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Updated: 2007-08-24 07:06
There are a ton of Chinese language resources on the Web
but few as engaging as ChinesePod (www.chinesepod.com).
Founded in 2005 by a group of language training and technology
experts in Shanghai, ChinesePod offers daily podcasts,
featuring pick-your-own lessons for beginner to advanced. The
site has 614 lessons so far, ranging from "Asking for a phone
number" at the Newbie level, to "Abducted by aliens" at the
Upper Intermediate level, and "Counterfeit iPhone" at the
Another good hanyu site is eChineseLearning
(https://www.echineselearning.com). The service allows students to
communicate live with a professional Chinese teacher through
instant messaging services like Skype, MSN or Google Talk.
Private lessons cost as little as $4.50 and are available for
children to adults, with topics ranging from Chinese culture
to business etiquette.
(China Daily 08/24/2007 page19)