Chinese Language Learning Pack

I've collected up a bundle of useful Chinese language learning resources to kick start your learning or give a boost of momentum to a flagging study schedule. This is the Pack I wish I had had when I started learning Chinese!

This Chinese Language Learning Pack is constantly being upgraded with new content. Don't worry though as everyone who buys the pack now will get future updates for free (even when the pack price rises!).

Let's have a look at what's in the Chinese Language Learning Pack and see how it will help take your Chinese to the next level.

Kyle 白马楷

SensibleChinese.com

Learning Chinese Characters? Put them on your wall! 

Study Smart - Learn the Most Common Chinese Characters

There's no need to know all 50,000 Chinese characters to read and write Chinese.

Just 1500 characters unlocks 95% of all written language.

chinese character poster

Want to learn to read and write Chinese fast? Then make sure you are focusing on learning the right material

In Chinese usage frequency matters.

The most common 100 characters make up ~70% of ALL written language.

The most common 500 characters, 80%+

If you want to be reading and writing Chinese fast, don't waste time learning the rare characters you won't use but instead focus on the most common 

Numbers of Characters known against % of Written Language Mastered

  • The Hanzi WallChart Common Chinese Character poster contains the 1500 Most Common Chinese characters.
  • The poster is available in super high resolution PDF format so you can get it printed out at your local FedEx Kinko or printing shop.
  • ​Each entry on the chart (see below for close up) contains the Chinese character, an English keyword and the pinyin transliteration.
  • ​Everything comes in both Simplified and Traditional Character version

Close up on the Hanzi WallChart Most Common Chinese Character Poster

common chinese character poster closeup

I really appreciate your service. The wallcharts are amazing quality. Speedy delivery and great customer service. 我很感谢你"

Jack K
United Kingdom

How to Use Your Hanzi Wallchart

Visual "passive" learning

Having the Chinese characters around you in a noticeable place is a great way to expose you to the characters.

Equally having a giant wall chart of the characters is a great way to give you a gentle nudge you need to study actively when feeling unmotivated.

Mark your progress

Hanzi WallChart is a really neat way to see how many more characters you need to master and (more importantly!) the ones you already know!

Visually track your progress through the written language and identify characters you need to study.

Sounds good? Check out your options below

Learning Chinese Words?

The most Common Chinese Words by HSK Level

chinese character poster

What's the Difference between a Chinese character and a Chinese word? 

Tricky question as some Chinese words are single characters!

However, the vast majority of Chinese words are 2 characters long

Our most common words are divided by HSK Level. What's the HSK you might be asking - it's the most popular test of Chinese language ability, sponsored by the government of mainland China and hosted in exam centers all over the world.

In 2014, 5 million students sat the HSK test.

The HSK Test has a series of standardized vocabulary from Levels 1 (beginner) to Level 6 (very advanced).

This is totally different information to what is on the Hanzi WallChart Common Character poster (see above) because our vocabulary charts are words not characters.

  • HSK 1, 2, 3, 4 Absolute beginner to Intermediate
  • HSK 5 upper intermediate
  • HSK 6 advanced
  • The HSK 1234 Poster contains all of the official vocabulary from the first four levels of the HSK Standard Test of Chinese ability
  • This one A0 poster contains over 1200 words, separated by their HSK level and ordered by frequency
  • Most HSK vocabulary lists and books order vocabulary alphabetically, meaning you waste time learning infrequent words just because they come earlier in the alphabet. Instead we order each level's vocabulary by its usage frequency
  • Each word comes with an English keyword and the pinyin pronunciation
  • Available in both Traditional and Simplified characters

My kids are learning Chinese at school and I got them each a poster for their rooms. They love them! Their friends are very jealous!

Andrew M.

USA

Multiple Sizes and Orientations - All Included

Smaller posters contain the same characters and words in frequency order, but split over multiple smaller sized posters.

A4 Landscape

A3 Landscape

A4 Portrait

A3 Portrait

Original Size A0 Landscape Hanzi WallChart

Hanzi WallChart Most Common Characters

A4 Landscape

16 Sheets

A4 Portrait

16 Sheets

A3 Landscape

8 Sheets

A3 Portrait

8 Sheets

A0 Landscape

1 Sheet

Common Chinese Words Posters

HSK 1234 Beginner

HSK 5 Intermediate

HSK 6 Advanced


A0 Landscape

1 Sheet

1 Sheet

2 sheets

A4/A3 Versions of HSK 1,2,3,4 & 5 Common Chinese Words Posters included. HSK6 Coming soon. FREE UPGRADE will be sent.

All Posters come in both Simplified AND Traditional Character Variants!

18 Print-Ready Chinese Language CheatSheets

Save time with these ultra-condensed Chinese language and grammar CheatSheets.

