Mandarin Blueprint is an online course for learning Mandarin Chinese. It teaches the language through videos and flashcards on the Anki flashcard app. It also makes use of the Hanzi Movie Method, which is a mnemonic memorization technique involving visualizations. The course is very thorough and designed for absolute beginners looking to build a solid foundation in Mandarin.
There’s some great teaching material, but the course relies on third-party resources like Google Slides and Anki.
The course is detailed enough to take absolute beginners to the intermediate level.
The initial phases are time-consuming, but serious learners will get a lot of value from the course.
The Hanzi Movie Method is effective.
The hosts are likeable and provide quality instruction.
Native speaker audio includes male and female voices.
The material is culturally aware.
I DON’T LIKE…
There is a lot of English explanation.
The course progression is confusing at first.
Most of the practice happens through Anki flashcards.
A subscription to Mandarin Blueprint is $30 billed monthly or $288 billed annually ($24/month).