Why Yoyo Chinese?

Find out what makes the web's best Chinese courses so popular.

  • A clearly structured curriculum

    Follow our guided study schedule and you'll always know what to do next. No more feeling lost!

  • Everything you need

    1,000+ lessons in 6+ comprehensive courses means you can go from true newbie to speaking and reading Chinese all in one place.

  • See real results

    With as little as 30 minutes a day, we guarantee you'll see real progress on Yoyo Chinese. It's that good!

  • A lifetime of learning

    With many years worth of study materials - including 15K+ vocab flashcards, 10K+ quiz questions, and much more - you can easily review the Chinese you learn so you never lose it again!

How it works


Each video lesson is only about 5 minutes long, but still packed with valuable insights and explanations that just make sense.


With Practice mode you can review the material covered in the lessons with flashcards, dialogues, listening & speaking exercises, lecture notes, and more.


Each lesson ends with a ten question interactive quiz, letting you test your new knowledge and make sure it sticks.

How much you'll learn?

What you'll learn

I want to study 30 minutes a day for months

  • Beginner
  • Character I
  • Intermediate
  • Character II
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Character Reader

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Dramatically increase your learning efficiency

Stop wasting time on AI-built apps that don't work

Get real results with Yoyo Chinese in a matter of WEEKS, not years! We don’t rely on AI-generated dialogue. Instead we’ve spent the last 10+ years designing Yoyo Chinese so that it solves the most common problems that Chinese language learners face. If it’s results you’re looking for, you’re in the right place!

What our students have to say

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How fast will I learn basic Chinese using Yoyo Chinese?

    Fast! In less than 30 days you’ll be able to correctly pronounce every possible sound in Chinese (pinyin and tones) and even know how to introduce yourself, count to ten, greet and bid farewell, and many other basic skills! In less than 6 months you’ll be proficient in basic conversational Chinese. Hard to believe? Check out the “What our students have to say” section to hear from other Chinese language learners just like you!

  • Does Yoyo Chinese actually work?

    Yes! And you can read all about the details of why and how here on Yoyo Chinese, but don’t just take it from us - check out the “What our students have to say” section and hear it directly from them about how Yoyo Chinese is “the best Chinese language learning program out there”, “better than the competition”, “highly effective”, “super fun to use”, “perfect for beginners”, and “worth every penny.” 🙂

  • What makes Yoyo Chinese so much better than the competition?

    Most Chinese learning apps are a business first and a learning program second - but NOT Yoyo Chinese. We don’t use AI and other shortcuts aimed at cutting costs. Instead, our team consists of real live Chinese language experts - both foreign and native - who are truly dedicated to creating the world’s best online Chinese learning program. We don’t just simply use technology, WE TEACH 👩🏻‍🏫.

  • Does Yoyo Chinese teach simplified or traditional characters?

    While our Chinese Character Courses use simplified Chinese characters in the video lessons, Yoyo Chinese is fully optimized for learning with traditional characters. With just the flip of a switch your flashcards, quiz questions (minus the images), and other features will be in traditional. And guess what? 70% of the 600 characters in our Chinese Character Course are no different in traditional than in simplified! 😊

  • Will Yoyo Chinese help me prepare for the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)?

    Yes! Although Yoyo Chinese wasn't made specifically for the HSK, our course material does intentionally overlap so well with HSK prep that students of ours have gone on to ace the test using ONLY their experience on Yoyo Chinese. To find out more check out this helpful guide here.

  • Are subscriptions to Yoyo Chinese recurring and what is lifetime membership?

    Subscription memberships to Yoyo Chinese are automatically recurring subscriptions just like other online services like Netflix or Spotify. But as per our Cancellation Policy, you may also cancel your subscription anytime - so no worries if you need to take a break! The lifetime membership gives you access to all the same content as a subscription, but with just one payment and no expiration date! Read more about our pricing plans here.

  • How long does it take to learn Chinese?

    As you may already know, you’ll find all kinds of different answers to this question. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to take NEARLY as long to learn basic Chinese as most programs out there say it does. 📣We can confidently say that if you use Yoyo Chinese and follow our recommended study schedule of just 30 minutes per day, you can be speaking beginner level (basic) conversational Chinese with ease in 6 months or less! Try it and see for yourself!

  • How does Yoyo Chinese teach tones and pronunciation so effectively?

    Our lessons use unique and highly effective insights into Chinese tones and pronunciation that are made specifically for non-native Chinese learners like you. They include clips of real-life, native Chinese speakers and a huge array of interactive audio and video tools to use as you practice - like our world-famous Interactive Pinyin Chart! We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to help THOUSANDS of students from around the world finally start speaking Chinese confidently and without a funny accent! 😊

  • Will I have to do live video lessons with a teacher on Yoyo Chinese?

    Nope! No live video lessons here. We do help our students find tutors we trust when they ask, but we don’t require you to do any live video lessons. Instead, Yangyang will become your teacher as you work through each of the 1,000+ pre-recorded video lessons on Yoyo Chinese. And even better, you can re-watch, practice, review, or even ask a question about any lesson, anytime, anywhere! 💪

  • Why use structured courses like on Yoyo Chinese when there are so many free resources online?

    While there are tons of awesome free Chinese learning resources online (including lots that we created ourselves), the truth is that to really learn Chinese it’s absolutely essential to build a rock-solid foundation from the start. Structural learning facilitates consistency and ensures measurable outcomes. That’s why most of us received our education through structured learning systems such as college/university courses and training programs. This kind of learning just simply isn’t possible without the kind of guidance and support you get when you learn through structured programs like Yoyo Chinese. So don’t wait, start learning today! 🎉

  • Why is it important to use real-life content when learning Chinese?

    There are a number of interesting reasons Chinese can be a tough language to understand in the real world (accents, homophones, short words, etc.). If you rely on textbook-style recordings that are used in most other platforms and classrooms, you just don’t have the chance to get used to Chinese as it’s actually spoken by real people in the real world! Instead, we use real-life dialogues by native Chinese speakers from the very beginning. And with our detailed dialogue breakdowns and slow-speed audio recordings, you get the best of both worlds!✌🏻

Join us and have fun learning Chinese!