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 One

    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

    Learn to communicate with Chinese people, starting with pronunciation, pinyin, basic grammar and an introduction to Chinese culture.

    Enjoy clear, simple explanations with ample conversation practice. Maintain a steady, manageable pace using lots of visuals and props to lock in the language.  In addition you can stay engaged between classes, with a variety of online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and videos.

  • 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 Study Group
    Chinese Study Group

    This course will be a collaboration among the teacher and students, to learn and practice Chinese language material that is relevant to the students. Students participating in this program will have at least one year of Chinese.

     

  • Chinese CC301上 Part 2
    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.  This class will cover the 2nd half of the book so you might want to have some basic familiarity with Chinese characters.

    We chose this book because the language is very practical for people who plan to work or travel in China.

  • Chinese CC301上 Part 1
    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

  • Chinese CC301下 Part 2

    Chinese Conversational 301下 is the second volume in the CC301 series.  This is the 2nd class using this book, so it will start somewhere in the middle. If you have taken a couple of classes CC301上 or a similar book this course might be right for you.

    The CC301 textbook series was chosen because the language is practical for people who plan to work or travel in China … and the cost is reasonable. This series also has audio CD for practicing sentences and vocabulary.