18 Print-Ready CheatSheets including:

  • Pinyin Chart
  • Pronunciation Guide
  • Tone Guide
  • Getting By in Chinese 1-4 (to be used with free sister course on Memrise)
  • Talking about Time
  • Uses of 了
  • Uses of 过
  • 过 vs 了
  • Potential Action
  • Time Words
  • Numbers & Mathmatics
  • Measure Words


CheatSheet Examples

Anki FlashCard Decks

Pre-Built Anki FlashCard Decks of the 1500 Most Common Characters

  • 1500 Most Common Characters in Simplified/Traditional
  • Audio .mp3 added to each card
  • Chinese character, English keyword and pinyin matching Hanzi WallChart poster. Take your study anywhere
  • Quick instructions about how to get Anki up and running
  • HSK Common Words Decks coming soon. UPDATE will be sent to you for any and all future decks.

Special Extra Bonuses in the

Chinese Language Learning Pack

Bonus #1 Pronunciation Package

With any purchase of our Complete Digital Download Package we'll include a copy of popular Characters to Words eBook.

Also available as a printed book on Amazon for $15

The Pronunciation Package focuses on two sets of focused exercises to help iron out the most common Chinese pronunciation problems

Tone Pairs

  • The best way to practice tones - in the context of two character "pairs"
  • Practice all 20 tone pair combinations to create a tonal framework to apply to all Chinese words
  • Make Chinese tones second nature through focused drilling until the brain and tongue are trained
  • 23 PDF worksheets in Traditional and Simplified characters
  • 22 professional native speaker audio files (20+ minutes)

Difficult Sounds

  • Targeted sound discrimination drills to help you hear and reproduce the most commonly confused sounds in Chinese
  • We've picked out the commonest mistakes in Chinese and prepared exercises to help you move past these pronunciation hurdles
  • Combinations include c/ch, c/z, j/zh, q/ch, q/ch, x/sh, chu/qu, ju/zhu and more
  • 11 PDF worksheets in Traditional and Simplified characters
  • 11 professional native speaker audio files (17+ minutes)

Bonus #2  Characters to Word eBook

With any purchase of our Complete Digital Download Package we'll include a copy of popular Characters to Words eBook.

We've taken the most common characters (from our Hanzi WallChart) and put them alongside the most commonly used words that use these characters. The result? The ability to learn characters in the context of their common words.​

Now with Videos from Mandarin HQ's Angel Huang - See and hear all of the content pronounced!

Bonus #3 Speak Chinese Today eBook

Having trouble actually speaking Chinese? This short eBook talks about the best (only?) way to really progress in spoken Chinese. More than this I'll walk you though the best resources, different options available and the next steps to get started.

speak chinese

Contents

  • The best way to learn to speak Chinese
  • How to get more speaking practice
  • The Importance of Failure
  • Where you Learn is not Important
  • Speaking Partner: Your Options
  • Where to find an online Speaking Partner
  • Free vs. Paid - which is better?
  • Working with your Speaking Partner
  • Next Steps and Homework

Bonus #4 Teaching in China eBook

Ever wanted to live and work in China? This short guide sums up all the commonly asked questions and provides brutally honest answers. Cut through the confusing information available out there and get some real answers

Contents

  • Do I Need to Speak Chinese?
  • What's the Money Like?
  • Which City is the Best?
  • Can I trust the Agent finding me a job?
  • Should I do a Paid Placement?
  • Does my Nationality matter?
  • Can I teach without a Visa?
  • Do I need a TESOL/TEFL qualification?
  • What reasons would stop me teaching in China?
  • Bonus: Next Steps

Bonus #5 Common Pronunciation Problems

Pronunciation is woefully under-taught in Chinese. It's considered a "beginners" topic that after a lesson or two can safely be ignored. No wonder first conversations with Chinese native speakers often go so badly! We've honed in on the 7 most common mistakes that learners make again and again and put together a set of quick, targeted fixes.

Contents

  • Pinyin is Not English
  • Nailing down U and Ü - the key to unlocking native sounding Chinese
  • The difference between Zh, Ch, Sh and J, Q, X - Simple trick to differentiate these similar sounds
  • How to find the slippery Chinese -r sound
  • The 3rd tone is NOT rising-falling
  • The best method for practicing tones
  • How to speed your progress through targeted feedback

What's the best package for you?

Individual PDFs

Not for sale individually

  • Characters to Words eBook
  • Speak Chinese Today eBook
  • Teaching in China eBook
  • Common Pronunciation Mistakes eBook
  • Anki FlashCard Decks

Complete Chinese Language Learning Pack

Our Most Popular Bundle - Best Savings

  • Hanzi WallChart (A0, A3, A4 versions)
  • HSK 1,2,3,4
  • HSK 5
  • HSK 6
  • Pronunciation Package (2 books + audio)
  • Grammar QuickSheets
  • Radical Chart
  • Anki FlashCard Decks

Free Bonuses

  • Characters to Words eBook
  • Speak Chinese Today eBook
  • Teaching in China eBook
  • Common Pronunciation Mistakes eBook
  • $30 off Skritter
  • PDF Lists of Most Common Characters and HSK Vocabulary

$90+ worth of value for just

$25