Tired of only being able to say the most basic things in Chinese? Here's how to train yourself to think in Chinese, find out how Chinese sentences REALLY work and start expressing yourself with ease...
- Do you struggle to express your thoughts in Chinese beyond a basic level?
- Are you frustrated because you can't 'convert' your English ideas into Chinese?
- Are you at a loss at how Chinese sentences are put together?
- Are you a beginner looking to take your Chinese to the next level?
Most people start learning Chinese through words and phrases.
It's easy to learn that 'ni hao' is hello, and 'wo jiao Chris' is I'm called Chris.
Or that apple is 'ping guo' and banana is 'xiang jiao'.
And there are thousands of videos and apps that will teach you words and phrases.
But how are you supposed to know how to put all of these words and phrases together in the right order?
I've seen it so many times before.
You learn the basic phrases, but then you just get stuck at a beginner level and never ever figure out how break through the plateau and speak longer, more complex Chinese.
What's more, if you just learn beginner phrases, you don't learn how to manipulate the language to your requirements, and when you end up speaking to a native Chinese speaker, you can't think in Chinese, you can't react quick enough, or worse still, you end up just standing there with no clue what to say what you're trying to say.
Learning more words never seems to help, because you just aren't able to put them together in the right way.
You start to wonder what you've been learning all this time, whether you've just wasted your time, and you feel downright frustrated and depressed at how little Chinese you are actually able to say.
"Until now I have only listened and repeated phrases, without having a clue as to how Chinese sentences are structured."
"There is plenty of information out there for building vocab however it never tells how to actually use it in a sentence."
"The hardest part of learning Chinese is not remembering words but sentence structures! Translating from English to Chinese is so hard as I often forget where the different parts go in the sentences, and it has inhibited my ability to speak well."
Does this sound like you?
I have been learning Mandarin for about 3+ years now but I wish I had this course much earlier, it would have really fast tracked my progress.Gregory Sebastian (Melbourne, Australia)
The sentences are very useful and practical for everyday interaction. For me it is never enough to hear a sentence in Chinese once, I would forget it the next day. So with some other courses, I had to spend a huge amount of time and effort copying material from my course to my own flashcard system. But with this course by FIM, the course content has already been very nicely formatted to flashcard system with excellent audio in Chinese. So the sentences always comes up for review in a timely manner which helps me remember the sentences with just a few minutes revision a day. I can easily replay the Chinese audio for any sentence as many times as I need.
I strongly recommend this course for someone serious about learning Chinese and who has already done the basics like tones and Pinyin.
By the time we finish this course and master most of the sentences, I am certain we would definitely be much more confident in the language and be able to handle our-selves if we visit China or Taiwan.
I reckon every serious Chinese learner planning to work or study in China (who has first done tones, pronunciation, pinyin) should have it 🙂
It's not your fault, and there is a solution.
You see, most courses just concentrate on teaching phrases or they give you dialogues, but they never show you how the Chinese is put together.
They don't teach you the structure of the language, and they don't help you to train your brain to produce the language and think in Chinese.
The result: you never figure out how Chinese works and you're stuck with just parroting phrases.
You never get out of the very restrictive language that you've learned from your beginners' course and you sound like a complete amateur whenever you're talking to a native speaker.
But it doesn't have to be like that.
Imagine if you had figured out how to put Chinese sentences together, and you had enough practice so that you were able to do it quickly and automatically and express the ideas you want to say.
Imagine if you could figure out how Chinese 'works' and the grammar, and crack the code so that you could start saying complex Chinese sentences with ease.
The feeling when you are able to manipulate Chinese in your head without that huge struggle and you've got all the basic sentence patterns down is amazing.
When you don't know how to say 'everything', but you've got to that magical point where you've had enough practice that you can come up with the expressions and sentences naturally.
You really feel like you are starting to 'get' how Chinese works, and you know enough to be comfortable having everyday conversations. I call this 'basic fluency'.
And I know exactly what this feels like, because I experienced a breakthrough like this just a few years ago, so I know that it's completely possible, and I want to help you to achieve the same thing.
