“Learn Chinese so much faster than with regular learning methods – in only 17 minutes per day!”

Fast and highly efficient learning method:
You can have your first conversation after 3 hours and become fluent after 50 hours – for PCs, smartphones and tablets!
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That's how the Chinese course differs from other language courses:
Recommended learning time: only a quick 17 minutes per day.
Anytime, anywhere and on any device.
With the award-winning long-term memory learning method, you'll always remember Chinese.
Thanks to Superlearning technology, you can relax and learn 32% faster and concentrate better.
Learning Chinese has never been easier:
Each exercise is automatically delivered to you by the course daily. As a result, you learn Chinese with a natural flow.
A vast variety of learning methods guarantees fun and success while learning and motivates you to continue learning Chinese every day.

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The most important words in Chinese:

thank you
Excuse me, ...
how much?
Good morning!
Good evening!
shàngmiàn de
xiàmiàn de
niánqīng dē
lǎo de

Efficient learning methods:

Using the unique long-term memory learning method you will learn Chinese in a very short time and be able to communicate fluently in Chinese.
A great variety of tasks and a wide range of learning methods will motivate you to keep learning every day.
You will learn words and phrases that you can apply immediately.
The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages is where you can exchange ideas with other Chinese learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
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What's included in the Chinese course:

  • With the Chinese beginner's course you will acquire a solid basic vocabulary of over 1,300 words and quickly reach level A1/A2 of the European Framework of Reference.
    The total learning time is an incredibly quick 21 hours.
    If you choose the Chinese complete package, you will even learn over 5,000 words and reach level C1/C2.
  • Through precisely designed idioms and dialogue texts, you will learn the words within context and in complete sentences.
  • All words and texts were recorded in our recording studio by Chinese native speakers:
    This is how you memorise an accent-free pronunciation and the correct intonation from the very beginning.
  • A practical-oriented grammar, that offers you new exercises every day and increases your language knowledge.
  • The verb trainer and the sentence construction trainer will teach you how to form sentences and communicate fluently.
Chinese course: contents

Online language course:

  • Use the additional audio trainer to learn and practise vocabulary without looking at a screen, like driving for example.
  • Latest version: The basic course Chinese was completely revised in 2024.
  • Already more than 540,000 language courses sold.
  • Runs without installation on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPad as well as Android tablets.
  • Protected by a 31-day money-back guarantee:
    Try out the language course without any obligation.
    If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a refund of 100% of the purchase price.
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Speed up learning Chinese:

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Each day, the trainer will automatically provide you with contentaligned with your current learning level.
learn 1,300 17En91 words and reach level A2
If you choose the beginner's course, you will learn 1,300 words and reach level A2.
With the complete package you will learn 5,000 words and reach level C2.
The complete package also offers you a much wider range of lessons and texts than the beginner's course, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Chinese language in much more depth and detail.
daily trainer
With the daily trainer, you first read and listen to the vocabulary.
The words are repeated in a certain pattern and by showing and revealing the translation or by multiple choice exercises.
You repeat new words in the following days in a particular repetition loop so that you will never forget them again.
Thus, you effortlessly learn the meaning, accurate pronunciation, and spelling of the words in an engaging manner.
suitable Chinese texts for reading and listening
But words alone do not form a language, so you will get suitable texts for reading and listening for the vocabulary.
Utilizing a sentence assembly trainer, you further practice crafting full sentences.
Chinese verb trainer
This course comes with a integrated verb trainer.
This trainer helps you to quickly learn how to build Chinese verb forms correctly.
learning at the optimal point
And to make it as easy as possible for you, all content is automatically presented to you in such a way that you always continue learning at the optimal point.
It's your choice to learn for either three minutes or an hour daily.
elements that motivate you to continue learning
In addition, there are many elements that motivate you to continue learning:
As an example, each word you learn comes with a complex scoring mechanism.
The longer you learn during the day, the more points you get per word.
And if you learn several days without interruption, you will be rewarded extra.
exchange the points for bonuses
After each course unit, you can compare yourself with other learners and exchange the points for bonuses – similar to a frequent flyer programme.
On days when your learning session is especially lengthy, expect a novel surprise awaiting you afterwards.
In addition, you will be motivated to learn even longer than the day before, because you will also receive valuable additional points and thus more bonuses.
recorded in the recording studio by professional Chinese speakers
The vocabulary is appealingly illustrated and was recorded in the recording studio by professional Chinese speakers – there is no computer voice as with some other providers.
17 Minute Languages Learning Community
In our Learning Community you can also exchange ideas with others and look for a learning partner.
vocabulary in English and Chinese
The course is an online course and you can use it any time on your computer, smartphone or tablet and change the device at any time.
And after you have learned actively, you can start the "audio trainer of the new and today not known words".
You will listen to the vocabulary in English and Chinese and repeat it.
Thus the words will consolidate better.
converse in Chinese
In a short time you will be able to speak fluently with the help of the Chinese course.
You will understand all words and never forget them again.
It will be easy for you to build whole sentences and it will be fun for you to converse in Chinese.
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If you have learned Chinese with 17 Minute Languages you will have these advantages:

Build your career!

