The 10 most efficient Chinese teaching institutions in 2020

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The 10 most efficient Chinese teaching institutions in 2020


It is distinctive that knowing two or more languages can give you the upper hand in nailing the interviews or whatever path you are walking upon. Of course, it will smoothen your daily life as well as have the major impact upon society. In these days, the world has been connected closely by every sort of bond. In a way, people can start to do business in every sector of the world.  In this scenario, language plays a huge role to broaden the effectiveness and you can go beyond your capabilities of course.

Whilst English has only 26 alphabets, Chinese characters are more than 8000 in total. Learners are necessary to practice writing characters every day to get the best result in language progress for more than 6 years before they can really master them. Precisely, whether your tutor is native or not, it doesn’t matter as long as she can give you personalized classes with feedbacks immediately accordingly.

Back in the days, it is really difficult to learn a language which is not our tongue due to the lack of technologies and supporting materials. You know what? This is 2020, we got several technologies and teaching materials to help us out in every factor.

Everyone is trying to get rid of traditional style of learning. Instead, we can give it a try to this online learning style. Among all sorts of online learning, using apps is way more effective obviously.

What pops up in your mind when you hear the word “English”? Distinctively, you will interpret it as an international language without even noticing. How about “Mandarin”? If you still think this is not widely spoken all over the world, it is safe to presume that you are left a century behind. Mandarin has the world’s most speakers, followed by English though most of the contents which we can make use of when it comes to finding resources. Apparently, Chinese students and students of Chinese ancestry who come from Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Macau will bound to use Mandarin in communicating among one another despite being their second language. Knowing both can give you the biggest opportunities to blend in with the people of different language backgrounds.



1.Great Harmony

The key factor to master your Chinese skills is to master the characters, the corresponding tones and practise the vocabularies you have learnt by talking to Chinese native speakers. In this case, Great Harmony can truly help you out of course. Great Harmony can provide you whatever lesson you wants to take no matter what kind of resources you are looking for. It is more like a huge compilation of resources in one website. Truly, it is an online Chinese learning course with professional teachers and you are granted with the wish to get close to those pros. Sometimes, we don’t really have time to go to the school or tuition to learn casually. And learning in a classroom filled with 100 students cannot get you anywhere in learning a language. How about one on one? Of course, everyone is willing to take one on one course instead. Not only you can get attention from the teachers but also you can progress a lot.

Great Harmony provides professional one on one Mandarin course from Chinese language teachers (each with over 500 hours of experience). The classes are taken through a mobile/ PC classroom that have high standard video calling, an interactive whiteboard and viewable lesson content built in around HSK standards.

What’s so special about this Great Harmony is they offer you a free trial class before you buy the courses. You can get some of the lessons for free as soon as you sign up on that websites. And you can pay the fee at your will. FLEXIBILITY.

You can purchase by lessons, packages, any kind of things.

A true professional teacher will walk you to the door to Chinese.


Great Harmony is a truly recommended app for those who are hungry for success. And affordability also added its shininess of course. Supporting your learning goals, the professional tutors will guide you towards your destinations

2.Memrise: Learn efficiently new vocabulary

This is the application version of its popular learning website and offers various lists that you can make use in your study process such as the complete list of radicals, all HSK vocabulary lists, lessons from Chinese Grammar Wiki, and vocabulary from the most trending textbooks, etc. No 1 application to use if you strive to learn Chinese vocabularies.

3.Anki: Review your vocabulary

Anki is the most popular SRS based software to study using flashcards and apparently it is the best app to review your lessons or learn new words. With this application, you can create your decks or download decks from the public database with customized features. Currently, there are nearly eight hundred decks to study Chinese. All of them are free.

4.Duolingo: Memorize vocabulary and learn grammar

Duolingo is a software application that offers lessons for learning a vast amount of languages. Despite Chinese being added relatively late, it has already become one of the most demanding languages among students using this platform. What is more to Memrise and Anki is you can learn Grammar through this application as well. There are several exercises that will ask you to create full sentences , translate phrases, etc using given lists of words.

