Compilation of Online Resources for Asian Languages 🌏

Hello everyone! I would like to share online resources for some Asian Languages (mostly East Asian and Southeast Asian) because often a lot of language learners for these languages experience difficulty in finding resources, both online and physically. Hence, many tend to just jump to the more ‘popular’ languages which is sad. (I love European, American and African languages but I am crazy over Asian languages :heart: )

I am sharing the resources I use for these languages and also the resources that my students are using (for my native languages: Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese) to help more people who are interested in Asia and Asian languages to be able to find support and materials to work with. :metal:t2:

Feel free to add and share more resources that you are using below! :grin: You can also share resources for the other Asian languages that are not on this list (especially South and Central Asian languages since I’ve not yet dabbled in them)

East Asia (Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Manchu)

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Korean :kr: 한국어

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https://sayhikorean.blogspot.com/2018/10/korean-grammar-in-use-beginner.html
https://sayhikorean.blogspot.com/2018/09/korean-grammar-in-use-intermediate.html
https://sayhikorean.blogspot.com/2018/09/korean-grammar-in-use-advanced_10.html
http://mylanguages.org/learn_korean.php
https://www.howtostudykorean.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/koreanclass101
https://www.youtube.com/user/talktomeinkorean
https://www.youtube.com/user/ConversationalKorean
https://www.youtube.com/user/sweetandtasty
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcA88_Z7wQWMoQ9bKwjuanA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=516hn36K47w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV1FJuMVGwg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0jvG-poJPY&t
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2p8DhcnMDk&t
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM-0jlPj8RY&t

Japanese :jp: 日本語

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf-ruwCgdtpCzuM7ODY5c9g
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFYP-J-uflugmUMnyQ8tDIg
https://www.youtube.com/user/suzukawas
https://www.youtube.com/user/japanesepod101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBSyd8tXJoEJKIXfrwkPdbA
https://www.youtube.com/user/kemushichan
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/category/grammar-guide/basic-grammar/
http://mylanguages.org/learn_japanese.php
https://www.freejapaneselessons.com/lesson04.cfm
https://www.tofugu.com/
https://www.instagram.com/learn_japanese_with_tanaka_san/
https://www.instagram.com/jlptsensei/
https://www.instagram.com/learn.japanese/
https://www.instagram.com/shota.sensei/
https://www.instagram.com/learn_japanese_101/

Chinese :cn: 中文

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https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/learning-chinese/
https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Grammar_points_by_level
https://www.chineseboost.com/grammar/
https://improvemandarin.com/basic-chinese-grammar/
https://www.digmandarin.com/chinese-vocabulary
http://mylanguages.org/learn_chinese.php
https://chinesezerotohero.teachable.com/
https://www.yoyochinese.com/blog
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5p8WSPGtnSWpeQzXv9F7XQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJhnlRY-oKpanPGSvL8Ml8Q
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgCrOLcWvSFl5K2ld0nKS7w
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSXriUqkzZmAQklQ0N9XFVw
https://www.youtube.com/user/PeggyTeachesChinese
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_fdR7zZ_5SU--xuOrEdKw
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2fAiRQHRQT9aj9P_ijYeow
https://www.youtube.com/c/ShuoshuoChinese说说中文/

Taiwanese :taiwan: 臺語

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https://itaigi.tw/
https://www.facebook.com/taigikho/
https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnTaiwanese
https://bitesizetaiwanese.com/

Cantonese :hong_kong: 廣東話

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http://learn101.org/cantonese.php
https://cantolounge.com/
https://www.howtostudycantonese.com/category/cantonese-grammar(廣東話文法)/
http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/
https://www.eduhk.hk/cle/resources/cep/cantonese-survival-package/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/CantoneseClass101

Manchu :cn: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ

Click here

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Manchu

Southeast Asia (Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Filipino)

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Malay :malaysia: :singapore: :brunei: Bahasa Melayu

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http://learn101.org/malay.php
http://ilanguages.org/malay.php
https://www.101languages.net/malay/
http://mylanguages.org/learn_malay.php
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS4bgrp3KfdEeBQAbkiCTqA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0o2bP88Iu_Idcg6cWD0_BQ

Indonesian :indonesia: Bahasa Indonesia

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https://www.youtube.com/user/IndonesianPod101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLd0j2Vvq9jt2J8_dsl4TWA
http://mylanguages.org/learn_indonesian.php
http://ilovelanguages.org/indonesian.php
https://www.babbel.com/indonesian-grammar
https://belajaringgrisonline.com/learn_indonesian.html

