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Available from high-street bookshops and other online retailers.

BBC Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book

Lonely Planet Chinese Phrase Book

Rough Guide Chinese Dictionary and Phrasebook

Hodder & Stoughton - Teach Yourself Chinese
Also available as book only or book and cassettes

Waterstones/Amazon: Chinese
Find more Chinese learning materials.

Commercial interactive courses

A Korean-Canadian commercial website which offers many interactive and advanced features, comprehensive content and promises to help you reach the level of the official Chinese Proficiency Test, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or HSK for short.

Chinese CD-Rom's
A variety of Chinese commercial CD-Rom courses for different Windows operating systems.

HyperChina Interactive Chinese
An online course for Mac users.

Chinese Homework Trainer
A commercial piece of software to help you learn Chinese.

Advanced resources Online Dictionary
This comprehensive online dictionary lets you search from English into Chinese, with results both in Pinyin and Chinese characters. You can also search by Pinyin under Pronunciation.

English/Chinese Speaking Dictionary
A piece of freeware with many useful interactive features.

More sites

BBC Search - Learn Chinese
Listing: Chinese online courses.

UK Federation of Chinese Schools
A charity promoting Chinese language education and Chinese culture.

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