For this moment, Duolingo is free and available on both IOS or android platform as well as a software on your PC. It will synchronize automatically if you login with the same account regardless you use either smartphone app version or pc version.

5.Hanping: The best dictionary for Android devices

Apparently, Hanping is the most trending offline Chinese/English dictionary for android users. Hanping “Lite” version offers a complete Chinese/English dictionary where you can seek the words using Pinyin, characters or English. At this moment, you can enjoy the audio and handwriting recognition functions in the Lite version . There are two tools which might grasp your interest, the former one is free and enables you to copy your searches to the clipboard or send them to GoogleTranslaor or many other online resources. The latter one is an optical recognizing software that cost 9.99 USD and allows you to get an instand translation from any text using your cellphone’s camera. Only hort texts and standard characters are eligible to be translated. There are also many interesting add-ons which are constantly adding new functions ( Some of which are free and others are paid).

6.Pleco: The best dictionary for iOS devices

Pleco is developed for IOS devices at the first glance. However, it has two versions nowadays. Good news for android lovers. It is all in one application, offline dictionary, flashcards, optical character recognizer, handwriting recognizer, stroke order diagrams, audio pronunciation and text reader of course. To enable those add-ons, it is in-application purchase.

Somehow, all in one application catch the attention of most of the people for sure. It is a bit messy to use scattered applications on your mobile home screen.

Offline dictionary is almost as good as hanping and definitely the best Chinese/English dictionary fro Apple devices. (Hanping only works on Android devices).



Learn-play feature is getting more and more popular these days as people start to recognize that the combination of games and study-platform have huge impact on learning progress. This one is another masterpiece, the combination of games and literature. It can either be used as an app or online.    You are guaranteed to be lost in the trick of that tool. You intend to play a game however you will end up learning Chinese. You’ll be able to hone all areas of your Chinese- learn new characters and worlds, improve your listening, speaking, typing and grammar. It’s story-based and has characters that you’ll get to know along the way. Ninchanese is astonishingly extensive with a staggering amount of content.



Cheapskate will definitely will love to use this application This one is for budget learners. You want to learn Chinese and still a newbie. Go for ChineseClass101. It is a solid choice for Newcomers. The best is the lessons include a lot of English. EVERYONE is willing to learn Chinese through English. In fact, you may not want to see several worm-like characters in the beginning as a starter for sure. Definitely, you should try this one out and you can step up further and peek into the Chinese World.


This Speechling is  the most modernized one.If you are not from the old-fashioned crowd, just go with Speechling. This one is an tool that has been developed recently. It has a duo version, web version, and app version. It is a perfect way to get lots of practice mimicking sentences and structures. This will definitely improve your speaking cadence, confidence, and pronunciation. You are going to hear a beautiful recording that you might get attached to it and then record yourself saying the same sentence. Not to mention, you can choose between hearing a male or female according to your preference.

Precisely, your voice will get in between recording and adapted to it. As a result, it makes it easier to point out the differences in pronunciation. Not to mention, Dictation exercises are also existed there to help you out as well.

Subscribers will be able to submit an endless number of recordings to be graded by a native speaker. This function is on par with Great Harmony.



This is a bit different from the ones I mentioned above. It is designated to help us find Mandarin teachers. Also, this can be called online teaching channels as it also provides online tutoring services as well.

Vividly, you can also look into teachers’ profile, location to check if he/she is nearby your place, prior experience/education/qualification, etc. Not to mention, the fee he/she wants to charge you is clearly stated there meaning that you don’t have to negotiate with the tutors once again like other teaching channels. Therefore, you needn’t have to worry about bilingualism as you can look into teachers’ profiles as many as you want.

What’s more is you can also check the locations of the tutors on maps. So, you are more likely to pinpoint the nearest tutors. And there are several filters like student age, price, and class level to list out what kind of Mandarin teachers you are looking for in order to bring up the best of the best result.

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