  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Chinese more confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in China whenever you wish.

Meet new people!

  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Chinese?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    You can impress your partner by speaking Chinese!

Unforgettable experiences!

  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to China.
    If you can speak Chinese, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    Understanding the country and its people will become clearer to you.

Make more of your free time!

  • You will be able to watch movies in Chinese!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Chinese!

Stay in great mental shape!

  • Scientific studies have shown:
    Continued learning increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.



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Chinese long term memory learning method


The long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages:
Learn and never forget

The Chinese long-term memory learning method is based on the latest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
You learn all the vocabulary of the Chinese course from the beginning and repeat it in a systematic way until it is stored in your long-term memory.
This way you will remember the vocabulary permanently.
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The methodology for long-term retention is as follows:
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    The eighth day brings another prompt with the same word.
  4. The program then waits 8 more days.
    On the ninth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  5. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time.

If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently stored in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: if you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts again.)
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Chinese course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.

Daily trainer for learning Chinese:
The quick-learning system

The daily trainer guides you through all the lessons of your language course on each learning day – according to your learning level.
Prior to each learning module, the course determines your precise knowledge status and systematically presents all the course content in an ordered sequence:
Using numerous innovative test methods, you will learn and repeat the Chinese vocabulary until it is stored in your long-term memory.
You will be able to recall these words automatically as they are now stored in your long term memory.
Words in long-term memory:
Upon completing the daily trainer, an overview is presented displaying all words that are now part of your long-term memory.
Add your own vocabulary:
You are interested in a certain topic but you can hardly find any vocabulary about it in your language course?
No problem!
You have the option of entering your own words with your translation into Chinese.
Your new words will then be entered and integrated in the daily trainer in the same way as the vocabulary contained in the course.
To keep the daily trainer exciting and innovative every day, these different learning topics are not treated in separate blocks, but are presented according to the subject matter and your learning level.
This keeps your daily learning experience interesting and makes you want to continue learning for a few minutes longer every time.
Texts, phrases and idioms
The vocabulary is broken down into themes, you will learn sentences in context to each theme from the many authentic set texts and dialogues.
Soon, you can look forward to reading books and watching films in Chinese in the original language.
Sentence construction trainer
With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn to build sentences in Chinese in a relaxed and creative way!
The program automatically corrects your work.
So you will quickly grasp how sentences are build in Chinese.
Verb trainer
It is the verbs that are at the heart of every language.
Here you will learn the most important verbs and their conjugated forms, you will also learn how to use the right tenses in Chinese.
Learn Chinese grammar:
The rules of the language are included in your daily trainer: with the help of clearly explained grammar chapters – illustrated by examples – you will learn Chinese grammar from scratch and according to a didactically meaningful system.

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17 Minute Languages' exclusive insider learning community

When you have completed your daily tasks you have the possibility to transfer your score online.
You can now also compare yourself with other users using the leaderboard.
Check out who is behind the top scores (of all courses).
Similar to a frequent flyer programme, you can convert the points earned in the course into over 50 rewarding presents.
The more you learn the more you earn :)
Connect with others!
Share your knowledge and grow together with our insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages.
Find a tandem partner from China and support and motivate each other while learning.
Make interesting friends with other Chinese learners or people from China.
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Mixed exercises that are entertaining and engaging:

