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. To register, click on the class name (not in a menu).
  4. Complete the payment transaction on the registration page.

 

When you create an account, a link will be sent 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

  • Zánmen Jiéhūn Ba

    This class is based on the popular Chinese TV program called “Zanmen Jiehun le ba”. It fun to watch and it has tons of useful expressions. The story line represents the current situation where young people in their thirties have no opportunity to encounter suitable mates, so the parents step in to help them out. It is hillarious. The language goes by pretty fast, but we have transcribed and translated every word.

    This is a good choice for people who have been studying Mandarin for 2 years or more.

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

    Our unique approach combines clear, simple explanations with ample conversation practice. We maintain a steady, manageable pace using lots of visuals and props to lock the language into your brain.  To stay engaged between classes, you have online quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings and weekly bonus videos.  

  • 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.

  • 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.)