5 Youtube Channels to Check Out for Learning Chinese

Start here for some self-study refresher courses!


Learning Chinese is a lifestyle, so why not add another way to brush up on your Chinese by simply checking out these 5 Youtube channels where you can improve your Putonghua. Who knows, maybe you’ll be fluent by the end of the summer!

  1. 1 For Mandarin: Hanbridge

    Based in Shenzhen, Hanbridge is a Mandarin language school and has created a youtube channel with various video lessons covering a range of topics from Business Chinese to Chinese Slang to HSK prep.

  2. 2 For Mandarin: Chineasy:

    London-based  Taiwanese author ShaoLan Hsueh explains the basics of learning to read Chinese characters. You can also check out her TED talk on how to read Chinese here.

  3. 3 For Mandarin: ChinesePod

    With over 4,000 video and audio lessons, ChinesePod houses the largest library of Chinese learning content available on the web. On Youtube, they share a taste of our video material. Each lesson is short and self-contained, so you can pick and click according to your interests. Whether you're preparing for the HSK, trying to score a date, or keeping up with current affairs, they've got content for you.

  4. 4 For Cantonese

    Not all Chinese learning has to be about Putonghua! Take the time to learn the basics and then some of Guangdonghua. There are a range of videos designed to make it as easy as possible, like Learn Cantonese in 20 Minutes-- All the Basics You Need

  5. 5 Extra: HSK Test Preparation and Practice

    The Han Shi Kao test is the definitive barometer for measuring your Chinese language ability. It’s useful for your resume to indicate to employers what your language ability is, and necessary when applying to programs and scholarships to study in China. There are many ways to prepare, but one way to supplement and learn more about the test is through this channel.

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Aimee Veneau


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