About Us


Li Hao Academic Director and Co-Founder

Lili Hao

Academic Director & Co-founder

Lili Hao is the dedicated Teacher and Course Writer at ChineseFor.Us. With a Master's Degree in Chinese Linguistics and a Bachelor's Degree in English, Lili brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching. Having taught Chinese as a second language at several universities in China, including Sichuan University, Lili has honed her skills and teaching methodologies over the past 10 years. As a certified HSK and YCT Examiner, Lili understands the importance of standardized Chinese language proficiency tests and incorporates this knowledge into her course material. Her passion for teaching and helping students achieve their language goals shines through in every lesson she creates.

Chuck Kilgore

Creative Director & Co-founder

Chuck serves as the Creative Director and Assistant Teacher at ChineseFor.Us. As a native English speaker, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chinese and has achieved HSK Level 6 proficiency. Chuck spent five years studying the language at the renowned Sichuan University in China, and his passion for learning continues to this day. His time in China proved to be immensely rewarding and life-changing. Chuck eagerly anticipates sharing his enthusiasm for the Chinese language and culture with you.

Chuck Kilgore Creative Director and Co-Founder
Nie Xin Academic Developer & Teacher

Nie Xin

Academic Developer & Teacher

Nie Xin, one of our talented Teachers and Course Writers. He is a native Mandarin speaker with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree. As a former independent contractor, he has more than 15 years of language-instruction experience including hundreds of satisfied students. Apart from teaching, he has a deep love for history, especially ancient Greek, ancient Roman, and ancient Chinese history. Nie Xin is also a huge fan of ancient Chinese philosophy, especially Taoism. He is ever ready and always willing to meet new people and discuss and share with them everything he knows about Chinese language and culture.

Li Xia Academic Coordinator & Teacher

Li Xia

Academic Coordinator & Teacher

Li Xia, our dedicated Academic Coordinator and teacher. A native Mandarin speaker with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Li Xia brings over 14 years of experience in education consulting, language training, and student management to our team. Having provided educational guidance to numerous students with her expertise in counseling, she now supports ChineseFor.Us with academic assistance and development. Li Xia's cheerful demeanor, helpful nature, and patience make her a valuable team member. Her ultimate goal is to empower students to learn Chinese more effectively and with confidence.

Nie Yunhao Creative Developer

Nie Yunhao

Creative Developer

Nie Yunhao is our skilled Creative Developer with a diverse design background, Nie Yunhao has spent 15 years refining his talents. He began as a Photoshop novice, evolving into an accomplished graphic designer, UI/VI expert, game developer, traveler, photographer, and video editor. Nie's artistic vision and innovative spirit greatly enrich our team. His dedication to sharing Chinese culture and geography with a wider audience is inspiring. We're thrilled to have him on board and eager to witness the creative brilliance he brings to ChineseFor.Us.

  • 2016

  • April, 2016

    Hands-On Writing

    We released our Hands-On Writing course. The definitive course on writing Chinese characters. We went over everything from strokes, to stroke order, all the things you need to learn how to write ANY chinese character.

  • June, 2016

    How to say in Chinese...

    We came out with our How to say in Chinese course. A free course designed to give you more than one way of saying something. We believe that to sound like a native speaker, the words and phrases you use need to have some diversity.

  • October, 2016

    Pinyin Drills

    We released our Pinyin Drills course. Designed to teach you the entire pinyin system. Because after learning pinyin, you will know not only how to pronounce Chinese words but also how to type in Chinese.

  • 2017

  • January, 2017

    Tone Drills

    We came out with our Tone Drills course. Nearly all Chinese learners have trouble with the 4 Mandarin Chinese tones. We wanted to create a course that shows people that it doesn’t have to be so difficult, that they too can learn the Chinese tones.

  • January, 2017

    Speak Chinese Like a Native

    We announced our Speak Chinese Like a Native course. Every lesson in this free course was designed teach you a Chinese phrase and give you some dialogues to use with that phrase.

  • April, 2017

    Beginner Basic Chinese

    We were proud to announce our Beginner Chinese course, a culmination of months of brainstorming and hard work to build a comprehensive Chinese learning experience.

  • August, 2017

    Level 1 Chinese

    We released our Elementary Chinese HSK Level 1 course. A continuation of our Basic Chinese course. It was constructed to correlate with the HSK 1 exam and designed to increase your vocabulary by over 200 words and phrases. It also goes over multiple different grammar points.

  • 2018

  • April, 2018

    Level 2 Chinese

    We released our Lower Intermediate HSK Level 2 course. A continuation of our Level 1 Chinese course. It was constructed to correlate with the HSK 2 exam and designed to increase your vocabulary by leaps and bounds.

  • 2020

  • May, 2020

    Level 3 Chinese

    We released our Intermediate HSK Level 3 course. A continuation of our Level 2 Chinese course. It was constructed to correlate with the HSK 3 exam and designed to increase your vocabulary by leaps and bounds.

  • 2021

  • July, 2021

    HSK 3.0 New HSK

    We released the 2021 New HSK Explained video and information page, providing the most in-depth information on what the new HSK 2021 requirements are. And we also announced how ChineseFor.Us are going to update our courses to go in accordance with the new 2021 HSK 3.0 Standards.

  • 2022

  • May, 2022

    HSK 3.0 Compliant

    We released HSK 3.0 Compliant Supplement Lessons, making all our structured courses compliant with the NEW HSK standards.

  • 2023

  • October, 2023

    1000 Common Chinese Words

    We released a brand new course 1000 Common Chinese Words. A course designed for beginner to intermediate students to help increase fluency, learn useful everyday Chinese vocabulary, and aid in sentence construction.

  • Current

    Much More to Come...

    At ChineseFor.Us we are always dedicated to bring you the best Chinese learning materials. Stay tuned for much more!

A Few Words About Our Company

ChineseFor.Us was founded in 2016 by Chuck and Lili, two passionate individuals who shared a dream to bring the rich language and culture of China to the world. Our company has since been dedicated to delivering the highest quality Chinese learning experience to our students, drawing on our extensive background in education and firsthand experience living in China.

Headquartered in the picturesque city of Dallas, Texas, we currently reside in Chengdu, Sichuan – a place we now consider our home away from home. This unique blend of Western and Chinese perspectives allows us to create a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for our students.

At ChineseFor.Us, we are committed to providing a diverse range of courses tailored to suit different learning styles and goals. Our curriculum is designed to facilitate a progressive and immersive experience, making the learning process enjoyable and effective for students of all levels.

We take pride in our experienced and dedicated team of instructors who are passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Through the use of innovative teaching methods and engaging learning materials, we strive to make each lesson memorable and impactful.

Our mission is to empower learners to achieve their full potential in mastering the Chinese language and to inspire a deep appreciation for China's rich cultural heritage. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your Chinese learning journey and look forward to helping you reach new heights in your language acquisition.

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