Instagram occupies our days, but like movies, you can make this entertainment feel a little less guilty with some educational content. So here we list the best Instagram accounts for learning Mandarin Chinese, both for adults and kids.
Our take: pick one from each category.
Functional flashcards on Instagram
There are hundreds if not thousands of Instagram accounts out there for adult learners. Some are super informative (and a bit bland if we may say), such as HSK Level, but also like Dong Chinese, which also shows the origin of the character for you to better understand. Similar accounts are ChineseClass101, or Everyday Chinese.
There are dozens of “Chinese with X” accounts out there. One of the most popular ones are “Chinese with Jen” and “Chinese with Vicky“, or LanciDictionary and Sabine Hui. These Instagram accounts are very personal so it’s nice to have a sort of friend to learn Chinese with!
We’re a big fan of Emma (Lahlahbanana) because she’s very rigorous in analyzing different study resources for her three kids, and shares her experiences and thoughts on her Instagram. And we’d also like to plug our own GoEast for Kids Instagram channel here with tips, printables and breakfast inspiration to teach your kids some Chinese Hanzi characters!
Other top Instagram accounts for Chinese learners
We have our own general Instagram account but the topics are very random, so this may only appeal to students of GoEast Mandarin who are into our community.
There are dozens of other types of accounts. For beautiful characters from Shanghai, check this one. If you’re into memes, check out Mandarin Companion. Also, nearly all education companies active in the Chinese language industry are on Instagram, so if you’re on HackChinese, DuChinese, Skritter or make sure you follow them on Instagram for more tips.