I’d been using Duolingo for a year, and progress was excruciatingly slow. Now, I’m learning characters, pronunciation, and tones much faster, with better recall, and more fun. Materials, strategy, delivery, content, EVERYTHING is top-notch.
Awesome, awesome, awesome course! Phil and Luke really know their stuff. I’ve tried many other methods out there, but I have made more progress in the past 6 weeks using the Mandarin Blueprint Method than I made in the previous year with other courses. If you want to learn how to build a solid foundation for learning Chinese in a systematic and enjoyable way, Mandarin Blueprint is the way to go.
Josh Xiao Liu
I had bought Rosetta Stone but it is too disorganized and random for my learning style. Mandarin Blueprint teaches Chinese by utilizing your memory and life experiences to create associations with the language. It won’t be just a cookie-cutter speaking crash course which you’ll forget the content in weeks without using it. It’s a course that creates a solid foundation and association that creates lasting memory and understanding of the language. Highly recommended!
How It Works
There are 6 unique phases within this video curriculum. Each one focuses on a key element of Mandarin and builds seamlessly upon one another in a linear, unified learning experience. Here's a quick breakdown of the 6 phases:
Pre-Phase - Pronunciation
Before learning any language, you will make much faster progress if you first learn how to produce, identify and read every syllable. You have already begun mastering pronunciation with your recent purchase. Congrats!
Phase 1 - Character Building
Using our patent-pending mnemonic visualization system "The Hanzi Movie Method", you'll learn how to read, write and pronounce any Chinese character in a matter of seconds.
Phase 2 - Vocabulary Building
As you speed-learn characters, you will “unlock” new words more and more often. As these new words become available, we guide you on how to acquire them quickly and easily by creating connections to them drawn from your personal memory banks.
Phase 3 - Sentence Building
After you've built up a foundation of Chinese words, we will show you carefully crafted sentences that almost exclusively contain characters and words you have already learned. By following this step-by-step process, you will be reading and understanding Chinese in a matter of hours.
Phase 4 - Paragraph Building
Now things really start to get fun! On top of sentences, you'll start unlocking entire paragraphs filled with conversations and opinions, all of which you'll be able to read and understand without help! This deeper, more engaging context makes learning grammar an enjoyable and natural process, instead of a mind-numbing slog through a series of textbooks.
Phase 5 - Story Building
In this final phase, we'll start introducing popular stories created by our native Chinese writers. Once again, these are expertly designed using words and characters you have already learned. By reading and listening to all of this content daily, you'll find your Mandarin skills increasing faster than you ever thought possible!
We answer your questions on our video podcast, which is often clipped into video content for the curriculum!
Everything you need to acquire Mandarin Chinese in a single step-by-step curriculum. Just click “Play”.
100% unique, patent-pending language acquisition system based on proven linguistic & memory and research.
You 'level-up' from characters, to words, to sentences, to paragraphs, and eventually full stories.
Clear & Simple Video Instruction
All of our 850+ easy-to-follow videos are structured to be short, easy to follow, and of the highest audio-visual quality.
10,000 Multimedia Flashcards
Our flashcards are powered by spaced repetition for ultimate efficiency, and contain images and GIFs, as well as native audio.
Warm and Helpful Community
Our members surprise us all the time with how passionate and supportive they are. We are always there to answer questions and help out.
Webinars, pdfs, bonus video, ebooks, mini-courses, and much more are added regularly for our members.
As if the course itself wasn't enough, here are a few amazing bonuses for you...
Free Pronunciation Mastery Course
Currently priced at $19.99, this HD video course will teach you how to pronounce every Mandarin sound like a native in 6 hours. Includes 2 hours of bonus video content on study skills and motivational techniques, and 1,000 flashcards with native audio.
The MB Community Forum
A free forum where you can ask Luke and Phil and thousands of other learners questions about Mandarin Chinese.