- Is it really free?
Yes! Our courses are completely free of charge with no hidden fees. We want to share our love for the Chinese language and help others achieve their language learning goals in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible. If you want to learn more, check out the About Us page.
We created all of this in our free time because we are passionate about helping people learn Chinese in a fun and engaging way. We are proud to have invested a lot of time, effort, and resources, and we believe it was worth it in the end.
We're keeping this website up and running alongside our daily jobs for as long as we can afford it. Would you like to support us? Buy us a coffee 🙂
- What are the features?
It’s entertaining and easy, and you can learn at your own pace and according to your personal interests.
Entertaining Movie with Real Language
Our very unique movie is the basis of each lesson. It is both entertaining and features the realistic everyday language of China. The movie and thousands of audio recordings from different native speakers with real-life pronunciation make it easy for you to immerse yourself in the language.
Learn What You Want at Your Own Pace!
You can either learn Mandarin Chinese from scratch or choose any topic at any time. Each lesson contains comprehensive videos explaining the vocabulary, sentences, translation, Chinese characters, grammar, and cultural context.
Systematic Teaching for all Your Skills!
Each lesson provides you with interactive exercises and quizzes for all skills (vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension) so that you can learn Chinese in a fun and playful way.
Support from Experts
We won’t leave you alone with your questions. At any time, you can join our community and exchange your ideas with other students and us on our discussion board.
High Quality Content
We at ChineseKuang are professional Chinese teachers with decades of experience, and we’re experts in Chinese culture. Furthermore, our learning system is based on research results. With us you can be sure that you will learn at the highest level of quality, in a playful way, and with lots of variety and fun. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, and the number of Mandarin learners in western countries is rapidly increasing. Take the opportunity to learn practical language with ChineseKuang through high quality content.
Designed for Beginners and Advanced Learners Alike
ChineseKuang gives you the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese from the beginning without any previous knowledge. As an advanced learner you can also get directly into topics of interest to you. Using our tools such as the vocabulary lists, explanatory videos, playful exercises, and much more, you can easily get started.
For beginners, we have developed the so-called Basics Lesson that introduces you to the Basic knowledge. You will learn the pronunciation, what the sounds mean and how to distinguish between them, how the characters are composed in general, and how the Pinyin transcription works.
By the way, there is a consensus in foreign language studies that after childhood, learning to pronounce a foreign language at the level of a native speaker is virtually impossible due to various factors. Of course, there are exceptions, but you don't need to put any pressure on yourself because an accent is perfectly normal and nothing bad at all. It does not mean that you have not learned the language well.
- How is a lesson structured?
Let us briefly explain how our lessons are structured.
1. New Words
Our lessons are structured in a way that lets you first get to know the new words of the lesson and practice them a bit. You will never learn more than 8 words so that you can really remember them by heart. You can listen to the words spoken by different speakers.
You can always return to this first step of each lesson and repeat the exercise. The system remembers when you have forgotten words and will ask you again. You can also choose to start this count over from the beginning.
2. Explore the Dialogue
After you have learned the new words of a lesson, you can take your time to look at the lesson’s dialogue. You can first get an overview of the Chinese and the translation sentence by sentence and also listen to each sentence individually.
If you forget a word from another lesson, it's no problem. You can simply look in the word list below the dialogue. All words of the lesson are listed there in the order they appear in the text. For words that have multiple meanings, the word list will only show the meaning that is used in the lesson. This way you will not get confused.
3. Movie Time
Once you know all the words and have read through and listened to the sentences, you can sit back and watch the lesson video. While the new words and the lesson sentences are without any accent, the people in the video speak everyday Chinese just as you would encounter it on the street in China. It is best to watch the video several times and compare it with the pronunciation of the sentences in the previous section. If you understand what the people in the video are saying, then you will have no problem understanding what people in China are saying to you! For this purpose, our lessons are specially designed not to overload you with too many words and sentences at once.
4. Dialogue Details
Next, we'll go through each sentence with you and show you every little detail. This includes both tips for translating difficult passages and grammatical aspects. We call the latter Key Elements because they are keys to understanding the sentences.
We will show you the times when key elements from other lessons appear in a sentence, and we will refer you to the corresponding lessons. This way you always have everything at your fingertips!
5. Key Elements
When Key Elements are introduced in the lesson, we explain them in detail and show you additional examples for better understanding. Note: Not every lesson introduces new Key Elements.
6. Practice, Practice, Practice
After all the learning, now it's time to practice. In this section we offer you different exercises for the new words and sentences of each lesson. You can use these to practice reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
7. Final Repetition
Now it's time to sit back and watch the lesson video again. After all the learning and practicing, you can now surely understand every single word in the video. If not, just repeat the exercises. After that, proceed to the next lesson.
- I am a total beginner, how do I start?
We give you the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese from the beginning without any previous knowledge. We have developed the so-called Basics Lesson that introduces you to the Basic knowledge. You will learn the pronunciation, what the sounds mean and how to distinguish between them, how the characters are composed in general, and how the Pinyin transcription works.
Afterwards, you can go through each lesson step by step. The vocabulary builds gradually over time. Grammar is also introduced gradually, step by step.
- I am an advanced learner, how do I use the lessons?
As an advanced learner, you can choose the lessons by any topic you like from all aspects of daily life.
If you need an overview of the lessons and their levels, you can look here.