The BEST Way to Start Learning Mandarin Chinese.
You want to learn Chinese, but you have no idea where to start.
Lack of clarity whether or not you’re making progress.
Your progress is too slow.
People misunderstand you — a lot.
You lack confidence when interacting with native speakers.
After 16 years both learning and teaching Chinese, we have figured out one key thing that solves all of these problems…
High-quality pronunciation training unlocks your ability to:
1. Gain confidence and motivation
Success breeds motivation. Being understood by native speakers and understanding them provides that dopamine rush that will spur you on in your learning.
Its a virtuous circle of confidence —> speaking more —> improving faster —> more confidence.
2. Communicate more effectively
Did you know that pronunciation is far more critical than grammar early on? Even with a limited vocabulary, you can still communicate well as long as you pronounce the words correctly.
3. WOW Native Speakers.
Accurate Chinese pronunciation will not only get you lots of compliments but it also immediately makes people more responsive to you, which in turn increases your likelihood of meaningful interactions, as well as…
4. Open up opportunities
Great pronunciation leaves a deep impression on the people you speak to that can positively influence areas such as your career, finances, and personal relationships 😉.
5. Boost Your Listening
Because of the exposure you’ve had to every sound of Chinese, you will be able to identify the words you hear more accurately straight away, reinforcing your grammar and vocabulary along the way.
6. Read & Write Faster
Connecting the sounds of Chinese to their written “pinyin” spelling will allow you to read and type Chinese. Guess what happens when you start reading, writing and listening regularly?…
7. Reach fluency MUCH Faster
All of these wonderful benefits mean that you will be able to identify words you hear and read FAR more accurately.
Just as a flutter of butterfly wings in the east can cause a tidal wave in the west, solid pronunciation early on will start a chain reaction that will get you to fluency a lot faster, and with less stress along the way.
Learn from 2 westerners who have actually made the journey to fluency themselves.
UNIQUE LEARNING SYSTEM
No boring drills! Learn native pronunciation while acquiring key vocabulary and grammar.
CRYSTAL CLEAR CONTENT
All of our 170+ videos and 80+ PDFs have been hand-crafted to be clean, clear, and concise.
LEARN ON THE GO ON ANY DEVICE
Our course is fully automated and mobile-responsive. Learn any time, anywhere.
Over 1000 digital flashcards with images and audio so you never forget anything you learn. Ever.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
We will be there to support you whenever the going gets tough. All it takes is a quick message.
QUIZZES AND ASSESSMENTS
There will be 30+ regular tests on your retention of the course knowledge.
A WEALTH OF BONUS MATERIALS
24 PDFs and 2+ Hours of bonus video all about how to learn Chinese independently.
“Each lesson is jam-packed with Phil and Luke’s passion and skill at teaching Chinese. Their teaching style and course content engages, inspires and motivates.”
“If there’s anyone out there wanting to improve their Mandarin or start right from the beginning, I can’t recommend Mandarin Blueprint enough. Go for it.”
Know how to understand, produce and read every pronunciation in Mandarin Chinese accurately.
Know how to produce all tones and tone pairs accurately.
Understand how Chinese people really speak, instead of the usual “textbook” Chinese taught in traditional classrooms.
Avoid embarrassment when speaking.
Get an overall “plan of attack” for your ENTIRE Chinese journey all the way to fluency.
Stay motivated when studying Chinese.
Know how to type or text in Chinese
Save a ton of time and money you would otherwise spend on classes and private tutors.
Learn over 200 words, phrases and grammar structures.
Impress native speakers on a regular basis, as well as your friends and family.
Be understood by native speakers.
Understand the key differences between standard Mandarin and other dialects and accents.
Avoid the traps westerners tend to fall into.
Understand Mandarin speakers far easier.
Know how to use the Spaced Repetition Software Anki, which has applications far beyond the scope of this course
Pronounces Chinese like a native speaker, and knows exactly what you need to do to get there, but most importantly how to explain it so you can understand everything easily.
He’ll be checking in with you throughout the course to make sure you’re on the right track and staying excited about your progress.
She’ll be taking you through drills at the end of each unit so you can get that extra practice for all the words and sounds on the course, as well as providing lovely audio for your digital flashcards.
“Fantastic and ingenious course with a wealth of content and support, and delivered by two lovely and helpful guys. I am learning Chinese at a frankly incredible rate, surpassing all of my expectations.”
Not only do we have the unique perspective of learning Chinese to advanced fluency from zero, we have also personally coached over 250 people on Chinese pronunciation. We therefore know more about what problems you will face with pronunciation and how to fix them than the vast majority of native Chinese teachers. We don’t come from an educational culture of rote learning, and compared to native Chinese teachers we are better able to clearly articulate your blueprint for success in language you can understand.
Throughout the course you will be prompted to go through assessments to make sure you have grasped the various pronunciation principles. Your progress through the course is always visible from the video player, and Phil will be checking in with you often to remind you where you should be with your flashcards. In fact, the flashcard software itself gives you great stats. Long story short, we’ve got you covered.
Absolutely. We decided to share this video course for free with the world to make Chinese easier for everyone.
Yes! It’s never too late to take this course. We have had many advanced-level clients in the past who have had great results.
Yes we do. We also offer training on Chinese character learning, vocabulary acquisition, and immersion, the prices for which will be decided on an individual basis. Contact us directly for more details.
“Native Chinese speakers often comment on how quickly I am learning Chinese and I owe it all to Mandarin Blueprint!”