Top 6 Chinese Learning Websites

Posted by Lilian Li on Mar 24, 2016

top chinese learning websitesThe Internet is a powerful resource for you to learn nearly anything for free.

Below are some of the best free Chinese learning websites:


CCTV NEWS is the English language news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), the nation's largest national broadcasting network. It provides international audiences with a window into understanding China and the world at large. Viewers also have a variety of choices from CCTV NEWS feature programs on the culture, history, and modern society of China and Asia. In Crossover, hosts and guests of various backgrounds and experiences talk about issues throughout China. Travelogue is the ticket to dynamic and exciting landscapes in China and abroad.

2. offers you some basic Chinese courses, some useful language tools, and some other resources, you can learn Chinese pinyin, slang, calligraphy, and some other Chinese basic knowledge or skills.

3. Chinese Forum

This is a resource that many Mandarin enthusiasts will stumble upon sooner or later. It's an English website directed towards foreigners interested in China. This website has been around for at least ten years and is a vault of information regarding Mandarin language study, Chinese culture, lifestyle/entertainment, and more.

4. English-Chinese Vocabulary Quizzes

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is China's national standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers, and English-Chinese Vocabulary Quizzes offers you many quizzes for every level test of HSK.

5. Learn Chinese Everyday

Learn Chinese Everyday mainly teaches you a Chinese word everyday, you can learn the word by its meaning, pronunciation, common words/phrases, and sentences. You can listen to all the example words, phrases and sentences.

Among the above 5 websites, you can check them out and choose which is the best for you.

Also, there will be some difficulties for foreigners to search for free Chinese movies on the Internet, as Chinese is widely considered a "difficult" language to learn. I also recommend two popular movie websites which allow movie lovers to view Chinese films for free:

Some movie sites can be accessed with China IP only. So if you live outside of mainland China, they only way is to use VPN to unlock the site.

Iqiyi Movie is owned by Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine company. offers various full-length and copyrighted contents including movies, TV shows, animation, documentaries, music…etc. The site only allows China IP to access, if you live outside of China you must use VPN to unlock the site. is the official movie site of China's national CCTV Movie Channel. The site provides columns like movies, videos, movie rankings, movie stars, movie blog…etc. It boasts 1,400 genuine HD movies with 3 extra movies added each day. M1905 is so amazing, it is free of copyright restrictions, and people can watch all its movies instantly anywhere in the world for free.

6. Hanbridge Mandarin

Hanbridge Mandarin offers variety kinds of online Chinese courses, including business Chinese, daily Chinese, HSK preparation, Chinese learning for kids and so on. Besides online Chinese courses, there is a section of Chinese learning tips, where you could find a lot of articles about Chinese learning advices or some interesting Chinese knowledge. If you don't want to take lessons online, fine, you could learn Chinese by yourself on online-self-study section.

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Lilian Li

Lilian Li has a master's degree in linguistics and didactics from Rennes University in France. An expert in linguistics and educational psychology, she has taught Chinese as a foreign language for several years, primarily in France.

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