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Mandarin Chinese Learning Resources

LingoClass have developed a hub of useful online content to help you learn Mandarin Chinese. Below are tips for self study, useful apps and even in depth information about the HSK and HSKK exams. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will do our best to help you :)

Online Chinese Tests

Online HSK Quiz

Find Your HSK Level with Our Free Online Quiz

Want to book the HSK exam but not sure what level you are? Want to join a language school but unsure what classes to apply for? Why not test yourself today using the free online HSK test developed by our expert teachers?

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HSK2 Mock Exam - Can You Pass HSK2?

If you're planning to take the HSK2 exam then this is the perfect test of your ability. Our free online quiz is based on real HSK exam criteria and will give you an idea of whether you can pass or not!  Best of luck, we know you can do it!

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Test Your HSK Listening Skills with Our Free Quiz

Testing your listening skills can be difficult without a teacher or friend to help you. That's why we've developed this free quiz designed to assess your mandarin listening skills based on the HSK criteria. You will get your results straight away!


HSK1 Mock Exam - Can You Pass HSK1?

Are you planning on taking the HSK1 exam? Would you like to know whether you are likely to pass beforehand? Well now you can! Check out this free online HSK1 mock test developed by our expert teachers. 

Chinese Exam Resources

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HSK Exam


Confused about how and where to book your HSK exam? Don't know the best place to find learning resources to help you prepare? Look no further. This articles contains everything you need to know about the HSK exam.

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BCT Exam

BCT stands for Business Chinese Test and it is the international standard for assessing non-native speakers' business Mandarin abilities. To find out more you can explore the resources in this article. If it helps to make you millions don't forget to thank us!

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HSK vs. HSKK: What's the Difference?

Lot's of students have trouble finding information on HSK and HSKK exams, and even when they do, often find it difficult to know which one to take. This article explains some of the key differences to help you make a decision.

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New HSK Format: Everything You Need to Know

You may have heard that HSK is changing its format but when will it happen? How will it change and what does it mean for you? We have all the answers you need. The bad news is it will be more difficult. The good news is we can help you!

Chinese Cultural Resources


China Travel Guide:
All You Need to Know

China is one of the four ancient civilizations of the world.  It is renowned for its iconic attractions such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, and the Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in Xi'an are just a few examples of China's diverse and distinctive offerings. However, there are several things you should know before every travel. Listen up, challenger! 


Best Bubble Tea Shops Around the World

Originally from Taiwan, bubble tea, also known as Boba tea, is crafted from a blend of milk, sugar, tea, and tapioca pearls. This concoction yields a sweet and caffeinated beverage, enhanced by the delightful textural element of the pearls. 

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Essential Chinese Phrases to Learn

Learning Chinese can seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of characters to learn and it can be difficult to know where to start. That's why we've prepared this list of what we think are THE most useful phrases to start with.

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Learn Mandarin Through TV Shows

TV gets a bad rep sometimes but when you think about it TV is one of the modern era's most valid art forms. It embodies culture and language like no other medium and we think you can use this to your advantage! Read on to find out how!

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Best YouTube Channels for Mandarin Learners

With literally thousands of videos on the subject, YouTube is a great resource for Mandarin language learners. To help you find the best content we've compiled this list of our absolute favourite channels. Happy learning :)

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How to Type in Mandarin

Typing in Chinese can seem like a bit of a mystery but knowing how to text or send emails in Mandarin in a great skill and actually not that difficult to learn as long as you have some grasp of the language already. Find out how today!

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Explore Chinese Festivals

Chinese culture is rich and varied with many customs and traditions we're unfamiliar with in the West.  You may have heard of Chinese New Year but how many other Chinese festivals do you know about? Explore with us today!


TOP Social Media in East Asia

Leading platforms like WhatsApp and WeChat, dominate the global and domestic markets. In addition to these giants, other influential social media apps like LINE and KakaoTalk have gained significant traction in East Asian countries such as Taiwan, Japan, and Korea Let's explore the dynamic social media world of East Asia.


Top 8 restaurant in Chinatown

London's Chinatown is right next to Trafalgar Square, just a 10-minute walk away from Piccadilly Circus. Why not detour to Chinatown after musicals or movies? Most importantly, how can it be so fun to explore? 

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5 things you should know before dating a Chinese Girl

As the Eastern and Western worlds become more connected, men and women from different cultures meet and fall in love with each other. Modern Chinese ladies are believed to be gorgeous, thoughtful and independent. There are things you should learn about in advance before starting a happy relationship.  

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Useful Apps for Learning Chinese

Apps can help you learn Chinese in your spare time as well as supplement your classroom study. LingoClass have developed a list of our top rated Mandarin learning apps to help you find the best ones for your needs.

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Best TikTok Accounts for Mandarin Learners

Tik Toks short form videos are a great way to learn Mandarin. From handwriting all the way through to conversational skills, there is something for everyone! Check out our list of the best accounts to follow below. Happy studying.

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The Best Cities to Visit in China

China is a huge country and it can be difficult for travellers to choose where to go. Luckily China has loads of amazing cities to visit so you can't go far wrong! To help you narrow down your choices we created this list of our absolute favourites.

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Best Mandarin Schools in London

London is home to some of the best Mandarin schools in the world! We're happy to be one of them but we're aware the others also have many things to offer. We've created this list so you can see what's out there. Which will you choose?

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Learn How to Order Food in Mandarin

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about ordering food in Chinese, from useful phrases to cultural practices surrounding food and hospitality. By the time you finish learning you will be ordering food like a local!


Top 8 Most Iconic Chinese Dishes 

Chinese cuisine is famous for its intense flavours and mysterious ingredients. With over 1,000 years of history and deep cultural background, Chinese food represents the nation's taste, soul, and ethnic characteristics. We've got you covered if you have zero idea in a Chinese restaurant. 

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Top 10 Easy Chinese Songs Help Survive Karaoke 

Here are the ten songs that we have sorted based on popularity. They are all easy to sing with simple melodies and narrow vocal ranges. These songs are known by most Chinese and are prepared specifically for friends who can't carry a tune. Be sure to jot them down to prevent forgetting, practice secretly, and surprise your family and friends by singing together during holidays!


Best Websites for Learning Chinese

Aside from LingoClass, the internet has many websites dedicated to helping you learn Mandarin :) But which ones are actually worth your time? To help you decide, we've created this list of our favourite free learning sites. Enjoy!

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Best Podcasts for Mandarin Learners

Podcasts are a great way to practice your Mandarin listening and comprehension skills without a teacher. There are loads of interesting resources available for all levels but these are our absolute favourites to use as learning tools.

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The Ultimate Chinese Culture Quiz

Do you love China and all things Chinese? If so you probably know a lot about Chinese culture. To test your knowledge we've built this free online quiz. You can even share your scores on our leader board to see how you compare with your friends!


5 tips to learn Mandarin speaking listening

Most English speakers believe that the Mandarin language is one of the most difficult languages to learn. But it’s not as hard as you think. Here are the TOP 5 Tips that you can easily improve your Mandarin communication skills 

If you find the above resources useful and would like to explore further by booking a lesson with one of our expert teachers, you can sign up for a trial lesson at one of our London locations or choose online courses and learn from anywhere. We look forward to welcoming you!

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