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Learn advanced Chinese

Learn advanced Chinese with GoEast Mandarin’s advanced Chinese course, HSK5 and HSK6, as well as Advanced Spoken Chinese.

Learn advanced Chinese

Learn advanced Chinese with GoEast Mandarin’s advanced Chinese course, HSK5 and HSK6, as well as Advanced Spoken Chinese.

HSK1 Chinese course

From intermediate to advanced

When you finished HSK4, the gap to HSK5 or even HSK6 feels pretty far away. And it’s true, when you look at how long it takes to learn Chinese, the time required for each new course is increasingly more.

There is an ‘intermediate plateau’ where you feel there’s no visible progress made. The logic behind this is simple; the first 100 hours you put into learning Chinese are super obvious, but the hours you put into learning Mandarin from 5oo to 600 hours, are less big of a change — even though you probably learn more words in those ‘100 hours’ than the first. (It’s easier to learn 100 words when you already know +1000 Chinese words.)

Then there’s another factor. When you’ve already spend over 500 class hours into learning Mandarin and you still feel at an intermediate level, it’s super de-motivvating when you still make mistakes. Yet everyone does, even beginner Chinese mistakes.

Our Advanced Chinese courses aim at getting you to learn new words but also existing words in a new way. To speak, listen, write and read. We can use more written Chinese materials such as HSK5 & 6, or Spoken Chinese such as 会通汉语.

Inside our Advanced Chinese courses

Our Mandarin courses combine self-learning with live classes. Learn Chinese with this efficient method.

Chinese video

Chinese conversations

  • Each chapter comes with a conversational video & vocabulary video, to teach you new words and phrases
  • Subtitled, as well as looking back on key points

Flashcards

Each chapter comes with flashcards with Pinyin and Hanzi characters, for you to always review.

Chinese online course
Grammar video

Chinese grammar

Each chapter has a grammar video, explaining a new grammar point relevant to the conversation of that chapter.

Learning exercises

Sure you remember and understood what you’ve learned? Every chapter comes with two exercises, which will show which parts you still need to learn.

Chinese online course
Chinese live class

Practice with a professional teacher

In classes, your teacher will help you review learned content, give you the opportunity to speak, and check your pronunciation.

Chinese conversations

Each chapter comes with a conversational video & vocabulary video, to teach you new words and phrases.

Chinese video

Flashcards

Each chapter comes with flashcards with Pinyin and Hanzi characters, for you to always review.

Flashcards

Chinese grammar

Each chapter has a grammar video, explaining a new grammar point relevant to the conversation of that chapter.

Grammar video

Learning exercises

Sure you remember and understood what you’ve learned? Every chapter comes with two exercises, which will show which parts you still need to learn.

Chinese online course

Practice with a professional teacher

In classes, your teacher will help you review learned content, give you the opportunity to speak, and check your pronunciation. 

Chinese live class
GoEast Mandarin Chinese

Learn Chinese Online with GoEast Mandarin

  • Live video lessons with a professional teacher
  • Supplemented by self-learning modules
  • 100% flexible and tailored to your level
Online Chinese for kids
GoEast Mandarin Chinese
Online Chinese for kids

Learn Chinese Online with GoEast Mandarin

  • Live video lessons with a professional teacher
  • Supplemented by self-learning modules
  • 100% flexible and tailored to your level

Inquire to learn advanced Chinese

What happens when you fill in this form?

  • A language consultant will contact you soon
  • He or she will form a lesson plan with you, without obligation
  • If the times and schedule is agreed with by you, you’ll receive a payment link
  • Upon payment, we’ll create an account for you on our learning platform
  • Then the learning starts!



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    Tips for learning advanced Chinese

    When your Chinese is good enough for you — let’s say HSK4 or even HSK5 to HSK6 — to dive into and read Chinese websites, a whole new world will open up to you. You will begin to understand how real Chinese people express themselves about matters that concern their daily lives including western cultures, (Western) politics, and 老外 (Lǎowài: foreigner). You can finally skip the textbook conversations with your Chinese teachers and other foreign classmates, and embrace how Chinese people use their language online — the lingoes, abbreviations of proper nouns, the curse words, etc. If you’re at that level here are a few online Chinese websites for advanced learners to get you started.

