We have three types of courses: Structured Courses, Skill-based Courses and Speaking Courses.
If you’re a “day-1 beginner”, or almost a complete beginner,
All courses are designed solely by ChineseFor.Us, founded by Lili and Chuck.
It’s a product based of over 20,000 hours of both teaching and studying Chinese at college level between Lili and Chuck.
The lessons and quizzes are tailor-made for these purposes and/or with these features:
Extra materials are always good.
But you don’t need to get any textbooks to learn our courses.
A well-designed traditional set of Chinese student books usually come with a textbook, a workbook, a character workbook, a CD for the textbook, and a CD for the workbook. It can easily cost you over $150 just to get the full set of books.
Our website provide you all of them.
Get membership here to unlock all content and features.
Simplified Characters are used in Mainland China and Singapore, while Traditional Characters are used in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
We use Simplified Characters for our lesson videos, lesson pages, lesson quizzes, etc.
Once you are familiar with one of the writing system, it should be fairly easy to get used to and be able to read the other, because there are certain rules how characters are simplified. Here's a video lesson about 6 ways how characters are simplified.
Yes, a "Certificate of Completion" will be generated in PDF form after you completing a course. It can be found on your "My Progress" page.
Please also change your First Name and Last Name on your "Account Details" page so that the certificate will display your name correctly.
*Please note that the certificate is issued on behalf of ChineseFor.Us LLC, as a proof of completion of our course. An official language proficiency test certificate might be required by your employer, school, etc.
To check incomplete steps for each course, please:
Yes we do offer a 7-day free trial period for every newly-registered account.
Just simply register and you can start your free-trial right away. No credit card information needed.
*A free-trail membership gives you access to more content than guest visitors, however it does not give full access to all premium content.
You can sign up to our subscriptions here. We now have three types of subscriptions:
We are always working on new content. However, the amount of educational content in each course is different. Some take a long time to prepare while others might take a shorter time. Because of this, release times will vary.
ChineseFor.Us does not promise exact release dates. Upon purchase, you will have access to the entire site, and you will have access to updates as long as your subscription is active.
The amount of content in each HSK course, increases exponentially. For example:
HSK 2's content is equivalent to: Beginner + Level 1 combined
HSK 3's content is equivalent to: Beginner + Level 1 + Level 2 combined
and so on...
Unfortunately we do not pause or extend access in any case.
Membership subscription is a product that grants access to all existing content and features on the site within a set number of days.
Also our free trial period gives all users a general idea of how many lessons we have and how fast their learning pace would be.
For initial orders:
We do not issue refunds. This is because we have sample lessons for each course and every account has a 7-day free trial period.
*Some exceptions may apply, feel free to contact us if you have questions. Thanks for your understanding.
For renewal orders:
If you forgot to cancel the subscription and were charged, we can issue the refund as long as you contact us within 30 days after the order and no studying activities occurred during that time period.
A small amount of processing fee (including fee charged by the payment gateway, such as Stripe and Paypal) will be deducted.
If you have a Premium Membership, please
If you don’t have a Premium Membership, please go premium.
Unfortunately if you’re in China and Indonesia, you will need to use a VPN to be able to watch the lesson videos.
This is because currently our video hosting service is blocked and not accessible in China and some other countries.
Once we can, we will upgrade to a service that can be accessed in more countries.
No. After cancelling the auto-renewal subscription, your access to premium content and features remains active. This is because:
You can unlock all lessons, quizzes and other features simply by becoming a premium member of our site.
Click “MARK COMPLETE” button whenever you finish a lesson.
The button is at the bottom of the lesson page, right before the comment section.
You can find all your lesson progress and quiz statistics on your learning progress page.
You can view quiz statistics on your learning progress page.
Go the the bottom of the page, click “Expand All”, and then click the “clipboard” icon of each quiz to view your answers and compare it with the correct answers.
Whenever we see questions that are commonly shared by many Chinese learners, we will try our best to answer them, or even turn them into full video lessons later.
However, unfortunately we might not be able to answer every question, which falls into the category of private 1-on-1 teaching.
Lost your password? Please reset it here.
Sometimes the password-reset email might be delivered into your email spam folder, please try look for it if you don’t see it in your inbox.
The “First name” and “Last name” are for billing purposes, please make sure it matches your Payment Card information.
They will not be displayed publicly, your display name will be.
You can change/edit your display name. You display name is shown public on our site for comments, lesson practice and quizzes.
Your username is submitted when you registered on our site and since your email can be changed on the user's end, we use username as the ID to identify subscription order and membership, therefore the username cannot be changed. But your username will not be displayed publicly if you have set up a display name.