Beginner Chinese Course

Join our Chinese teachers and your classmates in an interactive 3-month online classroom that will put you on the path to Chinese language fluency.

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Estimated Time
3 months
At 7-10 hours per week
Enroll By
Jun 28th, 2023
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Beginner Chinese Course. Taught in English

What you will learn


Beginner Chinese Nano Degree

Characters: 348
Words: 1187
Grammar Points: 149

Learn the basics of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese with Chinese teachers. This is a 3-month Nano-Degree which will take you from absolute newbie to basic communication in written and oral Chinese. This course will put all the fundamentals in place: pronunciation, listening, pinyin, characters, slang and jokes. By the end of this online Chinese course you will be able to read, write, speak and understand Chinese!

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Course Highlights

Learn from Chinese experts

An open digital classroom with dedicated Chinese teachers. Our certified Domino Teachers and all the team at Domino Chinese will guide, tutor and challenge you. We’re always ready to answer questions, motivate you and keep your Chinese study on track. Join your classmates and the Domino Chinese team - become a part of the family!


Master Chinese

Domino Chinese works with Mastery to optimise your learning. Chinese is an incredibly logical language, every new word, phrase and character builds on basic fundamentals. The better your foundation, the easier new words, characters and concepts will be acquired. Our students average 96% on our course exams.

Complete Access

Digital Classroom with Video and Voice Communication. Complete Chinese Course Access: 5000+ hours of video. Integrated flashcards, language quizzes, Chinese dialogs, and digital learning resources. Complimentary app to study on the go - we've got you covered.

HSK and Diplomas

On passing the Beginner Classroom Course you’ll receive the Domino Beginner Diploma. Then, together with our Chinese Tutors, Teachers and Classmates continue your studies with intermediate courses and we will ensure you can pass the most widely recognized Chinese language assessments - the HSK exams.

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I would highly recommend taking this course! As an engineer by trade I know the importance of understanding the fundamentals before tackling the more complex challenges. This course really gives those fundamentals and building blocks and te…
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I love this course! It’s great to start with the Chinese language. Very funny and dynamic with different kind of activities. The way of how the Chinese is taught using the characters as building blocks, and also the funny videos helps a l…
Jose Lo Huang
The myth that Chinese is the most difficult language is ruined for me. It’s doable, and the surprising fact - I understand how it works after such short period of time. Not only ‘understand’: I can talk, write and translate things on …
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生日快乐 Domino Chinese,你十岁。我很开心! Translation - Happy Birthday Domino Chinese, you are ten years old. I am very happy. I am happy for Domino Chinese, but I am happier for myself. Two years ago, I couldn't have written t…
Daniel Mackney
For people who really want to learn Chinese and are willing to put in the of time to review, this is the course. This includes people who have started to learn in the past and let it slip. Felix’s method of focusing on the foundational as…
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This course provided a solid foundation for my Chinese studies. I would definitely recommend this course to my peers because I feel like it has accelerated my Chinese learning progress through constant feedback & practice. Can’t wait to c…
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A Week with Domino

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*The main and practice classes may vary depending on your class.
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Meet the Teachers

Felix Lattman

Felix is the founder of Domino Chinese. He tried to learn Chinese but gave up time and time again, only to create his own method that today has helped 100 000+ students learn Chinese. He’s in charge of a few exclusive classrooms but mainly oversees the different classrooms. If you’re a classroom student you’ll get a chance to learn with him occasionally.

Jianan Xu

Jianan has been teaching Chinese for more than 3 years and at the same time doing further postgraduate studies and research regarding language teaching and methodologies. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with people and always wears a smile on her face to support her students.

Yuyang Chen

Yuyang Chen is a Qualified Chief Examiner of HSK Centre in Canberra, Australia. He was trained in Headquarters of Confucius Institute in Beijing and sent to the Australian School of Contemporary Chinese teaching from Beginner to Advanced Class. He finished his Master’s in China and is doing a PhD program at the University of Canberra.