    Five Chinese community websites for advanced learners

    Zhihu: Questions & answers, perfect for advanced Chinese learners

    Zhihu logo
    www.zhihu.com

    知乎, is like the Chinese Quora. Like Quora, all questions are met with legitimate answers written by people from related fields. Some make jokes with a rather simple but smart answer, and those would sometimes end up trending on Chinese social media. In fact, a lot of foreigners have already become famous on Zhihu.

    They often maintain profound knowledge of Chinese culture and society, can make inside jokes in Chinese, and are not afraid of proving their true identities by posting selfies. Their answers would get a lot more attention from other users, since Chinese people have a lot of respect for foreigners who can speak Chinese well, as you may have discovered already. The functionality of the website is almost exactly the same as Quora, but since it’s been designed for Chinese people, you might be able to learn a lot about Chinese culture and improve your Chinese fast.

    Here’s one post that gathered many foreign Zhihu users. They are from Korea, Argentina, Malaysia, Poland, UK, US…they not only talked about their own experience with Zhihu, showed their love for the website, but also compared it with Quora:
    https://www.zhihu.com/question/19917846

    Douban: reviews on movies & books for Chinese students

    Douban
    www.douban.com

    豆瓣, one great invention of our own! As the slogan goes, “和有趣的人做有趣的事”(do interesting things with interesting people), Douban gathers people that share the same interests in music, books, films, TV shows, hobbies, and many more. You can hide your identity if you choose, and immerse yourself into this incredibly large community. Whether you’re a music lover, a movie nerd, or a book worm, you can write and share reviews, rate the artwork, and collect them to put in a list that you create as you please – e.g. “movies to watch when you’re home alone on a Friday night” or “overrated romantic novels”, for others to browse and share.

    Many Chinese people have had very pleasant experience in meeting with people on Douban and actually becoming good friends in real life, mainly for sharing similar tastes … or similar hates! You could use this website, even if your Chinese language fluency is not good enough to write an essay as they do on Zhihu.

    Another great thing about Douban is “同城”(Same City). You can find activities in your city since all museums, bars, cafes, night clubs, music festivals, galleries, book stores have their own accounts and will update whenever there’s an event going on. For instance, if you have a favorite jazz bar in Shanghai, try to find them on Douban, you will find schedules for live performances, photos, events, and information about the artists. Of course, you can go to these events to meet Chinese people and further improve your Chinese speaking!

    Douban also has many convenient integration features. Douban Radio can play music according to your favorites. Douban Dongxi is like Douban’s version of Pinterest. Douban Xiaozu is for anyone who wants to start their own forum. Douban Guangbo is a bit like Twitter…it seems that this website has too much on its plate, but it’s actually very user-friendly and you have all the freedom to use whichever sections you want or don’t want. Everything of course in Mandarin Chinese.

    Goukr: Another website for Chinese language learners

    Goukr
    www.guokr.com

    果壳, a combination of 知乎 Zhihu and Douban Group, and another great Chinese website for advanced learners.

    Baidu Tieba: Wikipedia/Reddit in Mandarin

    Baidu Tieba logo
    tieba.baidu.com

    百度贴吧, is a part of Baidu. Baidu Tieba is a platform for people who share the same interests, especially for fans of celebrities…but it also has dark corners for people with strange fetishes and other unspeakable hobbies, which are hard to find on the web. Rumor has it that you could hire a “cleaner” under a specific section by using certain networks. Whatever your preferred topic is, you can use this to read and write in Mandarin Chinese. Due to the strict rules of Chinese internet, a Baidu account has to be linked to your cellphone number, which may have a sim card registered under your true identity.

    Tianya: Forums in Mandarin Chinese

    Tianya logo
    Tianya.cn

    天涯社区, is one of the earliest Chinese online forums. It was built in 1999, and quickly became a national Chinese online community. It has a vast variety of topics and hundreds of millions of users. Compared with Zhihu or Douban, it’s more welcomed by the people who haven’t acquired much professional knowledge or are simply more interested in topics like celebrity gossip, mother-in-law issues, dramatic stories of real people’s romantic relationships, ghost stories, etc. There are some famous (or infamous) internet incidents that began on Tianya which quickly spread all over the country and left their marks on history. Join in on the chaos while further improving your Chinese, and getting a bit of this type of Chinese culture.


    If you want more Chinese online slang language, head to our YouTube channel.

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