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8 Languages Reveals Strange New Way to Learn Chinese Fast Through StoryLearning
  • New StoryLearning® method for learning Chinese is revealed on this page
  • Learn what others are saying about this amazing new process for learning Chinese
  • StoryLearning is a completely natural way to learn Chinese
  • ​This method was invented by a language expert who speaks eight languages!

Learn Chinese with StoryLearning invented by speaker of eight languages Olly Richards

You’re about to discover a completely new method of learning Chinese called StoryLearning... 
This new language learning method was invented by Olly Richards. He’s a language expert and author of 50+ language books.

For the first time ever, Olly is going to reveal how he used StoryLearning to learn eight languages! 

You’ll discover how StoryLearning is the only Chinese learning mechanism that uses a human’s natural core learning system. Then you’ll see how to learn Chinese using the StoryLearning method. 

You won’t find this anywhere else. That’s because Olly actually invented this brand-new language learning method.

This proven new method for learning Chinese will shock most people… But it’s based on science. It’s also endorsed by well-known language learning experts.

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New StoryLearning Language Method Will Teach You Chinese That Is Quite Literally Unforgettable!

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom

From: Olly Richards
London, United Kingdom
Did you know that, with most existing Chinese language courses and apps, you’re almost guaranteed to forget the Chinese you learn over time?
Why? Because most courses use an old method of learning that you probably remember from school.

Let’s call it the 'Parrot Method' of teaching. 

With the old Parrot Method, you spend your time with word lists and grammar rules… and "Repeat after me!" all day long! 

You never truly learn the language. 

More on the old Parrot Method in a moment. 

But for now, let me tell you about a new (and very different) method of learning Chinese called StoryLearning.
What Is StoryLearning?
As an experienced language teacher and speaker of eight languages, StoryLearning is a process I invented to teach you Chinese naturally. It’s so natural, in fact, that it’s based on how human beings naturally learn their native language.

Stories are the most basic form of human communication. We've been communicating through stories for thousands of years – since we were cavemen. 

That’s why my Story Method uses the power of story to teach you Chinese from the very beginning. The language truly gets implanted in your mind.

By learning through story, you learn the way that your brain naturally likes to learn. It’s the same way that children learn. 

You remember words more easily because you're so engrossed in the story. And the language makes sense to you naturally - on a deep level.

You end up learning Chinese almost passively, in the same way that a native Chinese speaker learns. That is the exciting result of learning through stories.
Reach Your Full Potential When You Can Speak Chinese
(One Of The World’s Most Popular Languages)
When you learn Chinese through StoryLearning, you’ll find that you’re able to mix very easily and naturally with Chinese-speaking people around you, and in your local community. That’s because you’ll have a deep understanding of Chinese that’s come from the natural method of learning.

You’ll be able to express yourself clearly in Chinese. You’ll also find it strangely easy to understand what people say when they reply. That means you can actually become part of your community rather than just parroting Chinese phrases, like a tourist with a phrasebook!

• Perhaps you have Chinese speaking family or friends?
• Or live in a Chinese-speaking country and want to be able to to communicate with the locals?
• Maybe you just love to travel, and want to be less obviously a tourist?

Whatever your situation, if you have a desire to communicate more naturally with Chinese speakers, StoryLearning will help you do that. 

Learning Chinese though story will also help you deepen the relationships with the people you already know. So if you have a significant other who speaks mainly Chinese, then you’ll be able to open a door to really living that relationship in Chinese. 

For students, you’ll soon find yourself scoring better in tests, because you'll have a higher overall level of Chinese that your classmates can’t match.

And, like many of my students who take Chinese evening classes, this method is the perfect complement to any existing group class you’re taking. 

That’s because you won’t be stuck in a room with 20 other people, going at a very slow pace. Instead, you’ll be studying at home in your own time, pushing your natural learning capacity to the limits!
There’s Something You Should Know Before Learning Chinese
Before we go any further, you should know that learning Chinese with my StoryLearning method isn’t for everyone. 

This method is very different to how you learned at school. If you’re a person who doesn’t like new things, StoryLearning might be a shock to you. 

Here’s the thing:

If you just need a little Chinese for your travels, then get a phrasebook. A few phrases is enough for you and it’s quicker than learning to freely use Chinese with StoryLearning.

Also, StoryLearning doesn’t use trendy smartphone apps. There’s no flashing lights, or A.I. to ‘trick’ you into thinking that learning languages is quick and easy. 

If you only have a short attention span then I can’t teach you Chinese. 

But if you want to learn to think, speak, live and even love in Chinese then keep reading. StoryLearning will help you build strong relationships with Chinese speakers and help you live life in Chinese.

