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Where to learn languages?

Shortly after I started preparing for the round-the-world trip, I thought language learning was important. Researching I came across the website: and the truth encouraged me to strengthen my knowledge of English and French, acquired over the years or at school.

I also decided to learn Chinese, a language I had always been attracted to and never thought I could study. In Taiwan I had a friend thanks to this course – since I studied it online and we corrected each other’s exercises in the other’s language – and when I was there it was a great help and support in her country.

Besides Busuuu you have other options. I found a blog where you can find a list of all the companies that offer free online courses.

You can click here and get to know them.

Going deeper into the Chinese language.

When I started studying Chinese, imagine, I was going crazy. I saw characters and pictograms that I didn’t understand at all. Nowadays I don’t understand much, but I have improved my perception and I am already beginning to discern between the different characters.

In short, below you will find resources on the Internet to help you delve deeper into the exciting world of the Chinese language.

Chinese with Mike: Really fun and recommended. Perhaps the one who has taught me the most to date. With videos.

When I first met him, it was free and you could download the postcast on iTunes. Now that it has become popular it charges you for the lessons, although it also offers you the first five free of charge. The entire course is £39.99.

Instituto Iberochino: On-line and face-to-face courses in three Spanish cities: Madrid, Valencia and Murcia. Both to know the spoken and read language, and to practice writing later. In Spanish.

ABCs of Chinese: To practice the characters. In English. A very practical and complete course. It teaches the evolution of characters throughout history. Also as they are written in simplified and traditional.

English-Chinese dictionary: Very easy to use.

And if you use Google Chrome, not in other browsers, there is a great extension that translates and is a great help in learning: Zhongwen: A Chinese-English Popup Dictionary.

As always, your help is welcome and your suggestions to this page have been carefully read, so if you see that something needs to be added, I would appreciate it if you would tell me. Use the form below to do this.

谢谢!(thank you)

非尔南多 (Fernando)

Pura Vida!

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