Hacking Chinese

A better way of learning Mandarin

Chinese New Year and New Semester Course Discount

Hacking Chinese logoAccording to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Rat (鼠年, shǔnián) will soon come to an end and the Year of the Ox (牛年, niúnián) will begin. Happy new year everyone!

This year, New Year’s Eve (除夕, chúxī), will fall on February 11th. Spring Festival (春节/春節, chūnjié), as the celebrations are also called, is special for Chinese people across the world and is by far the most important event in the Chinese calendar.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, there’s a time-limited special offer for my video courses to help you learn Mandarin. Until the end of the week (Sunday, February 14th), you’ll get $10 off by entering the discount code “niu2nian2” in the cart at checkout! This discount is valid for both my courses:

  • Unlocking Chinese: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners – This course will kickstart your learning, teaching you the basics of speaking, listening, writing and reading, along with key strategies for how to learn characters, tones and much more. Perfect for people who just started out or have been studying for a while but struggle to find a way forward! Intermediate and advanced learners should check out A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin.
  • Hacking Chinese: A Practical Guide to Learning Mandarin – This course upgrades the way you learn Mandarin and is aimed at learners of all levels. It covers all aspects of learning Chinese, but focuses exclusively on how to learn. Perfect for those who have been learning for some time and feel they are stuck or don’t know what they’re doing wrong. If you’re a beginner, you should get Unlocking Chinese first!

新年快乐/新年快樂!
Xīnnián kuàilè!
Happy new year!



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