Learn Chinese


"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!
 
 
What makes this course different to other 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:



 
Hello!
你好
Nǐhǎo!
yes
shì
no
thank you
谢谢
xièxie
Excuse me, ...
对不起
Duìbùqǐ.
one
two
èr
 
three
sān
four
five
six
liù
seven
eight
nine
jiǔ
 
ten
shí
how much?
多少
duōshǎo
name
姓名
xìngmíng
Good morning!
早上好
Zǎoshànghǎo.
Good evening!
晚上好
Wǎnshànghǎo.
upstairs
上面的
shàngmiàn de
downstairs
下面的
xiàmiàn de
 
young
年轻的
niánqīng dē
old
老的
lǎo de
eleven
十一
shíyī
twelve
十二
shíèr
thirteen
十三
shísān
fourteen
十四
shísì
fifteen
十五
shíwǔ
 
sixteen
十六
shíliù
seventeen
十七
shíqī
eighteen
十八
shíbā
nineteen
十九
shíjiǔ
twenty
二十
èrshí
Goodbye!
再见
Zàijiàn.
money
qián
 
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.
 
Content

  • 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.
Online language course:

  • 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 2020.
  • 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.
 
Order your Chinese course and get cracking »


 

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.
  • When you can speak Chinese, you will be able to easily find your way in China.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.

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 method of 17 Minute Languages:

This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
 
  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 exercises for learning Chinese:


daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
 
1 Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
 
2 Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
 
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn Chinese quickly and thoroughly.

Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!

 

The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages:


After completion of a learning day you have the possibility to transfer your score online. This is free of charge. You do not need to register for this.
 
You can compare yourself with others.
Here you can take a look at the current high score list of all learners (of all courses), who have transferred their score.
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points in the course can also be exchanged for over 50 valuable rewards.
 
The more you learn, the more rewards you will receive!
You can also join the insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages to compare notes with other learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
 
You can find a tandem partner from China here and support and motivate each other in learning.
 
You can also build interesting friendships with other Chinese learners or people from China.

 

 

Diverse Learning:


We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
 
repeat words Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult words may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!

 
effective repetition Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.

 
overview points Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour break, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
 
For every word you know, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.


 
break A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a break.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)


 
pictures A wide variety of pictures:
If you know a word, you will see a new photo as a reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!


 
tips Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!

 

 

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.

 

Vocabulary:
Obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary


The most important thing in learning a new language is the vocabulary.
 
In this course, you will obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary.
Building from this, you will quickly be able to form and understand simple sentences.
 
You will learn the most important words from the following topics:
Countries – Crime – Transportation – Traveling by bus, train, airplane – Buying transit tickets – Traveling by car – At the gas station – Book a flight – At the airport – Ask for directions – Money – At a restaurant and asking for the bill – Reading and understanding a menu – Pronouns – Time – In a hotel – The most important verbs – Animals – School and university – Entertainment – Communication – Telephone conversation – Fruit – Vegetables – Grocery shopping Clothing – Fashion – Writing a letter – Ordering online – Handicraft Greetings – Polite phrases – Numbers – Learn to count in Chinese – Weather report Regularly used adjectives and their comparative forms – Days, months, and seasons – In case of an accident – The human body – Injuries and illnesses – In the pharmacy – Family – Babysitting – Sports – Shopping – Cooking – Organising trips – Household items – Sightseeing – Wandering around town – Visiting a museum – Making new friends – An evening at the cinema – And much more !
 
With this course, you will learn over 1,300 Chinese words.

 

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.
 
 
Holidays at the seaside
在海边度假
Zài hǎibiān dùjià
Xiao Chang is on holiday at the beach. He meets Xiao Sun.
小常在海边度假,他碰到了小孙。
Xiǎo Cháng zài hǎibiān dùjià, tā pèngdào lĕ Xiǎo Sūn.
Hello, my name’s Xiao Chang. I‘m twenty-three years old.
你好,我叫小常。我今年二十三岁。
Nǐhǎo, wǒ jiào Xiǎo Cháng. Wǒ jīn nián èrshí sān suì.
Nice to meet you. My name is Xiao Sun. Where are you from?
很高兴认识你,我叫小孙。你从哪里来?
Hěn gāoxìng rènshí nǐ, wǒ jiào Xiǎo Sūn. Nǐ cóng nǎlǐ lái?
From China. I was born in Beijing.
从中国来。我在北京出生。
Cóng Zhōngguó lái. Wǒ zài Běijīng chūshēng.
Welcome at the beach. Are you here on holiday?
欢迎来海边。你是来度假的吗?
Huānyíng lái hǎibiān. Nǐ shì lái dùjià de ma?
Yes, I am. Do you live here?
是的。你是本地人?
Shìde. Nǐ shì běndìrén?
 
