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Reviews of Chinese Learning Apps

The Chairman's Bao Review

The Chairman’s Bao Review

Summary: A simplified Chinese news site, specifically aimed at Mandarin learners   Content: A large variety of different news articles about China, updated regularly, filterable by HSK level. Quick rating: Ease of use: 8/10 Fun factor: 9/10 Value for Money: 8/10 Overall: 8.5/10 Availability: The Chairman’s Bao is accessible via it’s website http://www.thechairmansbao.com/ and also via it’s app which is available on the…read more →

Hanzi Grids Review

Hanzi Grids Review

Summary: Hanzi Grids is a web based program designed to help students of Chinese practice writing Chinese characters. App content: Printable Character Practice Sheets Quick Rating Ease of Use             100%                           Fun Factor                100% (if you enjoy writing characters that is) Value for Money   100%                           Overall                       100% Available on: Web (this is not an app, but browser based) Cost: The free…read more →

Pleco Review  Part II (Flashcards)

Pleco Review Part II (Flashcards)

Summary: Indispensable learning tool App content: Dictionaries – Flashcards   Quick Rating Ease of Use             95%                            Fun Factor                N/A – has no Fun Factor, more a usefulness factor Value for Money   100%                           Overall                       100% Available on: Android, iOS, but not Mac and Windows PCs Popularity: Google Play: 4.6 stars, 22,118 reviews Apple Store: 4.5 stars, 4,098 reviews Cost: Varies –…read more →

Decipher App Review

Decipher App Review

Summary: Online magazine for learning Chinese App content: Articles on Chinese culture, the Chinese language, and news stories from across China Available on: Android, iOS, and online Popularity: Google Play: 4.6 stars, 1,515 reviews Apple Store: 5 stars, 23 reviews Cost: Free version includes around 30 articles, plus one free article each day. Upgrade: a monthly subscription costs £3.99/month for…read more →

Pleco Review Part I

Pleco Review Part I

Summary: Indispensable learning tool App content: Dictionaries – Flashcards Quick Rating Ease of Use             95%                            Fun Factor                N/A – has no Fun Factor, more a usefulness factor Value for Money   100%                           Overall                       100% Available on: Android, iOS, but not Mac and Windows PCs Popularity: Google Play: 4.6 stars, 22,118 reviews Apple Store: 4.5 stars, 4,098 reviews Cost: Varies – from…read more →

Review HelloChinese - Learn Chinese

Review HelloChinese – Learn Chinese

Summary: HelloChinese – Learn Chinese is an effective, fun and engaging way to learn Chinese. For beginners to advance learners, there is something for everyone.   App content: characters (writing), characters (reading), tones, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening, translation, lessons. Quick Rating Ease of Use              95%                            Fun Factor                90% Value for Money   100%                           Overall                       95%   Available on: Android, Apple…read more →