This is a fantastic explanation of tense! I have been trying to learn for a year and fumbling around with the tenses in Chinese and not being able to find an easily understood (for me anyway) explanation of these tenses. I just read this and in two minutes got what I"ve been trying to find for a year! Thank you! — Sarah Cochrane
Although I have been learning Chinese for the past 3 years, I failed to master the correct Chinese pronunciations. As a result, I feel as if I had hit a wall in my path of knowledge. Since then, I restarted learning pinyin using Kids Chinese Podcast lessons as a beginner. 4 months later, my pronunciation has improved to a point with which I can now confidently speak Chinese in front of my Chinese colleagues. I really like Aihua's native Chinese pronunciation. Thanks a lot, Aihua and Amy! — Dan
Though I am a Chinese and my parents can speak and read mandrin, I attended an English medium school. For may years I have been trying to master mandrin, even buying books and tapes on Mandrin . Though I manage to learn some words here and there, the progress was negligible. I have tried other Chinese Pod casts but I find yours to be the best as it starts with the very basic and is systematic and I find it most beneficial.
At the moment I am concentrating on learning to speak with the correct pronunciation and will later learn how to write the words. I hope that eventually I will be able to read simple chinese papers.
Your new format on charater writing is most useful when it comes to learning to write the charaters.
Thank you for your effort in imparting the learning of Mandrin for people like me who has no time to go for formal chinese classes. — Heng Ong Chia
I think Kids Chinese Podcast is by far the best means of learning Chinese. My 6 years old daughter and I started learning Chinese together two months ago using Kids Chinese Podcast lessons. I was amazed by my daughter's pronunciation; my Chinese colleague said that my daughter was speaking just like a native speaker. I printed out PDF worksheet for her weekly, and my daughter loves writing Chinese pinyin and character. Her writing is also improving much faster than it was 2 months ago. I have made up my mind to set up a good role model for my daughter by learning Chinese myself, and helping my daughter learn Chinese as well. I truly believe raising my daughter bilingually is the best gift ever I can give her. — Kathy
I am 9 years old and I love to try a new language. I am just starting to learn Chinese and your website is very very useful and easy for me to learn Chinese.
Thanks a lot. — Jayasree
Fun and easy to learn!!! — Yoon
I’m enjoying the pod cast for children. Though I an adult the method of teaching a child is very helpful in my memory listing words . Thanks for providing this podcast. — Darlene Doublad
Great source where to start learning, made it nice and simple and i would say this is best for beginners. — Karlis
This is really easy and fun!So happy I found this website. — Beth
I'm a grandma and learning Chinese together with my granddaughter, we like and enjoy Kids Chinese Podcast lessons. Thanks! — Hanae
Great lessons Aihua! I’m Italian, I speak in English, French and now I’m studying Chinese in my city, Milan. It has been a pleasure for me to find your site in the web!
You are very nice and clear but Amy, your daughter I guess, is really lovely. Thank you to you and a big kiss to the wonderful Amy! — Rita Rizzi
Fantastic Website! I'm a non-native-speaker Chinese teacher and I have to say I love your site. It's easy on the eyes and the lessons are superb! I will definitely be recommending the site to people I know who are interested in learning or improving their Chinese. — Nneka
English is my second language, now I am starting learning Chinese. My friend referred me to Kids Chinese Podcast. I found that Aihua's English is so easy to understand besides she speaks Mandarin Chinese so perfectly. I am really enjoying listening Kids Chinese Podcast lessons, and I'm learning a lot. Thanks! — Akiko
I’ve just started on my Mandarin journey and this website is full of everything I need to start. Xiè xiè) — Anthony Davies
I just started with Lesson 1 and registered for Kids Chinese Podcast.
I must say I am very impressed with the organization and style of teaching with the overall content.
I listened to my very first podcast driving to work this morning and feel I can gain a lot from these classes.
Thank you. — Gabriel Jabbour
Each Kids Chinese Podcast lesson is around 3 ~ 15 minutes, which is short and sweet. It fits in well with my busy work schedule. The lesson offers very useful dialogs that can be practiced in my daily life. — George
I was away from my Chinese teacher for a few months, I learned so much from here she thought I had a tutor! Thank you Aihua! Now we take lessons from her and you! — Lola Ramirez
I love Kids Chinese Podcast! To learn a new language, like Chinese, first we need to imitate how a native Chinese speaker speaks. Kids are good at “copy” or “imitation” while adults are not as good as children because we concern too much sometimes. I really enjoy learning Chinese with little Amy, stress free! — Lucy
Aihua and Amy:
Thank you so much for this thoughtfully laid out system of learning Chinese. I feel privileged to learn such an ancient language. Your lessons make it possible for me to talk with my godchildren that are taking Chinese at school. Aihua, your English is easy to understand. You have a talent for teaching.
I thank you for this excelent most efficient tool. The audio pronunciation is superb. As I could tell I was listening to the voice of adult, it made it so much easier to copy. Passed tones quiz with ease and attempted to see if I could mimic practice sentence before playing it. And I did it! A student can only be as good as the teacher. Credit goes to the ease with which this website provides for us firstime learners. THANK YOU! Looking forward to this journey!! — Rey
I am 63 years old and I am a complete novice. Learning as the children do is a brilliant concept. I appreciate all your dedication to this approach. Excellent website. Wish you every success with it. “can’t teach an old dog new tricks” or “never too old to learn” I think the latter. — Alexander
ni hao admin.. i am presently learning mandarin chinese in nepal at campus level with chinese laoshi. I am just searching about chinese language on line and found your website. It is very useful for me. I like that you focus on pinyin, character order,provide audio. keep it up. zaijian. — Amrit Gautam, Nepal
Just want to thank you for offering education at a great price! Because my mother was too poor, I wasn't able to receive Chinese education back then in the States when my family just migrated from Vietnam. Even though I'm enrolled in the University, I am very happy that I am able to practice and learn Chinese on my spare time! :D — CHRISTINE TRAN
Thank you for this site. I am a person of a particular age(60+) and I have been looking for a site that would teach the way a child would learn and I feel I have finally found it. Thank you again. — Barbara Hughes