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We get daily emails and messages from people requesting improvements and bug fixes. This is great and we are happy that many people still value our plugins. Unfortunately, we can’t continue development work without your support.
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We have released an update of Perapera Chinese for Firefox 44.
- Color schemes are back
- The plugin now automatically starts in each tab when “Always enable at startup” option is selected
You can download the latest version of the Chinese plugin below:
Learn in Your Car is a cool series that I’ve been meaning to do a review of for a while. There’s no time for that tonight (I just finished work and it’s almost 3am). However, the other day I noticed that the complete Learn in Your Car audio courses for both Chinese and Japanese are currently available for free with a 30 day Audible trial.
Over 10 hours of quality audio for nothing. That’s a pretty good deal if I ever saw one.
You can download the Learn in Your Car programs from below:
Learn in Your Car Japanese
Learn in Your Car Chinese
And yes, we are still working on the next plugin updates…watch this space!
We have released the “signed” updates for Firefox 43.
You can download them from the links below:
P.S We know there are still bugs that need to be resolved. We are now working on another release for the coming weeks. Please let us know about any new bugs that you encounter.
It’s been a long wait for approval by Mozilla, but we got there in the end. The Chinese and Japanese plugins are finally available for Firefox 41!
Download them now from the links below:
Reading lots of of authentic content is a vital step on your way to fluency in Chinese. Luckily for us, it’s now possible to buy foreign language titles from the Kindle Store, including Chinese, making language acquisition much more convenient than ever before. In today’s post we will give you a short overview of how to go about downloading electronic books (ebooks) in Chinese language from your the Kindle Store.
Continue reading How to buy Chinese eBooks for Kindle
As I discussed earlier, an audiobook together with the corresponding transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.
This is the list of audiobooks in Chinese that we were able to find so far. Most come together with the transcript.
Fortress Besieged “Fortress besieged” (14+ hours)
Continue reading The big list of Chinese language audiobooks
Chinese for Beginners is an introductory book for busy learners starting out with Chinese. I previously enjoyed using its Korean language counterpart by the same publisher (reviewed here). What follows is my review of the Chinese version.
Continue reading Book review: Chinese for Beginners
As far as I’m concerned, Assimil is one of the best kept secrets in language learning. They offer materials for a number of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.
I was first introduced to Assimil by Professor Arguelles, who claims to have extensively used their courses to achieve a grounding in a multitude of languages.
Continue reading Assimil: An underrated gem for Asian languages
1. Chinese Breeze
This is a great choice for those starting out reading Chinese. The Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series was recommended by one of our users in response to our best Chinese books post and I have to say that I am really impressed with it so far. It is published by the Peking University Press. I bought a load of these books during a recent trip to China although it is also available on Amazon and other sites. There are 8 levels in total with level 1 covering 300 characters and level 8 apparently going up to 3500!
Continue reading Two great Chinese readers