At the hotel
在酒店里
Zài jiǔdiàn lǐ
Xiao Chang talks to a woman at the reception.
小常对前台的女士说:
Xiǎo Cháng duì qiántái de nǚshì shuō:
Good evening. I am looking for a nice single room.
晚上好。我想要一间舒适的单人间。
Wǎnshànghǎo. Wǒ xiǎng yào yì jiān shūshì de dānrénjiān.
No problem, we have lovely rooms upstairs with bathrooms. Is that okay?
没问题,我们有带浴室的的上等房间。您觉得怎么样?
Méi wèntí, wǒmén yǒu dài yùshì de shàngděng fángjiān. Nín juéde zěnmeyàng?
Of course, that is great.
当然,太好了。
Dāngráng, tài hǎo le.
Excuse me, is there a television in the bed room?
请问,卧室里有电视吗?
Qǐng wèn, wòshǐ lǐ yǒu diànshì ma?
Yes, we even have satellite television.
是的,我们还有卫星电视呢。
Shì de, wǒmén hái yǒu wèixīng diànshì ne.
 
The outing
郊游
Jiāoyóu
Xiao Chang never wanted to go to Shanghai, but Xiao Sun grew up there.
小常从没想过要去上海,而小孙却是在那里长大的。
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.
小常认为,上海是个灰蒙蒙的,糟糕而且无聊的城市。
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.
但是这次,小孙非让小常和她一起去,最少也要待一天。
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.
他们一起穿过老城区。
Tāmén yìqǐ chuānguò lǎochéngqū.
This is the place where I spent most of my time when I was young.
这里就是我年轻时常常待的地方。
Zhèlǐ jiù shì wǒ niánqīng shí chángcháng dāi de dìfang.
An art gallery?
这个艺术画廊?
Zhègè yìshù huàláng?
 
At the service station
在加油站
Zài jiāyóuzhàn
Xiao Chang did his driver's license a few weeks ago.
小常在几周前刚拿到了他的驾照。
Xiǎo Cháng zài jǐ zhōu qián gāng nádào le tā de jiàzhào.
Therefore he is always excited when he‘s driving a car.
所以他开车的时候总是很紧张。
Suǒyǐ tā kāichē de shíhòu zǒngshì hěn jǐnzhāng.
He knows exactly how to get to the station.
他很清楚怎么去火车站。
Tā hĕn qīngchǔ zhěnme qù huǒchēzhàn.
From there, he just has to take the motorway straight to the airport.
从那儿起他必须沿着高速公路一直开到机场。
Cóng nàr qǐ tā bìxū yán zhe gāosù gōnglù yìzhí kāi dào jīchǎng.
But first he has to go to the petrol station:
但他必须先去加油站。
Dàn tā bìxū xiān qù jiāyóuzhàn.
He doesn’t know which petrol he needs.
他不知道他的车需要哪种燃料。
Tā bù zhīdào tā de chē xūyào nǎ zhǒng ránliào.
 
The guy on the train
火车上的男人
Huǒchē shàng de nánrén
Xiao Sun is on the train. She is going home for Christmas.
小孙坐在火车上。她因为圣诞节而回家。
Xiǎo Sūn zuò zài huǒchē shàng. Tā yīnwèi shèngdànjié ér huíjiā.
An elderly person sits next to her.
一位老人坐在她的旁边。
Yí wèi lǎorén zuò zài tā de pángbiān.
Are you on the train for a business trip?
您是出差吗?
Nín shì chūchāi ma?
No, I will visit my family over Christmas.
不是,我想在圣诞节的时候回家看看。
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.
多好呀!您真幸福。我没有家了。
Duō hǎo ya! Nín zhēn xìngfú. Wǒ méiyǒu jiā le.
Are you a bachelor?
您没有成家吗?
Nín méiyǒu chéngjiā ma?
 

The verb trainer will teach you all verb forms quickly and easily:


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:
 
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
can
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?
          

 

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 a 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!
Aufnahmen

Additional Audio Trainer:


In addition to the Chinese learning software, we are giving you the Chinese audio trainer at no extra cost.
 
The audio trainer is a bonus to your learning – listen and learn Chinese in less time, e.g:
while you're working out
when driving
at home on your cosy sofa
on the train, in the bus
while taking a break or waiting for something
You can listen to the Chinese audio trainer on your mobile phone or run it on your PC.
 
The audio trainer is broken down into 5 minute learning blocks, you can listen 5 minutes at a time or select the 'auto play' function - ideal if you don't have a free hand!
It is a complete system of learning that builds on knowledge from basic to more advanced vocabulary.
The Chinese audio trainer comes with super learning music
To make it easier for you to remember the words, each word has been embedded into the back ground of the super learning music tracks.
 
