FSI Online Chinese Course – Free

FSI Chinese was produced by the Foreign Service Institute. It’s the course that was used to train State Department employees and foreign service employees. It’s available for free in numerous places on the Internet. Since the materials can be difficult to navigate and students often aren’t clear where to start or where to proceed next, […]

FSI Chinese Pronunciation Course

  This is the first video of the FSI Chinese pronunciation course. It corresponds to the beginning of tape one. This lesson provides a good introduction to the four Chinese tones. The learner may find it helpful to go through the exercise at the end of the video a few times.

Learn Chinese Idioms – 学富五车 – Xué Fù Wǔ Chē

Greetings everyone! Welcome to “learn Chinese Café” Chinese idiom series. Today we are going to look at 学富五车 – Xué Fù Wǔ Chē. The meaning of 学富五车 – Xué Fù Wǔ Chē is to be very knowledgeable. To have as much knowledge as five carloads of books. Let’s break down the Chinese characters in this […]