Variety is key to learning.
Your language course contains many different and attractive learning approaches, visualisations and rewards to encourage you to continue learning every day.
This course will motivate you to learn every day and you will be speaking fluent Chinese in no time.
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New vocabulary is introduced to you in the course according to a carefully designed system.
You practice the vocabulary repeatedly until you know it inside out.
The program is designed to grow as your knowledge grows.
You will be presented new words between repetitions within a variety of daily tasks.
varied learning methods for fluent Chinese
Varied learning methods (attractively illustrated vocabulary, multiple-choice exercises, matching games, translating from and into the foreign language, dictation) guarantee you lasting enjoyment while learning.
points for all Chinese vocabulary you have learned
You will receive points for all the vocabulary you have learned - and the longer you learn, the more points you earn.
Obviously, there's little purpose in accumulating points if they aren't redeemable for rewards.
That's why you can gradually exchange your collected points for valuable rewards.
Chinese course with detailed statistics
We have implemented detailed statistics that will tell you exactly how extensive your knowledge is in Chinese.
You can choose to compare your scores with other learners time and time again.
Chinese verb trainer
Verbs are at the heart of every language.
A verb trainer has been developed specifically for you.
This training program will teach you frequently used verbs and all their tenses.
studying Chinese with everyday dialogues
Typical everyday dialogues are narrated by professional native speakers and set to music to give you that authentic feel of real situations you are very likely to encounter.
fluent Chinese with superlearning music
Superlearning music, a favourite element, is included in all language courses to ensure a relaxed language learning experience.
(Of course you can also learn without this music).
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To perfect your relaxation, you also have the opportunity to do a guided meditation after each day of learning.
Each learning unit is therefore concluded in a state of deep relaxation.
network with tandem partners
Be a member of our learning partner circle:
You have the opportunity to find learning or tandem partners to study together and to support and motivate each other.
course with Chinese grammar
During the course we will introduce you to Chinese grammar.
Step by step, the course introduces you to all the important rules of the language and gives you an understanding of the grammar with entertaining exercises.


Learn Chinese 32.9% faster with Superlearning music

Your learning will be accelerated by next generation superlearning meditation music.
You'll encounter tunes that are sure to deeply calm you.
Within a very short time you will become very focused:
You will be completely calm, breathing slowly and deeply and be able to concentrate completely on the Chinese vocabulary.
You will also be able to concentrate on the Chinese course longer than without superlearning music, as you will be less distracted.
The superlearning music includes 'binaural beats' (a sound wave) known for it's health benefits: increased memory, relaxation and reduced anxiety.
You must wear headphones in order to experience the benefits.
You can use the superlearning music any time!
You might like to try it when you're working or studying for exams.
And of course you can switch the superlearning music off at any time, if you would prefer to learn without music.

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Adaptable dialogues and beneficial phrases

All words and dialogues have been recorded by a Chinese native speaker.
From the very beginning, you will learn clear, accent free pronunciation and correct emphasis.
The texts and phrases were developed through the cooperation of a linguist and a Chinese native speaker.
In this course, you will learn how Chinese is really spoken in China.

Content of texts and dialogues:

