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Welcome to the Chinese Language Guide


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Welcome to the Chinese Language Guide!

你好! This guide will help you find effective resources for Chinese language learning for all levels that we have here at MHC, in the Five College area, and beyond. It is designed to help you discover useful and interesting tools and materials to guide you on your language and culture learning adventure.

The Chinese language and its variations have approximately 1.3 billion speakers worldwide. It is one of the oldest languages in the world and also belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family.


Duncan, Emily. “Top 10 Oldest Languages in the World.” Busuu, Busuu Ltd, 2 Mar. 2022, Accessed 27 May 2022.

Jones, Guinevere. “Which Languages Are Spoken In China?” +Babbel Magazine, 10 Apr. 2019, Accessed 27 May 2022.

"Summary by language size"Ethnologue. 3 October 2018. Accessed 26 May 2022.

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