Free Mandarin Chinese Lessons

Are you just starting to learn Chinese and looking for a comprehensive Mandarin Chinese language course?

You’ll be pleased to know that the most comprehensive course ever produced is actually 100% free.

We’ve taken the original FSI Standard Chinese Course out of the old scanned PDF docs and audio tapes and made it available in an easy-to-use web format.

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Chinese Dictionary

Easy-to-use dictionary with copious usage examples – ideal for language learners.

How to Learn Chinese Characters

Find out the “secret source” behind our much-loved Chinese Character course.

Welcome to Chinese

Greetings Chinese language learner and welcome to Chinese.

This site contains a number of resources to help you learn Chinese, from free Chinese lessons to a handy Chinese Dictionary.

Learn a new language can be a daunting experience. It’s not about learning a single skill but rather about learning a set of inter-related skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, etc.

Part of what makes learning Chinese difficult is the inherit strangeness of the language. Unlike learning a European language, when you start out with Chinese you can’t hear or speak correctly because you can’t distinguish the sounds and you can’t read and write anything because of the Chinese characters.

This difficultly is compounded by the fact that most students don’t have a good plan for how to learn Chinese. Instead they wonder between different approaches without a real sense of progress.

So to help students we decided to put together this website to bring together a comprehensive collections of tools, tips and resources to guide them from an absolute beginner to an advanced Chinese language speaker.

It’s still early days but we hope that this website can become a reliable part of your Chinese language study.

Thank you and good luck with your studies.