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Sports in Advertising

Sports sell and professional athletes are certainly no stranger to advertising. In this course, take a closer look at sports and marketing in China via a language learning walkthrough of seven Intermediate sports-related TV ads. From inspiring Nike commercials and funny Snickers ads, to public service announcements featuring some of China's most well-known athletes, each one these videos not only contains a sports-related language lesson, but provides a look into Chinese sports culture as well.

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Sports in Advertising

Keep Walking: Inspiring Stories

In this course consisting of videos handpicked from a series created by Johnny Walker, listen to eight different Chinese people tell their personal and inspiring stories. From entrepreneurs, to artists, performers, and journalists, each one of these videos and serves as both an entertaining and valuable language lesson, as well as a look into the lives of hardworking Chinese people today.

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Keep Walking: Inspiring Stories

Restaurant Chinese: Table for Two

In this seven-part FluentU-produced course, following along with Wang Ming and get started with restaurant basics and improve your elementary chit-chat skills while you're at it. From being seating and asking for a menu, to talking about your national origins and how good - or not so good - your Chinese is, this course will have you ready for a meal in no time.

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Restaurant Chinese: Table for Two

Short Film Drama: I'll Always Want You There

In this lighthearted yet practical course, entertain yourself as you learn via a six-part short film about strangers, romance, fate, and coincidence. Taking place almost entirely in a Taiwanese convenience store, each video in the series is packed to the brim with useful language from everyday life. Will the lovestruck clerk finally be able to draw the attention of the customer who's caught his eye? Watch - and learn - to find out.

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Short Film Drama: I'll Always Want You There

Conversational Chinese: Making Friends and Drinking Coffee

In this 10-part course written and produced by FluentU just for our FluentU learners, have fun while you get started with the basics of conversational Chinese. From making introductions and new friends, to talking about relationships and even getting a cup of coffee, this simple yet practical course written specifically with brand new learners in mind will help you master the essentials in no time.

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Conversational Chinese: Making Friends and Drinking Coffee

FluentU: A Good Morning

In this fun and entertaining FluentU Course produced just for absolute beginners, get started with the very basics of the Chinese language. Follow along with Wang Ming as he heads to campus, and learn from his encounters when finds himself in possession of a lost cellphone. From simple greetings to introductory chit-chat, this Course covers everything you need to jumpstart your Mandarin language skills and start saying 'Ni hao' today!

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FluentU: A Good Morning

FluentU: Dinner with a Friend

In this nine-part FluentU course all about catching up and having a meal, take a trip to a local Chinese restaurant and get started with some tasty basics. Not only will you learn things like how to put your order in, pay the bill, ask for chopsticks, and talk about your meal, this course also covers the conversational Chinese that you need to catch up with an old friend and make plans for next time.

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FluentU: Dinner with a Friend

Integrated Chinese Level 1 (Part 1)

Integrated Chinese is one of the world's leading Chinese language textbooks and is used across the globe by thousands of teachers, students, and professionals alike. This course, comprised of individual decks for each chapter, covers the vocab from lessons 1 - 10 of part 1 of the level 1 textbook, 3rd edition. ISBN-13: 9780887276446, Publisher: Cheng & Tsui, Published: 2008

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Integrated Chinese Level 1 (Part 1)

New Practical Chinese Reader I

Written specifically with beginner students in mind, the New Practical Chinese Reader is a go-to textbook for thousands of students and teachers around the world. This course covers all vocab from the 14 lessons of their Level 1 textbook via a deck for each lesson. ISBN: 978-0887276798, Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Published: 2004

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New Practical Chinese Reader I

New Practical Chinese Reader II

The New Practical Chinese Reader series is a go-to textbook series for thousands of students and teachers around the world. This course covers all vocab from the 12 lessons (lessons 15 - 26) of the level 2 textbook via individual decks for each lesson. ISBN: 9787561928950, Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Published: 2011

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New Practical Chinese Reader II

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese I

Practical Audio-Visual Chinese is one of the world's most popular and highly acclaimed textbook series. This course covers the vocabulary from all 12 lessons of the level 1 textbook via an individual deck for each lesson. ISBN: 957091789X, Publisher: Cheng-Chung, Published: 2008.