Still reading? Then read on…
The BBC Featured Me In Their Language Learning Documentary

TV & radio have featured Olly Richards' StoryLearning method that can help you learn Chinese fast

My StoryLearning method has come from many years of expertise in the language learning field.

Not long ago, I appeared in a 5-part BBC documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’. It is all about how people learn languages. 

The BBC interviewed me in order to understand StoryLearning and how I’ve used it to learn eight languages. 

I explained that although I love learning languages myself, I get the most happiness from helping others achieve their dreams of learning languages.
  • The Open University asked me to partner with them to create a major course on learning languages
  • The European Commission invited me to speak on their single most important event in the calendar year
  • The British Council hired me to teach languages and train their teachers
1000s of my students use StoryLearning to successfully learn languages. So can you.
Here are some comments from language experts about my language work:

"When we wanted to create an online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. His experience as a language learner has been invaluable."

Dr. Tita Beaven, The Open University

"Olly’s top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work—and you will too!"

Dr. Barbara Oakley, Author Of NYT Best-seller: A Mind For Numbers 

"Olly’s advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say!"

Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

"Learning a language is challenging, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set… Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge."

Jonathan Levi, Author & Learning Expert

“Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning.” 

Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method

Olly Richards' methods have been featured widely in media. You can use them to learn Chinese fast!

What Other Students Are Saying About This Method...

Real comments from real students

"These courses are worth every penny!"

"The Uncovered course is exceeding all my expectations. You make the grammar section so clear and easy to assimilate. It's pleasureable and quite exhilarating. I understand what I'm hearing much more easily!

These courses are worth every penny".

- David

"Your Uncovered Courses Are Ridiculously Good!"

"Not to diminish other language teachers but it seems like no one offers a lot of the resources that you offer. Your Uncovered courses are ridiculously good!".

- Zak

"I Was Ahead Of My Peers"

"The idea of learning through stories is what interested me the most. Even from the first lessons, I felt like I got a lot of value from the pronunciation tips and the cognates review. When I started my B1 courses I had a solid foundation and I was ahead of my peers !"

- Eloy 
A Typical Student Experience
Here’s a common experience my students get from my StoryLearning method. 

Kelly came to me after trying to learn Spanish lots of times before. She was a typical case of 'stop and start' many times over the years. She never really got anywhere with her Spanish. 

After just a few lessons with my StoryLearning method, she wrote to me. She said she was amazed at how suddenly she was able to understand Spanish grammar that had mystified her for years.

Students of Olly's StoryLearning method have breakthroughs in their Spanish grammar

I've seen this over and over with hundreds of students in countless languages. 

You see, Kelly always had real trouble with grammar in particular because of the traditional Parrot Methods she found on other courses. 

But with my method, it’s different:

I don’t just give you a bunch of rules and then ask you to memorise them.

Instead, I give you a simple story in Chinese to read. You read the story, and then listen to the audio. You immerse yourself in the sounds of Chinese!

Then, you watch an in-depth lesson with our native Chinese teacher, where she'll teach you all about the Chinese in the story. In particular, the grammar that appears in the story. 

It’s unlike any grammar lesson you’ve had before! 

Instead of grammar rules, we'll show you the grammar 'in action' inside the story. That’s what makes it so easy and natural to learn! 

In fact, we almost don’t have to teach you at all… you just begin to understand intuitively how Chinese works! 

Because I’ve learned eight languages, I can use this experience to help you learn faster. And that’s the magic of this programme - a combination of StoryLearning plus world-class teaching! 

That’s what Kelly found from StoryLearning, and this is also a typical result! Things that have confused you for years suddenly become clear! 
The Secret Old ‘Parrot Method’ of Learning a Language That No-one is Talking About
Here’s a little language learning secret that no one really speaks about... 

Most existing Chinese language courses and apps… simply don’t work! 

That’s because they use an old, outdated way of teaching Chinese. It’s an old-fashioned, traditional way of teaching, based on memorisation.

You’ll remember this from school…

You’re given phrases. Then you're told to repeat them, like a parrot.

You can't remember Chinese through other courses because they use the old Parrot Method of learning

But the Parrot Method is outdated. It’s not true learning that sticks in your mind forever.

(Think about it. If these old methods worked, wouldn't anybody who studied Chinese for years in school be fluent?)

So with regular Chinese learning courses using the Parrot Method, you might memorise some grammar rules. Maybe a Chinese characters. 

You might also pick up some vocabulary, if you Parrot it enough times!

But here’s the trouble:

When you finally speak Chinese with a real person, you draw a blank!

That’s because you can say some memorised phrases, but you don’t have any skill with Chinese.

You can’t go 'off script'. You can’t improvise. You can’t say how you really feel. 

