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Online Chinese Courses Review

 

Looking for the right online Chinese course?

It is not an easy task. There simply too many for you to choose from, making you confused. 

Types of Program

First of all, decide on the types of program you want. 

While immersing in a Chinese-speaking environment is the best way to master the language, you may not have the time or money for it.  Click here to read more about their best approach of suitable to you.

Chinese Courses Online

Among the alternatives available to you is learning online. If this is your choice, then consider the programs that we have shorlisted for you here. They are:

  1. ChineseClass101
  2. ChinesePod

Both offer quality in teaching and contents.

 
Subscription Monthly to yearly Monthly to yearly
Free trial 7 days 7 days
Scalable

All the way from beginner  to advance

Self evaluation available to determine competency

All the way from beginner  to advance

One-on-one professional assessment available for premium-plus subscribers (coming soon)

Contents

Rich contents, with more than 1000 lessons available. New lessons are added on the ongoing basis.

Rich contents, with more than 1000 lessons available. New lessons are added on the ongoing basis.
Pricing

Subscription based, from US$9 to US$199 a month.

Top package Executive at US$199 includes daily speaking practice. Guided at US$49 per month includes weekly speaking practice.

Good incentive for subscription for longer periods.

Basic at US$4 per month
Premium at US$10 a month

Coming soon is PremiumPLUS at US$26 a month that includes live instructor hours.

Good incentive for subscription for longer periods.

 

Guarantee 30 days 60 days (Unused portion)
Teaching Resources

Professional teams based in Beijing.  

Lessons typically taught by a native Chinese and a native English speaker.  More Northern Chinese in accent.

Professional teams based in Shanghai. 

Lessons typically taught by a native Chinese and a native English speaker.  More Northern Chinese in accent.

Features

The features are so rich. Sign up for the free trial to find out for yourself.

Enjoy all the features by signing up for the comprehensive subscription plan Executive.  Basic packages mainly are not given personal coaching.

  • Audio lessons
  • All video lessons
  • Lesson transcripts
  • Forum
  • Vocabulary study tools
  • Mobile/iPhone access
  • Grammar accuracy checker
  • Review quizzes
  • Needs analysis
  • Personal study plan
  • Weekly or daily speaking practice
  • Online counseling tab
  • Access 5 language pods

The features are so rich. Sign up for the free trial to find out for yourself.
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Enjoy all the features by signing up for the Premium package at only US$20 per month. or PremiumPLUS (coming soon). 

  • Audio lessons
  • Video lessons
  • Lesson notes
  • Forum
  • Vocabulary builder
  • Lesson transcription
  • Grammar accuracy checker
  • Review quizzes
  • on-1 language level assessment
  • Personalized self-study curriculum
  • 1-on-1 live instructions
Ease of use Clear and user friendly navigation.  Lesson organized in sets to help making choices of lessons. Tracking system organize the study. Navigation needs some time to get used to.  Tracking system that helps organize study.
Convenience Easy downloads.  Podcast. Easy downloads.  Podcast. 
Affordability Basic package at only US$9 a month Basic package at only $4 a month.
One-on-one Personal guidance on phone for Guided and Executive packages. Live instructions available soon for PremiumPLUS.
Community Forum to enhance learning. Forum to enhance learning.
Plug-ins

Excellent software Skritter that helps you to learn writing Chinese characters.

Pinyin plug-in.

My Voice Recorder that helps you record and hear you voice to speed up learning.

 

Since both programs offer 7-day free trial and money-back guarantee, there is no risk involved for checking out. 

  1. ChineseClass101
  2. ChinesePod

 

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