Video resources for learning Chinese




watchtolearnchinese.com, hundreds of videos to help learn Chinese [ http://watchtolearnchinese.com/ ]


Learn Chinese @ CNTV.cn, China's Net TV official web-based broadcaster for state broadcaster CCTV [ http://english.cntv.cn/learnchinese/ ], includes:

Beginners

    - Easy Chinese, 13 video lessons for speaking simple conversational Chinese. "Everyday guide to short Chinese phrases." Video lesson instructed in English. [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/easychinese/index.shtml ] [ http://www.cctv.com/english/special/17days/21/index.shtml ]

    - Growing Up with Chinese, 100 X 15 minute video lessons of scripted situational conversations with teenage actors, and transcripts with hanzi, English and pinyin, video lesson instructed in English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/growingwithchinese/index.shtml ]  [ http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/learningchinese/program/index.shtml ]

Intermediate

    - Communicate in Chinese, 38 X 15 minute video lessons for speaking conversational Chinese in everyday situations, with dialogues, cultural background discussion, substitution drills, transcripts in Chinese and English, video lesson instructed in English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/communicateinchinese/index.shtml ] [ http://www.cctv.com/program/travelinchinese/cic/index.shtml ]

    - Travel in Chinese, 100 X 15 minute video lessons for speaking Chinese for travel in China, with the program visiting various tourist spots in China, with dialogues, cultural background discussion, substitution drills, transcripts in Chinese and English, video lesson instructed in English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/travelinchinese/index.shtml ] [ http://www.cctv.com/program/travelinchinese/tic/index.shtml ]

    - Sports in Chinese, over 40 X 15 minute video lessons that include basic conversational Chinese and Chinese related to the various sports, with dialogues, background discussion, language points, transcripts in Chinese and English, video lesson instructed in English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/sportschinese/index.shtml ] [ http://www.cctv.com/program/travelinchinese/sp/index.shtml ]

Advanced

    Happy series

    - Happy Chinese - Daily Life, over 100 X 15 minute episodes of a sitcom of a young female foreign student (Susan) in China living with a Chinese family, with English and Chinese subtitles, with two breaks per episode to review language points which are instructed in Chinese with a little English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/happychinese/index.shtml ]

    - Happy Chinese 2 - Tourist Chinese, over 140 X 15 minute episodes of language instruction while your Chinese language hosts travel to places all around China and learn more about China, with English and Chinese subtitles, lesson points instructed in Chinese with a little English [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/happychinese2/index.shtml ]

    - Happy Journey Across China, around 300 X 10 minute episodes of a travelogue following your Chinese language hosts as they get into their "Happy China" car and drive all over China. You will learn more about China and all its different places and the hosts will explain a few language points that arise, mostly in Chinese with a little English, with English and Chinese subtitles and transcripts in Chinese with English translation [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/happychina/index.shtml ]

Other

    - Chinese Speaking Competitions, over 100 broadcasts, each mostly over one hour, with Chinese subtitles only [ http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/competition/index.shtml ]




Videos @ Confucius Institute Onlinehttp://adult.chinese.cn/en/node_1039.htm ], includes:

    - China Panorama, 20 video lessons from this Chinese language learning series, video lesson instructed in English [ http://adult.chinese.cn/en/node_1050.htm ]

    - Home with Kids, 8 X 18min videos, grammatical structure based lessons using a popular family sitcom from Chinese TV [ http://adult.chinese.cn/en/node_3153.htm ]

    - Scenario Chinese (中国百姓身边的故事 ), series of short video dramas showing stories from the lives of ordinary people in China, with vocabulary review, no English instruction [ http://adult.chinese.cn/en/node_4560.htm ]

    - Idiom videos, over 40 videos of the stories behind each of the idioms, with transcripts in Chinese, pinyin and English [ http://adult.chinese.cn/en/node_1065.htm ]