And you almost certainly don’t understand the replies! (Just like a parrot.) 

The result? A one-way conversation. 

Worst of all…

Because the Parrot Method is nothing more than the kind of short term memorising you did at school, you’ll soon forget everything you learned! 

I invented a new approach to language learning, based on scientific rigour and years of experience. With my StoryLearning method, you can leave the Parrot Method in the past where it belongs... and move on to something more intelligent and effective.

The Big Problem With Language Learning Companies Today 
Have you tried to learn Chinese before... and failed? There is a big reason for that. And it’s not even your fault.

You see, most language learning companies are lazy. They’re big corporate companies with executive teams and investors. That means their number one focus as a big corporate entity is to make as much money as possible.

They build cheap language software and apps that use a teaching algorithm instead of real teaching.

For example:

You might see four pictures up on the screen and then you’ll hear some audio. You have to select the picture that matches the audio. 

It’s a technical, software-based process for the masses. And it allows them to sell different language learning courses for lots of languages, very quickly and very cheaply.

They just create a simple software 'shell' and fill it with multi-language content from massive databases. You're not getting real language lessons from a teacher who can really teach.
The Problem With Cheap Language Courses & Apps: You Get What You Pay For!
You can always spot mass language learning companies because they sell language learning at a cheap price and aim to get as many users as they can.

Like I said, profit comes first! But you, the customer, eventually pay for it with a poor language learning experience. You only realise months later when you’ve forgotten everything you learned! 

I mean, when did you last meet someone who said “I got fluent in Chinese with an app?”

My StoryLearning method of learning Chinese is different. 

There are no ‘algorithms’.

There’s no ‘mass-produced software’.

Just real teaching.

I’ve used this method to learn eight languages, and I'm the living proof that it works.

But more importantly, so are my thousands of students who I’ve helped to learn a new language. I’ll use this exact same method to help you learn Chinese too. 

Olly Richards' methods help you find success with Chinese & transform your life

How I Invented The StoryLearning Method to Learn Languages Quickly
I’ve been developing my StoryLearning method for over 15 years. But I first had the idea after a brush with death on top of a mountain! That was the first time I discovered the power of learning languages through story. 

I was on holiday in Argentina. I was stuck in a village on top of a mountain and I woke up at 3am and I couldn't breathe because the air was so thin. 

I was scared of dying and I didn’t want to go back to sleep. So I started to read a Spanish book that was in the hostel where I was staying. 

The book was really hard, because my Spanish wasn't very good. But I didn't want to go back to sleep so I just kept reading and reading.
Amazingly, the next day, I still remembered lots of words and phrases from the book. I wasn’t even trying to memorise anything at all! 
I thought that was quite strange. 

So I kept reading the book the next day. Even though it was hard, I kept reading. Eventually, I finished the book. 

My Spanish vocabulary went through the roof. My grammar was much more natural. And when I spoke Spanish with people later, I was more relaxed and confident. 

Not only was I speaking Spanish much better,I could understand a lot more too!

And the reason was that I’d just spent all this time immersed in the story. I had flooded my brain with Spanish. 

So, at that point, I knew I was onto something. It was clear that my traditional methods of learning Spanish before, were nothing compared to what I had found.

So that was when I started to develop the StoryLearning method for learning foreign languages naturally.

You can learn Chinese fast using Olly Richards' methods, as featured in radio interviews across the world

If Not Now, Then When? 
The sooner you start learning Chinese, the sooner you will be rewarded with a more fulfilling life.

If you start to learn Chinese now, you can:

• Keep your mind sharp and learn a new useful skill
• Enjoy the time you spend with your significant other
• Communicate with Chinese-speaking people in your community 
• Pass Chinese tests and exams
• Advance your career, communicate with clients and unlock life-changing opportunities in the world’s largest economic market
• Explore a new culture and experience the world differently

Being able to speak Chinese brings so much pleasure to your life. Why not start enjoying that now rather than in six months? 

Don't forget that part of my Chinese StoryLearning process is… fun! 

No-one likes sitting and fiddling with an iPad app for hours on end. I’ve purposely designed my StoryLearning method for you to enjoy every minute of your learning experience.

Remember, life doesn't wait. So the sooner you start, the sooner you can change your life for the better.

Don’t have hours a day to study? No problem. It’s a common myth that you have to devote all your spare time to learning a language. That’s not true – you can also get major benefits by doing just a little bit of this course daily. 

The benefits compound over time. So if you just did 15 minutes every day, in your spare time, you could be speaking  basic Chinese in just a few weeks. No matter how busy you are, you can get started now. 

With language learning, time is your best friend. That’s because practice will sharpen your Chinese skills over time. You don't have to learn everything right away. 

