Online Chinese Course
For many languages such as Chinese, it is challenging to find enough free quality materials online to compromise a complete course. Even if you can bring together the materials, you have to craft a course on your own to cover all the bases.
Enter Transparent Chinese, the fruits of a longstanding language education house focusing on the modern digital world of learning. It's not free but it's also not expensive, and is well worth the investment.
Interactive, Social, Cultural and Mobile Chinese Learning
Where Transparent excels is in the details. Their newest Chinese course offers a one-stop learning flow which - as you advance and select your learning media - tuned to your unique interests and needs. Built on sound learning methodology honed from real-world experience, Transparent Chinese is available on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android.
The Transparent experience is elegant, interactive, social, culture-rich and available on-the-go, anytime you have a moment to invest in learning Chinese.
Chinese Software Tools for all Learning Levels
For the first-time Chinese learner, Transparent offers a path to follow: The Essentials Course accompanied by the Alphabet Explorer and Grammar Reference. From there, learners solidify this foundation with the unique Byki™ vocablary building and pronunciation training software (more below), which Transparent has been tuning and tweaking for something like a decade. As they progress, learners can explore and use more content using the Language Reference tool, all the while being consistently refreshed on what has already been studied.
No, it is not free. Yes, it has what you need to learn Chinese and there are scant few products for the eager Chinese learner - you're in luck, just try a lesson for free.