Reviews For Learn Chinese - Easy Situational Mandarin Chinese Audio Lessons

I was searching far and wide for a podcast that delivers organized English then Chinese lessons and thankfully found it here. Serge offers frequent lessons covering real world daily conversational topics in the best format I’ve found. Thank you so much. Keep it up. Really enjoying.
Clear, concise, and at a reasonable pace, this was a really fantastic introduction to the Chinese language.
Very well put together and thought through. I’ve listened twice a day for three months so far and don’t intend to stop! Serge is the best I’m very grateful for this podcast
I really like this podcast! Especially the beginning lessons. My one qualm is that there are too many vocabulary words to keep track of. I think it would be more helpful for learners to have fewer new vocab words to learn and focus more on sentence making! :)
The music drives me crazy! And is not necessary. Also for such a voice heavy podcast, it would be worth it to invest in a better microphone. Otherwise, great!
Thank you!! I’m learning Chinise, I’m so motivated. His voice amazing, the gaps between conversations and words are great and let you repeat. Love typos ap, thank you , let’s go far learning Chinise.
Speaks slowly, loudly, and clearly. Very good for beginner and intermediate learners. If you’re advanced, you’ll find some tones are off and the vocab is nothing beyond ordinary. If you’re looking for a test, check out Mandarin pod. News articles, cultural norms, chengyu are all in Chinese.
Poor introduction, does not give overview or explanation before going into full sentences or statements or questions. Does not explain tones well enough from the beginning.
Usually I get really bored studying Chinese specially listening but this Postc is really great
I love listening to Serge's lessons. The lessons progress at a reasonable pace, follow a logical pattern (word, phrase, sentence/conversation), and are usually very easy to understand. I have been studying Chinese for several years and haven't yet found a better way to learn Chinese.
This podcast has helped me so much in learning to speak Chinese
This podcast used to be good but only the beginner podcasts (15 total) are free. There are much better podcasts available on iTunes. Plus this person isn't Chinese, and some of his tones and words are incorrect.
謝謝你 great lessons! Keep them coming!
Highly recommend, a must have in your learn Chinese collection
I learned Mandarin when I was working in Taiwan, and I always had difficulty with the tonality. But Serge Melnyk really nails it, and the tones come through very clearly. I also like the structure, pacing and content of the lessons. (Lessons 11, 35 and 96 will really help for my next trip!)
这个女的发音像广东的普通话
Previous reviewer doesn’t know what she/he is talking about. The pronunciation of both hosts is excellent and very clear. Serge obviously isn’t Chinese, but I prefer his pronunciation because it’s very clear and easy for me to understand. When listening to “real” Chinese tapes and CDs, it's often very difficult to distinguish the sounds. Serge’s native Chinese partner also speaks super clear and very standard Mandarin. Thank you!
As a Chinese. I have to say the host's Chinese pronunciation is terrible. I still think the Chinese pronunciation is very important even though the accent wouldn't hinder the Chinese people to understand what you said.
Finally I found Chinese lessons that are combined of male voice and Taiwanese (accent) style of Chinese. Thank you:)
In preparation for my trip to Asia this winter, I needed to pick up some quick Chinese. This podcast let me search out the topics that were the most pertinent. All the PDF transcripts were also helpful for learning the Romanized version of the language!
This guy is a really great teacher. And even though he isn't Chinese, I am confident he's teaching me the correct pronunciations. I verified with my girlfriend, who is a Beijing native, and she confirmed that this guy speaks nearly-perfect Mandarin.
Thank you very much for these free files.
I've tried 'em all..... from yellow boxes, CD's, flashcards, other podcasts and Melnyks has been my favorite. The lessons are great and really cover the things you need to know. Don't listen to the other guy here who says that Serge doesn't know what he is talking about because of 1 minor flippin error. It'd be like saying Jimi Hendrix was a crap guitarist because he missed 1 note. Serge is a linguist who has lived in China for over 17 years..... he certainly knows what he is talking about. Just a nice easy pace, fun topics, and clear instruction. You can't ask for more.
I love to study Chinese and I learn much more with Mr. Melnyks
Excellent teacher in your pocket, very clear and pure pronunciation! Great attention to spoken language and tones! Word for word PDF transcripts really really helpful! Highly recommend!
This guy doesn't really know what he's talking about. I spent a year in Taiwan and was looking for a refresher and ni hao does not mean how are you. Ni hao ma does, but doesn't mean hello.
I am currently living and working in Shanghai. I have been studying Chinese for about six months. I have purchased numerous books with audio formats, but have not found a better class than this. The course is laid out logically and well paced. The amount of information presented per lesson is just the right amount. The lessons teach a topic, while introducing common phrases, and grammer. I listen to them while commuting. It is extremely good supplement to instruction - I think one will still need to have a tutor to learn to pronouce and understand chinese. The one other useful website I have found is the audio (flash) pinyin chart available on Chinesepod. I highly recommend paying the 70 or 150 dollars for a subscription. It is worth it to access the worksheets and the rest of the podcasts and to support the work that Serge has undertaken. Well done Serge.
Definitely 5 stars for this course! Highly recommend getting a premium subscription on his Website to download the remaining 200 lessons. The PDFs are a must, they are really helpful in explaining small details.
I can see only 108 lessons here. What about the rest of them? There should be more then 200
If you need to improve your spoken Mandarin-this is your choice! Very useful and informative!
It's so frustrating! Half the time I am saying "ok! Get on with it!!"
These lessons are awesome! Serge does a great job of breaking down the language into approachable, relevant lessons- they are just long enough that I feel like I learned a lot of new vocabulary, but short enough to keep my attention and to keep me motivated. His pronunciation is clear, and I really like how he also incorporates native speakers in his lessons so we can hear a variety of different accents. I also enjoy the tidbits about Chinese culture- when talking about taxis, for example, he talks about popular tourist districts in China and when introducing restaurant vocabulary, he explains different popular Chinese dishes. After listening to only 30 lessons, my boyfriend's parents- who only speak Chinese- were throughly impressed with my Chinese skills!
你好!我是一位中国学生,你讲的中文很标准!并且课程安排结合都十分适合,不多不少!赞一个! I am from China,Serge is a very good teacher.Hope you can do the podcast better an better!