What most people don't know is that you can learn Chinese surprisingly quickly with the right method & the right approach
You might feel like it will take years to learn Chinese. Or even that you've been learning Chinese for 5, 10… even 20 years, and you haven't made any progress. That’s probably because you’ve been using the old Parrot Method of learning Chinese.

However, you could master the fundamentals of Chinese within a few short weeks with my StoryLearning approach and my specially designed lessons. 

Speaking Chinese is NOT some 'far off' event you will only achieve in the distant future. You can be speaking Chinese surprisingly quickly using StoryLearning. 

So, don't waste any more time. 

I can have you speaking basic Chinese within the next few weeks. So, now's the time to start so you can actually start to live life on your terms… with Chinese at the heart!

Am I The Right Person To Teach You Chinese?

You'll be learning Olly Richards' rapid-learning methods that attract crowds around the world

My work has been featured by some of the world’s authorities on learning.

The BBC featured me in a 5-part documentary called ‘The Superlinguists’ which is all about how people learn languages

But you might also have seen me in:

• The Huffington Post
• The Independent (UK)
• El País (Spain)
• Gulf News
• BBC World Service

Or in many websites, like Fluent in 3 Months and Life Hack.

My History In Language Learning

Firstly, I have a long and detailed history of language learning and language teaching. I’ve taught languages for over 10 years.

I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, and even used to train and recruit language teachers.

I have worked with institutions like The Open University and the European Commission. I have quotes and endorsements from lots of experts such as Professor Stephen Krashen (USC), Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months), Dr Tita Beaven (The Open University), Jonathan Levi (Learning Expert) and even Anthony Metivier (Magnetic Memory Method).

Language Learning Books I’ve Written

I'm the author of 50+ books. 

I’m published by the famous publishers Teach Yourself for their Short Stories series of language learning books.

These books are in bookstores around the world. In fact, you might have seen them in your local bookstore!

You'll be learning Chinese with author of 50+ language learning books

My Spoken Languages:
I speak eight languages. These include:

• Spanish
• English
• French
• Italian
• Portuguese
• Japanese
• Arabic
• Cantonese

(Dozens of videos of me speaking my languages are available on my YouTube channel.)

But most important are the hundreds of testimonials from successful students. That means the most to me, because it’s people who have learned a new language and changed their lives.

Language learning has been my life for 20 years, even though I had ZERO experience with languages as a kid. If I can learn eight languages, I know you can definitely learn Chinese with my methods!

And don’t worry, I’ll reveal exactly how you can learn Chinese with StoryLearning, in a moment.
Here’s How Olly Richards’ StoryLearning Actually Works… 
Here’s a rough idea of how StoryLearning teaches you Chinese so well. 

Imagine you’re trying to solve a mystery. Here’s the mystery:
You’re on vacation in China. One day, you get hungry. You have a choice of three snacks: ma po tofu, wonton and zongzi. Two of the snacks are fine. The other contains poison. But you don’t know which! How will you choose which snack to eat?
How would you solve this mystery?

Now, I don’t know how you tried to solve this mystery in your mind. But actually, that wasn’t the point! 

You see, when you read about this mystery, you automatically learned something.

You learned about three kinds of Chinese foods:

• ma po tofu
• wonton
• zongzi

You weren’t trying to learn anything. The learning just happened naturally as you thought about the mystery. 

And because you don’t want to get poisoned, you probably thought carefully about it! 

This is how StoryLearning is designed too. You learn Chinese naturally as you read and listen to the story!

I’ve become fluent in eight languages using StoryLearning. It is a completely new way of learning languages. Thousands of people across the world have used it successfully to learn Chinese and other languages.

In fact, my StoryLearning method became so useful for learning Chinese that I’ve now turned it into a full home study course. Now you can use StoryLearning to learn Chinese too…

The Secret 'Double Activation' Trick Behind StoryLearning
The Chinese learning story I’ve created is written so that beginners can start to understand things. You start by reading the story (you won’t need to actually understand too much Chinese at this point). 

You just need to get your eyes and ears immersed in Chinese. Your mind will begin to adapt. It’s just like learning a language naturally, when we were kids.

Next, you listen to the story. Then you read and listen to it together at the same time. The secret is just to activate your senses and get them working together. 

Your ears get used to the sounds of the Chinese language. Your eyes get used to reading Chinese, through the lessons.

This 'double activation' of senses is the trick to language learning through story. This is what builds the strength and flexibility in your Chinese.

It’s Almost Like Learning Chinese in Reverse!
You cover the Chinese story first (which is the reverse of how Chinese is usually taught). This lays the groundwork for the lessons. 

During the lessons you go over the story. That’s when you break down how the language works in the story that you’re already familiar with.

This is what strengthens your Chinese. You get confident enough to go out and actually use the language. 

The overall idea is that you spend plenty of time immersed in Chinese and this helps you learn Chinese naturally.

Introducing the World’s First StoryLearning Chinese Home Study Course:
 Chinese Uncovered!
Level 1 (A1)

Chinese Uncovered (Level 1) is an exciting new course to learn Chinese with Olly Richards' StoryLearning method

The programme I built for you to learn Chinese is called Chinese Uncovered. It is the first course of its kind because it uses the StoryLearning method to teach you Chinese naturally. 

Chinese Uncovered is totally different to other Chinese Language courses. 

That’s because you actually work with an experienced native teacher. Not some fake robot voice or faceless app. You'll have a trusted teacher, and she'll teach you Chinese herself through video. And she'll use a proven methodology that I’ve refined over 15+ years. That’s how I know it works! 

The Chinese Uncovered Course Works Through StoryLearning
You start off with full immersion in a single Chinese story. I created the story myself with the help of a native Chinese writer, specifically for this Chinese Uncovered course.

It’s called "The City of Lost and Found."

It’s not like other boring Chinese lessons. This is an exciting story that will bring you back every day, because you want to find out what happens next.

Part 1 of this story is 20 chapters. 

Chinese Uncovered (Level 1) is built around this story and it has 20 modules. That’s one module for each chapter in the story.

At the end of the chapter, you also get exciting video lessons, recorded by our native Chinese teacher, Maggie. 

Chinese Uncovered is simple and intuitive to use on any device.

In these videos lessons, we teach you in a way that helps you understand Chinese much faster than usual...

Maggie will go through the story with you, and teach you Chinese using the story you’ve just read. 

Then, she'll help you uncover Chinese words and phrases from the pages of the story and show you how they work together. 

For example, in the story you will read about people travelling around China. And you’ll see how the characters talk when they get to China. In the video lessons, Maggie will take you through everything they say and help you understand it. 

Then, it’s your turn. You’ll have quizzes and speaking exercises where you can talk about a trip to China yourself. 

So there's a natural 'circular process', where you learn something from the story, and then use it yourself! You’ll keep coming back to the story, but with different angles. 
StoryLearning makes the Chinese you learn stronger in your mind... and much easier to remember!
There is also a professional audio recording of the story, so that you can hear it spoken by a real Chinese person. 

We also have English translations of the story. A lot of students ask for translations so they feel secure and comfortable about the Chinese they read in the story. (It makes sure you’re never lost or confused. You always understand what’s going on… even in Chinese!)

That is the pattern for each module and then that is repeated for 20 modules throughout the entire course.
But there's much more:

1) Vocabulary and grammar quizzes so you can carefully practice the Chinese you learn. 

These help you learn faster and remember it for longer. These quizzes are 100% digital and interactive.

2) Pronunciation lessons so you learn to pronounce Chinese accurately. 

That means you’re much more easily understood by people when you speak. 

3) Speaking activities to help you 'activate' the Chinese you learn.

These are speaking packs that are written entirely in Chinese. You can literally take them and hand them to a tutor. They will instantly know what to do with you and what exercises to help you practice with, using what you've learned from the story.

By the time you’ve gone through the entire story, your brain will have learned Chinese in a passive way. It’s much faster than the traditional Parrot Method.

Now, you won’t be completely fluent by the end of this course. In fact, you should be skeptical of any beginner course that claims to make you completely fluent.

You'll be able to confidently use your Chinese in the real world!
Chinese Uncovered (Level 1) will help you get to an upper-beginner/lower-intermediate level of Chinese (known as HSK II).

You can continue on to Level 2 with the best possible foundation.

