Corbin Tarrant
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Memrise: Zhuyin (bopomofo) - Need Sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Corbin Tarrant Apr 7, 2012. 3 Replies

I have setup a 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

Zhuyin character input

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shu Mar 31, 2012. 11 Replies

你好, I was just looking for something to input zhuyin characters with and found this: it works alright, but I am having trouble typing…Continue

Tags: tools, apps, chinese, input, character

Chinese History - Book/Video Recommendations?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shu Apr 19, 2012. 8 Replies

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


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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

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:08am 0 Comments

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!

Zhuyin Memrise Course

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Memrise Zhuyin Course


thanks to a friend I found on I now have audio for all the zhuyin characters.

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


Mandarin Journal Project

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

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: …


List of resources for learning Mandarin online & Open Learning

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments

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:…


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