"Teaches you 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!
learn Chinese
This is where the Chinese course differs from other language courses:
Learn as little as 17 minutes per day.
You'll never forget Chinese again in your life with the unique long-term memory learning method.
With the novel superlearning technology, you'll learn 32% faster and can focus better.
The course is designed to teach you Chinese on autopilot.
The learning methods will make learning Chinese addictive, every single day.

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:

By using the unique long-term memory learning method you will learn Chinese quickly and communicate fluently in Chinese.
A variety of daily tasks and a large selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
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.
This is included in the Chinese course:

  • With the Chinese course for beginners, you will acquire a basic vocabulary of over 1,300 words and quickly reach the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework.
    When you choose the complete package in Chinese, you will learn over 5000 words and reach level C1/C2.
  • The many dialogue texts and idioms mean you will learn words within the context of their sentences.
  • All words and texts were recorded in our recording studio by Chinese native speakers:
    This will help you memorise clear, accent-free pronunciation and correct intonation from the 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.
Multimedia software:

  • Already more than 540.000 language courses sold.
  • For Windows, Linux, macOS, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPad as well as Android tablets.
  • Latest version: The basic course Chinese was completely revised in 2021.
  • 31 days money-back guarantee:
    Try the language course for yourself, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchase price.

Speed up learning Chinese:

Are you looking for a language course that you can use on all your devices and which will teach you the new language not only in a fun but really effective way?
This language course will always present you with all contents at the optimal time, according to your learning level.
If you choose the basic course, you will learn 1300 words and reach the A2 level.
With the complete package it is whole 5000 words and you even achieve the level C2.
In the daily tasks you will first read and hear the vocabulary.
The repetition takes place alternately by fading in and uncovering the translation or by Multiple Choice.
You repeat new words so often in the following days that you never forget them again.
In this way you memorize the translation, the correct pronunciation and the spelling of the words in a playful way.
But words alone do not form a language, so you will get suitable texts for reading and listening for the vocabulary.
By a sentence building trainer you practice beyond that to form whole sentences.
This course comes with a integrated verb trainer.
This trainer helps you to quickly learn how to build verb forms correctly.
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.
Whether you learn three minutes or one hour a day is up to you.
In addition, there are many elements that motivate you to continue learning:
For example, there is a sophisticated scoring system for each word you learn.
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.
After each course unit, you can compare yourself with other learners and exchange the points for bonuses - similar to a frequent flyer programme.
And every day you learn for a particularly long time, a new surprise awaits you at the end.
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.
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.
In our Learning Community you can also exchange ideas with others and look for a learning partner.
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.
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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When you complete this course you will have these benefits:

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:
    You will understand the country and its people better.

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.




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.
The long-term method works like this:
  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.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  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 tasks for learning Chinese: The quick learning system

The daily tasks will guide you through all lessons of your language course on each learning day – according to your learning level.
Before you start learning, you choose how long you want to learn Chinese today.
With the help of the long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages, all contents of the course are presented in a logical and systematic way:
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.
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.
Words stored in your long term memory
After you complete the daily tasks, we'll show you a chart of the vocabulary learned and stored in your long-term memory.
This vocabulary list will give you a clear overview of everything you have already learned.
The visual impact of this list will motivate you and help you revise.
Add your own vocabulary to the course
You are interested in a certain topic - but find very little vocabulary in your language course?
No problem!
You can easily enter your own words and their translations in Chinese into your online course.
Your new words are included in the daily tasks just like the vocabulary in the course.
The new content makes the daily tasks tailored to your interests and so becomes even more stimulating and motivating.
Your daily learning experience becomes a joy and makes you want to spend more time learning.
Learn Chinese grammar
We have integrated the rules of grammar into the daily tasks:
With the help of clearly explained grammar, each chapter will take you through what you need to know in Chinese from the beginning.
Using a natural conversational approach, you will learn grammar in an incremental and systematic way based on context and logic.


17 Minute Languages' exclusive insider learning community:

When you have completed your daily tasks you have the possibility to transfer your score online.
This is free of charge. You do not have to register for this.
You can compare your scores with other learners.
Check out who is behind the top scores (of all courses).
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points you earn can be redeemed for over 50 valuable rewards.
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 from China.