You will accompany the two main characters of the language course on their holidays and in their day-to-day lives at home in 42 different dialogues.
With their assistance, you'll face crucial circumstances that could take place on holiday or in your home life with your partner.
In the many dialogues provided, you will practice sentences that you can really use.
When you work with the dialogues provided in this course, you will improve your conversation skills day by day.
Holidays at the seaside
Zài hǎibiān dùjià
Xiao Chang is on holiday at the beach. He meets Xiao Sun.
Xiǎo Cháng zài hǎibiān dùjià, tā pèngdào lĕ Xiǎo Sūn.
Hello, my name’s Xiao Chang. I‘m twenty-three years old.
Nǐhǎo, wǒ jiào Xiǎo Cháng. Wǒ jīn nián èrshí sān suì.
Nice to meet you. My name is Xiao Sun. Where are you from?
Hěn gāoxìng rènshí nǐ, wǒ jiào Xiǎo Sūn. Nǐ cóng nǎlǐ lái?
I’m from China. I was born in Beijing.
Cóng Zhōngguó lái. Wǒ zài Běijīng chūshēng.
Welcome to the beach. Are you here on holiday?
Huānyíng lái hǎibiān. Nǐ shì lái dùjià de ma?
Yes, I am. Do you live here?
Shìde. Nǐ shì běndìrén?
At the hotel
Zài jiǔdiàn lǐ
Xiao Chang talks to a woman at the reception.
Xiǎo Cháng duì qiántái de nǚshì shuō:
Good evening. I am looking for a nice single room.
Wǎnshànghǎo. Wǒ xiǎng yào yì jiān shūshì de dānrénjiān.
No problem, we have lovely rooms upstairs with bathrooms. Is that okay?
Méi wèntí, wǒmén yǒu dài yùshì de shàngděng fángjiān. Nín juéde zěnmeyàng?
Of course, that is great.
Dāngráng, tài hǎo le.
Excuse me, is there a television in the bed room?
Qǐng wèn, wòshǐ lǐ yǒu diànshì ma?
Yes, we even have satellite television.
Shì de, wǒmén hái yǒu wèixīng diànshì ne.
The outing
Xiao Chang never wanted to go to Shanghai, but Xiao Sun grew up there.
Xiǎo Cháng cóng méi xiǎngguò yào qù Shànghǎi, ér Xiǎo Sūn què shì zài nàlǐ zhǎngdà de.
In Xiao Chang‘s opinion Shanghai is such a grey, awful and boring city.
Xiǎo Cháng rènwéi, Shànghǎi shì gè huīméngméng de, zāogāo érqiě wúliáo de chéngshì.
But this time Xiao Sun forced him to come along with her at least for a day.
Dànshì zhè cì, Xiǎo Sūn fēi ràng Xiǎo Cháng hé tā yìqǐ qù, zuìshǎo yě yào dāi yì tiān.
They walk through the old town together.
Tāmén yìqǐ chuānguò lǎochéngqū.
This is the place where I spent most of my time when I was young.
Zhèlǐ jiù shì wǒ niánqīng shí chángcháng dāi de dìfang.
An art gallery?
Zhègè yìshù huàláng?
At the service station
Zài jiāyóuzhàn
Xiao Chang did his driver's license a few weeks ago.
Xiǎo Cháng zài jǐ zhōu qián gāng nádào le tā de jiàzhào.
Therefore he is always excited when he‘s driving a car.
Suǒyǐ tā kāichē de shíhòu zǒngshì hěn jǐnzhāng.
He knows exactly how to get to the station.
Tā hĕn qīngchǔ zhěnme qù huǒchēzhàn.
From there, he just has to take the motorway straight to the airport.
Cóng nàr qǐ tā bìxū yán zhe gāosù gōnglù yìzhí kāi dào jīchǎng.
But first he has to go to the petrol station:
Dàn tā bìxū xiān qù jiāyóuzhàn.
He doesn’t know which petrol he needs.
Tā bù zhīdào tā de chē xūyào nǎ zhǒng ránliào.
The guy on the train
Huǒchē shàng de nánrén
Xiao Sun is on the train. She is going home for Christmas.
Xiǎo Sūn zuò zài huǒchē shàng. Tā yīnwèi shèngdànjié ér huíjiā.
An elderly person sits next to her.
Yí wèi lǎorén zuò zài tā de pángbiān.
Are you on the train for a business trip?
Nín shì chūchāi ma?
No, I will visit my family over Christmas.
Bù shì, wǒ xiǎng zài shèngdànjié de shíhòu huíjiā kànkan.
That’s so nice! You can consider yourself lucky. I don’t have a family any more.
Duō hǎo ya! Nín zhēn xìngfú. Wǒ méiyǒu jiā le.
Are you a bachelor?
Nín méiyǒu chéngjiā ma?

Step by step, the verb trainer guides you through each verb and its various conjugations

