Chinlab - Future of Chinese learning,Learn Chinese Effectively

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ChinLab provides an innovative mandarin Chinese learning solution by combining highly efficient self-learning curriculum and native speaker group tutoring. No minimal Chinese level required. Apply now and be amazed!

How did you learn about us?

Request a free demo

ChinLab provides an innovative mandarin Chinese learning solution by combining highly efficient self-learning curriculum and native speaker group tutoring. No minimal Chinese level required. Apply now and be amazed!

How did you learn about us?

Chinese is easy to learn!

The average person needs to know an estimated 20,000 English words to read academic papers, but only 3,000 Chinese characters, which are composed of 120 standard components based on certain principles. Many English words are multi-syllabic and have distinct pronunciations; in contrast, Chinese only contains 1,333 single-syllable pronunciations for its characters altogether, and all you need to know is the pronunciation of 33 Pinyin letters. Last but not least, Chinese is meaning based; hence there are much fewer grammatical rules. One does not need to worry about gendered nouns or verb tenses. As long as you pull the right words together, people will understand you.

So how fast can you learn Chinese?

Within 20 hours, you will be able to conduct daily conversations using only 150 words. But more importantly, you will start to understand the Chinese pronunciation system, as well as the inherent logic of how characters are formed by different components.

In 40 hours, not only will you master 1,200 words and be able to communicate more extensively with native speakers, but you will also be able to guess the meaning of a character that you have never seen before just by looking at its form. In addition, you will have a good understanding of how Chinese characters form words, and how words extend into sentences naturally.

In 60 hours, you will master 5,000 words. Not only will you easily understand what you hear and see, but you will also have a good grasp of the context of the conversation and/or article. You will be able to freely express yourself both orally and in written Chinese (by typing).

HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level ChinLab (hrs) Standard/ Conventional (hrs)
0 to 1 21 30-34
1 to 2 21 30-36
2 to 3 21 35-40
3 to 4 21 75-80
0 to 4 42 170-190
4 to 6 30 340-360
0 to 6 60 510-550

Why is ChinLab so efficient?

We extract the most frequently used language elements, and teach our students key rules on how they are used to make words and sentences. We enable our students to become "willing and accurate guessers", so that they are able to understand much more than what they have been taught. All our materials are based on real-life scenarios, and we expose our students to the most frequently used language so many times that is impossible to forget. Last but not least, we teach Chinese in Chinese, hence cultivating thinking in Chinese from the very beginning.

The ultimate learning experience

All our users may join small study groups led by native Chinese teachers at a very low cost. Our teachers will promptly attend to your questions and problems, as well as correct your mistakes to avoid "fossilization". One of the hardest parts of learning a language is to put it to real use; fortunately, our study groups provide the perfect place for students to practice, compete with and learn from one another.

Chinese Teaching Experts

Professor Joo-Oeck Maeng

The ChinLab learning system is like a set of building blocks. For example, students are encouraged to guess what is new in a conversation based on what they have already learnt, be it characters, words or sentence patterns. They will first guess the principle based on which new element fits into the conversation. Afterwards, the system will confirm or correct their understanding. Through this "guess first, learn later" method, students' learning efficiency will be tremendously enhanced as has been proven by over 20,000 students from 80 countries.

What Students Say about Us

"Can you believe it? I was able to negotiate price with a Chinese shop assistant in a shoe store just seven days after using ChinLab! I am so looking forward to what I can do with my Chinese in two months!"

-- Mohawk, Chandina R A University College

"To use ChinLab, you just need to believe it works. There was one time I was asked to answer questions after reading an article, I was initially nervous as it was so long and there were so many new words in there, but you know what? I got all the answers correct! not only that, I managed to guess the meaning of most of the new words too! Then I realize, what you figure out yourself becomes very hard to forget. Trust me, at some point, you will be amazed!"

-- Mary Davidson, Staffing Coordinator at Approved Home Health