Lingomi Update for March 2011
I’m not a big fan of update posts. Too often they sound like an attempt to say “look how cool our website is”. Still, I think it’s important to occasionally let you know what I’ve been working on. I also want to share some of the ideas I’ll be working on soon.
Lingomi now has basic tone tests, audio tests that only test your recognition of tones. If you’ve been looking for a way figure out the difference between tones, this will help. Register for a free trial here.
And there’s 3000Hanzi
I’ve started a website to help Chinese learners learn how to read Chinese news. It’s called 3000 Hanzi, a reference to the approximate number of characters one has to learn to read newspapers. (The exact number necessary is another debate altogether, but it’s probably closer to 2500. Once you know the right 3000 characters, you’ll only rarely encounter characters you don’t know.) So far, it only has basic flashcard functionality, but that will soon change. I’ll be adding lots of different features that will change the way people study Chinese. Hopefully for the better. Please check it out. 3000 Hanzi also has a blog, which focuses on learning how to read and on the joy of Chinese characters.