From Zero To Hero

Online courses that follow a structured and effective HSK curriculum.

Join us on the journey to Chinese mastery!

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Phonetics with Chinese Characteristics

A course focusing on the essentials of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation and important phonetics. Geared towards beginners but suitable for all levels. Learn and fix common pronunciation mistakes.

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Be able to communicate the most basic ideas in Chinese.  Learn 150 Chinese words, and learn the most basic Chinese grammar. This is the "zero" level.


Be able to achieve more functions in the language.  Learn 150 more Chinese words and expand on the basic grammatical structures.


Be able to communicate more complex thoughts, both in written and verbal forms. Learn 300 more Chinese words, and the most essential grammar.


Be able to communicate the more complex ideas in Chinese.  Learn 600 more Chinese words. Becoming more expressive and understand a wider range of thoughts.


Be able to communicate more advanced ideas, start to explore different genres of literature.  Learn 1,300 additional words more difficult grammar structures.


Be able to communicate highly sophisticated ideas, understand most news media.  Learn an additional 2,500 Chinese words.  

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Read experiences from over 60 students who took our courses and passed the HSK exams.

Kasper J.

HSK 3 Official Test

Score: 296/300


I am from Poland. I have started learning Chinese 6 months before taking HSK3. My main purpose was to pass the exam and be admitted to the scholarship in China. At that time I lived in London and I couldn't afford to have a teacher of Chinese. Luckily I have found ChineseZerotoHero on Youtube. With their help and a lot of self-determination I have managed to ace HSK3, got almost 100%. The online course was extremely thorough and helpful, combining that and the HSK book works just as great as hiring a teacher. Thanks to this I was awarded a scholarship in China and now I live and study in Chongqing.

Marshall L.

HSK 2 Official Test

Score: 194/200


I'm an aerospace engineer from the United States who developed an interest in learning Chinese over a year ago with a goal of being able to communicate when I travel. I have tried a handful programs which claim to be a quick and easy, but was disappointed until finding Chinese Zero to Hero. The HSK 1&2 courses go into enough depth to support self studying, but without so much bloat that they are inefficient, repetitive, or boring. Personally, the grammar points are the most confusing aspect of Chinese, but the courses explained these very well. I will continue onto HSK3!

Michael C.

HSK 4 Official Test

Score: 275/300


I'm a college teacher living in Hebei Province going on my second year living in China. While preparing to take HSK 4, I discovered Chinese Zero to Hero and was instantly hooked. I completed their entire HSK 3 and 4 courses before taking the test--which made a tremendous difference. The grammar videos are particularly helpful and insightful. I'm studying for HSK 5 now and am still regularly using Chinese Zero to Hero as a study-aid tool. You can't go wrong with these guys. Whether you're just starting or an advanced student, I 100% recommend Chinese Zero to Hero to anybody looking to improve their Mandarin.

Try Our iOS App!

Did you know that you can access your courses via the Teachable iOS app? You can even download course content and access them offline.

1. Go to your iPhone/iPad’s app store and download the “Teachable” app.

2. Login with your Chinese Zero to Hero Teachable account.

We provide engaging and comprehensive video courses for serious Chinese learners at all levels, from HSK 1 to HSK 6.


We believe that the purpose of learning a language is to be able to accomplish tasks, or functions.  Following a standardized curriculum (HSK) and a practice-centered approach (with language partners), our video courses bring real learning results that equip students in the real Chinese-speaking world.


Ken Dai, co-founder
Location: Vancouver Canada
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