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Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds
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I have setup a http://memrise.com course for zhuyin but I need to find a set of audio clips of all the sounds to attach to the characters. Does anyone know of a…Continue

Tags: sounds, recording, bopomofo, learn, project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Corbin Tarrant Apr 7, 2012.

Zhuyin character input
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你好, I was just looking for something to input zhuyin characters with and found this: http://www.i2bopomo.com/ it works alright, but I am having trouble typing…Continue

Tags: tools, apps, chinese, input, character

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shu Mar 31, 2012.

Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
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Does anyone have any recommendations for books in English on Chinese history? I am enjoying learning the language but I don't really know too much about the country and its history. Gaining a better…Continue

Tags: videos, books, history, chinese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shu Apr 19, 2012.

 

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List of resources for learning Mandarin online & Open Learning

I have been blogging weekly about Open Learning and this week is mostly about beginning the task of learning Mandarin. I break down all the great resources I have found so far, including this excellent site.You can find my list of Online Resources for Mandarin here:Open Learning Curriculum:…See More
May 1, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"Not lately, I've been really busy (I'm in the process of getting ready to move to a new city in 2 weeks). I have made sure to keep up with at least a little Mandarin studies every day though. I'll have a lot more time after I move and…"
Apr 19, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"Thanks Jason! Right now I am going through a couple books I found:  East Asia: Tradition and Transformation - found at local college library The Analects of Confucius - found at local library Yuan Dao: Tracing Dao to its Source -…"
Apr 19, 2012

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Shu replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"Hi Jason, Welcome to the club:)"
Apr 17, 2012
Jason Ge replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"The Search for Modern China by Jonathan Spence, is a very good and very thorough history of the period from around that fall of the Ming Dyansty up until the 1990's.  It is quite long and involved, but a great history book."
Apr 17, 2012
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Mandarin Learning Resources

I have just finished going through all the resources I have discovered and have been using to help me learn Mandarin so far and organized them on my website.Mandarin Learning ResourcesPlease let me know if there is something that should be on this list. Thanks!See More
Apr 15, 2012
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Zhuyin Memrise Course

Memrise Zhuyin Course thanks to a friend I found on http://www.italki.com/ I now have audio for all the zhuyin characters.I put them onto cards and made a zhuyin memrise course! Check it out! If you haven't seen memrise before it is a great place to help you memorize anything.…See More
Apr 11, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds
"I didn't find it, I started it myself as a way to study. Would be more helpful with the sounds on it like the other memrise courses. Someone suggested I record a skype conversation with someone and get them to go through all the zhuyin…"
Apr 7, 2012

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Shu replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds
"I am glad you found it :) and thank you for sharing."
Apr 7, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds
Apr 7, 2012

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Shu replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"Corbin, thank you for sharing. Yes, they are great sources for Chinese history. Your learning spirit is awesome !!!"
Apr 5, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Corbin Tarrant's discussion Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?
"I have found some great resources so far. I'm going through the Harvard Video lecture series now and then I will start the Saylor.org class. Harvard: China: Traditions and Transformations Video Lectures Saylor.org: Pre-Modern Northeast…"
Apr 5, 2012

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Shu commented on Corbin Tarrant's blog post Mandarin Journal Project
"There is a Chinese proverb goes like this : A Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts With One Single Step 千里之行始于足下 。千[ㄑ一ㄢˉ] 里[ㄌ一ˇ] 之[ㄓˉ] 行[ㄒ一ㄥˊ] 始[ㄕˇ] 于[ㄩˊ] 足[ㄗㄨˊ] 下[ㄒ一ㄚˋ] Keep up the good work !!! Your website is very artistic!"
Apr 3, 2012
Corbin Tarrant posted a blog post

Mandarin Journal Project

This journal is a tool to help me learn Mandarin Chinese. It will be used to practice typing, handwriting, and speaking Mandarin. The journal is also making use of MandarinSpot for annotated translation and zhuyin phonetics (mouse over the typed characters).I would greatly appreciate any comments pointing out mistakes and on how I can improve my sentence structure, handwriting, or spoken Mandarin.Check it out: …See More
Apr 2, 2012
Corbin Tarrant posted a discussion

Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds

I have setup a http://memrise.com course for zhuyin but I need to find a set of audio clips of all the sounds to attach to the characters. Does anyone know of a openly licensed set of zhuyin recordings or would someone who is fluent mind recording a set of all the character sounds?See More
Apr 2, 2012
Corbin Tarrant replied to Brandon's discussion How to say "simple" in Chinese - sentence examples for 简单 jiǎn dān in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"         简     单            学           汉    语 ( ㄐㄧㄢˇ )( ㄉㄢ ) ( ㄒㄩㄝˊ ) ( ㄏㄢˋ )( ㄩˇ )  not complicated     to  learn    …"
Mar 31, 2012

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I have a degree in Computer Science and lately have been getting very involved in the Open Learning movement (you can read more on my site). I currently only know English and would love to learn a second language. It will be an excellent challenge: a way for me to exercise my brain and learn to see things from different perspectives, as well as gain access to a lot of resources that I otherwise may never have discovered.

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Mandarin Learning Resources

I have just finished going through all the resources I have discovered and have been using to help me learn Mandarin so far and organized them on my website.

Mandarin Learning Resources

Please let me know if there is something that should be on this list. Thanks!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:08am

Zhuyin Memrise Course

Memrise Zhuyin Course

 

thanks to a friend I found on http://www.italki.com/ I now have audio for all the zhuyin characters.

I put them onto cards and made a zhuyin memrise course! Check…

Continue

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 1:30am

Mandarin Journal Project

This journal is a tool to help me learn Mandarin Chinese. It will be used to practice typing, handwriting, and speaking Mandarin. The journal is also making use of MandarinSpot for annotated translation and zhuyin phonetics (mouse over the typed characters).

I would greatly appreciate any comments pointing out mistakes and on how I can improve my sentence structure, handwriting, or spoken Mandarin.

Check it out: …

Continue

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

List of resources for learning Mandarin online & Open Learning

I have been blogging weekly about Open Learning and this week is mostly about beginning the task of learning Mandarin. I break down all the great resources I have found so far, including this excellent site.

You can find my list of Online Resources for Mandarin here:…

Continue

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 7:00am

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