你好 Nǐhǎo! , we’re Luke & Phil, and circa 2013, we were where you may be right now..trying to learn Chinese but unsure how.
We bet this story sounds familiar:
You sign up for a class, start using a website, or download a shiny new APP to learn Chinese….
You feel a little progress at first. You might even have a bit of fun…
But, after the honeymoon period ends & it starts to get repetitive, you become bored, frustrated, and overwhelmed…
It dawns on you not only how much there is to learn but also that this method either isn’t going to get you to genuine fluency or it’s going to require Navy Seal levels of discipline to fight through the boredom.
Negative thoughts start to creep in like:
“Chinese is just too hard”
“I’m not disciplined enough”
“I don’t have enough time for this”
Or, worst of all…
“I’m bad at languages.”
Once you reach this point, it’s game over.
You either quit or decide to “take a break” from Chinese, only to begin the cycle again a few weeks or months later.
We understand this because we’ve been through it ourselves, over and over. It sucks, and you shouldn’t have to go through this.
The two of us spent thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars trying every learning method we could…and we made almost ZERO progress.
Heck, even Phil’s university degree in Chinese didn’t help him become the fluent Mandarin speaker he is today!
What helped us finally achieve Mandarin fluency?
We discovered the truth about what it takes to learn languages…
It has now been shown conclusively with decades of linguistic research & real-life case studies that to speak a second language fluently, we must absorb it naturally through listening and reading, just like we did with our first language.
Renowned linguistic researcher Dr. Steven Krashen explains this perfectly:
“We acquire language in one way and ONLY one way: By understanding messages.”
As soon as you understand this simple truth, learning Chinese stops feeling like hard work and instantly transforms into a fun game!
Once we made “understandable messages” our focus, we went from potentially quitting to fluency and passing the highest-level Chinese proficiency exam, all in under a year!
Here’s us today, fluent Mandarin speakers…
Learn the sounds & tones of Chinese. Learn how to read. This will allow you to…
Listen to, read, and watch Chinese content that is understandable. In turn, you can…
Practice speaking to fully activate the language you have acquired through immersion!
While beautiful in its simplicity, executing this plan without a guide takes a long time and a LOT of trial and error (speaking from experience here!).
We saw these problems and spent years perfecting a new approach to acquiring Chinese that makes building understanding, getting messages, and activating the language truly easy and fun.
We call it…
The Blueprint is a series of four courses that take you step-by-step to advanced Chinese proficiency quickly and easily by following our science-backed “Build, Get, Activate” framework….
The first course, Pronunciation Mastery, teaches you how to pronounce every Mandarin syllable and tone like a native in just a few hours.
Mastering pronunciation is the very first foundational step towards fluency, providing you with a huge boost to your listening and speaking ability!
Once you’ve got the basics of pronunciation, you’ll move on to The Mandarin Blueprint Method curriculum and begin learning how to read Chinese…
We’ll start off the course by teaching you how to read, write, and pronounce Chinese characters in seconds and remember them easily using our astoundingly effective mnemonic visualization system.
As you learn common characters, you’ll unlock common words at an extraordinary rate…
Once you’ve easily built a small foundation of common characters and words, it will be time to move on to…
Instead of learning thousands of characters before Chinese becomes somewhat understandable, you’ll read & listen to real Chinese (no pinyin or English) in about the same time as a couple of long-haul flights!
THIS is the Mandarin Blueprint difference…
Later on, as you continue to master characters and words, you will unlock completely understandable dialogues, articles, and stories meticulously tailored to your level…
Thanks to our unique, patent-pending curriculum structure, all of these moving parts build on what you already know and work together in harmony, so you never feel lost.
By the end of The Mandarin Blueprint Method curriculum, you’ll master 3050 characters, and 11,800 words, or 99.4% of the language by frequency!
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BUT, with The Mandarin Blueprint Method, our data shows you can progress 3-5 times faster WITHOUT investing in tutors, classes, textbooks, or apps…
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Here’s the key takeaway from all of this:
Long before you reach the end of the Mandarin Blueprint Method, you’ll be able to begin immersing in real Chinese media (TV shows, movies, podcasts, books, comics, etc.) and understand it.
However, immersing in Chinese is confusing and super intimidating at first without a guide, which is why we created a third course: “Mandarin Immersion Masterclass (MIM)”
This course contains all the tools and techniques you need to achieve advanced Chinese fluency through immersing in native Chinese content, such as TV shows, movies, books, comics, video games, podcasts, graded readers and audiobooks.
As soon as you can understand Chinese using what you learn from these courses, you’re ready to move on to the final stage…
As soon as you can understand Chinese, you’re ready to start honing your speaking skill.