I used to struggle with Chinese sentences too...
When I was first learning Chinese, I managed to pick up quite a lot of phrases, and things didn't seem that difficult.
But after a while, that initial 'honeymoon period' ended.
I realised I was barely able to say anything in Chinese.
I would try to speak or type in Chinese, but I always got the different parts mixed up, making my Chinese sound really bad.
It seemed that everything I wrote or said was wrong, and I got so frustrated and fed up of not making any progress.
I wondered whether I was ever going to speak 'proper Chinese'.
I thought I would never be able to express complex ideas, and have a conversation on anything like the level I could in English, that I would always be stuck talking 'beginner' Chinese, a few words at a time.
But the problem was, I just couldn't afford to give up, because otherwise all the effort that I'd put in until then would have been a waste of time.
In the end, I had to take sentences from dictionaries wherever I could. I had to figure out what all the different parts of the sentence meant one by one, and put the pieces together myself, from scratch.
And it took me literally years to get into the flow of Chinese, and be able to manipulate the language with ease.
But I don't want you to have to go through that.
That's why I wanted to create Chinese Sentence Mastery.
This course is for you if:
- You want to practise speaking Chinese and thinking in Chinese
- You want to understand the meaning of each Chinese character when it is used.
- You want to be able to pronounce Chinese words within sentences, not just on their own
- You want to be tested using drills that make you think and create sentences faster
- You want to understand the sentence order and the structure of Chinese
- You want to be able to say the things 'you want to say', not just the things in the textbook
- You want to feel confident at expressing yourself in Mandarin
- You want to be able to react quickly when people talk to you, and respond with ease.
Here's what you'll get
I'm enjoying Sentence Mastery very much! I finished all the free courses on Coursera.com but those courses failed to offer me authenticity (which I thought I could get through your courses).Daniel Mikesell (United States)
I love the way you organized the Anki flashcards. Through daily use of the program as you've organized it, I can improve my ability to form sentences, increase my vocabulary, and enhance my pronunciation.
Since I've been using this course in the morning before even leaving my apartment, I've been able to start each day off with designated time during which I'm thinking in Chinese and actively learning. This has helped me "think in Chinese" more easily during the rest of the day.
I would absolutely recommend the course, because I can improve my ability to form sentences, increase my vocabulary, and enhance my pronunciation. At this point I have no complaints, I greatly appreciate your work!
Here's a look inside
And here's an audio sample
How to 'crack the code' of Chinese and take your speaking to the next level
The way I help people to put together Chinese sentences more accurately is very simple.
1) Break every single Chinese sentence down into all the different parts
I've found that once you can see what every character in the sentence means, it's easy to figure out how Chinese sentences are put together.
The feedback I've got from learners time and time again has been that you need to understand what 'all the bits mean', so you can start to build your own sentences in Chinese and say what you want to say, not just the things in your textbook.
2) Learn from a lot of examples
Can you just look at one example in a book and 'get' how to use a grammar point in everyday life?
Of course you can't.
The best way to learn the concepts of a language is by learning from examples.
That's why Chinese Sentence Mastery at its core is a huge collection of examples – so you can see how the patterns of the language work in different combinations and everyday life circumstances.
3) Test yourself and do drills so you can practice
There's only so much you can learn by flicking through a book, and it's a completely different matter to actually put your brain through the process of thinking of the Chinese sentence yourself.
Therefore, you'll need to keep testing yourself and throwing yourself in at the deep end – figuring out how to put English sentences into Chinese, so that you can bridge the gap to fluency.
It's better to practice on your own first than put yourself in front of a native speaker and buck under the pressure and have no clue what to say.
Chinese Sentence Mastery comes complete with a set of electronic flashcards, and audio drills, so you can keep practising until you've cracked how Chinese works (don't be afraid of making mistakes though).
4) Focus on the language that you need for everyday conversation
There's no use just learning lists of vocabulary or grammar points.
