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Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of Chinese, if you're looking for resources to help you learn and retain Chinese characters, you have come to the right place. Here are some of the learning tools and materials you'll find on this website:
The most effective way to expand your knowledge of Chinese characters, whatever your skill level, is to practice reading. You'll find dozens of short Chinese reading materials on this site, each one graded according to difficulty. There are very short, simple texts for complete beginners as well as longer, more challenging pieces for more experienced students.
Learning characters requires a sustained commitment and lots of practice. We offer a variety of flashcard and dictionary resources to help you learn and review vocabulary and measure your progress:
Our popular Clavis Sinica software is used at dozens of schools and colleges to help students read unfamiliar texts and study the new vocabulary they introduce. The software combines four key components in a single, easy-to-use package: