FAQ

What is MandarinMadeEZ?

MandarinMadeEZ by ChinesePod is a small website that helps people learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun and enjoyable way.

Real Language

Don’t waste your precious study time drilling grammar and vocabulary. Many linguists, as well as the team at ChinesePod, believe that you learn better by doing that you acquire new knowledge faster by listening and experiencing rather than with your nose stuck in a boring textbook. ChinesePod creates Mandarin Chinese lessons with real language that native speakers use, not stiff, unnatural textbook phrases that won’t do you any good in the real world.

Easy to Use

We provide over 3,500 entertaining and practical audio & video podcasts that make learning the Mandarin language fun. Simply download a lesson and study it anywhere, at anytime, on any device. Each podcast also comes with downloadable dialogues, vocabulary, grammar and practical exercises. The Mandarin Language will actually stick when you have the option of listening to it at your own convenience.

Short, Self-contained Lessons

Learning Chinese might seem daunting but don’t worry, our lessons are short which means you can easily fit it into your day. You are going to stick to studying Mandarin when it is super easy to do. Spend 5 to 10 minutes a day studying Chinese and reap the rewards.

Learning Can Be Fun

Our lessons are situational, meaning you won’t get stuck studying school subjects or sports when what you actually want to do is open a bank account or break up with someone. With over 3,500 lessons, we have every situation that you could imagine covered and ready for you to study.

Study Your Way

The beauty of ChinesePod is that you don’t need to study our lessons in a specific order. Our lessons are self-contained, meaning we explain everything you need to know within that lesson. Just pick your Chinese skill level, then a topic you want to study and you are good to go. Your conversations don’t follow the chapters of a textbook so why should your learning?

Virtual Classroom

The key to success in learning Mandarin Chinese is having the right materials and an enthusiastic teacher. Here at ChinesePod we have over 4000 audio and video lessons as well as a team of qualified one-on-one tutors. It’s the perfect classroom for you to reinforce what you are studying on our site. Sign up with one of our professional teachers today and start learning now.

Grow with ChinesePod

At the end of the day, our main goal is to help you invest in yourself and reach your personal goals with Mandarin Chinese. We can’t be the company we are without our loyal and awesome subscribers. Join the community of over one million people who have learned Mandarin Chinese with ChinesePod — we can’t wait to meet you!

Try it today!

Sign-up now and start having the Mandarin conversations you want to have. We offer a one month free trial because we know you will love studying with us!   We’ve got you covered with ChinesePod!

 

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37 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Junny says:

    I could not thank you guys enough for this excellent production which is nothing short of a masterpiece. Although I am acknowledged that you guys may not be able to produce videos intensively, I hope your hobby will not come to an end soon.

    Thank you again, and please keep going with the traditional characters/Taiwanese style mandarin.

  2. MonicaCarrillo says:

    My 5 yo twins and I just started chinese school in Bellingham, WA. We love watching your videos to supplement our weekly lessons. You make it fun enough that they quickly get their pj’s on in order to have time to watch a lesson. Thanks

  3. Thanks so much for all the entertaining videos. I discovered you through ChinesePod. It’s great to learn Chinese from someone focused on teaching useful, non-textbook language. Thank you! Love the cats, too 🙂

  4. I discovered your videos via FluentU. My grandkids loved your video on greetings…and birthdays. Then I discovered you made a lot more. Now I am hooked on seeing as many as possible as quickly as possible! I have been studying Chinese for three years but your way is so much more fun. Keep up the good work, keep making videos and teach all my grandkids (8) and me Chinese. Opa!

  5. Fei says:

    So lovely to hear Taiwanese Mandarin spoken on a instructional video! I live in the US and just started looking around for tools and resources to re-learn Mandarin. I am loving your videos the most. They are relevant and easy to follow. Game of Thrones episode was especially amazeballs (American slang ;p). Thank you so much for making the videos and podcasts!!!

  6. K_ says:

    I am so happy to find these videos and the fact that they are in traditional Chinese is awesome! I am in Taiwan and most study materials out there are in simplified! Hooray for you!

  7. THD says:

    OMG your energy is so infectious!! Learning is easy and fun especially the drinking tea video thank you so much!

  8. Alicia, Emre and Ayla says:

    My children will start to learn Mandarin at their school this fall in a dual immersion program. I stumbled across your videos and my kids love you! You do great videos…I listen to them as work as well. We have masters numbers 1-20 and simple greetings. Thank you for providing this! 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  9. Hi Fiona. You are a great teacher with plenty of very positive energy to share. That makes a difference. Thanks for posting these great videos. A very fun way to learn!

  10. K France says:

    Hii Fi! I just started wanting to learn Mandarin and ur videos help a lot! Would rlly like to learn more… Can you please give me any tips on how to speak fluent Mandarin? Please I would rlly want to start speaking in Mandarin fluently and I also want to thank you for making these videos its helping me a lot! 🙂 x

  11. Clive Williams says:

    Thank you Fiona, Im trying to learn Chinese using a couple of different book/CD series but this is useful back up & reiteration. I just watched your explanation of the 4 tones & that has helped a lot already!

  12. Jon Richard says:

    Wow Fi… You are really fantastic. It is obvious you really know what you are doing and have the ability to make the Mandarin stick, even onto a Teflon coated brain like mine :-).