Living Chinese @ China Radio International, 16 video lessons covering a few topics from daily life [ http://english.cri.cn/7106/more/10434/more10434.htm ]


Video clips of "Chinese Society in the New Millennium", hundreds of unscripted video clips on a broad range of topics, with Chinese transcripts and English translations, a companion website to the textbook, The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries,  [ http://duke.edu/web/chinesesoc/index.html ]


Beginner Spoken Chinese @ xcn-chinese.com, over 40 video lessons using native Chinese speakers, with vocabulary review and dialogue transcripts [ http://www.xcn-chinese.com/www/chinese_course/life_in_china_Intermediate/index.asp ]


"Easy Chinese" old video series archived at Jinan University, hours and hours of  short video lessons (less than 5 mins each) teaching learners to speak basic Chinese conversation, instructed iin English, with Chinese characters and pinyin (all put together in four large files for use with the Windows Media browser plugin, click on entries for "易捷汉语") [ http://202.116.28.12/hanbanziyuan/index.htm ]


chinesewithmike.com. Around 60 Youtube.com video lessons for learning to speak conversational Chinese, by Mike who teaches you from Chicago in a garage in which he also lives, and instructs wearing an endless supply of gaudy Hawaiian shirts. Downloadable lesson text with Chinese and pinyin, in PDF file format. [ http://www.chinesewithmike.com/ ] [ http://www.youtube.com/user/ShermerIL ]


Youtube.com video lessons from TouchChinese.com, over 30 video lessons for speaking simple Chinese conversation [ http://www.youtube.com/user/touchchinese/videos ]


Oral Projects @ classes.yale.edu, 15 short one-minute videos of conversation dialogs of "semi-genuine situations in Chinese daily life" for intermediate level, with Chinese transcripts [ http://classes.yale.edu/chns130/oral_projects/index.html ]


Fun Stuff @ echineselearning.com, 20 lessons on various interesting topics beginning with a video, then a disussion on some Chinese language points from the video, with sentence examples, lesson in English, Chinese and pinyin, plus audio for Chinese examples [ http://resources.echineselearning.com/funstuff/ ]


China Everyday @ yes-chinese.com, around 100 short videos in a broad yet thorough introduction to China and its culture, with Chinese and English subtitles, English audio option, in over 20 categories such as General Infomation About the Country, Family, Clothing, Food & Drink, Transportation, Communication, Education, Labour Market, Festivals, Leisure Activities, Sanitation & Health, Beliefs & Values, Folk Customs, Folk Taboos, Opera & Music, Painting & Calligraphy, Poetry & Literature, Arts & Crafts, Cities & Historic Sites [ http://www.yes-chinese.com/feature/everydaychina/ ]


Pinyin Pronunciation & Spelling @ guoshi.com website from China Education TV, learn some spelling and pronunciation using Chinese pinyin together with a class of Chinese 1st Grade kids in recorded videos of 15 minute classes: "a, o, e (Part 1)" || "a, o, e (Part 2)" || "i, u (Part 1)" || "i, u (Part 2)" ||  "y, w" || "ai, ei ui" || "ao, ou, iu (Part 1)" || "ao, ou, iu (Part 2)" || "ie, ue, er, ye, yue (Part 1)" || "ie, ue, er, ye, yue (Part 2)"|| "an, en, in, un"


Chinese Radio and TV Broadcast Links @ learnchineseez.comdirectory of online broadcasts in Chinese [ http://www.learnchineseez.com/media/ ]


Chinese Web Radio and TV Station Links by Marjorie Chan @ Ohio State University, directory of Chinese online audio & video broadcast links [ http://chinalinks.osu.edu/c-links2.htm#audio ]







Learn Chinese videos @ CNTV.cn, large collection of video series on China's official web-based broadcaster for state broadcaster CCTV
Learn Chinese @ CNTV.cn, China's Net TV official web-based broadcaster for state broadcaster CCTV



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