All the sentences in Chinese Sentence Mastery are taken from everyday life situations – everyday chit chat, getting to know people, talking about your day, what you think about things, office language and sentences that you'll use in all kinds of situations as a tourist or getting around China.
As well as picking up how the language works and the grammar, you'll also learn the most important everyday vocabulary you need to know, all in context. Clever huh?
I wanted to progress from beginner and was finding it hard to find suitable material, that's why I signed up to Chinese Sentence Mastery.Bev Kahati (Israel)
I like the repetition in the sentences, so that you can get the new sentences partly right, which is encouraging. I also really like the literal translations of the sentences as well as the English translations. I am getting a better grasp of how Chinese sentences are structured. I am going to go through the course again and learn the vocabulary.
The course really fills a gap between the beginner and intermediate level. Keep on producing courses!
Yes, but is this really for me?
I'll be up front with you: if you're already a confident Chinese speaker or you know absolutely no Chinese, then you'd best look elsewhere.
But if you've learned some basics in Chinese and you're wondering how to build your fluency and get past that difficult beginner plateau, or you simply want to get better at putting your ideas into Chinese and speak more confidently, then this course is for you.
But I get that you still might be still on the fence about it, so let's look at some of the alternatives.
You could spend weeks, months or even years trying to figure out how Chinese sentences work on your own, making all the same mistakes I made and going through the same painful progress of putting the pieces and materials together yourself.
Or you could just expose yourself to a lot of Chinese and just hope you 'figure it out' by yourself in the future.
Or you could get a grammar book and start reading through, but without testing yourself, it would be highly difficult to put it into practice.
Or you could pay a teacher to teach you all about grammar and sentence structure, but that would probably cost $100s of dollars, and it's highly unlikely they would give you as many examples and as much practice as you'll get from this course.
If you work through the material in Chinese Sentence Mastery, I'm confident that you will have a much better understanding of how Chinese sentences 'work', you'll be much better at converting your ideas into Chinese and you'll learn to express yourself in the way you want.
That's my promise to you.
But just in case that's not enough, I want to offer you a money back guarantee as well.
100% Iron-Clad 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
I’ve got a lot of positive feedback from my courses and my refund rate is really low, but if you’re not satisfied with Chinese Sentence Mastery or it’s not for you, then I don’t want to keep your money. Just send me an email within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll cancel your account and give you a full refund. You don’t even have to give a reason. I’m proud to say that I’ve given a refund for my courses every time somebody has asked me, as long as it has been within 30 days, so rest assured.
Payment is completely secure, and is handled by a major third party payment processor, not by this site. You can pay by credit or debit card. After payment, everything is automatic. You will receive your password by email, and get instant lifetime access to the course across all your devices.
What's the difference between this course and other courses based on Chinese sentences?
1) In Chinese Sentence Mastery I’ve broken down every sentence character by character, as well as giving you the English translation, something that few courses provide. 2) The course also includes electronic flashcards and audio so you can test yourself. 3) You can download all the content, it’s not just online.
Who is this course designed for? Is it suitable for me?
Chinese Sentence Mastery is designed for anybody who has learned the basics in Chinese already (high beginner to intermediate level learners) to improve their spoken fluency, expression and understanding of Chinese structure. It is ok for beginners, but if you know zero Chinese or you’re a confident Chinese speaker already, this won’t be for you.
Why should I pay money for something like this when there are free videos and apps online?
Sure there are free videos online, but even if you watch a load of them, you’re only going to be learning odd bits and pieces of Chinese. Without a proper systematic solution to break down all the grammatical constructions and sentences, you’re not going to make the progress you’re looking for. If you’re serious about being able to speak better Chinese, you’ll need something more comprehensive.
What level of Chinese can I expect to achieve with this course?
If you work through all the materials you can expect a big improvement in your ability to ‘convert English into Chinese’, hold everyday conversations in Chinese, handle everyday life in China and your power of expression. It’s designed to take a beginner up to a confident intermediate level of fluency in Mandarin.
Can I download the books and the audio to use offline?
Yes you can, you can download everything, so you can use it anywhere.