A Life-Changing Course & Unique Learning Experience

I've developed this beginner programme to deliver unbeatable results in your Chinese, while providing a learning experience like no other.
  • Learn The Fundamentals Of Chinese: You’ll be able to speak real Chinese, not just parrot a few phrases. If you’re a complete beginner, you can be confident you’re learning the right things from the start. And if you’ve tried to learn Chinese before, without success, you can be confident that you won’t miss anything important this time, or worry that you’re learning with the wrong method.
  • 100 Hours Of Study Time: A complete, comprehensive study course, so you can devote yourself to learning, confident you have everything you need, and don’t need to constantly worry you’re learning in the wrong way. Just devote 30 minutes a day to your learning, and the learning will take care of itself! 
  • Self-Study & Online Learning: The most flexible way to learn anything, so you can base your learning around your lifestyle, rather than working to the schedule of a rigid language school. By being able to work on your Chinese in your lunch break, on your commute, in a cafe, or at home, you have the flexibility to learn at your speed, making it much easier to be successful.
  • Build A Rock-Solid Foundation In Chinese: By the time you finish the course, you’ll have reached an upper-beginner/lower-intermediate level (HSK II level), and mastered the fundamentals of Chinese, able to hold your own in basic conversation and make the most out of life.
  •  Learn Chinese From Olly & Maggie: This course has been designed by two people who have spent their life learning and teaching languages! With expert guidance and advice from us, you’ll be able to approach learning Chinese like an expert, make the most out of your study time and avoid the pitfalls that frustrate you along the way. You’ll finish the course a better, independent language learner, able to add any new language to your skill set in the future.
  • Learn With Story: By learning with a story-first approach, you'll have a learning experience that's motivating, inspiring, and different to anything you’ve done before. You’ll have a lot of exposure to the Chinese language through the story, so you'll develop into a confident learner with strong fundamentals in Chinese, not just a parrot from a phrasebook without a foundation! 
  • Master Chinese Characters Naturally: In each chapter, you'll learn how to read and write Chinese characters with our reading and writing lessons. Then, through practice and immersion with each chapter of the story, you'll gain exposure to what you've learned naturally until you reach a point where you can read Chinese comfortably and confidently. No rote memorisation required!
  • Learn About Chinese Culture: The story follows three friends as they travel around China. Evan is planning to propose to Lisa, his Chinese girlfriend, who lives in Beijing (at least he thinks she lives in Beijing...) By following Evan and his friends around China, you'll get to learn about Chinese culture as you go, making the learning experience fun, fulfilling, and meaningful.  There's also a bonus Chinese culture lesson in every module of the course, so you can learn about the nuances of Chinese life from your native Chinese teacher.
  • Learn Natural Chinese: We’ve carefully crafted the story using Chinese that is both natural, but also perfectly pitched to a beginner level. You’ll find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to follow a story in Chinese, even as a beginner. But you'll also find the story packed full of dialogue that contains real Chinese used on the street, so you learn to speak natural Chinese.
  • Combined Audio & Text: This is one of the most important features of the course, as the major failing of most other courses is that they don’t ask you to spend much of your time listening to Chinese. In this programme, you’ll be asked to spend a lot of time reading and listening to the story. With combined text and audio, you'll develop strong listening skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand spoken Chinese far more easily, without getting lost in conversations.
  • Professional Quality Audio: All the material is the professional quality you’ve come to expect from me, and the crystal clear, professionally recorded audio is no exception, as you’ll have a great listening experience, and be able to train your ear to every sound of the Chinese language.  
  • Full English Translations: Part of the learning process is making sure you have help when you need it, and that’s why you also have complete English translations of the entire story, so you’re never in a position of not understanding, or feeling that you’re getting left behind. You’ll be able to understand everything that happens, enjoy the story to the full, and be more motivated to understand Chinese as a result. 
  • Visible Progress: The one-chapter, one-module approach means you'll find the course easy to follow, and have a clear sense of achievement and rhythm to your learning. This kind of visible progression will leave you excited to study hard and stick with the programme. 
  • "Virtual Classroom" Lectures: The main teaching happens in a series of video lectures, where you’ll feel like you’re in the classroom with your teacher, which makes learning fun and vibrant. In three video lessons per unit, she'll walk you through the story and explain the most important vocabulary and grammar step-by-step. The video lesson are between 5-20 minutes each, and very focused on one aspect of Chinese, so it’s the perfect length to study any time, however busy you are.
Virtual Classroom Preview...
The teaching in the course happens in a virtual classroom, that makes you feel like you’re literally sitting in a classroom with your teacher. Go ahead and click the images below for a video preview...
1. Learn Vocabulary:
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2. Learn Grammar:
3. Learn Chinese Characters Fast and Easy:
The course also includes interactive quizzes, video pronunciation lessons, and much more, that will give you a learning experience so comprehensive and stimulating that it will be unlike anything you have experienced before:
  • Learn Vocabulary "For Free": In each chapter of the story, you begin by looking for "cognates" - these are words that also exist in English. This is the biggest shortcut in Chinese, as they’re basically words you get free!
  • Develop Your Vocabulary: After learning the "cognates", you'll learn other important words from the story, so you focus on growing your vocabulary early on. Not only can you understand more from the story itself, which makes it more satisfying, but you can also start speaking and understanding Chinese from the get—go. 
  • ...Beyond The Story! Building your vocabulary is so important, though, that we teach you a lot of words that expand beyond the story, so you can learn to be as articulate as possible when you speak. 
  • Learn Accurate Grammar: By teaching you grammar as it arises in the story, we help remove the stress from learning new rules. You’ll get used to new grammar naturally by seeing it in context - in the story. Over time, verb conjugations will simply become second-nature, and you’ll be able to speak Chinese with confident grammar, and lose the fear of making mistakes.
  • Perfect Your Pronunciation: Getting your Chinese pronunciation accurate from the beginning - it's easier than fixing mistakes later! In each module you’ll get a high-quality video pronunciation lesson from Maggie, who will show you how to pronounce the fundamental sounds of Chinese accurately, so you feel confident about your accent whenever you open your mouth to speak!
  •  Speak Fluent Chinese: Learning to express yourself fully in Chinese, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you’ve learnt. You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, by following exercises that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new Chinese. 
  • Culture Notes: Learn Chinese that serves you in life, so you become an educated, informed speaker of the language, able to integrate better with local people.
  •  Memory-Boosting Quizzes: Video is fun, as is reading and listening to stories, but our simple interactive quizzes help you to practise and consolidate everything you learn. The comprehensive set of grammar and vocabualry quizzes that accompany the course allow you to deepen your learning and test yourself… all in your own time. 
  • ...With Great Variety! I know people learn differently, and it’s important to have variety, which is we have included a huge variety of practice material (homework, if you want to call it that!) that will keep you entertained and involved in your learning, so you involve different parts of your brain and learn faster. 
  • Thorough Grammar Notes: All the grammar taught in the classes is accompanied by thorough explanations and reference material. This means you’ll never be confused, you can always refer to the rules when you need to, and you’ll learn to speak Chinese with accurate grammar.
Learn to fully express yourself in Chinese from the beginning...
Learning to express yourself fully in Chinese, without freezing up, forgetting words, or taking ages to form a sentence, is a central aim of this course. 

