Stop learning Mandarin Chinese (or any language) in a classroom.
It. Doesn't. Work.
If you go to a university to study Chinese, you'll end up in one of the worst environments you could ask for to properly acquire a language: A classroom with a teacher, a whiteboard, and a textbook.
That's not going away, and it's only going to go from "horribly expensive" to "prohibitively expensive".
But here's the good news:
The resources and technology available today are far more powerful tools of education than classrooms ever were.
Now, for a fraction of university tuition, you can reach far higher levels of fluency and (most importantly) have a LOT more fun along the way.
But (sorry, another "but") here's the problem with this new way of learning language: There's just so much to sift through.
Thousands of web and mobile apps, blogs, online tutors, podcasts, and countless online courses constitute a constantly expanding ocean of language learning content.
As a result, the less experienced language learner throws up their hands and says "Welp, I can't make heads or tails of this, might as well bite the bullet and go to a university!"
Stop punishing yourself.
Let us remove the obstacle called "I don't know how to navigate this ocean of online content."
We'll tell you exactly what works and what doesn't, and we'll use Mandarin to make the most persuasive case.
If you can learn frikkin' Mandarin with only free or affordable online resources, then you can learn any language.
Treat this book as an opportunity.
It will be your guide to all the resources, technologies, and mindsets necessary to master language acquisition in general, and Mandarin in particular.
Not only can you master Mandarin, but the tools at your fingertips have made it faster & more fun than ever before.
The best part is, after reading this book, you'll even be able to do it without leaving your house!
Section 1: The Basics
This section includes the most important general concepts you need to know before jumping into Mandarin (or any language). You will learn:
✅ The Easiest and Most Enjoyable Way to Acquire Mandarin Chinese (Or Any Language)
✅ How to Learn Holistically
✅ How Long Will Mandarin Fluency Take You?
✅ How to Create and Achieve Language Learning Goals
Section 2: The Blueprint
This is where you learn step-by-step how to acquire Mandarin Chinese. Most of these concepts and techniques can also be applied to learning other languages. You will learn:
✅ How to Pronounce Every Mandarin Sound Like a Native in Six Hours
✅ What are Characters, Why Need to Learn Them Early, and How Many You Need to Learn
✅ How to Read, Write and Pronounce Any Character In Seconds
✅ Which Words to Learn and When
✅ How to Learn Words Rapidly Using Mnemonics
✅ How to Acquire Grammar Naturally (and Easily)
✅ How to Use Spaced Repetition Flashcards for
✅ How to Find and Use Tutors to Improve Speaking and Writing Rapidly
✅ How to Practice Writing
Section 3: Bonus Chapters
These chapters are just as important but concern the less tangible aspects of language learning. You will learn:
✅ How to Build and Maintain Strong Habits
✅ How to Maintain a Positive Mindset
✅ How to Immerse Yourself Effectively, Wherever You Are
✅ How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle Conducive to Rapid Language Acquisition
✅ A HUGE list of 200+ Resources for Acquiring Mandarin Chinese
Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins
We teamed up to create Mandarin Blueprint back in 2016 and have been dedicated to making Mandarin fun ever since! Everything we put into this ebook is based on our 20 years combined experience learning and teaching Mandarin, top linguistic research, and the teachings of world-class polyglots.