Used at Yale, Stanford, Cornell, Duke, and the United Nations


Learn Chinese with Clavis Sinica

Clavis Sinica means "Key to the Chinese Language." Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, the resources on this website will help you learn to read and write Chinese more efficiently and enjoyably than ever before.

Chinese Reading and Dictionary Software

Unlock the structure, sound, and meaning of Chinese characters in the texts you want to read

Mobile Apps for Learning Chinese

Use your smartphone or tablet to help you learn to read and write Chinese characters on the go

Chinese Audio Texts

Listen along as you learn to read short, simple texts about life in ancient and modern China

Chinese Toolbox

Look up new words, create vocabulary lists, practice with flashcards, or find out how many Chinese characters you already know