Why should I pay for YoyoChinese.com when there are so many free resources on the Internet?
We love the free resources on the Internet - and we have a lot of videos there ourselves! But it is extraordinarily difficult to learn Chinese by putting together your own curriculum… especially relying on free content. That’s like trying to build a house with a couple blueprints you downloaded and some YouTube videos.
Free resources are there to get you interested in studying Chinese, but when you decide to commit to really learning the language, you need a structured program that builds up your grammar and vocabulary in the right order.
Trying to teach yourself Mandarin by pulling together whatever free videos and resources you can find leads to one result: you get frustrated, lose motivation, and quit. Don’t make the same mistake!
What can I do for free?
We recommend you start by checking out the free lessons at the start of the Beginner Conversational Course. You’ll start speaking, understanding, and reading Chinese right away, and also experience going through the lessons, reviews, and quizzes, so you can decide if like learning Chinese with us.
The first few units of our Intermediate Conversational Course and Yoyo 300 Chinese Character Course are also available to check out for free.
How do I know what to buy and where to start?
Know zero Mandarin, or only just a little? Start with our Beginner Conversational Course. Beginner Conversational will take you up to basic conversational fluency with HSK2 equivalence in 6 months.
Are your Mandarin skills are a little more advanced than beginner? Then check out our Intermediate Conversational Course instead. The Intermediate Course is designed for students with 6 months or more of Chinese language study. To find out if Intermediate is right for you, try Level 1 and if you aren’t able to understand at least 80% of the first lesson, try heading back to Beginner, but starting in the middle at Level 2 or 3.
Or maybe you’re looking to study Chinese characters specifically. If so, try the Chinese Character Course. The Character Course will help you understand how Chinese characters are constructed and teach you 300 of the most important fundamental characters you need to start reading Chinese in your daily life today.
Once you know which course you want to take, just add it to your cart and checkout! It’s always the best value to buy the whole course (and a sign of your determination to learn Mandarin!), but if you’re budget is tight, you can purchase by level as you go through the course.
Now you’ve got the content you want and you’re ready to start on your study path. Click over to the first lesson and get started speaking Chinese!
What if I don't like what I purchased?
Talk to us! Send us a message through the chat box on the website, or an email to “email@example.com” within 7 days of your purchase and we’ll take care of you.
What should I do if I have a question when I take your courses?
You can ask us questions any time. Under every video lesson, you can post your question in the comments section. The Yoyo Chinese team will respond to your question within 24 hours. It's really like 1-on-1 personal coaching!
You can also send us a message through the chat box on the website, or an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” and we’ll take care of you.
Are your videos viewable in China?
Yes they are! We've recently updated Yoyo Chinese to be even more accessible from within China! So if you find yourself on the inside of the 'Great Firewall' - whether because you're an expat in China or just visiting - you'll notice our videos load at a much faster pace, all without the help of a VPN.
Are Yoyo Chinese video lessons available for download?
Our videos are not downloadable. However, our other course materials (audio reviews, dialogue replay, lecture notes, and more) are downloadable, so you can review them when you’re offline anytime.
Purchase the Entire
The entire hasn't been released yet, but you can still purchase the full course at a discount in advance.
As new Levels are released, they'll automatically be added to your account. See the level release schedule below: