is a web site to find penpals for learning and exchanging languages. Users may find penpals all over the world. Users can do text chatting. It used to have voice chat rooms. It stopped it's service now, but recommended Skype and Paltalk as two voice chat programs. If penpals have nothing to talk about, they can find some lesson plans to study together. Very good online activities to help learning. Singing up is required to join the community. Date: 2000-2004
Learning Chinese (By China Internet Information Center) Seventeen lessons with recordings for vocabulary and text. Supplementary learning material for intermediate or advanced learners. Date: 2001
Loecsen Orizon (By Loecsen Orizon) A web site providing conversational Chinese (and other languages) for travelers. Sentences are accompanied by sketch pictures to illustrate the situation where conversation happens. Date: None
http://zhongwen.com/ Zhongwen.com contains the complete text of Amazon's (sometimes) best-selling and (frequently) best-reviewed : Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary using my character tree system. Distributed by Yale Univ. Press. Copyright 1996-2006 by Rick Harbaugh.
http://www.zhongwen.com/zi.htm 字典网(zi4dian3wang3) Most of the major Chinese character dictionaries on the web are interlinked at a character-to-character level, allowing visitors to quickly jump across dictionaries to check the same character entry without having to search again for the character.
http://www.mandarintools.com/ Online Chinese tools. It contains more links to learn Chinese. Date: 1996-2005.
http://chinalinks.osu.edu/ Marjorie Chan ‘s ChinaLinks at The Ohio State University. It provides with different links and search engines. Date: 14, July 2005
http://www.pristine.com.tw/lexicon.php The Pristine Lexicon is a free, online Chinese-English, English-Chinese lexicon and dictionary for language learning, technical research and general use. Date: 1990-2007

Listening materials
Chinese Video Exercises (By Hu, Mingliang) Audio and video clips followed by online exercises. Good listening materials for intermediate and advanced students. Date: None
Integrated Chinese Audio (By University of Rhode Island Virtual Language Lab) Chapter 1-11 audio files (mp3) Date: None
Learn Chinese with Free Podcasts (By ChinesePod.com) This is a wonderful podcasting program developed by Ken Carroll, Jenny Zhu and Aric S. Queen in Shanghai, China. It provides programs of learning Chinese at beginning and intermediate levels. Date: 2005-2006
Learning through listening 听故事学成语 (By Wellesley College) Created by Prof. Ma Jing-Heng and her associates. Contains 15 Chinese fables with sound files and online exercises. Good for intermediate and advanced students. Date: 1999
Ting 听- Chinese English Center (By Shea, Marilyn) A large collection of Chinese words and sentences in audio files. Good for listening. Date: 1999-2004

Characters:

Animated Chinese Characters (By Xie, Tianwei) The animation of stroke order for Chinese characters. Date: Late updated 2005
Chinese Radical Names (By Xie, Tianwei) Several lists of the names of Chinese radicals. Date: 2003
Chinese Radicals (By Douwe Osinga) A simple and free program, but it is very easy and useful to use. It tests your knowledge of Chinese radicals (214). Date: 2001-2005
Chinese Writing Master 3.0 (By Changjei Computer Co.) This program contains 6000 animated characters. Users can copy and paste any characters to the program and it will display animated stroke order. It also exports the stroke order pictures and saves the animation in gif files. Date: 2005
eStroke (By EON Media Limited (Hong Kong)) This program animates every Chinese character present in songti or kaiti font showing how a character is written stroke by stroke as well as stroke direction. Users just copy and paste or drag and drop the characters they see on the web or in other applications such as Word. The program will show stroke order in animation. This is a textbook-independent character learning program. Date: 2005
Learning Chinese (By Min-Multimedia) Introduction to writing Chinese characters. Blank writing grid is provided. Date: 2001-2004
Liwin's CyberChinese Calligraphy (By Winters, Jeff) Stroke Order Animations and Pronunciation for Characters in Practical Chinese Reader I. Date: None
Online Chinese Talking Flashcards (By Lau, J.) An online flashcard program to learn characters. Covers the characters in the textbook Integrated Chinese, 1000 high frequency characters and HSK work list. Date: 2004-2005
Practice for order of Chinese characters 汉字笔顺练习 (By MyMadarin.com) Characters of the textbook 标准中文 (by Peoples Education Press) and 中文 (by Jinan University Press) are animated. Sound of each character can be heard. Date: 2000
The Chinese character and word learning system 中文字词学习系统 (By The University of Hong Kong Dragonwise Project 2 现龙计划) A database of more than 500 characters. Character structure and stroke order is illustrated by animation. Students can also use the online interactive exercise to enhance learning. The characters are pronounced in Cantonese, but the animation and drills can be used by Mandarin learners. Date: 2001
l Words and Pictures 看图识字 (By Min-Multimedia) Characters and pictures are presented and accompanied by a voice of a teacher and a child reading the words. Good for kids to learn. Date: 2001-2004
l www.chinaknowledge.de/Literature/radicals.html CHINAKNOWLEDGE - a universal guide for China studies. It provides students with introductions to Chinese languages and literatures, art, religions, history, and music. Date: 2000

l Web links for Integrated Chinesehttp://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/character/http://eall.hawaii.edu/yao/ic1flashcards/http://trc.ucdavis.edu/msjacob/ppts/default.htmhttp://www.language.berkeley.edu/ic/gb/toc.htmlhttp://www.pinyin.info/rules/index.html

l Conversational Chinesehttp://14.travel-way.net/~chinese/index.html
l Other ResourcesPoem reading: There are 24 Tang Poems with audio files, characters and pinyin. Click and enjoy.http://www.jtwgroup.com/tang_of_poetry.htm
l Conversations: China Development Gateway with 17 lessons on everyday situations:http://en.chinagate.com.cn/e-learn/1.htm
l A comprehensive Website about Chinahttp://en.chinagate.com.cn/

最后,希望你们好好用不必上课的时间,一方面享受快乐的悠闲假期,另一方面也可以轻松学习中文。别忘了你们最好的朋友──中文跟你的老师们!

祝你们  假期快乐 学业进步


老师们
乔治华盛顿大学 东亚语文系中文部
2008年1月

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Andy Simth said...
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Andy Simth said...

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