Special Discount for Meetup members

Members of the Mandarin Meetup group, who have never taken a class at Effective Chinese, are eligible for a limited 25% discount on the price of any course, … except Mandarin One. To take advantage of this offer, click on the course that best suits your abilities. Once you reach the registration page, just enter “Meetup2017” into the coupon box.

 

How to enroll in a Course

  1. Create an account (if not already)
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on the course name in a table.
  4. Then choose pay-now or pay-later.

After creating an account, you will receive a link by email. Click on the link and enter a memorable password.  Use this password to login and enroll in a class. All of the classes are listed on the front page. Many pages also list the classes in the right-hand side panel.

Class Details

  • Mandarin Two
    Mandarin Two

    The second course in our Mandarin series expands on the basics, giving you a fuller set of conversational strategies. It builds upon the foundation of pinyin and simple grammar from the first course. And gives you more strategies to talk about food, shopping, weather, and common expressions that will delight your Chinese friends.

    In addition to greater conversational breadth, you will also learn how to get help from Chinese people without using English. And like our first course, you will keep it all fresh with online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and grammar visuals.

  • Mandarin Three
    Mandarin Three

    Mandarin Three continues to build vocabulary while focusing on conversations that frequently occur when one is traveling in China.

    This course will include, for example, Chinese Zodiac, traveling and bargaining with sellers. You will increase your confidence as you expand grammar and vocabulary while generally growing the diversity of expression.

     

  • Mandarin One
    Mandarin One

    Start with pronunciation, pinyin, basic grammar and an introduction to Chinese culture. The course meets weekly for 10 weeks.

    We present the language with colorful visuals, props, and tons of practice in the classroom. You can stay engaged between classes with online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and weekly bonus videos. Our broad range of methodologies allow you to discover what works best for you. 

  • Hanyu Feng 500
    Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series Level 2 (500-WORD Level): If I didn't have you (W/MP3) (Chinese Edition)

    Hanyu Feng (汉语风) means “Chinese Breeze”. It is the name of a series of graded readers. The books are written in Chinese characters without pinyin subscripts. There are several series of readers 300, 500, 750 and 1100. The name of the series indicates how many words on the HSK list you need to know.  

    This is one of the best ways to boost your reading and conversation skills to the intermediate level. Each quarter the class reads a book from this series and discusses the details.  This class uses books from the “500” level, the 2nd level. (Click on the image to get a more thorough description of the book.)

  • Hanyu Feng 1100
    Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series Level 4 (1100-WORD Level): Vick The Good Dog (W/MP3) (Chinese Edition)

    Hanyu Feng (汉语风) means “Chinese Breeze”. It is the name of a series of graded readers. The books are written in Chinese characters without pinyin subscripts. There are several series of readers 300, 500, 750 and 1100. The name of the series indicates how many words on the HSK list you need to know.  

    Each quarter the class reads a book from this series and discusses the details.  This class uses books from the “1100” level, the highest level. (Click on the image to get a more thorough description of the book.)

  • Chinese Two

    Chinese Two follows Chinese One.  If you are familiar with Chinese characters but want to get back into the language, this might be right for you..

    This book was chosen because the language is very practical for people who plan to work or travel in China.  This is a gentle way to ramp into reading characters while continuing to expand your vocabulary, grammar and conversational skill.  We also provide flashcards, writing sheets, and other materials to compliment the book

  • Chinese One
    Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese (Audio CD Included)

    Chinese One is designed for those who know pinyin and are ready to start learning Chinese characters.  The first few lessons are fairly simple in order to focus learning characters characters, but they ramp up quickly.

    This course is the best choice for people who have completed Mandarin Three, or have comparable experience.

    We chose this book because the language is very practical for people who plan to work or travel in China.  This is a gentle way to ramp into reading characters while continuing to expand your vocabulary, grammar and conversational skill.  We also provide flashcards, writing sheets, and other materials to compliment the book