After some time spent activating your vocabulary in speaking sessions, you’ll realize you can think in Chinese and express yourself with shocking ease. You may even be completely unaware of how you know what you know. That is the weird and wonderful experience of true language acquisition.
You aren’t “learning Chinese” anymore. You’re living it. From here, you can take your Chinese skill as far as you want, and you won’t want to stop for the rest of your life. We haven’t yet!
But, just in case you need some help building the Chinese learning habit, we’ve got you covered there too…
As well as these four amazing courses, you’re also getting $1,800 of fantastic bonuses to make your journey to fluency even faster and easier!
We answer every email, course comment, or chatbot message, often with a video or screen recording for clarity. That’s like having an on-demand tutor. In fact, we’ve made so many video responses, we’ve now formed a video FAQ consisting of hundreds of detailed answers. We’ll also often share your message on our podcast! And remember—you’ll have access to this virtually unmatched level of language learning support for life.
Traverse is the AWESOME flashcard software you’ll use to retain everything you learn on our course efficiently.
The basic service is $15/month, but we’ve got the software creator to tweak the code to suit the content of our course and provide dedicated tech support for all of our members for free when you sign up!
Gain lifetime access to this forum to network with thousands of other Chinese learners. Ask questions, find study buddies and share resources!
How much money and time are you wasting hiring tutors, buying classes, apps, and listen-repeat programs that are unlikely ever to get you to fluency?
End your frustration with learning Chinese and get on a clear, sure-fire path to awesome Chinese today!
We’re SO confident our courses will exceed your expectations in every way that we do something NOBODY ELSE in our field does….
After you enroll, you’ll have 90 days with full access to everything…
If at any time, for any reason, or NO reason, you decide it’s not for you, email us, and we’ll give you a full refund.
How can we give such a guarantee and still sleep at night?
Simple. We’ve got…
You are accessing the most efficient, straightforward, and fun path to Chinese literacy and fluency with two highly knowledgeable, experienced, and motivating coaches that are with you every step of the way.
Put another way: you are getting years of saved time and avoiding all the boredom and stress that comes with conventional language-learning methods.
You’re gaining lifetime access to ALL of our courses, including Pronunciation Mastery, The Mandarin Blueprint Method, Habit-Building Bootcamp, and Mandarin Immersion Masterclass, PLUS all of the bonuses mentioned above.
First off, let’s bust a myth: Chinese is NOT difficult anymore.
Our method has transformed the hard parts of Chinese — the writing system and the tones — into a piece of cake. As for being bad at languages? Nuh-uh.
We are ALL language-learning machines. Remember, you’ve already achieved fluency in your native language. To do the same for Chinese, you just need to listen, read, and practice Chinese a lot. The Blueprint will guide you through this, one step at a time.
We’re glad you asked. Mandarin Blueprint stands out from the crowd with a unique, immersive, and methodical approach to teaching Chinese. If your previous attempts at learning Chinese didn’t pan out, it might have been due to a teaching method that wasn’t the best fit for you. Here’s how we do things differently:
Firstly, The Blueprint prioritizes engagement and fun. We believe that enjoying the learning process is key to long-term success in any language. Our lessons are designed to be dynamic and interesting, keeping you motivated and eager to learn more.
Secondly, we put a strong emphasis on practice. Chinese is a language that gets easier the more you use it. Our online learning platform provides plenty of opportunities to practice Chinese, from engaging exercises to interactive quizzes, ensuring you constantly apply what you’ve learned.
Thirdly, we focus on teaching you not just individual Mandarin words but also how to use them contextually. Knowing the definition of a word in the Chinese language is one thing, but knowing how to effectively use it when speaking Mandarin is another. We ensure you grasp the nuances of each word and can confidently use them in conversation.
Lastly, our approach is methodical. We’ve structured our course using an Optimal Character Learning Order (OCLO pat. pending) that gradually builds on your knowledge, ensuring a solid foundation before moving on to more complex aspects of the language.
The Blueprint is designed with the learner in mind, ensuring you have the tools and support you need to succeed where you may have struggled in the past. Ready to give learning Chinese another shot, but this time with a unique, engaging, and effective approach? Sign up here.
We offer three flexible pricing options to suit different budget needs. You can choose our best-value option, which is a single payment of $997. This is the most economical choice in the long run.
If you prefer to spread out your payments, we also offer a plan of 6 payments of $175 each or a more extended plan of 12 payments of $97 each.
Rest assured, all payments are secured by a 256-bit encryption for your safety and peace of mind. Investing in your Mandarin-speaking skills has never been more accessible or secure.
We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and Paypal.
