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 Register/Enroll in a Class

  1. Create an account (if you don’t have one already).
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on class name in the sidebar.
  4. Complete the payment transaction

 

When you create an account, a temporary password will be sent by email.  Use this password to login and enroll in a class. And then, change your password to something more memorable, by clicking “Profile” in the menu bar.

Class Details

  • Spoken Chinese
    Short-t erm Spoken Chinese: Elementary (2nd Edition) (English and Chinese Edition)

    Spoken Chinese is designed for those who have studied Mandarin for more than a year, or who know pinyin and can recognize 300 Chinese characters or more.

    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.

    This class is good for people who have completed “Conversational Chinese 301 下”

  • Mandarin Two
    Mandarin One

    The second course in our Mandarin series builds upon the foundation of pinyin and simple grammar from the first course. You will learn more about food, shopping, weather, and common expressions that will delight your Chinese friends.

    You will gain more confidence with grammar patterns, expand our vocabulary and learn how to get help from Chinese people without using English. And like our first course, you will keep it fresh with online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and grammar visuals.

  • Mandarin Three
    Mandarin One

    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

    In this course you will learn pronunciation, pinyin, basic grammar and an introduction to Chinese culture.  

    Our unique approach combines clear, simple explanations with ample usage practice. We keep a steady, manageable pace using lots of visuals and props to simulate your multiple intelligences.  To keep you engaged between classes, we have online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and weekly bonus videos.  

  • Hanyu Feng 750
    Moon Sculpture Left Behind

    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. The language is relatively easy and new words are introduced gradually.  Each quarter the class reads a book from this series and discusses the details.  

    This class uses books from third level of this series. It is called the “750” level, because it assumes you can read at least the first 750 Chinese words on the HSK list. (Click on the image for a more information about the book.

  • Hanyu Feng 500
    Secrets of a Computer Company (Chinese Breeze 500-word Level) with CD

    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. The language is relatively easy and new words are introduced gradually.  

    Each quarter the class reads a book from this series and discusses the details.  This class uses books from first level of this series. It is called the “500” level, because it assumes you can read at least 500 Chinese words. (Click on the image to get a more thorough description of the book.)

  • Hanyu Feng 300
    Chinese Breeze Graded Readers:Level 300 Whom Do You Like More?

    The best way to improve your language skills after mastering the basics is to use it (of course).  This class gives you the chance to improve reading and conversational skills.  Each week you and fellow students read a chapter of the book, then come to class to discuss it … with the help of a native speaking teacher.

    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.  This class uses books from the “300” level, which means it assumes you are comfortable with first 300 Chinese words on the HSK scale.

  • Chinese With Me

    This class is based on the “Chinese With Me” text book.  Students taking this class can recognize 100-200 Chinese characters and have a basic grasp of basic grammar.  

    This a good choice for those who have already completed our Mandarin One through Three courses, and have experience reading Chinese characters..