Resources for Teaching Mandarin Chinese

Social Studies SOL 2.1 states that “the student will explain how the contributions of ancient China … have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.” Considering that 1.1 billion people speak Mandarin—16% of the world’s population (source: WolframAlpha), what resources are available?

Blog post with ten links of ideas/websites

Online Chinese tools

Online Chinese Radio
Chinese Characters index

Translate a sentence by typing in a phrase/sentence

Quizlet: flash cards with pronounciation

Do you need a free online voice recorder? Besides the famous Audacity, Vocaroo is also a good choice for quick and easy recording.