Mandarin Language Resources

Mandarin Language Resources

Cactus offers 10-week and 5-week Interactive Mandarin Courses. From beginner to advanced, delivered by our highly qualified tutors in the UK and online. Start learning Mandarin with Cactus.

There are so many resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free Mandarin language resources. Below you can find a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable Mandarin language resources. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our Mandarin courses.

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus Mandarin Classes

Cactus Online Mandarin Courses
Mandarin language courses for students looking to learn Mandarin wherever they are. Language courses are 10-week and 5-week. Interactive and engaging, students can enjoy real-time interactions with teacher.


WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a useful forum where users can get help with Chinese language related questions.

Reverso is a well-established bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-Chinese dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.


Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.


Memrise is a popular website and mobile app which enables you to memorise Mandarin vocabulary. It is a great and fun way to learn new vocabulary in addition to your language course.

Quizlet is a fun and simple website and mobile app which will help you develop your Mandarin vocabulary using flash cards.

Language Guide
Language Guide is a project helping Mandarin language students to build their vocabulary using an image and sound dictionary.

Chinese keyboard

Not only Lexilogos has a comprehensive list of language resources, it also offers a convenient tool to type in Chinese.

Useful Mandarin phrases

A basic Mandarin guide with many useful phrases and basic words, including their pronunciation.


Mandarin Courses

Are you looking to learn Mandarin? Our classes offer an engaging and communicative way to learn Mandarin.

Business Mandarin Courses

Cactus offers a range of options for Mandarin private tuition. Business Mandarin courses that suit your schedule and location. For more information please visit our private tuition and corporate language training division.

Mandarin Immersion Courses

Mandarin immersive language course in the country where the language is spoken. Cactus offer in many locations across China

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