Varied exercises that are fun and engaging:

Variety is key to learning.
When learning becomes monotonous you can quickly lose interest and become frustrated.
To prevent this from happening, we have made sure to include a variety of learning methods, visualisations and bonuses to keep you wanting more!
You will look forward to learning Chinese with 17 Minute Languages, we tick all boxes when it comes to achieving fluency and in record time.
Our software cleverly presents new vocabulary according to a sophisticated system.
You will repeat them as long as it takes to know them in your sleep.
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 (eye catching illustrated vocabulary, multiple-choice exercises, assignment games, translation from and into the foreign language, dictation) guarantee you lasting pleasure while learning.
You will receive points for all the vocabulary you have learned - and the longer you learn, the more points you earn.
Of course what use is there in earning points if you can't redeem them for rewards.
That's why you can gradually exchange your collected points for valuable rewards.
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.
Verbs are at the heart of every language.
We have a developed a verb trainer for you.
This training program will teach you frequently used verbs and all their tenses.
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.
We have implemented the popular super learning music in all our language courses, this aid to mental calmness is the optimal condition for you to learn with ease.
(Of course you can also learn without this music).
You have the opportunity to do a guided meditation after each learning day, the perfect companion to keep you calm and help consolidate everything you've learned.
The meditation practice offers you the space and calmness you need to learn.
Become part of our learning partner group:
If you wish, you can network with tandem partners in the learning groups and learn the new language together, supporting and motivating each other.
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 Super Learning music

Your learning will be accelerated by next generation super learning meditation music.
You will hear music that will deeply relax you.
Within a very short time you will become very focussed:
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 super learning music, as you will be less distracted.
The super learning 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 super learning music any time!
You might like to try it when you're working or studying for exams.
And of course you can switch the super learning music off at any time, if you would prefer to learn without music.

Versatile dialogues and useful phrases:

All vocabulary 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.
Together with them, you will encounter important situations that could happen on your holidays or at home 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?

The verb trainer will take you through all the verbs and their conjugated forms step by step:

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?

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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 super learning music to the background of each track.
With the audio trainer, you can listen and learn Chinese while doing something else, for example:
...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

Professionally recorded 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!

31 days money-back guarantee:

Try the language course risk-free for 31 days.
If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchase price.
No questions asked.
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Immediate access to your course:

If you order the courses and subsequently pay by credit card or Paypal, you will immediately receive access to your online course.

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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)

What our clients say
... regarding the daily exercises of the course

"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)


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A summary of the learning outcomes of the basic course Chinese:
  • Learn over 1300 words with the unique long-term memory learning method and acquire a solid Chinese basic vocabulary.
    If you choose the Chinese complete package, you will learn even more than 5000 vocabulary words.
  • You will be given countless phrases and texts grouped by themes.
    You will learn the words in context and in whole sentences.
  • Detailed grammar explanations and exercises give you a well rounded knowledge base to progress from.
  • With the varied daily tasks, all exercises are given to you according to your learning level and pace, in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency in learning.
  • Thanks to the verb trainer, which is also presented to you in the daily tasks, you will learn to conjugate the most common verbs and how to apply the tenses in Chinese.
  • With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn in a playful way the sentence structure in Chinese.
    Soon you will be able to form correct sentences in Chinese.
  • In the 17 Minute Language's insider learning community you can exchange ideas and make new friends with other highly motivated learners of your foreign language as well as native speakers of China.
  • Effective learning methods tailored to each type of learner offer enormous fun.
  • The course requires no prior installation, is particularly user friendly – great news for new comers of online learning courses.
  • Latest version – the Chinese basic course was completely revised in 2021.
  • For Windows / Linux / Mac OS / iPhone / Android Smartphones / iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.

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Rapid progress:

This software program will make learning Chinese fun and easy in breathtaking time.

Sophisticated software:

We first released this software in 2002.
Our developers revise it every year and with the greatest attention to detail.

Varied daily tasks:

Varied daily tasks and a huge selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.

Unique learning methods:

With the long-term memory learning method and daily tasks tailored to you, you will learn Chinese in record time.

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