Any resources for studying A Level Chinese?

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I'll be taking A Level Chinese as a private candidate in June 2021, and I was wondering if there are any online/offline resources as I couldn't find much after Googling. Thanks in advance!
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I'll be taking A Level Chinese as a private candidate in June 2021, and I was wondering if there are any online/offline resources as I couldn't find much after Googling. Thanks in advance!
I can't provide any A Level nor Chinese specific rescources for you. But for language learning in general, Anki is a great resource to learn vocab/characters, and creating a new Youtube account to watch content only in Chinese is useful. Hope this is of some help.
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I can't provide any A Level nor Chinese specific rescources for you. But for language learning in general, Anki is a great resource to learn vocab/characters, and creating a new Youtube account to watch content only in Chinese is useful. Hope this is of some help.
Thanks! I'm actually a native speaker but for some reason my school wants us to take the Chinese A Level. They didn't provide any textbooks or any specific learning materials so I'm a bit worried about the exams itself
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Thanks! I'm actually a native speaker but for some reason my school wants us to take the Chinese A Level. They didn't provide any textbooks or any specific learning materials so I'm a bit worried about the exams itself
You'll be fine don't worry. If you know the exam board it might be worth having a look for a past paper or two online if you can
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Thanks! I'm actually a native speaker but for some reason my school wants us to take the Chinese A Level. They didn't provide any textbooks or any specific learning materials so I'm a bit worried about the exams itself
The exam board pages for it are here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...nese-2017.html I'd have a look at the specification here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...in_Chinese.pdf and there are some suggested reources on p8 of https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...in_Chinese.pdf
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The exam board pages for it are here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...nese-2017.html I'd have a look at the specification here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...in_Chinese.pdf and there are some suggested reources on p8 of https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...in_Chinese.pdf
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Thank you!
They've only recently changed the specification so there are very few past papers for the right specification (your school should be able to give you access to any that are locked) but the old spec will still be worth practising on - past papers here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...n-Code%2F9cn01
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They've only recently changed the specification so there are very few past papers for the right specification (your school should be able to give you access to any that are locked) but the old spec will still be worth practising on - past papers here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html?Qualification-Family=A-Level&Qualification-Subject=Chinese%20(2008)&Status= Pearson-UKtatus%2FLive&Specification-Code=Pearson-UKpecification-Code%2F9CN01%22%20OR%20category: %22Pearson-UKpecification-Code%2F9cn01
Thank you! I was also wondering -- do people usually take the Mandarin exams or Cantonese exams? I'm fluent in both, but I'm not sure which one I should go for.
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Thank you! I was also wondering -- do people usually take the Mandarin exams or Cantonese exams? I'm fluent in both, but I'm not sure which one I should go for.
The eventual certificate will just say Chinese so I'd recommend to pick whichever one you think you an do best in.
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