Wordless traffic signs in China with textual explanations
One A Day – A new idiom each day displayed in both simplified and traditional Chinese characters with the transliteration in pinyin. An archive provides access to previously featured proverbs.
Chinese Idiom Index by Pinyin – Alphabetical listing of Chinese idioms and proverbs in Chinese characters and in English.
Articles 文章 - This section on the Chinese Notes 中文笔记 Web site offers Chinese and English versions of the articles from the Mainland media with audio and links to all the vocabulary used.
Clavis Sinica: Resources for Chinese Teachers: This site offers various tools and resources for teachers of Chinese. Listed below are a few of these:
- Chinese Text Annotator - Display and print any Chinese text with line-by-line pinyin annotation keyed to your students' skill level. You can annotate your own text or choose from our Chinese text collections, below.
- Vocabulary Extractor - Automatically create a printable vocabulary review sheet from any Chinese text.
- Chinese Voices Project - A collection of over 100 short, accessible mini-essays with accompanying MP3 audio on topics having to do with life in modern Beijing. Students can listen along as they read!
- Chinese Text Sampler - An annotated selection of 85 well-known and useful texts including stories, poems, song lyrics, historical documents, jokes, common idioms, and film scripts.
Chinese for Kids – Chinese Leveled Reading: a number of mini books which are basically one page book which can be printed and folded as a pocket book.
Bilingual News – News articles in English and Chinese on the China Daily Web site.
Reading - on the Web site of the USC Chinese Department - Progressive Reading 循級閱讀:
從第一級開始 starting with level 1 ; 從第二級開始 starting with level 2 (Each essay or short story adapted into several versions, from the beginning to the advanced level, appropriate for learners to progress from one level of proficiency to another.) Also on this Web site: Humor Stories 幽默小故事; Origins of Idioms 成語歷史故事; Ancient Chinese Myths 中國古代神話; Chinese Poems中國詩歌; Internet Publications聯網出版物 .
Chinese Text Sampler: Readings in Chinese Literature, History, and Popular Culture - The texts are grouped under the following headings: Modern Chinese Literature | Classical Chinese Literature | Chinese Film Scripts and Song Lyrics | Chinese Fables, Parables, and Children's Stories | Chinese History, Ethics, and Politics | Chinese Language in Daily Life
Chinese Ancient Myths 中國古代神話 - This page on the Web site of the Chinese Language Program at the University of Southern California offers a selection of Chinese myths and fables.
Chinese Reading World - Reading material for beginning and intermediate level learners of Chinese. Built in tools provide the pinyin of unfamiliar characters, a dictionary, and audio files for each reading resources. Characters can be viewed in either simplified or traditional versions and enlarged for better viewing.
Chinese Classical Literature - This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. Links to English translations are included for most works.
Chinese Comic Books - Comic books for children with the story in pinyin and Chinese characters.
Du Mu Poetry - China the Beautiful - Some of the poem are also available on audio files.