We take your privacy seriously. For that reason, we use Stripe as our payment processor. The credit card data that you enter will never pass through or be stored on any of our machines. The data is sent directly to Stripe or Paypal, where maximum protection and security of financial data is ensured.
Absolutely. Within 90 days from the moment you are first charged, we will give you a full refund if you are unsatisfied.
If you do the method as instructed, finish your flashcard reviews every day, and put in enough speaking practice to use what you learn with us, then you will be able to read and speak Mandarin fluently much faster and easier than the average learner. Of course, there will always be some people who lose focus or decide at the last minute that they’d rather learn Polish or Italian. That’s why we offer our 90-day money-back guarantee.
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Native speakers have been able to produce the language accurately and with excellent pronunciation since childhood, and they generally don’t know how to acquire the language effectively as adults.
We, on the other hand, achieved high levels of fluency in Mandarin (C1 level) as adults using the very same science-backed methods and tools we share with you on the course.
A team of native Chinese writers, professors, and voice artists helped us create the wealth of Chinese reading and listening content within The Blueprint, and we highly recommend using native tutors for speaking practice later on. But, when it comes to the language acquisition process itself, best leave that to the real experts.
We guarantee that you will become proficient in Mandarin (and have a blast while doing it) as long as you follow our instructions.
If you follow the lessons within The Blueprint, finish your flashcard reviews every day, and put in enough immersion time and speaking practice, then you WILL be able to read and speak Mandarin fluently, just like we can.
We’re so confident you’ll experience the power of Mandarin Chinese learning with this method that we have a “no-matter what” 90-day money back guarantee.
There are many moving parts to The Blueprint, and that’s because Chinese is also huge, and we teach you every single foundational aspect of the language effectively and comprehensively — but DO NOT worry about any of this.
We’ve precisely arranged every lesson for you in a perfectly intuitive order so you never feel lost or confused. You’ll progress at your own pace, gradually working from the most simple character components to ancient Chinese stories.
Finally, we answer every question in the comments section below each video (tens of thousands and counting), so if something is still (somehow) unclear, just ask a question and we’ll get back to you.
Absolutely not. Age is just a number when it comes to learning a new language.
The Blueprint is designed to accommodate learners of all ages, and we have many successful students across different age groups. Some of our most senior students are seeing the best results. They are consistently practicing Chinese and expanding their vocabulary with new words in the Chinese language every day.
The structure of our course helps in breaking down the Mandarin words into manageable pieces, making it easier for you to understand, remember, and use them while speaking. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80 — as long as you have the passion to learn, our course can guide you to Mandarin speaking proficiency. So, don’t let age deter you from starting your language-learning journey.
Almost certainly not. You’re probably not reading this if you’re already fully fluent & literate in the language, so consider this:
We have 9,000+ lessons and more than 2,000 videos covering 99%+ of Mandarin Chinese. That’s enough material for everyone from absolute beginner to advanced level. If you already have a foundation in Chinese, start from the beginning and skip what you already know. Simple.
Our courses can get you to any level you desire, whether you want to have basic conversations or approach a native level.
If you only want to learn a few phrases for a business trip, then perhaps this isn’t for you right now. However, in our experience, speaking in-depth with so many of our members, goals change.
You might not be so committed right now, but once you start to see how easy and rewarding learning with us can be, you’ll likely decide to change your goals and invest more and more of your time and energy into this valuable skill.
Our approach to learning Chinese online has been designed to be highly effective and engaging. We incorporate interactive lessons, multimedia content, and regular practice sessions, all of which contribute to a comprehensive and stimulating learning experience.
Our members have reported rapid improvements in their Mandarin speaking and comprehension skills.
We use a multi-pronged approach to teaching the spoken Chinese language. This includes interactive dialogues, pronunciation exercises, vocabulary training, and real-world practice scenarios. All these elements work together to help you achieve fluency in speaking Mandarin.
We’ll teach you how to interact with language exchange partners, “shadowing,” and even how to work with tutors effectively if you so choose.
Our online Chinese class offers hundreds of opportunities for practice. We provide a wide range of exercises and interactive activities that allow you to apply what you’ve learned. You’ll get to practice Chinese speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in a supportive, structured environment.
We offer an extensive selection of resources for learning to speak Mandarin, including video lessons, pronunciation guides, interactive exercises, and more.
Our focus is on providing you with practical, real-world speaking skills, so our resources are geared towards helping you communicate effectively in Mandarin.
You absolutely can. Our course is designed to help you build a solid vocabulary base in Mandarin. We contextually introduce words and phrases, allowing you to understand not just the meaning of the word in the Chinese language but also how it’s used in everyday conversations.
We recommend practicing Chinese daily. Regular practice helps reinforce what you’ve learned and accelerates the process of achieving fluency in Mandarin speaking. Even just a few minutes each day can make a big difference in your progress.