That’s why, beyond all the other learning that takes place, at the end of every unit is a set of speaking tasks that help you internalise everything you learn.

You’ll take the words, phrases and grammar you’ve learnt in the chapter and make them your own, with interactive quizzes that have been carefully designed to help you practice and rehearse your new Chinese.

What's more, each pack also comes with a set of speaking activities for two people, with instructions written in Chinese, so you can literally hand the pack to a native Chinese-speaker friend, partner or tutor, and they'll instantly know how to help you practice what you’ve learnt from the module. 

With this extensive focus on speaking skills, you'll finish the course already able to speak great Chinese, in full, flowing sentences, without having to slow down to remember basic words. 

30-Minute Magic!

We both know that learning a language takes time, but StoryLearning works in as little as 30 minutes a day.

Want faster results? Increase the time to 60 minutes. 

Either way, you can learn Chinese in less time than it takes to watch one show on Netflix. 

The StoryLearning Experience Is Very Different
As you can see, the whole Chinese Uncovered StoryLearning experience is very different. It’s not like a traditional course where all you do is grammar exercises and 'parrot' phrases over and over. 

In fact, in Chinese Uncovered, I don't teach you any grammar in the traditional sense. Instead, you learn Chinese in a very natural way. Through the power of the story. 

It’s the way our brains are trained to learn, like when we were kids.
There's no boring memorisation involved!
This is how your brain naturally likes to learn. Your mind absorbs Chinese naturally. It’s like when a native speaker learns Chinese by listening to their parents talk over and over.

You end up learning Chinese in the most natural way possible. It’s a very satisfying, pleasurable way to learn Chinese.

That’s the difference between memorising a few words for the short term and truly learning Chinese as a tool in your life. 
By the end of the course you've read and understood an entire book in Chinese. That’s a huge achievement for a beginner. 

That's why the method is so powerful. Because by the end you've spent so much time immersed in the Chinese language and reading and listening. That's why you're able to understand so much. 

At this point you’ll be able to read Chinese. You’ll also be able to understand people when they're speaking. And you’ll be able to speak Chinese yourself. That’s because you'll have built up such a wide experience with the Chinese language. 

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Meet Your Course Tutors!
In Chinese Uncovered (Level 1), you'll learn from language experts with over 30 years of teaching experience between them. Both tutors share a passion for teaching languages through story, which is what brought them together to create Chinese Uncovered! 

Olly Richards, Coaching

Olly Richards is a language educator, author and polyglot from the UK, who speaks 8 languages. Through his popular blog StoryLearning, Olly reaches 100,000s of language learners every month. 

He has published a best-selling series of books in sixteen languages, consulted for major institutions across Europe, and is a regular speaker at international language events.

Maggie Wong, Course Tutor

Maggie is a professional Chinese teacher with 10+ years of experience as Chinese teacher and course creator. She holds a degree in Chinese Education from the University of Hong Kong and a Masters in Language and Cultural Diversity from King's College, London.

