Have you ever wanted to learn Chinese? Have you tried lessons at a local school, expensive software and books and still have trouble speaking Chinese? Do you want to speak the official language of a 1 out of 5 people on this planet? The answer is total Mandarin Chinese immersion with the Live Lingua online Chinese school. Skype Chinese Lessons & more. And best of all, you can try a full 60 minute Skype lessons with a professional Mandarin Chinese teacher for FREE!


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Free 60 Minute Trial Chinese Lesson With Skype

Are you considering Live Lingua online school for your Chinese learning needs? Do you want to try a class first to see if it is what you are looking for? No problem! We will arrange a free 60 minute Skype Chinese lesson for you so you can try us risk free. Tutors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find out more...

affordable Skype Chinese Lessons

Learn More Chinese But Pay Less money.

How do we do it? We hire Chinese tutors who actually live in their own country where the cost of living is less, and pass the saving on to you. We also offer total flexibility. You can buy as many or as few Skype Chinese lessons as you would like. No minimum purchase necessary, all for an affordable price. Find out more...

Native Chinese Speakers

Native Mandarin Chinese Speaking Teachers

Our Chinese teachers from the China are the best in the industry. They all bring with them years of teaching experience. All have university degrees and years of teaching experience both in China and abroad. Additionally, they are required to speak a second language in addition to Chinese. Find out more...

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Finally! A way to really learn Chinese online.



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You can try a free 60 minute Skype lesson at the Live Lingua online language school to see if our service is what you are looking for. No credit card required, and no commitment. The only risk is learning another language!

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Why Learn Mandarin Chinese?


Where is Chinese Spoken?

The Chinese Language

Mandarin Chinese is the official language of the Peoples Republic of China and is spoken by over 880 million people. Mandarin has been the official language of China since the early 14th century and in the early 20th century a standard form based on the dialect spoken in Beijing was made official.

Mandarin Chinese typically has very few vowels and focuses heavily on the use of different tones to determine the emotion and meanings of the words.

Historically, China has been one of the most influential countries in Asia. It turned inward for a number of decades after the communist revolution, but has recently started opening itself up to the outside world again and has quickly gained a place as one of the top movers and shakers on the planet.

Currently China is experiencing both a boom in its economy and in its tourism industry. As such the demand for people who speak the language and understand the culture has never been higher.

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Want Some Free Mandaring Chinese Learning Resources too?


There is no better way to learn a Chinese than take classes with a native speaking teacher over Skype but here at Live Lingua we realize that not everybody is able to afford taking live lessons with a tutor. So, in order to make leaerning Chinese possible for everbody we are proud to offer these free resources.

Chinese Basic 1 (ebook+audios)

The first part of the Chinese Basics course will give you a general orientation in China teaching you the basic vocabulary and phrases you will use in the other parts of the course.

Chinese Basic 2 (ebook+audios)

The second part of the Chinese basics course will teach you the basic phrases you would need to introduce yourself and others in Mandarin. Just read along with the course and then listen to the audios.

Chinese Basic 3 (ebook+audios)

Do you want to go shopping in China? The third part of the Chinese Basics course will teach you all the phrases and vocabulary you need to do commerce in the the Peoples Republic of China.

Chinese Basic 4 (ebook+audios)

Worried about getting lost in China when you visit or go for work? The fourth part of this Chinese basic course will teach you everything you need to learn to be able to navigate around China.

Learn About The Chinese language and culture


The Chinese culture is ancient and it is also growing in the modern world to be one of the most influencial cultures and languages in the 21st century. But it is also the most foreign to many people in the western world. Here at Live Lingua Chniese we understand that not only is it difficult to learn Mandarin Chinese, it is also as difficult to understand the culture. And with such a context driven language like Chinese, that is critical. Here are some free articles we have written about the Chinese culture so you can get started. If you have any questions, just ask your Skype Chinese teacher during your next class.

How long does it take to learn a language?

I remember the first time I saw the Chinese alphabet. My family was visiting the World Showcase found in Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando, FL. The letters were splashed on the side of buildings and knitted into afghans in the various stores and my mind started to reel. It seemed like the most difficult language I had ever seen! What makes a language difficult? ...

Mandarin Tongue Twisters!

Our regular readers know that we are anxiously awaiting the school lottery to see if my son has been accepted into a dual language program this fall. If we are successful, he will begin the process of learning Mandarin Chinese. His kindergarten will be conducted 90% in Mandarin and 10% English, with those numbers shifting a bit each  year until he reaches a 50/50 langua...

East vs. West: When Concepts Of Time and Culture Collide

I remember the first Filipino party that I ever attended. The host told us to be there at 5:30pm and so my husband and I (very naively) arrived at 5:25pm, on-time yet a little early. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted with absolute chaos! Tita Fay still had her hair in curlers; the smell of fried lumpia filled the house as her Lola was busy trying to set u...

Sports in China

Who doesn't love sports? No matter if it's swimming, ping pong, judo, or sailing, most of us love some type of sport. Since we all love one sport or another, we come together on national and international levels to compete for titles, win medals, or just for plain bragging rights. Each country has their own list of popular sports or sports they are excellent at, so which...

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/// Skype CHINESE Student Testimonials

Find out what our Chinese students have said about their learning experiences at Live Lingua.

Chinese Student Testimonials

  • It took Live Lingua to make one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn easy and fun. Thank you very much.

    Eric W.
  • If you want to learn [Mandarin] Chinese, then you have to take classes with a native Chinese tutor. There is really no alternative, and Live Lingua is the best at what they do.

    Samantha L.
  • Excellent curriculum, class preparation and support. Live Lingua is the BEST online language learning service on the internet.

    Viviann N.
  • No doubt, this is THE way to learn [Mandarin] Chinese.

    Anton D.
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