Chinese Language Learning Apps, Tools, and Resources

Are you looking for Chinese language learning apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Mondly– If it is your goal to be bilingual, trilingual, or learn 33 languages, Mondly is an effective tool. This app supports free language learning in Spanish, American English, British English, German, French, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Romanian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Finnish, Indonesian, Hebrew, Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Croatian, Finnish, Persian (Farsi), Afrikaans, and Turkish. The forms of learning each language are all unique and high-quality. You will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, sentence structure, keywords, conversational skills, and more with this app. It is geared toward making any level learner of any age become fluent.

HiNative–   HiNative is an app specifically designed to ask questions about any language you want and get answers from real native speakers around the world. You can ask questions such as, “How do you say this in German?” “What’s the difference between these two words?” “Is my pronunciation correct?” You can also teach other users about your native language and the uniqueness. We have a friendly, give-and-take community waiting to help!

MindSnacks Learn Chinese Mandarin– MindSnacks is a series of apps that will help you learn any language. This version is focused on learning Mandarin Chinese. With this app, there are eight games that offer new vocabulary and teach you how to use it in conversation. Whether learning how to order food, how to get around, how to speak to new people, or how to complete various activities, MindSnacks is an effective language learning tool. This app is for anyone of any age interested in learning. It is taught in a fun and interactive way. With 50 levels (one free, the rest available for purchase), you will quickly and easily become fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

Lyrics Gaps– Lyrics Gaps is a unique way to learn new languages. By translating your favorite songs into a new language and allowing you to practice typing it out, you will soon be singing all your favorite tunes in foreign languages. You can invite your friends over or sing directly onto Lyrics Gaps from an Internet connection to have a battle with your friends in other languages.

Mango Languages– Mango Languages offers many languages to learners and presents them in easy-to-learn lessons. Mango has been around for years and keeps updating with more and more languages. With modified tools and lessons, Mango is constantly evolving to educate its users. Mango uses colorful buttons on a gorgeous user interface and lots of different ways to learn. Some lessons have games, some quizzes, some reading, some pronunciation. Everything you need to know about languages is taught through Mango.

Gus on the Go: Mandarin – This is one of the best apps to learn Mandarin Chinese words. With nearly over 90 Mandarin words to learn, Gus, the friendly owl, ensures that your child learns every necessary stuff that is needed through a wonderful guaranteed experience. With every lesson, a unique vocabulary game is unlocked for the child.

Naver Papago Translate– Papago is a multilingual talking parrot that is ready to help you with all your translation needs. Proficient in 11 languages, Papago can help you on your travels, business trips, and language classes. Papago means Parrot in Esperanto, a bird with language and speech abilities. The 11 languages supported on this app are Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, and Russian.

Speak and Translate – Speak and Translate is a voice and text translator that works offline. Offline, ten common languages are available, including Chinese, English, French, German, and Spanish. While using the online mode, there are 117 languages available for text translation and 54 languages available for voice translation. With a section for translation history, users can review past translations or access commonly translated phrases. The app also includes a text-based language detection algorithm for the user that isn’t sure of the source text language. Speak and Translate is currently compatible with iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch.

Waygo – A visual translation service, offline travel translator, and dictionary for Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, Waygo uses your phone camera to translate any written text into English. Perfect for the foreign language classroom or to help newly arrived students, this app allows you to see and hear the pronunciation of the words in English as well as the originating language

Busuu– This is an easy to use  app that teaches English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Chinese, and six other languages to its over 60 million users. Language lessons can be scheduled to fit your timetable using the study plan option. Join the growing community of language students on the Busuu platform.

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