At the heart of every language are the verbs.
You will begin with the most frequently used verbs and all their conjugated forms.
When you recognise and form verbs correctly, you have already learned the most important part of grammar and can now form meaningful sentences.
With the verb trainer, you will learn how to conjugate the most frequently used verbs, how to use the verbs in constructing sentences and apply the tenses correctly in Chinese.
When you master this you have already learned the essentials of Chinese grammar.
You will understand sentences and confidently have your first conversations in Chinese.
The verb trainer will systematically teach you all important verbs in all tenses within the first few days.
The playful exercises build on each other making it very easy for you to follow.
See how verbs are formed in Chinese here:
to have
有 yǒu
I have
我有 wǒ yǒu
you have
你有 nǐ yǒu
he has
他 有 tā yǒu
we have
我们 有 wǒmen yǒu
you have
你们 有 nǐmen yǒu
they have
他们 有 tāmen yǒu
to be
是 shì
I am
我 是 wǒ shì
you are
你 是 nǐ shì
he is
他 是 tā shì
we are
我们 是 wǒmen shì
you are
你们 是 nǐmen shì
they are
他们 是 tāmen shì
to go
去 qù
I go
我去 wǒ qù
you go
你去 nǐ qù
he goes
他去 tā qù
we go
我们 去 wǒmen qù
you go
你们 去 nǐmen qù
they go
他们 去 tāmen qù
会 huì
I can
我会 wǒ huì
you can
你会 nǐ huì
he can
他会 tā huì
we can
我们 会 wǒmen huì
you can
你们 会 nǐmen huì
they can
他们 会 tāmen huì
you can (formal)
您 会 nín huì
to do
做 zuò
I do
我做 wǒ zuò
you do
你做 nǐ zuò
he does
他做 tā zuò
we do
我们 做 wǒmen zuò
you do
你们 做 nǐmen zuò
they do
他们 做 tāmen zuò
I had
我曾有 wǒ céng yǒu
you had
你曾有 nǐ céng yǒu
he had
他曾有 tā céng yǒu
we had
我们曾有 wǒmen céng yǒu
they had
他们曾有 tāmen céng yǒu
I was
我曾是 wǒ céng shì
you were
你曾是 nǐ céng shì
he was
他曾是 tā céng shì
we were
我们曾是 wǒmen céng shì
you were
你们曾是 nǐmen céng shì
I went
我曾去 wǒ céng qù
you went
你曾去 nǐ céng qù
he went
他曾去 tā céng qù
we went
我们曾去 wǒmen céng qù
you went
你们曾去 nǐmen céng qù
they went
他们曾去 tāmen céng qù
you did
你曾做 nǐ céng zuò
he did
他曾做 tā céng zuò
we did
我们曾做 wǒmen céng zuò
you did
你们曾做 nǐmen céng zuò
they did
他们曾做 tāmen céng zuò
I will have
我将有 wǒ jiāng yǒu
you will have
你将有 nǐ jiāng yǒu
he will have
他将有 tā jiāng yǒu
we will have
我们将有 wǒmen jiāng yǒu
you will have
你们将有 nǐmen jiāng yǒu
they will have
他们将有 tāmen jiāng yǒu
I will be
我将是 wǒ jiāng shì
you will be
你将是 nǐ jiāng shì
he will be
他将是 tā jiāng shì
we will be
我们将是 wǒmen jiāng shì
you will be
你们将是 nǐmen jiāng shì
they will be
他们将是 tāmen jiāng shì
I will go
我将去 wǒ jiāng qù
you will go
你将去 nǐ jiāng qù
he will go
他将去 tā jiāng qù
we will go
我们将去 wǒmen jiāng qù
you will go
你们将去 nǐmen jiāng qù
they will go
他们将去 tāmen jiāng qù
I will do
我将做 wǒ jiāng zuò
you will do
你将做 nǐ jiāng zuò
he will do
他将做 tā jiāng zuò
we will do
我们将做 wǒmen jiāng zuò
you will do
你们将做 nǐmen jiāng zuò
they will do
他们将做 tāmen jiāng zuò
Is there ... ?
有...? yǒu...?
May I ... ?
我可以吗?Wǒ kěyǐ ma?
I need ...
我需要... Wǒ xūyào...
Where is ... ?
...在哪里?zài nǎlǐ? ODER ...在哪儿?zài nǎr?
What is ... ?
这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? (=Was ist das?)
How much is ... ?
... 多少钱? ... duōshao qián?
I would like to have ...
我想要... Wǒ xiǎng yào...
Can you ... ?
你能...? nǐ néng...?
Can you (formal) ... ?
您能... ?nín néng?

Chinese sentence building trainer

Chinese sentence building trainer
You will find the Chinese Sentence Builder integrated into your language course.
This program teaches you to form sentences in Chinese quickly and correctly.
This is how you practise sentence construction in Chinese:
You see a short sentence in Chinese broken down into its building blocks, the individual words.
Your task now is to put the individual words in the correct order.
You learn the vocabulary in the context of complete sentences and with each exercise you improve your sentence structure in Chinese.
You will learn Chinese even faster and become more confident in speaking every day.

Chinese conversation trainer

At the beginning of learning Chinese it is very important that you can start to form sentences quickly and have important phrases in Chinese at hand.
You can achieve this important foundation in a short time with the Chinese conversation trainer.
The conversation trainer is part of the Chinese course and teaches you sentences, sentence building blocks and phrases right from the start.
The topics are as follows:
  • greetings & farewells
  • small talk
  • introducing yourself
  • asking your first questions
  • talking about hobbies
  • reading labels, signs and tags
  • requesting meals in restaurants and coffee shops
  • ask for prices
  • book a room
  • make phone calls in Chinese
  • organise everything when travelling
  • appointments and dates
  • write e-mails
  • rent a car
  • travel by public transport
  • and much more!
Chinese conversation trainer


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One online course suitable for all your devices: laptop, tablet and smartphone

You can use the Chinese online course on all your devices and switch back and forth between them as you like.
The course can be used with any smartphone (Android, iPhone), any tablet (iPad, Android or Windows) and any computer running Windows (11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), Linux or Mac OS.
You can pick up where you left off, regardless of the device.

Practice Chinese in the morning on the train using your iPhone or Android smartphone.
You can pick up where you left off during your lunch break on your laptop, using Windows, Linux or on a Mac.
In the evenings, you can kick back in your favourite spot and learn while you relax, whether it's on your iPad, Windows or Android tablet.

