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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

  • Hanyu Feng 300
     

    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 discuss it in class … 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 have a grasp of first 300 Chinese words on the HSK scale.

  • Chinese Two
     

    Chinese Two is the 2nd half “Chinese Conversational 301 上”.  (上 indicates that it is the first volume). If you are able to read 100 or more Chinese characters, but don’t want to jump in over your head, this might be the course for you.

    We chose this book because the language is very practical for people who plan to work or study in China.  This is a gentle way to ramp into reading characters while continuing to expand your vocabulary, grammar and conversational skill.

     

  • Chinese Three
     

    Chinese Conversational 301下 is the second volume in the CC301 series.  If you have completed 2 classes of CC301上 or a similar book this course might be right for you.

    We use the CC301 textbooks series 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.

  • Chinese One
     

    Chinese One is not for beginners. Chinese One was designed for those who have mastered 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 steadily.

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

    We chose this book (Conversational Chinese 301上) 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 Four
     

    Chinese Conversational 301下 is the second volume in the CC301 series.  This is the second class using CC301下. 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 (purchased separately) for practicing sentences and vocabulary.

  • Beginning Two
     

    The second course in our popular 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.

  • Beginning 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.

     

  • Beginning One
     

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

    Enjoy clear, simple explanations with ample conversation practice. We 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.

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