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Spoken Chinese Language Courses

Focus on improving your language fluency for daily conversations

Finished HSK4 or HSK5? Continue learning with GoEast’s Spoken Language Courses.

About GoEast’s Spoken Chinese language courses

Our Spoken Chinese courses focus on contemporary life and spoken language. They’re perfect if you already know a lot of words and grammar from HSK1 to HSK4, sentences you can understand when you hear them — but here we focus on making you use them yourself in a more natural way, and adding more sentences in the mix to make you sound more natural.

Topics include:

  • Words to use during transport such as high-speed trains, airplanes, cars and bicycles
  • Online and offline shopping, including delivery time and returning products
  • Sports and hobbies, or discussing favourite books or artworks
  • Talking at the office, such as scheduling meetings and job interviews

Spoken Language versus HSK courses

Spoken Chinese versus HSK

Deciding between Spoken or HSK isn’t really a matter of difficulty. If you finish the Intermediate Spoken Course, you’re halfway HSK5 in terms of vocabulary and you can always continue that way after it.

More so, it’s a choice between casual versus formal, conversational versus written language.

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When to choose Spoken Language courses

  • You want to make the words and grammar structures you already know part of your natural speech, and improve the variety of spoken words
  • You want to be better at speaking Chinese in every day conversations and sound more fluent and spontaneous

When to continue with the HSK books instead

  • You want to focus on written Chinese and improve your reading and writing ability
  • You want to focus on speaking in formal language in official or business situations
  • You want to complete the official HSK5 or HSK6 exam, for instance for a university entrance or a visa requirement
  • You want to study Chinese language as a linguistic or translator or historian
Learning materials

Our courses use the books from the Beijing Language and Culture University Press. These books have been developed and updated for more than 10 years.

When you start the course, you’re advised to buy these books yourself to self-study, but during the class, digital versions of the book

On top of the books, we have corresponding PPT’s, flashcards, exercises and other materials, in-house developed by GoEast’s curriculum designers.

Chinese spoken language books

Learning materials

Our courses use the books from the Beijing Language and Culture University Press. These books have been developed and updated for more than 10 years.

On top of the books, we have corresponding PPT’s, flashcards, exercises and other materials, in-house developed by GoEast’s curriculum designers.

Chinese spoken language books

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Let’s learn Spoken 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 lesson scheduling, and your books will be send to you
  • Then the learning starts!



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    Experience of Spoken Chinese language courses at GoEast Mandarin

    The content of the classes

    The content is actually one of the most interesting part of the Spoken Chinese courses. The courses are developed by GoEast Mandarin, with learning materials sourced from for instance Bilibili. For instance, the vlogger ‘我是兰卡’ (who talks about her life in Shanghai and ‘李佳琦’ (who is a famous lipstick promotor).

    Every week has a theme. An example on some words on the module on money are 开销Kāixiāo (expense), 贷款Dàikuǎn (loan), 财力Cáilì (financial resources), 房贷Fángdài (mortgage). And there are words that don’t really relate to money but are useful when talking about money, such as ‘平均Píngjūn’ (on average).

    We will often watch a video in which a Chinese person introduces a topic. In, for instance, the module about money, it’s 兰卡, a thirty-something Chinese lady in Shanghai who talks about her life and how she saves and spends money. The speed at which she talks is incredibly high at first, but the teacher will pause, rewind, let the students talk — and in the end you can watch the video and understand it.

    You could technically do this on your own, but the problem is:

    • You need to find the right materials, which have about 90% of the words you already know. You also need to know if the new 10% is actually useful for daily life. Plus the speed and pronunciation need to be challenging but doable.
    • The teacher in class will help you pronounce the words correctly and how to use them right. She’s creating many opportunities to speak, to use the words in your situation (such as talking about whether you have a mortgage or not, which expenses you make). This makes you memorize the words better.

    Chinese in the wild

    The biggest benefit of real-life Chinese materials is that it’s a more honest reality of learning Chinese. As said above, the speed of the videos is very high, and this course trains you to hear this. People also talk with some slight accents, and there are some distractions like background noises. All this helps you to understand Chinese out of the classroom (and ironically, this perfectly prepares you for the new HSK levels, because high speaking speed, accents & distractions are a requirement of higher levels).