Resources

These resources are not affiliated with or endorsed by Rockville Chinese School nor does the school benefit from any of these entities. These listings should only be considered suggestions for sources that may help you in your studies.

Internet Resources

Quizet – An easy flashcard system to use. Several flashcard sets have been created and are available by searching the keywords rcsmd.
MDBG Dictionary – English to Chinese dictionary with Mandarin pinyin – learn Chinese with MDBG.
NCIKU – FREE Online English Chinese Dictionary
Chinese Writer – Learn how to write thousands of Chinese characters with this free app for your PC, Mac, or Android device. From www.trainchinese.com
Pleco – The Essential Companion for Learning Chinese – available on iPhone, iPad, and Android.
ChinesePod – Use your iPod for 10 minutes a day, & learn Chinese! FREE podcasts, small fee for optional lessons. Seven ability levels, from newbie to advanced. ChinesePod releases a new lesson every day!
China Page – Loads of interesting stuff about China!
Fun with Chinese – from the OCAC – 僑委會歡迎大家一起上網玩「遊戲學華語」
Yellow Bridge – A free online Chinese-English talking dictionary. Has handwriting recognition and even allows you to research etymology of Chinese characters.
Mandarin Tools – Online Chinese learning tools.
ChineseCulture.About.com – Chinese food and recipes!
Zhongwen – Chinese language and culture site with literature from Lao Zi to the present day.

Books

Fall and Rise of China
Excellent account of recent Chinese history from the collapse of the Qing dynasty to China’s post-Mao economic “miracle”.

Shark’s Fin Soup and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop
Interested to find out what is the best knife to use in a Chinese kitchen? Read this quixotic account of a foreign foodie in Sichuan, China.

Tang Shi San Bai Shou (300 Tang Poems) 唐詩三百首
Chinese and English translation of an 18th century anthology of poetry of the Tang Dynasty, often referred to as the “Golden Age of China”.

Summer Camp

Camp China
Mrs. Shirley I. Chow, Director
301-340-6467 僑委會/全球華文網路教育中心