5/5

Ive tried countless podcast and audio CD to study Mandarin and Serg is in the top 3 for sure.

5/5

By Jona82
I enjoyed this, it was easy and is addicting.
I love everything about Serg's style. He gets right down to business without a lot of clutter. The short explanations are very helpful and dont overwhelm the listener. :)
Serge is an awesome teacher! He is so enthusiastic, warm, friendly & funny. I love his teaching style & his pronunciation is spot on. I always look forward to each new lesson. I've taken 3 semesters of Mandarin Chinese at a local community college. Started to forget my Chinese, but after listening to Serge's podcast, I'm able to retain my Chinese & learn even more from Serge! I plan on registering & being a paid member when I finish with lesson 100. Xie xie Melnyk laoshi!
His PDF files are a must.
My Chinese wife says, "His Chinese is really great!" -- as for myself, I love how Serge speaks slowly and clearly so I can fully understand the word sounds and tones. This is the perfect way to learn Mandaran!
Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn Mandarin. I'm a beginner in Mandarin and I would like to learn; I know so little.
This is an excellent podcast for beginner mandarin learners as well as intermediate students. The lessons are simple and easy to follow. I tried the podcast as a way to stay familiar with the mandarin I learned while living in the north east I'd China. I think the pronunciation is very good and the topics are relevant.

5/5

By KDFife
Serge is an outstanding teacher. His Chinese, explanations, and PDF transcripts are top notch. I highly recommend his lessons to anyone who wants to learn or improve their Mandarin. Very pleased with his products.
Привет, Сергей. Я только вчера решил изучать китайский, и теперь я Ваш подписчик: очень нравится.
Really well done. Thanks Serge. Interesting learning Chinese from a Russian. What a planet!
This podcast is amazing, especially when coupled with Serge's online study lessons. It's exactly what I wan to know language-wise when traveling to China. It is a great step into learning as much or as little as you want. This is perfect for my two week trip and return trips to China. I will be able to navigate, lightly converse, get food and book travel, and tell people enough to make that initial connection. I love how user friendly it is... great pronunciation help as well as explanation of how the language is constructed. Thanks!
Serge is awesome. These lessons are great and it is well worth it to go to his website and subscribe...thus being able to download the lessons and worksheets. The price is very reasonable considering the amount of time he has put in the lessons and their value. My wife and I have been learning a lot by listening to his lessons over and over. Keep up the good work Serge. You rock man!!!
Serge has a personality that really comes through nicely on these podcasts. He is a natural as a teacher.
This podcast is far better than most other language programs, in order to learn all you have to do is listen, period and serge couldn't make that anymore enjoyable than he already has. thank you serge
I subscribed to this podcast about a year ago. I also purchased a 6 month subscription to have the transcripts. It was very reasonably priced and worth every penny. I also had a technical problem (I lost all the itunes files) and Serge kindly fixed it though my subscription was 2 days over expiry. Excellent service, excellent pronunciation, excellent teaching. I am surrounded by Chinese-speaking people (including my husband), but can not learn from any of them - they speak too fast, not enough repetition, poor pronunciation...... Serge Melnyks is definitely the way to go.