Bonus: Additional Audio-Trainer

As an extra to the Chinese learning software you get the Chinese audio trainer.
The audio trainer teaches you in blocks of 5 minutes, which you can play manually or via autoplay function – ideal if you don't have a free hand.
You will be able to consolidate what you have learned and learn new words.
You can listen to the Chinese audio trainer on your mobile phone or run it on your PC.
To help you remember the words even better, we have added the superlearning music to the background of each track.
Con el entrenador de audio aprendes chino mandarín a través de la escucha, casi sin darte cuenta, por ejemplo:
...when doing physical activity or riding a bike
...while driving
...while sitting comfortably on the sofa at home
...on the train or bus
...in between breaks or waiting periods

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Audio trainer example 2


Want to refresh your Chinese or expand your existing knowledge?

If you already know some Chinese and would like to expand your existing Chinese knowledge, you can take a placement test for Chinese right at the beginning of the language course.
You will then start learning at exactly the perfect point for you.
If you learned Chinese a long time ago, but have forgotten a lot of words, we recommend that you start at the very beginning.
You will move through the course quickly: for each word, you can quickly tag whether you already knew it or whether it is new to you.
Verbs, texts and grammar will be repeatedly shown to you throughout the course with new content.
You can decide for yourself at any time what else you would like to learn.
This way you only learn new things and quickly revise everything you might have forgotten.

Professionally recorded Chinese texts and vocabulary

All vocabulary and texts are spoken by a Chinese native speaker.
You can listen to and repeat each of the 1,300 words as well as the 42 dialogue texts as often as you'd like.
In all the learning methods and tests, the vocabulary and lines of text are played for you.
You constantly repeat the correct pronunciation.
You learn clear and accent free pronunciation with the correct emphasis!
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Free Chinese trial version

Test the Chinese course for free and get lots of study tips as well.

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You only pay once – this is not a subscription model as is the case with other providers.
You can use your course for 10 years.

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What do our clients say
... regarding the learning methods of the language courses

"It speaks the words so I can hear pronunciation instead of just guessing how written words might sound.
I also like the multitude of ways the words are presented: written words, pictures, fill in the blank sentences, spoken dialogue, etc.
This allowed me to speak more authentically and to learn the words more thoroughly.
This is the best program I have used."

   (Ashley Crust)
"The varied learning possibilities are gorgeous! They have something in store for everyone.
Especially being able to print flashcards has been new to me an I think it's brilliant! They are really easy to print and front and back are fitting on top of each other! The every-day situations make learning much easier since sentences out of everyday life are a great motivation learning a language. Learning varies at all time because there are so many different ways teaching myself the language."

   (Kelly Roberts)
"It is a more fun approach than other courses.
I like the repetition rhythm of words I do not know. I need a visual approach to support aural learning."

   (Andrea Matrosovs)
"I am very content with your language course and I really enjoy learning with it. I like the well-structured way of the course and the wide-ranged possibilities which makes learning so much easier and varying as well. Besides I think it's great you can choose listening to the language as often as you want to as well as being able printing the vocabulary on flashcards. In any case I would love to thank the experts who developed the course very much! It's fun to learn a new language with this course!"
   (Gillian Smith)
"This is my first exercise program for pc ever - especially the offered possibilities of long-term memory training as well as the literacy test which are very helpful for me are fascinating to me."
   (Tom Livingston)

What our clients say
... about the long term memory learning method

"I've been mostly impressed by the long-term method for learning new vocabulary, since I didn't expect knowing the vocabulary after a pretty long break. The explanation of the psychological backgrounds and the systematics of the memory performance respectively makes the learning methods much more comprehensible."
   (Scott Wilkinson)
"The long-term memory learning method for keeping vocabulary in long-term memory is, in my opinion, particularly efficient. Thereby you are developing ambition which keeps you going. Also the pages which hide the vocab are tremendously good to get a quick overview and are very suitable to repeat in fast track. I find the displaying of the last seven wrong inputs in the long-term memory learning method very supportive."
   (Frank Collins)
"I really really like the vocabulary training method. Here, I'm especially using the long-term memory learning method. I mostly prefer multiple choice and input. This method makes me build up on my vocabulary knowledge quickly. I'm able to connect proper spelling as well as the right pronunciation by the audio output. To get a quick learning success this is essential to me.
The distinct lessons are prepared well and are really easy to access. Here its especially useful having the possibility playing the particular sequences."

