ChineseSkill is the must-have app for all Mandarin Chinese beginners. This app includes 500+ fun and engaging mini-lessons that will teach you everything from Pinyin to Chinese grammar and train your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
ChineseSkill's core curriculum is designed by professional CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) teachers in accordance with the unique characteristics of Mandarin Chinese. The curriculum covers grammar and vocabulary required to pass HSK 3-4.
Automatic Chinese speech assessment, Chinese character handwriting and pinyin tone animation technologies are used in ChineseSkill app to make language learning more convenient, exciting and effective. With ChineseSkill, complete beginners have a chance to learn Mandarin Chinese systematically and quickly reach a conversational level.
■ Professionally designed curriculum: optimized for total beginners and customized for the Chinese language grammar structure;
■ Automatic speech assessment: start speaking Chinese immediately;
■ Learn by playing: lessons and challenges are presented in a gamified style;
■ Multiple practice modes: original exercise types will help you memorize new information and reinforce learning faster than with textbooks;
■ Bite-sized lessons: perfect for morning commutes and lunch breaks;
■ Competing with friends: makes learning Chinese addictive and fun;
■ HD recordings from native speakers: every sentence can be played in both slow and normal pronunciation speeds;
■ Offline learning: no internet connection required after downloading;
■ Both simplified and traditional characters are supported;
■ Display Chinese as pinyin, characters or both;
■ Synchronization of learning progress across multiple devices.
What are you going to learn?
■ 400+ grammar points
■ 300+ sentence patterns
■ 1000+ keywords and phrases
■ 1500+ essential Chinese characters
ChineseSkill supports learning Chinese from 13 languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH, KOREAN, JAPANESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, TURKISH, RUSSIAN, VIETNAMESE, PORTUGUESE, ITALIAN, INDONESIAN AND THAI.
Download “Learn Chinese - ChineseSkill” now and start your Chinese studying anywhere at your own pace!
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Ratings and Reviews
Love the app - want to give it 7 stars!
I am a teacher and very thoughtful about the ways the human brain absorbs information. I teach in a predominantly Chinese area, so I am motivated to learn Chinese. My students think it is exciting and funny when I try to speak Chinese - they laugh, then help me with my accent and tones.
I bought Rosetta Stone (very expensive) and I do use it, but this app is 1) much easier to get into, 2) more memorable with art than with photos, 3) more multimodal (switching from recognize, recall, listen, write, fill-in, English to Chinese, Chinese to English, etc.), 4) more grammatically oriented (ie this/that), 4) more organized topically, 5) less confusing (when using RS I have to stop and look things up on google translate or else stay confused) 6) more reading/writing (on this app I am starting to read the Chinese before the English), more time friendly (5-10 minute sections), and 8) more [sic] FREE!!!
So great that I took the time to write a review! (I rarely do this)
[[[ If you are a developer reading this review, please turn the large written Chinese characters into Flashcards for optional ongoing vocabulary development (I currently screenshot them, but think it would be a great addition to the app - and thank you!! ]]]
Better than duolingo
I’ve tried this and duolingo for a few days, and although duolingo seems to be more well known (could be just marketing), I like ChineseSkill app more. (My background is that I am Cantonese Chinese, and I know how to speak and understand some really basic Mandarin but am not a native Mandarin speaker.)
Duolingo was way too repetitive, i was on the first lesson “greetings” and it repeated the same two words (“hello”) throughout 2-3 long lessons which was such a waste of time. ChineseSkill is not as mind-numbingly repetitive and even when it does try to teach you the same word/sentence a few times it will do it in a few different ways. Also, I really appreciate that ChineseSkill teaches not only the sounds of the words but also shows you the pinyin and how to write the words in Chinese characters, which duolingo does not do.
They are both fun apps, and I can see how they’d be a fun and easy way to teach people completely new to the language. But since I already know how to speak and understand some basic mandarin, and I am looking to increase my vocabulary more quickly in order to be able to carry conversations and would also like to learn how to read and write chinese, I think I need to take a more advanced maybe university level course, like on Coursera or something.
One Small Issue!
Overall I love this app! I’ve been using it for a month and a half, and I’ve found that it’s an incredibly useful tool to assist with learning! Everything they teach is done in a very comprehensive way and of the mini games are very helpful! It’s also easy to access and practice vocabulary you’ve previously learnt! However, I have noticed a small issue when you try to draw certain characters. This has occurred with the character ‘red’(红) as well as with about 3 others characters that I’ve come across. The issue makes it impossible to draw the last stroke of a character, and it only occurs when you attempt to free draw the character along the provided guided lines. From what I can discern, it seems the app believes certain characters have one fewer stroke than they actually have, which causes this glitch. I hope you’ll consider fixing this problem! It doesn’t impact the overall experience of the app too much, but it’s somewhat of an inconvenience!
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- Chineseskill Co., Ltd.
- 416.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © ChineseSkill
- In-App Purchases
- Full Access (1 month) $14.99
- Monthly premium subscription $12.99
- Full Access (1 Year) $79.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.