Why Choose Us

  •  No Boring Textbooks
  •  On-Demand Content
  •  Over 4000 Lessons
  •  All the Way from Newbie to Advanced

What is ChinesePod

Not your typical Mandarin online course.

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Our Approach

Our content is different, quirky, and fun.

Our System

Learn situational Mandarin with a click of a button.

ChinesePod’s library of over 4000+ audio & video Mandarin lessons is the largest you will find… anywhere. Our system works by training through mass input. Each lesson begins by going over the dialogue three times. Next up, we chunk each sentence into translations, with each individual translation repeated three times. Following this introduction to the dialogue, we delve into the core lesson, where we explain the grammatical structure behind the dialogue. By the end of the lesson, you have a clear idea of how and why the dialogue is structured as such, and have heard the sentences at least twenty times, giving you ample opportunity to have it imprinted in your mind.

Once you are finished with a lesson, the lesson’s page gives you enriching review opportunities, including vocabulary, sentence reviews, and expansions, where we give further examples of the lessons grammatical structure and vocabulary in different context. Furthermore, our community is made up of active and passionate learners and each lesson’s discussion board is filled with lively conversation about the lessons content.

Studying with a textbook’s rigid structure is de-motivating: you’re going to stick with learning Mandarin when you have the freedom to study what you want in a short, reliable, and proven format. Join the community of over one million students who have ditched the textbook and used ChinesePod to study Mandarin… on their own terms.

Academic Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced? Nope.it’s not as simple as that! At ChinesePod we understand that finding the right entry point for your Mandarin Chinese studies can be confusing. Learning a language, whether it be to simply learn a few survival phrases or something you plan on building a lifelong relationship with, requires hard work and commitment. No one wants to be thrown in the deep end or be made to suffer through trite material they have already mastered. Our content is more aptly organised into five levels. As you progress through the levels, the English and Chinese ratio adjusts accordingly.


Take advantage of these tools to maximise the power of ChinesePod.


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When I was learning Mandarin, ChinesePod was my favourite resource by far. It was essential in getting me up to basic conversational level in just a few months. I recommend it to everyone learning Chinese!
Benny Lewis
The Irish Polyglot
ChinesePod is an incredible resource for mastering spoken Chinese - a vast library of entertaining lessons from a great collection of teachers, all short and friendly enough to squeeze into a busy schedule.
Mike Love
Creator of Pleco

Additional Resources

Supplement your Mandarin speaking, listening, and pronunciation exercises with our plethora of additional study resources. Each podcast lesson is accompanied by a Dialogue, Vocabulary, Expansion, Grammar and Exercises section. Practice online or download all the resources and study on your own time. These supplementary study resources breakdown lesson’s content allowing for further review including learning the vocabulary or listening to each sentence separately.