Remember, the key to learning any language, including Mandarin, is consistency and practice.
Online learning for the Chinese language can be highly effective, particularly with a comprehensive course like The Blueprint. We provide an immersive learning experience that covers both spoken and written Chinese, allowing students to learn at their own pace and in their own environment.
Furthermore, we’re the only place that provides Optimal Character Learning Order (OCLO pat. pending), which is the most comprehensive form of Chinese learning available anywhere, not just online.
In our online Chinese class, you can expect a holistic approach to learning. We provide interactive lessons that focus on speaking Mandarin, understanding Mandarin words, and even writing in the Chinese language. Our goal is to ensure you become proficient in all aspects of the language.
Great question! If you’re looking to learn Chinese swiftly and effectively, Mandarin Blueprint is your go-to solution. Our online Chinese class has been specifically designed to supercharge your learning journey. Here’s how:
First off, we provide a structured platform for you to practice Chinese consistently. Regular practice is key to mastering any language, and we ensure you get plenty of that. Our course is organized in such a way that you’re constantly building on your knowledge through our patent-pending Optimal Character Learning Order (OCLO), which helps solidify your understanding and speeds up the learning process.
Through OCLO, we focus on teaching you words in the Chinese language in a way that makes them stick. By breaking down Mandarin words into digestible parts and teaching them in the context of phrases and sentences, we make sure you not only remember the words but also understand how to use them when speaking Mandarin.
And, of course, The Blueprint is designed to be flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and in your own time. This means you can put in extra hours when you have the time and accelerate your progress.
So, in short, Mandarin Blueprint can help you learn Chinese fast without compromising on the depth and quality of your understanding.
After years of thinking about the question, we’ve come up with an efficient and fun way to improve Mandarin speaking skills. Diving into the world of Chinese language with Mandarin Blueprint has been proven to take beginners faster into fluency — we do this by emphasizing comprehensible input and immersion right from the start. You’ll be immersed in the language through interactive dialogues and exercises, which help improve pronunciation, fluency, and comprehension. This active learning approach will rapidly enhance your Mandarin speaking skills.
It might be counter-intuitive, but if you want to improve your Mandarin speaking skills, you must first focus on reading and listening. Understanding must come before speaking & writing. That said, because Optimal Character Learning Order (OCLO pat. pending) gets you to understanding faster than any other system, you’ll also get to intuitive speaking & writing quickly (not just repeating set phrases).
A resounding YES. Our course specializes in lessons on Chinese characters, allowing you to understand, recognize, and write words in the Chinese language. This holistic approach ensures you gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese, enhancing your reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills.
Of course, you could take the money you would have invested in our course and access Chinese learning apps, a string of native-speaking tutors, and a pile of textbooks.
But guess what?
After your money and time is spent, there is a good chance you will NOT be fluent or literate in Chinese.
Our methods are backed by top linguistic research and have been proven to work for thousands of members.
Don’t take our word for it. Just take a look the hundreds of 5-star testimonials!
But say you decide NOT to try Mandarin Blueprint.
You might still succeed (we hope you do). But it’s going to be a much longer, more difficult journey.
You’ll almost certainly need to slog your way through many textbooks…
Or write out characters over and over until you’ve memorized them.
Most students hire a native tutor and take group classes…
These range from kinda-pricey to “holy cow, that’s expensive”…
And even if you are happy to spend that kind of money, most learners struggle with native speakers because they never seem to know HOW to acquire Chinese.
Once the initial motivation inevitably fizzles out and you realize you are mostly just treading water, you quit.
And so the cycle of Mandarin learning continues…
It took us several years, thousands of dollars, and many failures to figure out the best way to learn Chinese…
And if you were determined enough, you could too.
But why should you?
We already did it the hard way and created a superior system for acquiring Chinese…
The Mandarin Blueprint is NOT just a series of memory gimmicks.
It is NOT an illusion of progress.
It’s a complete curriculum to take you from zero to true literacy and fluency.
Once you become a Mandarin Blueprint member, you will be consuming native Chinese content easily, thinking in Chinese, and producing the language naturally.
Once you notice you can recall how to read, write, and pronounce every character and word you learn…
Once you read your first Chinese sentence without any help whatsoever…
Once you can understand and enjoy Chinese movies, books, podcasts, and tv shows…
Once you find yourself able to say things you never thought you’d be able to communicate in a language you once judged “impossible to learn”…
You’ll know that you aren’t “bad at languages”…
We all are.
Mandarin fluency is still a long road, but your path is paved, the map is clear, and you have two experts to guide you every step of the way.
Here’s all you need to do:
Now, it’s time to take that first step…