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Introducing the Slow Chinese Membership
Take your Chinese language skills to the next level
Slow Chinese 每周漫闻 Membership
Taking your Mandarin language skills to the next level
Join the Slow Chinese membership to access audio, an ever-expanding archive, and a range of bespoke downloads, to help take your Chinese language skills to the next level.
Access it now and join our community of students taking their Chinese language skills to the next level and grab yourself a 10% discount!
As a subscriber to the paid membership, you will:
Maintain what you’ve learned over many hard years
Improve your Chinese language skills, learning loads of new words and phrases each week that are probably not in a text book anywhere, and, most importantly….
Stay on top of the latest language trends in China.
Beyond what’s in the free newsletter, you also get access to…
1. Additional learning resources in each newsletter
Podcast: every newsletter comes with a podcast episode, between 45 minutes and 55 minutes long, with at least half of the content in native Chinese. There are four sections in each episode:
Full audio newsletter including background and example sentences in English and Chinese (20-25 minutes)
Exploration of top phrases of the week in native Chinese (2-5 minutes)
Word list and example sentences in Chinese only (5-8 minutes)
Full article in Chinese putting what we’ve learned into practice (10-15 minutes)
Links: 3-5 links to articles in Chinese to further consolidate what you’ve learned
Reading: an excerpt of around 500 characters of a Chinese article if you just want to do a bitesized bit of reading in the newsletter
Classics: a short classical text to challenge yourself with further reading if you want to go deeper.
Downloads: Members also access three downloads in each newsletter:
Pleco dictionary download - just click the link and you get all of today’s words straight away!
Word list in PDF to drop into your own system
All example sentences in PDF to practice reading (including pin yin).
2. Access to more resources in a private members-only site
Archive: full archive of newsletters with all downloads from previous issues - including downloadable audio (which your podcast app won’t let you do).
Database: and an amazing online dictionary of over 2,000 words and phrases - probably the Internet’s best source of modern Mandarin. Each entry includes native audio
I’m so proud of this and I wish I’d had something like it when I was struggling (and still do!) through the challenges of improving my Chinese.
If using Mandarin is essential to your job, or it’s important to your career development, you should be able to expense the membership to your business.
You can pay monthly or annually:
Monthly: $15 per month
Annually: $120 per year (1/3 saving)
But you can access it now and join our community of 165 students taking their Chinese language skills to the next level and grab yourself a 10% discount!
Andrew Methven's Slow Chinese newsletter and podcast is the best and most efficient way I have found to maintain my Chinese reading abilities and learn new idiomatic language, and because it's drawn from Chinese media reports and online language, it's also an excellent method of keeping up with current events, as Chinese people are reading about them.
- - Jeremy Golkorn, Editor-in-Chief, SupChina
And here’s what other members are saying…
“Wow Andrew, You sure work fast. These are great! Very useful and saves me a lot of time…. Thank you very much! You are going to have this loyal customer for life.”
“I’m excited that you have decided to add audio to Slow Chinese - this is so valuable for language learners like me!”
“the audio podcast is excellent to listen to, and you keep making it easier to access the vocabulary and practice the sentences. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this project. I don't feel like I have enough time to get through it all, but it still encourages me to keep at it and motivates my Chinese learning. It's currently my #1 access to authentic materials, Chinese culture, and current events.”
Look forward to seeing you on the other side!