Say It Right Series

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What is ChinesePod

Not your typical Mandarin online course.

Real Language

Don’t waste your precious study time drilling grammar and vocabulary. Many linguists, as well as the team at ChinesePod, believe that you learn better by doing that you acquire new knowledge faster by listening and experiencing rather than with your nose stuck in a boring textbook. ChinesePod creates Mandarin Chinese lessons with real language that native speakers use, not stiff, unnatural textbook phrases that won’t do you any good in the real world.

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Easy To Use

We provide over 4000 entertaining and practical audio & video lessons that make learning the Mandarin language fun. Simply download a lesson and study it anywhere, at anytime, on any device. Each lesson also comes with downloadable dialogues, vocabulary, grammar and practical exercises. The Mandarin Language will actually stick when you have the option of listening to it at your own convenience.

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Short, Self-contained Lessons

Learning Chinese might seem daunting but don’t worry, our lessons are short which means you can easily fit it into your day. You are going to stick to studying Mandarin when it is super easy to do. Spend 5 to 10 minutes a day studying Chinese and reap the rewards.

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Learning Can Be Fun

Our lessons are situational, meaning you won’t get stuck studying school subjects or sports when what you actually want to do is open a bank account or break up with someone. With over 4000 lessons, we have every situation that you could imagine covered and ready for you to study.

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Study Your Way

The beauty of ChinesePod is that you don’t need to study our lessons in a specific order. Our lessons are self-contained, meaning we explain everything you need to know within that lesson. Just pick your Chinese skill level, then a topic you want to study and you are good to go. Your conversations don’t follow the chapters of a textbook so why should your learning?

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Grow with ChinesePod

At the end of the day, our main goal is to help you invest in yourself and reach your personal goals with Mandarin Chinese. We can’t be the company we are without our loyal and awesome subscribers. Join the community of over one million people who have learned Mandarin Chinese with ChinesePod -- we can’t wait to meet you!

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Our Approach

Our content is different, quirky, and fun.

A lot of aspiring students quickly lose interest when they have to follow a rigid language-learning course. We all don’t listen to the same music, or support the same sports teams. We all have our quirks so why should we be forced to follow a structured, monotonous curriculum when it comes to learning a language? With ChinesePod you have the freedom to take the Mandarin Chinese lessons that you find interesting -- and then the ability to study at your own pace. This doesn’t mean that our team is not here to help you. Sign-up to study with one of our tutors or contact a learning consultant for a free spoken placement test.
Ditch the textbook--you’ll stay motivated learning Mandarin Chinese by staying interested. With the largest library of Mandarin Chinese lessons, on and offline, you have 4000+ lessons at your fingertips. It will be difficult finding a situation or topic we haven’t already covered, and our library expands everyday. Mandarin Chinese is not only the most spoken language in the world, but it is also the fastest growing second language in western countries. So hop on board with ChinesePod and learn not only practical language, but all about the quirks and quarks of Chinese culture and Mandarin language.. Have you heard about the extremely popular TV show “Nirvana In Fire” or that people in the east like to shop online in a group? At ChinesePod we can teach you this and so much more!
Flashback to when you were a child and learning language for the first time: you started with listening, not reading. We feel that our audio and video lessons mimic the natural process of language acquisition and are the best way to learn Mandarin Chinese. Speaking Mandarin Chinese will come naturally to you when you repeatedly hear interesting words and phrases in meaningful contexts.

Don’t be shy: start speaking right away with ChinesePod’s active community. Interaction is key when it comes to education and you will uncover numerous resources by interacting and sharing information with fellow students, tutors and native Mandarin speakers on ChinesePod. Join the community on our online forum or our social networks, including Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Every user has the ability to comment on any lesson and make suggestions on how to improve the content. Our ChinesePod staff, as well as loyal users are very responsive and supportive in answering your questions.

Our forum is a place for fellow learners to discuss, ask, and converse on all things Mandarin. Beyond that, you will have the ability to request features that can make ChinesePod an even more powerful language learning tool. Request for study advice or discover what’s new in the world of learning Chinese. The more you participate, the more points you'll gain towards your trust level. At a high enough trust level, you'll gain new abilities, making our forum a fun and interactive space.

Say It Right (S.I.R) is a brand new video course from ChinesePod entirely devoted towards teaching you the correct pronunciation of the Mandarin Language. his video course contains 22 lessons, in which you will learn all about pinyin, tones, tricky combinations, tone change rules and difficult sounds. These lessons work to give you a comprehensive and unprecedented education on the most daunting aspect of learning Mandarin Chinese: sounding like a native.

Perhaps you are not that interested in studying but more curious about Chinese culture? We’ve got you covered. We have a slew of awesome podcasts covering a diverse range of topics like food, poetry, social life and much more to satiate your curiosity.

Our System

Learn situational Mandarin with a click of a button.

ChinesePod’s library of over 4000+ audio & video Mandarin lessons is the largest you will find… anywhere. Our system works by training through mass input. Each lesson begins by going over the dialogue three times. Next up, we chunk each sentence into translations, with each individual translation repeated three times. Following this introduction to the dialogue, we delve into the core lesson, where we explain the grammatical structure behind the dialogue. By the end of the lesson, you have a clear idea of how and why the dialogue is structured as such, and have heard the sentences at least twenty times, giving you ample opportunity to have it imprinted in your mind.

Once you are finished with a lesson, the lesson’s page gives you enriching review opportunities, including vocabulary, sentence reviews, and expansions, where we give further examples of the lessons grammatical structure and vocabulary in different context. Furthermore, our community is made up of active and passionate learners and each lesson’s discussion board is filled with lively conversation about the lessons content.

Studying with a textbook’s rigid structure is de-motivating: you’re going to stick with learning Mandarin when you have the freedom to study what you want in a short, reliable, and proven format. Join the community of over one million students who have ditched the textbook and used ChinesePod to study Mandarin… on their own terms.

Academic Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced? Nope.it’s not as simple as that! At ChinesePod we understand that finding the right entry point for your Mandarin Chinese studies can be confusing. Learning a language, whether it be to simply learn a few survival phrases or something you plan on building a lifelong relationship with, requires hard work and commitment. No one wants to be thrown in the deep end or be made to suffer through trite material they have already mastered. Our content is more aptly organised into five levels. As you progress through the levels, the English and Chinese ratio adjusts accordingly.

  • Newbie

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  • Elementary

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  • Pre-Intermediate

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  • Intermediate

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  • Upper-Intermediate

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Tools

Take advantage of these tools to maximise the power of ChinesePod.

Dictionary

Dictionary

Use our dictionary for your bidirectional language studies. Look up the interpretation or transfer meaning from one language to...

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation

Our site consistently ranks as one of the best for our methods and approach to pronunciation. At ChinesePod, we can help you le...

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

The vocabulary for all the lessons are available in our vocabulary manager. Generate your own flash card deck to study online w...

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Test

Test

ChinesePod doesn’t care about what score you receive. These tests are here for you to gauge your own abilities and test your un...

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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.
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Creator of Pleco

Additional Resources

Supplement your Mandarin speaking, listening, and pronunciation exercises with our plethora of additional study resources. Each podcast lesson is accompanied by a Dialogue, Vocabulary, Expansion, Grammar and Exercises section. Practice online or download all the resources and study on your own time. These supplementary study resources breakdown lesson’s content allowing for further review including learning the vocabulary or listening to each sentence separately.

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