Chinese Culture Club
Learn Chinese through culture and conversation within a supportive, exclusive community
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Frequently asked questions
The Chinese Club is for all Chinese language learners who would like to gain a greater insight into the Chinese culture and learn how to use their Chinese in real conversations. The majority of our members are either formally studying Mandarin at university or self-teaching using textbooks and online resources. If you are looking to boost your studies with a supportive online community and our insightful articles or engaging Zoom classes, this is the program for you!
Note that we are not an all-inclusive Mandarin learning package (yet!), instead, we hope to complement your existing studies and provide guidance from qualified, native-speaking teachers and experienced Mandarin learners.
Yes! We welcome members of all Chinese levels, including those who are just starting their Mandarin learning journey. Our support includes self-paced online courses for teaching yourself Chinese, useful advice on additional free or low cost online resources and apps (plus some great discounts!), and a community of learners and teachers to guide you through.
Yes! We welcome members of all Chinese levels, including those who are more advanced learners.
Stretch your Mandarin learning to the next level by learning everything from Chinese business etiquette to unique vocabulary, while also benefiting from our HSK preparation courses (coming soon for elite members!) and Zoom conversation sessions.
Our in-depth articles typically focus on Chinese cultural topics and include:
- Video from a qualified, native speaking Chinese teacher
- Detailed information summarising the key points
- Vocabulary list (pro feature) including Skritter list
- Example sentences (pro feature)
You can check out a selection of articles for free before purchasing a premium plan!
Would you like to learn Chinese in a more structured and affordable way, but without the commitment of live group classes? Our self-paced mini courses (pro feature) and HSK preparation courses (elite feature, coming soon!) will guide you through your Chinese learning journey.
Each course uses our industry-leading online course platform, including a series of video-based lessons, written explanations, example sentences or dialogues and automatically marking quizzes. Think of it like an interactive textbook but more engaging and fun! Learners are also encouraged to practice by sharing example sentences in the lesson forums, where you can receive feedback from other Mandarin learners and our qualified teachers.
Elite members gain access to our regular live Zoom classes, which are held once per week by a qualified Mandarin teacher. These highly interactive and engaging sessions typically focus on a conversation or cultural topic. Lessons are recorded so if you miss them you can always catch up later!
Cultural classes are taught in English and focus on sharing cultural insights and new vocabulary which everyone can benefit from. Conversation classes are held in Chinese and aimed at intermediate to advanced learners, for example discussions or debates on current news topics.
We have partnered with your favourite apps and websites, from SuperChinese to italki, offering you special discounts to boost your language learning. Check out our top discounts here, and feel free to drop us a message if there’s an app you’d love to see on the list!
We are passionate about Chinese language and culture, and encourage all members to visit China if they can! This includes exclusive fast-tracking of applicants for the Lopair Homestay Tutor program (the leading au pair agency in China), top tips on applying for scholarships to study in China, and more!
We are a supportive online community of Chinese learners, offering a focus on cultural immersion and more informal language practice. Unlike an online language school, we do not offer formal, rigid classes on a set textbook-style curriculum, instead giving you the flexibility to join activities which support your own studies. We are also considerably more affordable, designed to suit a student budget!
That’s not to say we don’t offer many educational benefits though! Our Zoom facilitators are qualified, native-speaking Mandarin teachers who carefully plan their sessions to provide maximum learning benefits. If you would like to purchase one-on-one conversation classes, you can also contact us to arrange this.