Free Chinese Lessons Month Trial

If you want to make the same kind of progress in three months as one year of typical school study, you will enjoy our effective training.

Despite all journeys eventually leading to the same destination (i.e. fluency), we recognize that each student may want to achieve specific objectives, on the longer journey, as quickly as possible. During our induction process, simply tell us your goals or explain your previous frustrations in trying to learn Mandarin, and you will receive a personalized solution proposal.

We are passionate about providing the best possible learning experience, as well as the most effective study. To demonstrate our commitment to this goal, we are happy to offer every prospective student a one-month free trial. Included in that trial is your initial assessment and full access to learning materials; appropriate to your level.

Even after providing you a whole month to evaluate our service, there are no lock-in periods for your subscription, and you are free to leave at any time. Every student’s course is tailored to meet his, or her, specific needs at no additional cost. For corporate customers, we can also include different trial options to allow us to share our academic experience.

Although we are good at helping students to develop communication skill or achieve academic objective soon, our approach is not well suited for younger children. Because we use a logical approach to breaking down the language which needs a certain level of academic maturity to fully appreciate. While we set no formal lower age limit, generally we would recommend 13 as the youngest age which can benefit from our system. That said, if you feel you are ready, please get in touch and we will discuss together how best to proceed.

Despite offering a unique tailored course for every student, we enforce no commitments beyond each pre-paid monthly subscription. We strongly advise you to use the one month long free trial we offer to determine for yourself if our program suits both your learning style and personal schedule, before making any commitment.



If you do decide to join us (and we hope you do!), we operate a simple subscription model with a flat monthly price; irrespective of your level. Unlike some other providers, we have no different subscription packages, with content or interactivity restrictions.

Just like in our academy, our online Mandarin communication syllabus is divided into 3 levels. These 3 levels together, called Communication Chinese Course, are equivalent to the academic assessment levels 1-4 of the HSK (the HSK is China’s official Mandarin proficiency exam series, divided into 6 levels).

Beyond our communication syllabus, aimed at developing practical communication skills, we offer two advanced options, Social Chinese (equivalent to HSK 5-6) and Business Chinese (highly customized for different industries using specific vocabulary). For our Business Chinese course, students can provide their own suggestions as to what they want to cover.

Course PackageCommunication Chinese
1) Describe & Explain Stage
Communication Chinese
2) Comment & Discuss Stage
3) Analyze & Argue Stage
Social Chinese
Business Chinese
Grammar Course
Character and Reading Course
Grammar Practice
Listening Practice
Vocabulary Bank
Media Resource
Personal Instruction
by a professional class teacher (including unlimited contact any time 7 days a week)
Speaking Practice with Local Spoken Practice Partner

4 hours per month included in subscription
$10 per additional hour

4 hours per month included in subscription
$10 per additional hour

4 hours per month included in subscription
$10 per additional hour

Package Price

Package Price 1st monthFREE – no obligation
no payment details needed
FREE – no obligation
no payment details needed
FREE – no obligation
no payment details needed
Package Price / month$ 49 / month
Introductory offer until the end of 2019
$ 59 / month
Introductory offer until the end of 2019
$ 69 / month
Introductory offer until the end of 2019

Mandarin Proficiency Exam

HSK preparation package
HSK 1 or 2: $ 80 / monthHSK 3 or 4: $ 100 / monthHSK 5 or 6: $ 150 / month

Suitable for anyone preparing for this test (no need to be a Handy Mandarin student). All-inclusive package price includes all necessary exam preparation materials (i.e. mock test papers with assessment, vocabulary revision, listening practice). Via constant communication tools, your teacher will answer specific questions/correct mock papers any time.
Other exam preparation
or customized packages
Contact us with your exam syllabus and we will give you a quote to create a preparation package.
Note: can be combined with one on one teaching if you require some of the syllabus to be taught.
One on one tuition with
professional teacher
$29 per hour Special package price: $250 for 10 hours

  • Handy Mandarin allows students to cancel their subscription at any time, with no extended lock in period (see Terms of Use). Free 1st month trial is only for new students, not students graduating to the next level.
  • Referral program: Introduce a friend and if they go on to enrol in Handy Mandarin’s (paid) Communication Chinese course, we will credit 50% of their first month’s payment to your account to offset your fees.
  • For organizations, we can tailor totally bespoke packages/pricing. Please contact us as described in the Study Scheme / For Organizations section.