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Practical Audio-Visual Chinese I

Integrated Chinese Level 1 (Part 2)

Integrated Chinese is one of the world's leading Chinese language textbooks and is used across the globe by teachers, students, and professionals alike. This course, comprised of individual decks for each chapter, covers lessons 11 - 20 from part 2 of their level 1 textbook, 3rd edition. ISBN-13: 978-0887276712, Publisher: Cheng & Tsui, Published: 2008

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Integrated Chinese Level 1 (Part 2)

Mini-Movie: Gravity Zero

Living with a disability isn't always easy - not only for the person with the disability, but for their loved ones as well. In this four-part mini-movie, meet Xiaosen, a young man with a disability who - with the support of his dedicated sister - is determined not to let that stop him from following his dreams. But, it's going to take more than just the two of them to make it happen. Watch and learn to find out if they're able to pull it all off.

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Mini-Movie: Gravity Zero

TEDx: Inspiration Through Life and Art

In this long yet rewarding course, make your way through four different TEDx talks straight out of TEDx Taipei. Each talk features a different Taiwanese artist with a unique and inspiring life story. Listen and learn with a dancer who pursued her dreams abroad, an art restoration expert who is now returning home with a mission, a designer who believed in herself, and a photographer whose unique methods aim to put the spotlight on the beauty of his homecountry. With tons of valuable language and life stories that will draw you in, this is a course not to be missed for Chinese language learners looking for a challenge that will leave you inspired.

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TEDx: Inspiration Through Life and Art

Conversational Chinese: An Evening Get-together

In this 8-part Intermediate series written and produced by FluentU just for FluentU learners, level up your basic conversational Chinese while you follow along with Yang Kai and friends at their evening get-together. From talking about guests and meeting new people, to discussing travel and past experiences, this course will put you right into the action and have you conversing more fluently in no time.

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Conversational Chinese: An Evening Get-together

FluentU: Shopping at the Clothing Store

In this 7-part series written and produced by us at FluentU just for FluentU users, take a trip to the clothing store and master all the elementary shopping vocabulary you need to start spending - in Chinese. Follow along with Yang Kai and his new friend Zhang Ting as they peruse various garments, talk about colors, make comparisons, try on some new threads, and finally discuss prices and discounts as they make a purchase. Oh, and did we mention it's a date? Oh, the tension!

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FluentU: Shopping at the Clothing Store

Newbie Essentials I: Talking About People

In this FluentU course made for absolute beginners, get started with the very basics of the Chinese language. Each video in the course is a carefully produced audio slideshow meant to present the lesson content in a way that is as helpful and intuitive for new learners as possible. From things like personal pronouns, the most essential verbs, a few countries and nationalities, and other language essentials, you'll learn the basics you need to jumpstart your Mandarin and get speaking Chinese today. So what are you waiting for? Get started now!

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Newbie Essentials I: Talking About People

Newbie Essentials: The Four Tones

It's true, tones can be one of the most intimidating things about the Chinese language - but don't fear! Not only do they make learning Chinese more interesting, they're actually much easier to master than you think. In this six-part custom FluentU course made for both new learners looking to tackle the tones and veterans in need of practice, start with the first tone and work your way up using easy-to-follow and intuitively organized audio slideshows. Top it all off with two lessons meant to put your new skills to use via applying each and every tone and you'll be well on your way to total tone mastery!

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Newbie Essentials: The Four Tones

FluentU: Studying on Campus

In this FluentU course made just for intermediate learners, master the language of school and study with an eight-part conversation between Yang Kai and a new friend. From doing homework, talking about classes, planning the semester, and discussing majors, to exams, graduation, and going abroad - this course has it covered with a wide range of useful academic topics that will help you start talking about your Chinese studies in Chinese today.

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FluentU: Studying on Campus

Newbie Essentials II: Adjectives and Possession

With Newbie Essentials II, continue mastering the basic essentials of Mandarin with a six-part course designed and produced right here by us at FluentU. Not only will you learn two essential and super useful grammar points - the possessive 'de' particle, as well as the noun and adjective linking 'hen' - but you'll also start to put your newly acquired language skills to use via practical real-life dialogs that contain everything you've been learning up until this point, and then some. So, get started today and continue leveling up your fundamental Chinese language skills!

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Newbie Essentials II: Adjectives and Possession

Is This Love

Practice your sentimental language of love in this course consisting of a four-part mini-movie all about love and travel. Can a summer fling in Thailand be more than just that - a fling? Watch, learn, and listen as these two love birds talk zodiac signs, travel plans, and culture, all while waxing romantic and reflecting on their experience together abroad.

