Day 1: Greetings

Day 1 – Characters



Day 1 – Knowledge

How to Write in Chinese A useful companion article I wrote for

A List of all the pieces : see all of the pieces in Chinese in this useful Wikipedia list. Don’t try to learn them all! Just be aware of their existence for now!
Free Memrise Chinese Radicals course : a great free course on Memrise to learn the “pieces” of Chinese. There is no need to learn them all now but this is a useful resource to preview now


Day 1 – Practical

HelloTalk : the best free app for chatting with Chinese native speakers immediately (iOS/Android)

Speaky Don’t have a smartphone? No problem – use Speaky to find a language exchange partner.
Speak in A Week : a free email based course to help you break through the resistance of speaking a foreign language with strangers. A great kick in the backside to get you moving!

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