The binaural beats contained in the music make it easier for you to learn the words on average 32.9% faster compared to learning without the music.
This is because your brain will be in a relaxed state and will pick up the words better.
 
The super learning music helps your brain enter an "alpha state": this is like a mini vacation!
Perfect learning units
Scientific studies have shown that words are best remembered if you learn 7 words at a time and then repeat them once.
Therefore, the tracks are structured in such a way that there is a short repetition after every 7 words.
Audio vocabulary trainer
You will hear the English word first and then the Chinese translation twice.
The 5 minute learning blocks are made up of 21 vocabulary words.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about ordering the Chinese language course:

  • How does the ordering process work?
    Fill out the online order form.
    Pay online after completion.
    Then you receive your access information immediately and can start learning!

Questions about language course software:


  • Which operating systems does this software work on?
    This is an online course.
    The software runs on Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), on Mac OS and on Linux, on the iPhone, on Android phones, on the iPad, on Android Tablets and on Windows Tablets.
    System Requirements:
    • Internet connection
    • Minimum of 512 MB RAM, 400 MHz
    • Optional: sound card and speakers for audio output
  • Do I need to know anything before hand or do I have to install something additionally?
    No, you can start immediately.

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Questions about the Chinese language course


  • I am a total beginner.
    Is this language course right for me?

    Yes, even without previous learning experience you can learn this new language quickly and effectively.
    The language course automatically tailors itself to your personal learning pace.

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  • What progress will I make with this language course?
    If you learn regularly, you will make progress very quickly.
    Ideally, schedule a certain amount of time daily for learning, 17 minutes for example.
    This is considerably more effective than simply learning 2 or 3 hours only once per week.

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  • Can I improve my pronunciation with this language course?
    You listen to every word and every line of text at your leisure and repeat them afterwards.
    That way you can quickly learn clear and accurate pronunciation.

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  • Which level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages will I reach with 17 Minute Languages?
    If you start to learn Chinese with our Chinese Beginner's Course, you will reach A1+A2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR/CEF/CEFRL):
     
    With this beginner's course, you will ready yourself for everyday communication and conversation.
    Through the acquisition of the beginner's vocabulary, you will have no problem understanding clearly structured sentences. You will be able to communicate orally and in writing with simple sentences.
     
    You want to deepen your knowledge of Intermediate Chinese?
    With the Chinese Intermediate Course, you will reach B1+B2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
     
    With the vocabulary of the Chinese intermediate language course, you will be ready for challenging interaction in Chinese.
    After working with this course, you will be able to understand and use complex sentences.
    Thanks to the advanced language course you will be able to easily understand spoken and written Chinese.
    As a result, you will possess a relatively high speech comprehension:
    You will, for example, be able to watch television in Chinese.
     
    With the Chinese Proficiency Language Course, you will reach C1 + C2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
     
    After you have worked with the Chinese Proficiency Language Course, you will be able to effortlessly understand everything you read and hear.
    You will be able to summarize information from both written and oral sources.
    You will be able to present statements and explanations comprehensively and coherently.
    You will be able to express yourself very fluently and precisely.
    In addition, you will not only be able to understand finely nuanced meanings related to complex issues but also make them.
     
    With the Chinese Business Course you will reach C1 + C2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
     
    After you have worked with the Chinese Business Course, you will be able to master any situation related to professional workaday life.
     
    Explanation of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
    Since 2001, there have been European wide standards that measure the levels of language courses.
    These standards were created by the Council of Europe so that the language reference levels for language courses can be transnationally cohesive.
    Our language course were developed in accordance with these standards.

 

I still have more questions regarding the Chinese language 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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P.S.:
A summary: What is included in the Chinese Beginner's Course?
  • You spend 17 minutes a day using the program.
  • The program provides you with various, motivating daily exercises every day.
  • You will have learned over 1,300 words with our unique long-term memory learning method after just three months.
    You will have acquired a versatile and practical Chinese basic vocabulary.
  • From numerous texts and dialogues, you learn how to use this basic vocabulary.
  • Visit the 17 Minute Languages' online community of learners!
    You can interact with other very motivated learners and even make new friends.
  • This language course is perfect for you:
    Every type of learner can find interesting and motivating exercises in this program.
  • This language course is a lot of fun and motivates you to learn that much more each day!
  • You do not have to install this course.
    The program is absolutely user friendly and trouble-free to use.
  • Newest version!
    The Chinese Beginner's Course was completely updated in 2020.
  • For Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iPhone, Android phones, iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets.

 
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