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Is This Love

Good Intentions

Ever wonder what college life in Taiwan is like? Find out in this short film about a group of university students in Taiwan, made by, well, a group of university students in Taiwan! From social mixers, to friendship and dating, this course will put you right in the mix and have you picking up real-life language in no time - including the ever-so-subtle yet important Chinese word '心意' from which the title derives its name.

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Good Intentions

FluentU: A Trip to the Supermarket

Head out in search of a supermarket and master the language of describing locations in this Elementary FluentU course consisting of a seven-part series. Follow along with Yang Kai as he asks a few strangers for help on his journey to find the elusive 'chāo shì', all while learning how to describe locations. From 'up ahead', 'across from', 'next to', and even your rights and lefts, this course will make sure you're not lost - or getting your friends lost - in no time.

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FluentU: A Trip to the Supermarket

FluentU: Going in for a Chinese Job Interview

Get down to business in this nine-part FluentU-produced course featuring a job interview and all the essential language it entails. From self-introductions, previous work experience, job responsibilities and more, this course will have you ready for a Chinese language job interview in no time. Not only will you sharpen your Chinese language business skills, but you'll be entertained as well. Will Yang Kai get the job? Will he get along with his new potential colleagues? Get started now and find out!

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FluentU: Going in for a Chinese Job Interview

Learn Chinese with Zhang Zhenyue Karaoke Classics

If you've been to karaoke, AKA "KTV", anywhere in the Chinese-speaking world, chances are you've heard at least one song from long-time Taiwanese singer-songwriter, Zhang Zhenyue. Not only are his tunes catchy, but the lyrics are often somewhat simple as well - making him a prefect choice for your first Chinese karaoke song. In this fun course, sit down and master five of his most singable hits, from classics like "Goodbye" and "Love Me, Don't Go", to newer songs like, "Race Cars and Tanks", and "Hold Me".

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Learn Chinese with Zhang Zhenyue Karaoke Classics

Shining Brightly

What would you do if you were given the chance to become a star? Most people would jump at the opportunity - well, not the female protagonist in this story. In this course featuring a five-part mini-movie, watch the story of a humble flower shop owner who is singled out for her potential as a model - only resist the jump to stardom. Will Lex the hairdresser be able to convince her otherwise? What's her reason for turning down a life of fame? Watch, learn, and find out!

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Shining Brightly

Learn Chinese with Jay Chou Karaoke Classics

Though still relatively young, Jay Chou is an absolute Mandopop legend. With more than a handful of hits under his belt in only the last 10 years, his name has become almost synonymous with karaoke singing in the Chinese-speaking world. In this course featuring five of his most well-known songs, practice some of his earliest tunes (and sometimes tricky lyrics!) and get ready to impress at your next KTV session today!

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Learn Chinese with Jay Chou Karaoke Classics

Taking a Taxi

From calling for a cab on the phone to having a conversation with the driver, this course on taking a taxi will guide you through some essential taxi terminology that will see you to your destination on time, and on budget!

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Taking a Taxi

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Chinese for the Hospital

Everyone gets sick, but nobody wants to stay that way! This intermediate course walks you through the process of a speedy recovery, helping you with things like how to answer a concerned friend's questions about your health, how to talk to a doctor, and how to buy the right medicine. It's just what the doctor ordered!

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Chinese for the Hospital

Sing Songs to Learn Chinese: Laowai Style

So you think you can sing? Challenge yourself with this selection of beautiful Chinese songs sung by non-native speakers of the language. Dance along to the tune of Laowai Style, check if that guy's Chinese is really as bad as he claims, and lose yourself in the mesmerizing voices of songbirds singing about love - all without ever needing to leave the comfort of your own seat!

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Sing Songs to Learn Chinese: Laowai Style

The Art of the Phone Call

Get in touch with telephone etiquette in this course about making phone calls and how to carry on properly after someone picks up. You'll also find something here as well for the rare occasion when no one, or maybe even someone you don't know picks up!

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The Art of the Phone Call

Menu, Please!

Whether dining in or taking out, the first barrier to a delicious restaurant meal is always the conversation with the person taking your order. In this seven-part FluentU course, get to know some common words and phrases that will see you through this barrier with ease, as you learn how to order food in person or over the phone using video and audio examples. Oh, and would you like a deck to go along with that?

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Menu, Please!

Greetings: How Do You Do?