Vietnamese :vietnam: Tiếng Việt

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http://mylanguages.org/learn_vietnamese.php
http://ilovelanguages.org/vietnamese.php
https://www.101languages.net/vietnamese/
https://learntiengviet.wordpress.com/
http://learn101.org/vietnamese.php
https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieVietnamese
https://www.youtube.com/user/VietnamesePod101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5dd8mf4CBVDKPZoOVPW8lw

Thai :thailand: ภาษาไทย

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http://youtoocanlearnthai.com/?page_id=31
http://ilovelanguages.org/thai.php
http://mylanguages.org/learn_thai.php
http://learn101.org/thai.php
http://learnthaiwithmod.com/
https://learn-thai-podcast.com/
https://www.aakanee.com/thai-recordings.html
https://thaiwithgrace.com/thai-listening-practice-languages-1/
https://stujay.com/tag/thai/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThaiPod101
https://www.youtube.com/user/rokz1992ka
https://www.youtube.com/c/PimmadaYodboriboon/v
https://www.youtube.com/user/MTL874

Lao :laos: ພາສາລາວ

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIk4bMLXzvdWgE3DOYUEYwQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEw9wl0xs5w0hAR_FSK86WQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ueT6jMIFna9Mv-O7jpQBg

Khmer :cambodia: ខេមរភាសា

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPC5C-zunVqdGpvWi03Zr1A
https://www.youtube.com/user/obamapartner/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5ay7lsDpX1krmsiwESRmQ
https://www.youtube.com/user/SrokKhmer101

Burmese :myanmar: မြန်မာဘာသာ

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcJ30TxaAN2syDi4b1btoA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8FYuB6oOJalBUTmhsvElqg
http://learn101.org/burmese_grammar.php
https://www.asiapearltravels.com/language/intro_burmese.php
https://cracking-burmese.com/2018/03/05/burmese-top-150-and-top-1000-word-list/

Filipino :philippines: Tagalog

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https://www.youtube.com/user/FilipinoPod101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcqzBLPXJaVXBQWD0FF04DA
https://blog.fluent-forever.com/learn-tagalog/

Central Asia (Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz)

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Mongolian :mongolia: Монгол Хэл

Click here

https://www.youtube.com/user/mongollanguage
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXxMXt52EfJsR90o5OALo0A
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC424hx33lCZtCW8vAMaERfQ
http://www.studymongolian.net/

Tibetan :mountain: བོད་སྐད་

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLFlVsKNp01h3YX1HOGMtg
https://www.youtube.com/user/phoeniz123
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVepiQZ7-KRdJRVf5AgzSUA
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGangne

Uyghur :mosque: ئۇيغۇرچە

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https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/5624
http://el.minoh.osaka-u.ac.jp/flc/uig/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXmmVx_VnRZNBjfZkyfi4w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnYZtgcFpM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWN8a9u6XUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi5MM_5lb9E

Kazakh :kazakhstan: қазақша

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http://learn101.org/kazakh.php
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Kazak-language
https://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=347544&p=2340041
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHFOi-K3kMA7pfgMVf1WJpA
https://www.soyle.kz/?lang=en

Kyrgyz :kyrgyzstan: Кыргызча

Click here

https://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/kyrgyz/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9LLcfb8S79-IKKWylQcWg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6lamTRKi7wIeiT_ldrzJg

South Asia (Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Sinhala)

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Hindi :india: हिन्दी भाषा

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https://www.rocketlanguages.com/hindi/rocket-hindi-premium
https://www.learning-hindi.com/beginner
https://www.aplustopper.com/hindi-grammar/
https://blogs.transparent.com/hindi/vocabulary-in-hindi-work/
http://mylanguages.org/learn_hindi.php
https://www.youtube.com/user/edewcateHindi
https://www.youtube.com/user/QuackartStudios
https://www.youtube.com/user/hindipod101

Tamil :india: தமிழ்

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http://mylanguages.org/learn_tamil.php
http://learn101.org/tamil_grammar.php
https://omniglot.com/writing/tamil.htm
https://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/tamil.php
https://forvo.com/languages/ta/
https://www.verbix.com/languages/tamil.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/bvenkysubbu
https://www.youtube.com/user/desidame4eva

Urdu :pakistan: اردو

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http://learn101.org/urdu.php
http://mylanguages.org/learn_urdu.php
http://ilovelanguages.org/urdu.php
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGiKlOBHnhWnb2hv6IVOb4w
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaQ_tgXhatC_FeM8Pbsuaw

Sinhala :sri_lanka: සිංහල

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http://ilovelanguages.org/sinhala.php
http://mylanguages.org/learn_sinhala.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHjfrFbO734
https://www.youtube.com/user/lazybutsmartsinhala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCN0Z_S9KCQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9OXNk3BNJUZdDUIao71HQ

