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Learn What You NEED

  • Over 3,500 lessons available.
  • Five educational skill levels.
  • Three to five new lessons a week.

No Textbook Required

  • Lessons are self-contained.
  • Everything you need to know is explained by the end of a lesson.

The World Is Your Classroom

  • All lessons have downloadable content.
  • The brand new ChinesePod app lets you take learning on-the-go.

Chinese Tutors On-Demand

  • Book a class with our hand-selected tutors.
  • Accelerate your learning through one-on-one, live instruction.

Our Presenters Are Pretty Legit


Fiona Tian

Fiona is a native speaker of both English and Chinese and has lived in many countries growing up.

Fiona is your guide for understanding cultural insights and colloquialisms that you wouldn’t learn in the classroom.

Fiona has been heralded for her easy-to-understand teaching style and focus on explaining things from the learner’s perspective.

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Gwilym James

Started learning Chinese in 2012 with ChinesePod, Gwilym now lives in Taipei and speaks Chinese at a conversational level.

Gwilym’s educational background in Neuroscience taught him how to optimize language; a perspective that will help you hack the common road-blocks you might face as you learn Chinese.

As a student of Mandarin, Gwilym is able to ask the kind of questions that learners often struggle with.

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Constance Fang

Constance is ChinesePod’s educational guru, writing lessons that are useful and meaningful for your everyday use.

Each lesson comes with exercises, grammar and expansion sentences, which Constance creates to extend your learning beyond the audio or video lesson.

Constance has taught at widely recognized Chinese Learning Institutions, including the world renowned International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) and Princeton in Beijing’s summer Chinese program (PIB).

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What Clients Say

"When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend it to everyone learning Chinese!"

Benny Lewis, "The Irish Polyglot"

"ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into a busy schedule."

Mike Love, Creator of Pleco

"ChinesePod has such a vast scope of topics and diversity in levels, which makes it extremely convenient to progress, never-mind the entertaining hosts, great top-down approach and super useful additional content!"

Niel de la Rouviere, Language blogger and web developer at Buffer

"The lessons have given me the opportunity to reconnect with my roots and the ability to connect with people from all around the world."

Chris Goh, UCLA student majoring in Global Studies

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