Every good conversation begins with a good greeting, which this course is all about! Take the initiative to break the ice by practicing some of the most common Chinese greetings, and what you can say in return if someone greets you first. And it's not just about first-time meetings - learn what to say when meeting an old friend again after a long time, too!

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Greetings: How Do You Do?

Travel Chinese

Traveling isn't so easy when you can't communicate well. Enjoy your travels with this travel-friendly course that walks you through the basics of getting a cab, asking for help with luggage, inquiring about WiFi in eateries, and perhaps most importantly - haggling your way down to the best prices in town!

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Travel Chinese

Traditional Chinese Festivals

The festivals of a culture divulge much about what values the people hold as important. So, how many Chinese festivals do you know? This course will discuss some of the more common festivals celebrated by Chinese throughout the world, from the ubiquitous to the obscure. Learn more about the background of these festivals, and how they have survived to our modern generation while maintaining their traditional roots.

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Traditional Chinese Festivals

Computers and Computing

A computer is a ubiquitous tool of modern society, and you will likely come to have a conversation with someone about computers sooner than later. So build up your repertoire of computer knowledge in Chinese with this course designed to help you get quickly up to speed with essential computer-related topics, from the moment you turn on your computer to the moment you shut it down for the day!

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Computers and Computing

Conversations and Chitchat

Strong relationships start and end with good communication, but what if you've run out of things to say? This course about conversations and chitchat demonstrates that sometimes, the best conversations may be the ones that are spontaneous instead of planned. Sharing a thought or two with friends (and the occasional electronics) has never been easier, and when all else fail, there's always the weather.

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Conversations and Chitchat

School Vocabulary: Back to School Basics

Class is in session! And to ensure that you don't miss out, we've prepared a course that will get you up to speed with school vocabulary in no time! We'll walk you through getting to school, introducing yourself, finding seats, and even... being late for class! Once you're comfortable around the classroom, acing your classes will be the only thing left to do!

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School Vocabulary: Back to School Basics

Shopping in Chinese

It's fun to go shopping - but not so much when you're unprepared for it! In this course about going to the mall, shopping, bargaining, and paying for your purchases, learn everything you'll need for a smooth and pleasant shopping trip. Now you can go ahead and get what you want without worrying about whether you know how to get it!

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Shopping in Chinese

Banks and Banking

We'll all have to make a visit to a bank one day, for various reasons - whether to open a bank account or to make use of other banking services. Ensure that you know what exactly to do when it's your turn at the counter, with this course about some of the most common banking services. The banking-related vocabulary you'll pick up here will see to it that you don't get stumped when the conversation with the teller goes a little off the rails!

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Banks and Banking

Dare to Dream

Why do we do what we do? If you're facing setbacks and discouragement, muster up some heart with this inspirational mix of motivating videos bound to recharge your batteries and send you soaring after your dreams once more.

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Dare to Dream

Food and Drink

Learn common food and drinks in Chinese with these useful audio lessons.

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Food and Drink

Essential Expressions

Do you know these essential Chinese expressions?

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Essential Expressions

Asking Questions

Learn how to ask questions with these useful audio lessons.

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Asking Questions

Adjectives

Learn Chinese adjectives with these useful audio lessons.

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Adjectives

Introductions

Learn how to introduce yourself in Chinese with these useful audio lessons.

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Introductions

Numbers, Counting, and Measure Words

Learn Chinese numbers, counting, and measure words with these useful audio lessons.

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Numbers, Counting, and Measure Words

Possession and the Particle 'De'

The particle "de" is how you show possession, and these audio lessons will show you how to use it.

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Possession and the Particle 'De'

Basic Verbs

Once you learn basic Chinese verbs, your Chinese will never be the same.

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Basic Verbs

Family and Family Members

Learn the main words for family members in Chinese with these useful audio lessons.

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Family and Family Members

Basic Verbs II

Learn more essential Chinese verbs with these audio lessons.

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Basic Verbs II

Describing Degree

Learn about how to say something is more or less of something with these audio lessons.

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Describing Degree

Talking About Times

Learn about how to talk about times with these useful audio lessons.

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Talking About Times

Learn Chinese with Cartoons: Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig offers a unique blend of entertainment and education, making the process of learning Mandarin both enjoyable and effective. These everyday relatable scenarios provide a practical and immersive way to learn sentence structures and vocabulary related to family and daily activities.

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Learn Chinese with Cartoons: Peppa Pig