Middle East (Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Turkish)

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Arabic :united_arab_emirates: اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ

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http://www.arabic-course.com/
https://www.learnarabiconline.com/arabic-alphabet/
https://arabic.desert-sky.net/grammar.html
http://ilovelanguages.org/arabic.php
http://learn101.org/arabic.php
https://www.youtube.com/user/arabicpod101
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYbjzYhTccpD6MN_b964HA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0A5REF21kXBkG2KziS76FA

Farsi/Persian :iran: فارسی

Click here

https://www.persianlanguageonline.com/
http://www.persiandee.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/PersianPod101

Turkish :tr: Türkçe

Click here

https://www.youtube.com/c/TurkishClass101
https://www.youtube.com/c/LanguageAnimated
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sIS1BPg-3MSSVGOJliWxQ
http://turkishbasics.com/grammar.php
http://mylanguages.org/learn_turkish.php
https://fluentinturkish.com/
http://ilovelanguages.org/turkish.php
https://www.turkishclass101.com/

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Two more resources that I have found useful, with audio:

Taiwanese:

Bitesize Taiwanese: https://bitesizetaiwanese.com/

Mongolian:

Inner Mongolian (with Mongol bichig script): http://www.studymongolian.net/

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Thank you @RonP for sharing! I’ve added it to the main list. :grinning:

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Uyghur ئۇيغۇرچە







https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/158901684X/
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Oh, that’s nice! Thank you!

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@Takashi りがとうございます! 已經加到主帖文了~ 沒想到你對維吾爾文有興趣 :grin:

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@Jinyoung 謝謝。其實我從來就對中亞感興趣,然後新疆也去過一次,所以對維語也感興趣~

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@Takashi 我去過西藏兩次,挺有趣的!中亞語言的學習材料其實並不多,因為需求量非常小。我對宗喀語和尼泊爾語有興趣可是學習材料太難找了,只好將就好好利用僅有的材料

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added Uyghur (courtesy of Takashi) , Hindi, Tamil, Urdu and Sinhala

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@Jinyoung
Wow - thank you for all the effort you put into this! This is incredibly helpful :slight_smile:

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@Jinyoung 日本有賣不錯的材料



這些都是旅行會話的書,但有很多國家跟語言,而且裡面有很多單字,所以在學稀少語言的日本人常常會買 :grin: 你來日本玩的時候去書店看看吧
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thanks man this is great :smiley:

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Wow this list is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing these resources! :slight_smile:

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I am loving the Korean,Chinese and Vietnamese resources. Thank you so much for sharing these resources! :grin:

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added Kazakh :kazakhstan: , Kyrgyz :kyrgyzstan: , Arabic :united_arab_emirates: and Manchu (courtesy of Ewan):cn: :grinning:

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Thanks so much Jinyoung!

Another one for Kazakh: www.soyle.kz (available in Russian and English, although the Russian version of the site works much better than the English version)

Also there’s a short Manchu course on wikibooks with some dialogues and grammar explanations

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非常感谢, Jinyoung!

I haven’t noticed any lack of resources for learning Chinese (in my experience, it’s the easiest language to find resources for other than English) but these sites are particularly good for western learners - both designed by Chinese native speakers who have been living in North America for years and thus have a good idea of the things we have the most trouble with:

Chinese Zero to Hero - run by a crazy polyglot called Jon - if you go to the bottom of the page, there are links to free resources like learning Chinese through songs and poetry (their paid courses are the best I’ve found too, especially if you want to base your learning around the HSK levels)

Yoyo Chinese - the blog has lots of free resources and articles that really give an insight into tricky aspects of the language, current usage and life in China (also offers paid courses which I have heard good things about but haven’t tried)

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I really enjoy the Chinese Hero to Zero programs, having used the HSK3 so far. I also bought the HSK4 one, with prices being quite reasonable, in my view, as they also offer discounts at times. I also like their new poetry course (free course). Yoyo Chinese is a good one as well, I like how she approaches learning the tones through the specific tone pairs (words) she uses. Here are some other YouTube ones I particularly like:

学中文Free To Learn
Everyday Chinese(天天汉语) (already listed by Jinyoung above)
PeggyTeachesChinese
Grace Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Corner

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我覺得「說說中文」也蠻不錯的。內容並不太簡單,所以我覺得對中級學習者也會有用。


(抱歉,我不知道如何可以關閉連結的縮圖,每次都自動顯示。。)
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是啊,你说得没错。她也是很厉害。 :+1:

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