    Ive lived in Chicago my whole life but I have traveled the cities up and down the coast of China for nearly a decade, formed excellent friendships and never learned much more than Dui or XieXie until now. I have you (and your boyfriend) to thank for making me realize it really is possible to learn a little Mandarin. You are so animated and fun its simply impossible not to want to learn. And (to give those off camera a boost) Final Cut Pro editing and additions make this a better learning experience than anything out there by far. Maybe consider making the “Donate” button a little bigger on the website. You guys are wonderful people to give this to us for free. So here is a BIG “Hello, Thank you, and Happy Holidays” from Chicago

    I really hope you are receiving the consistent gratitude you deserve for your hard work.

  13. A A says:

    Hi Fiona
    i hope u doing well 🙂

    i´m from Germany and i´m planing of going to China to learn chinese but since i have seen ur Clips
    i´m thinking of going to Taiwan

    i would like to ask you somthing and i need ur answer realy !!
    would be one year good enought to learn Chinese with hard work and Full time lang school ?
    Is the writting way in Taiwan is traditional ? is that harder then simplified mandarin

    i would appreciated your answer !!!!

    AA

    • Thanks for watching and I’m glad you’re considering coming to Taiwan. Its a great place to learn chinese.

      One year would definitely be long enough to go from nothing to an advanced student. We use traditional but its no harder to learn than simplified if you use good study techniques like mnemonics.

      I would recommend shi da or tai da if you want to learn in Taipei, the capital. Tai da is more expensive and has a good academic reputation but shi da is also a great place and one of the largest language centres.

      You can choose to do regular or intensive courses which are either 2 hours or 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. My boyfriend went to shi da and did intensive for 6 months and now speaks good chinese.

  14. Margaret says:

    My kids and I just found your site today and are so thankful for your easy-going and engaging approach to an otherwise intimidating journey in learning Mandarin. xie xie ni!

  15. davide says:

    hi Fi! I just started studying mandarin, i stumbled into your videos some days ago and found them great!
    xie xie! And give spanish a try! It s a beautiful language!!!!!
    a big hug from barcelona!!!!
    d

  16. Miguel Paulino says:

    A few months ago I stumbled on your 2012 video on numbers. I was trying to learn Mandarin since I have entered my son into a preschool that had Mandarin as part of the standard lesson plan. My son came home counting to ten and looked to me for affirmation that he was correct. Daddy couldn’t look like a fool, so off to youtube I went. The mathematical nature of Mandarin language fascinated me, thanks to you I was counting to 100 in an afternoon. My son and I have watched your videos, and enjoyed them very much. I have now taken up formal lessons by hiring a personal tutor whom I meet three times a week, for about an hour a day. I have had four lessons now and I am enthusiastic to learn. You were a big part of that, Tian laoshi xie xie.

  17. Andi Sama says:

    Dear Fiona,

    It’s a very job well done introducing Mandarin language in such a fun and entertaining way…. closing in with a summary with every part of video is like what a real teacher does every time to give better understanding to the students on the subject being discussed…

    I have just returned from 2 weeks biz trip to Guangzhou in the last few days with no knowledge of Mandarin at all (although it was said that in Guangzhou, Cantonese is being used with 7 different tones?).

    Found this very useful in such an interesting way for the last 2 hours. Keep up the good work…

  18. MattyY says:

    Your videos are sooo easy and engaging! I’m sure its a lot of work, but keep’em coming! Not to mention your site design is really straightforward (much like the videos). Its my first foray back into Mandarin since I was a kid, after a traumatic experience with Taiwanese calligraphy teachers. Eep. Anyway, so much easier with no yelling, and better still, no mao bi! Haha. Seriously, great job.

  19. You know what, you are a really fantastic teacher. Gorgeous and kind hearted to humbly give this MME lesson for free. I really thankful for that. You inspire me to learn mandarin keener and more dilligent. Greetings from Indonesia. Xie xie ni 🙂

  20. You know what, you are a really fantastic teacher. Gorgeous and kind hearted to humbly give this MME lesson for free. I really thankful for that. You inspire me to learn mandarin keener and more dilligent. Greetings from Indonesia. Xie xie ni 🙂

  21. Abigail says:

    Hey, I just started learning Chinese in Taiwan and I’m so happy I found you! The website is nice and I like your presence. You are perfect for me, as I can’t afford a teacher and have language exchange meeting set up. My Japanese friend is a professional translator for many languages and I liked his comment about you, “This girl seems to have at least two cultural backgrounds and that is what makes her presentation so powerful…I also get drawn into her presence that tells me she has been there and done that. It reaches to your soul.”

  22. adidaslove says:

    Love ur vids Fi!…Counting 1-10 ur second is till with me. I still have the rap down pat…yi er san…si wu liu…qi ba jiu..shi 🙂

  23. I have to agree with all the above comments. You could truly revolutionise language learning, especially Mandarin, for me. It is a pleasure to watch your videos, not a chore, and they are also very well done. Please keep it up as I’m sure the world will greatly benefit from this carefree, fun way of learning language.

  24. I have to commend you on what an amazing job you do teaching, you are lively, entertaining and most of all I am actually learning. I just began learning mandarin with plans to go to China. Keep up the your great work!

  25. Evelyn S says:

    The way you explained the tones was amazing! No other video or tool has helped that much! Please keep making videos. Xie xie

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