The easy 'fill-in-the-blanks' way to start having conversations in Chinese

The ultimate conversation toolbox for Chinese small talk

When I first started learning Chinese I just wanted to be able to have a conversation.

But it wasn't as easy as that.

I had lists of vocabulary and characters and books of phrases and dialogues, but it was all so overwhelming, I couldn't figure out how to put it into action.

All I really wanted to do was to be able to start using the language. At the beginning, I spent hours trying to figure out the different parts, and how the grammar worked, and remember all the different vocabulary.

But when I got into a situation when I actually had to speak the language myself, I found I was still lost for words.

I tried to string words together based on what I wanted to say in English, but my mind just went blank, and I struggled to put a sentence together.

I felt frustrated and humiliated, and I felt that I was getting nowhere.

Sometimes when you try to actually use the language you’ve been studying, it doesn’t really work out.

You get nervous, your mind goes blank, and you feel you just can't do it. You even think about giving up.

But slowly, I figured out something about Chinese that changed the way I saw the language forever.

A shortcut to Chinese conversation

I realised that Chinese isn’t like other languages. Words never change their forms, they are just like solid blocks.

So, I figured out that all I had to do to start having conversations was to learn the most commonly used blocks and how to put them together.

Because once you understand the overall structure, you can just swap in different things, to change the meaning to what you want to say.

Now you might be thinking: could speaking a language as rich and complex as Chinese really be as simple as putting together a few blocks?

Of course, you can't say everything just by 'filling in blanks'. But it’s a great way to learn how the language 'works' and get you started. Here’s an example:

This is just a tiny snippet of one part of the course, but you can instantly see what all of the parts of the sentence mean and how they are pronounced.

I don't need to explain it to you, because everything is broken for you already.

When you hear it spoken, you can produce the sentence yourself.

And if I give you different words, you can play around with the different parts of the sentence, and suddenly you can say a lot more things.

You're no longer restricted to parroting one single phrase, and you can speak more freely.

And before you know it, you’ll be speaking Chinese yourself.


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Why I'm the Right Person to Help You Learn Chinese

I've been through the whole process of learning Chinese myself

  • I've spent more than 9 years figuring the language out
  • I have a degree in Chinese
  • I’ve been living in China for the last 4 years
  • I speak Chinese every day
  • My wife is Chinese
  • I speak Chinese fluently
  • I'm a trained Chinese interpreter
  • I've trained hundreds of students to speak Chinese successfully
  • I’ve even been on Chinese national TV!

Introducing 'Plug and Play Chinese Chit Chat'

Here's what you'll get:

  • The Plug and Play Chinese Chit Chat Guide

    A downloadable 80-page PDF ebook of all the phrases and ‘blocks’ you’ll need to start having conversations in Chinese with characters, Pinyin and English translations, with everything broken down, plus extra cultural notes.

  • Plug and Play Chinese Conversations

    A second PDF ebook of conversations using all the material covered in the guide, so you can see all the material in action, figure out how to put it all together, plus get valuable listening practice.

  • Complete MP3 Audio

    Complete MP3s of all the material from both ebooks which you can download and listen to on any device, wherever you are. 

You'll discover how to:

  • Address people and ask names politely
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Talk about where you are from, languages you speak
  • Ask somebody about their job and talk about yours
  • Handle tourist essentials like asking for directions
  • Talk about your hobbies and interests
  • Discuss the past, the future and make appointments
  • Say the numbers, days and months
  • Give a full self introduction


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This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn Chinese primarily to be able to communicate with people
  • You don't want to sit and have somebody lecture you, you want to try things out for yourself
  • You want to know how to put sentences together, not just parrot phrases
  • You don't have a lot of free time, and you want to get going straight away
  • You want something you can use on the move, wherever and whenever
  • You really want to be able to speak Chinese and you're ready to take the next step

I'm keeping the price of this course really low, because I want it to be accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.

If you wanted to have a couple of lessons with a teacher, you'd have to pay at least this amount, probably even more, and the chances are you wouldn't learn as much.

If you work through all the material, you know you're going to be able to walk up to a Mandarin speaker and have a conversation. You won't be struggling to put words together. You'll be prepared.

You'll be able to ask and respond to simple questions and give a complete introduction of yourself.

In fact, as part of the course, if you record an audio or video version of your self introduction and email it to me, then I'll even give you some brief feedback on pronunciation and areas you can improve. That's how much I want you to get good results with this.

You'll also get a really good idea of how Chinese is put together and how it 'works' and you'll have a really good foundation to continue your studies in any way you like.

It's a low price, a low commitment, and you're going to learn a lot..

So, click the button below, sign up now and start speaking Chinese!

100% Iron-Clad 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not satisfied with Plug and Play Chinese Chit Chat, 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. No hassle. No questions asked.


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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 materials across all your devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow long is it going to take to work through the materials?

    Plug and Play Chinese Chit Chat is a mini-course that’s designed to be quick to complete. Two weeks should be enough to work through, but if you work really intensively you could complete it in a week or less. It really depends on how quickly you want to go!

  • q-iconWhat level can I expect to get to with the course?

    Plug and Play is a short introductory course designed to teach you basic small talk you can use when you meet a Chinese person for the first time. If you complete the course, you’ll be able to give a self introduction, including where you’re from, what you do, your hobbies, your plans and your family, and use basic tourist phrases, numbers and time phrases. You’ll also learn how Chinese ‘works’ and how to put basic sentences together. It will give you a solid introduction to the language. 

  • q-iconWhy is the course so inexpensive?

    I want to help as many people start speaking Chinese as possible, so I’m offering the course as a price that I’m hoping will make it accessible to everyone. My hope is that the course will help you to understand Chinese better, set you on your way and encourage you to carry on and take your study a step further. 

  • q-iconWhat’s the difference between this course and Survive in Chinese?

    Plug and Play Chinese Chit Chat is a toolbox to get you having your first conversations in Chinese. It includes 2 ebooks and MP3 audio.

    Survive in Chinese is a much larger video course with full explanations, and loads of extra bonus materials, flashcards, worksheets, guidance on pronunciation, Chinese characters, menus and more. It’s a much fuller and more detailed video course package, and it also expands on a lot of the topics from ‘Plug and Play’.

  • q-iconCan I download the materials / use them on the move?

    Yes, the eBooks and MP3 audio are designed to be downloaded, so you can use them on your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone, print the books out or whatever.

  • q-iconCan I upgrade from the Plug and Play course to the full Survive in Chinese?

    Yes. You will have the option of upgrading your membership at any time. Just pay the difference, and you’re ready to go!