   (Lauren Grey)
"I'd learned this language already basically before but I couldn't remember hardly anything about my basics, nevertheless I was able to reaccess the language. For this I'm sure the clear and logical structure of the language course is crucial and also the opportunity to operate within the program in so many different ways."
   (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
"Every day before I go sleep I'm practising my vocabulary with the long-term memory learning method. By purchasing your software I've made a good decision since it's fun learning and gives me a sense of achievement most of the time. As far as I'm concerned this course enhanced my linguistic knowledge because it's design is varying. Another great advantage is the course being suitable for all kind of operating systems. This is what I really like about it since I'm a Linux user and therefor limited concerning software."
   (Chris Worthingham)
"I was especially amazed by learning with the longterm-method. The records of the entire vocabulary and dialogues sound very natural and realistic since they were all spoken by native speakers. Putting it in a nutshell, it's a well-made language course."
   (Marcus Großkautz)
"I've been using this language course for 4 months intensively. I think it's really convenient having the possibility to repeat the vocabulary regularly with the long-term memory learning method. I really enjoy this programm for it keeps asking until the correlate word is typed in correctly. Moreover the digital speech of the respective vocabulary is also great."
   (Gautam Kumars)
"I really do like learning using the long term memory learning method. Using the pc is much simpler than writing manually. Moreover using the pc is much more efficient since you can not betray yourself - The system is correcting every single mistake also including emphasis which are also registered. Storing the different levels makes repeating the vocabulary and the texts based on the flashcard principle possible and thereby more effective. Learning foreign languages has become a hobby to me - for me, personally, not is it only learning by heart but a leisure pursuit."
   (Emily Snyder)
"I liked the logical structure of my language course. The dialogues are easy to follow and very comprehensible. The further possibilities which can be chosen to learn vocabulary by different styles and ways both verbally and written are very well-suited for keeping them in the long-term memory. Even after several months they are still available. My basic understanding of languages has been broaden by this course."
   (Anthony Hockner)
"It's very beneficial being able to organize your individual schedule and also being able to print out the entire course. The variety of the teaching materials is also great.
When it comes to learning vocabulary by using the long term memory learning method you only decide once how long you would like to learn per day. Once you've decided on how long you want learn a day, this will be happening automatically afterwards. So, once you get started you will pull trough.
This is also very helpful when having a hard time with motivation. Being able to decide on your own how long you want learn makes this course "feasible"."

   (Henry Smalls)
"The long term memory learning method makes sure the learned language remains "available". In comparison to other language courses the vocabulary are spoken and recorded by native speakers thus it's possible to speak virtually accent-free. The vocabulary being taught makes you capable to communicate with native speakers easily. People who struggle to organize themselves when it comes to learning a language are given the opportunity to work on daily exercises. What has made me choose your course is being able to determine by yourself how much and when you want to learn. The course provides a great variety of different learning aids. They really have something in store for everyone."
   (Joseph Holmes)

Customer reviews
... about the daily trainer

"I like the interval repetition, the division in levels and the monitor how much time is left to achieve a level, I like the reward system, when it is possible to get other courses in other languages, I like the meditation mysic."
"I enjoy the daily exercise program because it's easy to work on and it's varying. Mostly I use the long term memory learning method and the quick repetition. This course allows me to continue my studies on a daily basis and I feel really really motivated to learning another language."
   (Jason Big)
"The daily exercises are the greatest thing about this learning software. In this way I'm able to learn in a structured way. Thereby, I can learn both the vocabulary training and text exercises quickly and continuing. Moreover I'm convinced by the different methods of vocabulary training and different learning methods. Above all the text input and the automatic testing of your knowledge gives me a quick and really good result."
   (Chris Osborne)
"I really have to thank you for the daily exercises. They really give me motivation I need to do at least my daily exercises on a daily basis since I don't have much time left. Additionally I think the great choice of the different ways of learning is gorgeous, e.g. first, taking a look at the vocabulary, secondly finding them hidden in a text and thereby studying them and then being tested and learning vocabulary intensively. "
   (A. Svensson)
"I am given the possibility to determine the learning rate myself. The daily exercises are giving me the pressure necessary I need to do them.
Apparently different brain areas are getting activated by different learning methods of the program. In my own case, the learning success seems to be lasting."

   (Craig Miller)
"The daily exercises are encouraging me to really stay focused even though there are no new words are added. Regardless of whether working on quick repetition or text input: The recorded vocabulary combined with the written word itself is perfect for me."
   (Sabine Schwarz)
"I like the lessons being divided in daily exercises.
Still, I can decide by myself independently how much I'd like to learn. That way learning never gets boring.
I further like the speakers being native speakers. From the beginning, you are offered short texts which you can gradually elaborate."

   (Frank Roy)
"The daily are exercises learning method seem very effective. It gives you a well-structures schedule that guides you trough the program.
And if there is time left you you could additionally use further training methods."

   (Gunther Rummel)

What our clients say
... in regard to structure and content of the programme

"This course has broadened my vocabulary knowledge tremendously.
For me personally, listening to texts and thereby improving my own pronunciation was particularly helpful. Of course this is really motivating, helpful and is giving me a feeling of getting more and more confident when communicating with native speakers. The method by which you acquire vocabulary is excellent - at the same time it's a fantastic exercise to train my brain."

