1. Pronunciation, tones, and motivation
Other methods: You are taught pronunciation very badly, or not at all, giving you a huge hit to your self-confidence and overall progress.
The MB Method: The first course you take with us is called “Pronunciation Mastery”. We teach you everything you need to pronounce every Mandarin sound like a native in just a few hours. You’ll stay well away from boring repetition, too. Everything is taught dynamically and systematically through common words and phrases.
2. No brain-melting memorization
Other methods: You are taught characters and words using “rote memorization”, which means reviewing information over and over again. This is super boring and it doesn’t even work long term.
The MB Method: You’ll learn how to read, write, and pronounce any Chinese character in under a minute using a series of mind palaces inspired by memory athletes like Domenic O’Brien and Alex Mullen. Learn this method in its entirety by heading to Phase 1 of your free trial.
3. Never lost, never confused
Other methods: You’ll be pushed to speak without first learning to read and understand, or trying to read text without an understanding of the characters. Confusing, boring, stressful, and (worst of all) demotivating.
The MB Method: Every component, character, word, and sentence you “unlock” throughout our step-by-step curriculum has been carefully selected to appear only when you’re ready. You only see characters, when you’ve mastered their components, and you’ll only see words and sentences once you’ve learned the characters within them. As for speaking? You’ll do that when you’re ready - Usually after completing Phase 5 (level 36).
4. Designed to counter your challenges
Other methods: You are taught almost exclusively by native speakers, who learned Chinese naturally as children.
The MB Method: We grew up in the UK and the US, and acquired Mandarin as adults. We therefore know first-hand what you'll struggle with the most. We also have native teachers to help with the finer points. It is built based on top linguistic research, the techniques of professional language learners (polyglots), and our own combined 20 years of both learning and teaching Chinese as adults.
5. With you every step of the way
Other methods: After the course/app/class is purchased, you are left to your own devices. When you need support, what you receive is minimal effort responses from employees who can’t (or won’t) empathize with your struggle.
The MB Method: We want, no, need you to succeed and we are always available to supply advice and support to make sure you stay on the right path. From technical walkthroughs to just a pep-talk when you’re feeling motivation fade, we’re just a click away, 7 days a week.
6. Real, functional progress
Other methods: You feel like you're making progress because you see a flashy animation or you can answer the end-of-chapter questions. But in the real world, you're still struggling to be understood.
The MB Method: Every character you learn unlocks exponentially more words, sentences, and reading/listening content. It still takes time and effort, but you see the rewards immediately and in the longer term as you find yourself able to tackle more and more challenges.
If you learn our way, you walk a path of certainty, knowing that every minute you invest is going to pay off many times over.
We made The Mandarin Blueprint Method because we found the best path to success with Chinese out there, and we built an entire curriculum around it.
If you’re serious about learning Mandarin, there is no better single solution.
The best way for you to find out how and why we have such raving fans is to try it for yourself.