Emma Liu

Emma lives in Germany where she has majored in Chinese studies and teaching Chinese as a foreign language. She joined Domino Chinese as she wants to help the world understand the beautiful logic of the Chinese language. Emma is also Domino’s Cultural Class teacher.

Qiyao Li

Qiyao Li, born and raised in Beijing, is a passionate and experienced Mandarin teacher with an MA in Second Language Education from McGill University, Canada. She is currently based in Montreal, where she teaches Chinese full-time. To Qiyao there’s nothing more enjoyable than starting the learning journey with Mandarin lovers from all over the world! You’ll like her energy and her creative ways of explaining things in class!

Elsa Wu

Elsa Wu, born and raised in Beijing, holds a Masters Degree from Beijing Normal University and a Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. With an in-depth understanding of the Chinese characters and culture, she is motivated to help the students not only master the language but also enjoy the profound culture behind it.

Classroom Timeline

Domino Classroom

#1 Beginner Chinese
Characters: 348
Words: 1187

Get your fundamentals down, characters, pinyin pronunciation - and a massive amount of characters.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#2 Conversational Chinese
Characters: 565
Words: 2649

By now you'll be able to conduct a spontaneous conversation entirely in Chinese about most topics. Equivalent of 10 months in University.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#3 Intermediate Chinese (HSK 1, 2)
Characters: 799
Words: 4404

By now you'll be conversationally proficient. Most of the classes will be entirely in Chinese as well as your participation. Equivalent of 1 year in University. You'll know 100% of the vocabulary from HSK 1.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#4 Fluent Chinese
Characters: 949
Words: 5926

We'll go over some of the most important grammatical points and prep you for classes entirely in Chinese. You got all the fundamentals now and the pace will pick up. After this course you can pass HSK 2.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#5 Advanced Chinese (HSK 3)
Characters: 1091
Words: 7802

The entire course will be conducted in Chinese. At this point you will only learn new vocabulary in order to expand your range, but you'll already have the stepping stones to make any sentence with it. After this course you can pass HSK 3.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#6 Professional (HSK 4)
Characters: 1223
Words: 9778

Not only will the course be conducted only in Chinese, but we'll speak like a native and you will be able to understand as well as communicate.

Price: $399
Length: 3 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

Domino Classroom

#7 Academic Chinese (6 months)
Characters: 1634
Words: 12278

Instructed only in Chinese by two native Chinese teachers, Ann and Tudou. Once you finish this 6-month-course you’ll be able to pass the HSK 5 exam with ease.

Price: $399
Length: 6 months
Weekly Study: 7-10 hours

HSK Guarantee

HSK is the Official Chinese Proficiency Test and and an impressive addition to any CV. Domino Classroom is the only course that guarantees you reach your desired HSK level within a set timeframe and cost, given that you attend the lessons and do the homework. With almost 10 years in the business and over 100,000 students we know what it takes – that's why we have structured our 3-month classes in a way that allows us to give you a clear path towards the official Chinese Language tests.


Beginner Chinese Course

This 3-month Beginner Chinese is equivalent to approximately 6 months at university. Interactive classroom, and full Domino access included!

Course Length

The total course length is 3 months. Teacher led sessions are 3 hours per week and expected self study is 5-7 hours per week. Read more about the schedule .


  • We use Discord to organize our classes - if you do not have an account you will need to set one up. Its fast easy and free. You can read more here.
  • It is important that you have the ability to join video calls - we will help you set this up if you have issues but note that you need a microphone. We use Zoom or Voov.


  • Your own Online Classroom with your Domino Certified Teacher and a class of up to 25 students.
  • Access to all of our content - flashcards, website, app, videos, quizzes stories plus tons of custom made content for the course guaranteed to shoot your Chinese into the stratosphere.
  • Earn our Domino Nano Degree diploma and be eligible to continue onto our more advanced courses.
  • Teacher led class with all classmates every Friday - and practice class with teachers and students throughout the week (total 3 hours/week).
  • Upon completion of this course you will have studied 348 characters and learned 1187 words!

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