   (Bill Green)
"I appreciate the course' systematic regarding the structure, the clarity regarding the titles you can click on.
I also like being able to print out whatever I like and having the correcting aid at my disposal. It's very beneficial having the opportunity to listen to the appropriate vocabulary. This course is definitely meeting my expectations!"

"I like being drilled - and measured against A1/A2 proficiency. I also like the dialogs. I go back over them again and again. (Occasionally the dialog translations are not real accurate but they do give the meaning.) After reading dialogs, I will also type them into my own document, give me a good practice writing. I also like the dictation."
   (Ira Lund)
"I like the learning units being split in small very achievable units. The vocabulary being taught is very applicable especially for beginners - that's what I really like since I want to learn this language only on a "vacation" kind of level. Additionally I want to point out the learning monitoring and the opportunity given to print out the vocabulary which makes learning a lot easier for me."
   (Mark Curtis)
"I'm very pleased with this course and it helps a lot with my studies. This course is especially helpful when it comes to learning vocabulary and a proper pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I would have given up learning this language if it wasn't for this course. I like the lessons being short and therefore clear. Also the flashcards which can be printed out are great for taking with you and learn whenever I feel like studying."
   (Holly Wilkinson)
"The lessons are very versatile. This program also provides the possibility to print out cards which I think is very crucial. Since we're getting ready to move these lessons are great to get prepared.
This course is great!"

   (Tess Carlson)
"The program is well-structured and clearly represented. The vocabulary tests are also tremendously effective since you cannot cheat. They are repeated over and over again until each vocabulary can be answered perfectly from every point of view."
   (Dorothy Blake)
"I'm really motivated by the short and not too challenging lessons. They encourage me to hang in there because they are easy to process by the self-learning principle. I really like the versatile testing options. Each term or sentence can be repeated - this way the pronunciation can be memorized much better."
   (Christen Nixon)
"I was positively surprised by the many lessons. The lessons aren't stuffed full and contain an appropriate amount of vocabulary. The dialogue texts are well-chosen and the basic vocabulary is extensive.
The flash cards which can be printed are a good learning method - it really worked out for me."

   (Nicki Chestnut)

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of the language courses

"What I like most about the course is the long term memory learning method. This way it's possible to learn vocabularies which you consider to be essential. Moreover I was surprised my the price... I think is a very fair price! Kudos to you!"
   (Sebastian White)
"The price/performance ratio is amazing. Other courses which are comparable are much more expensive!"
   (Andrew Drake)
"I've tried bunches of language courses and this one is the best so far! The price-performance ratio is absolutely justifiable. The course' navigation is easy to handle whereas the course is both visually and acoustically orientated. This way learning is easy and progress can be seen very soon. This course is highly recommendable - especially for beginners."
   (Daniel Robinson)
"I would like to thank you for the excellent price/performance ratio. "
   (George Murphy)
Chinese with superlearning method

Here's a summary of what's included in the Chinese language course:
  • Learn over 1,300 words with the unique long-term memory learning method and acquire a solid Chinese basic vocabulary.
    If you choose the Chinese complete package, you'll learn over 5,000 words.
  • You will be given countless phrases and texts grouped by themes.
    You will learn the words in context and in whole sentences.
  • Through a wide variety of phrases and texts, you will learn the words within context and in complete sentences.
  • You'll be provided with new exercises each day that incorporate grammar to enrich your language skills.
  • The daily trainer provides you with exercises according to your learning level and speed, in order to achieve the highest possible learning efficiency.
  • Thanks to the verb trainer, which is also presented to you as part of the daily trainer, you will learn how to conjugate the most common verbs and how to apply the tenses in Chinese.
  • With the help of the sentence structure trainer, you will be taught the sentence structure in Chinese in a playful way.
    Soon you will be able to form correct sentences in Chinese.
  • The conversation trainer provides you with an easy and successful introduction to the language.
    You will learn simple sentences and useful expressions.
    Beginners in particular will quickly be able to have basic conversations.
  • In the 17 Minute Languages' learning community, you can exchange ideas and make new friends with other highly motivated learners of your chosen foreign language as well as native speakers from China.
  • Effective learning methods adapted to every type of learner offer enormous learning fun.
  • The course requires no prior installation and is particularly user-friendly.
  • Latest version – the Chinese language course was completely revised in 2024.
  • One-off payment, no subscription.
    You get access for 10 years.
  • For Windows / Linux / Mac OS / iPhone / Android smartphones / iPad / Android tablets / Windows tablets.

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