Maggie has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds from young children to adults and has a particular interest in exploring cultural diversity through language learning.
Behind The Scenes Of Chinese Uncovered:
Maggie and Olly spent a year planning, researching, creating and recording Chinese Uncovered to make it the very best it could be for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not a complete beginner. Is this course still relevant for me?
Yes, absolutely. Although you might be covering some familiar territory in the early lessons, many people find it helpful to go over the basics more than once. The main advantage of this course is that you will be listening and reading to the story that accompanies the course from the beginning, which you will be able to enjoy even more with your existing knowledge. The speaking lessons will also enable you to consolidate the Chinese you already know, which all contributes to building a strong foundation and making fast progress in the language.

What's the duration of the course?
The course is structured over 20 modules. Each module is broken down into a number of sections, including video lessons, quizzes, speaking activities and more. The time it will take you to complete the course will depend on the time you have available, and the pace at which you like to study. If you decide to study one module per week, for example, which is a reasonable pace, it would take you approximately 20 weeks to complete the course. 
Can I study at my own pace?
Yes. The course is designed for you to study at your own pace, in a time and place that suits you. The materials never expire. What's more, you get free updates to the course as they are released in the future. The course material is fully downloadable, so if you don’t have a good internet connection, you can download what you need, and access it any time, any place. 
Why is the course in US Dollars?
I have students from many countries around the world, and the US Dollar is the most widely-accepted currency. But don't worry! You can purchase the course with any debit or credit card, no matter where you live, and your bank will automatically convert the USD to your local currency at the market rate. 
How is Chinese Uncovered different from the many other Chinese courses out there?
When I set out to design Chinese Uncovered, my main aim was to set it apart from every other Chinese course. The way I've done that is to base the entire course around a story, and, in fact, the course syllabus itself emerges from the story. 

Let me explain...

Most Chinese courses are structured by taking a bunch of grammar rules, putting them together in a certain order, then teaching them to you one-by-one in a series of lessons. This is dull, and ineffective. In this course, we do things differently. In this course, you learn through StoryLearning. This means you focus on relaxing, reading, and enjoying the plot of the story. The 'serious study' happens another way! 

Rather than teaching you through a process of grammar rules, followed by tests, here's what I do instead. First, I make sure you see the grammar being used naturally in the story itself. This way, you get to learn how it works in a natural way.  Second, you discover the rules by yourself... with a little help from me! Story first. Rules later.  This makes learning much more effective. 

This means you get to enjoy learning Chinese first and foremost, rather than get bogged down in technicalities from the start. (Yes... it's fun!)

Doesn't that sound more exciting than your last textbook?

At every stage of the course, you’ll be immersed in real Chinese- both the written story and the audiobook. This means that by the time you finish the course, not only will you have read an entire book in Chinese, but you’ll have a large vocabulary, so you can handle basic Chinese conversations with confidence. You will also have had many hours of listening practice, so that following spoken Chinese in common daily settings will be effortless. 
What variety of Chinese do you teach in Uncovered?
The teaching in the Chinese Uncovered course is based on standard Mandarin Chinese.

Unlike European languages like Spanish or French, where the differences between dialects are relatively small and you can learn any variety, what are commonly referred to as “dialects” in Chinese are in fact completely different languages!

So if you want to learn Cantonese as spoken in Hong Kong or Taiwanese as spoken in Taiwan, this course is NOT for you.

However, if you want to learn the most widely spoken and recognised variety of Chinese, you’re in the right place! In Chinese Uncovered, you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese which will allow you to communicate with people throughout almost all of China (and the rest of the world too!)
Will this course teach me to read Chinese characters?
Learning to read in Chinese is not easy. I’d be lying to you if I said otherwise.

But it’s far from impossible with a logical approach and the right material to practise with.

In Chinese Uncovered, we take a “building blocks” approach to Chinese characters.

You’ll see the story written in characters from Chapter 1, but the Chinese will be accompanied by a romanised version of the story (called pinyin) so you can still read and pronounce each word from Day 1.

Then in each chapter, you’ll have a special Characters lesson with your tutor, Maggie, where she’ll teach you the fundamental Chinese characters one by one.

These lessons build on each other gradually, so that you master characters at a manageable, sustainable pace. (This is the most efficient and holistic way to learn to read in Chinese!).

After your character lessons you’ll go back to the story and re-read it, this time looking in the text for the characters you’ve just learned. It will be challenging at first, but lesson by lesson you’ll start to understand more of the Chinese text and rely less and less on the pinyin version.

By the time you finish Chapter 20, you’ll have built up a rich bank of Chinese characters and will be able to read words, phrases and even extended passages with flow and confidence.

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