Go beyond "Ni Hao!"

Most people think Mandarin is one of the most difficult languages in the world. But actually, it's simple. See your achievement in 10 days.

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16 hours

42 mins

Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett


Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett

Former Warner Bros. executive; Former interpreter Fortune 500 and Tony Robbins

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A 10-day interactive course to develop initial Chinese language skills and cultural proficiency. Leave with the confidence to start and participate in meaningful conversations.

This course is for


Founders and Business Operators who want to communicate and outreach effectively to advance business deals with cultural insights.


Global Team Leaders who desire to successfully lead an international team without struggles due to language and cultural barriers.


Community Builders who want to establish meaningful connections with empathy in a diverse workspace.

See what people are saying

        Starting from zero, the prospect of learning Chinese can seem daunting. Not with Amanda! She makes the language accessible and fun. From the very first class, she instills a feeling of capability in her students which only grows each session and for me has made this one of the best language learning experiences I have ever had.
        Hers is not cookie-cutter classroom instruction. Rather, Amanda is a pro’s pro!! I have been fortunate to have a lot of energetic, creative, and professionally driven Chinese teachers, but Amanda has skills and resources that were totally beyond all compare. This program helped me to land in China with confidence.
Business Executive
        This course was extremely useful in improving my Chinese language skills. Amanda was extremely professional. She always had interesting, thought-provoking approaches to teaching the language. This course deepened both my understanding of Chinese and my desire to learn more of it. This course has helped my presentations in Taiwan a success.
Economic Intelligence Officer
        I consider myself very lucky that my enthusiasm for learning Chinese was from my very first meeting with Amanda. I have been rocking the water orders in Chinese like there is no tomorrow since I arrived in China. I even largely understand what people say back to me. Today, for instance, even the entire exchange in Mandarin Chinese!!
Advisor, SOAS

Key Outcomes

Listening | Understanding what is said

Build your Chinese comprehension from day 1 with active listening, and be able to respond in Mandarin. 

Pronunciation | Speak with accuracy

Read Pinyin with accurate Mandarin pronunciation. Use the tools provided to you to familiarize essential sounds of Mandarin and all tones.

Speaking | Speak Mandarin in full sentences

From listening and pronunciation to speaking models, you can transfer the skills you acquire to real-life conversations naturally.

Cultural Proficiency | Present yourself in Mandarin with cultural insights

Cultural proficiency leads to successful communication in all languages. Think and speak with cultural insights to establish better connections and facilitate new business opportunities. 

Reading | Read to decode Chinese

Develop initial Chinese reading skills with a group of selected words.

Continue to advance | Develop Chinese language skills further

Continue to build up Chinese language and cultural proficiency from the foundation you acquire in this course.

Meet your instructor

Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett
Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett
NETFLIX Chinese Language Consultant, Founder of Miss Panda Chinese

Amanda is a former Warner Bros. marketing executive with outreach to the Asian region including China. She has served as an interpreter for Hollywood celebrities and personalities such as motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and numerous Fortune 500 companies.

She is the founder of Miss Panda Chinese and the Netflix Word Party Chinese Langauge consultant. Amanda helps business executives to acquire Mandarin and achieve their immediate communication goals with the business development outlook in mind.

Course syllabus


Listening and Pronunciation
  • Learning a new language is about efficient communication. 
  • Listening is the most crucial element in successful language acquisition. 
  • In this section, we focus on ECHO listening and uncover your ability to comprehend Mandarin and speak with accurate pronunciation.


Responding and Speaking
  • First to understand then to be understood in Mandarin.
  • Know what is said to you and use the models to respond accurately.
  • In this section, we practice using the LIPS framework to carry on conversations with real-life topics. 


Chinese Culture Insights and Communication
  • Cultural proficiency leads to successful communication in all languages.
  • Know what to say in Mandarin and how to say it so it is received well.
  • In this section, we develop communication skills in Mandarin with an understanding of the Chinese language and with three cultural insights.


Decoding Chinese Words and Initial Reading
  • Breaking the myth of the Chinese language is one of the most difficult languages in the world.
  • Interpret a group of selected words and text to build initial Chinese literacy.


Present Yourself in Mandarin

Final project - see what you can achieve!


  • Aside from six 60-minute interactive sessions, you will have access to the Accelerated Introductory Mandarin Course Playbook (PDF) to help you to sustain long-term retention of the Mandarin you experience in this course.
  • Mandarin throughout this course refers to the official language of China.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

Course schedule

3-5 hours per week
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Live Session
    10am - 11am PT | 1pm - 2pm EST

    Live interactive session

  • Friday - Lab
    10am - 11am PT | 1pm - 2pm EST

    Lab time to practice, interact in the Chinese immersion block, and design your presentation.

  • Saturday - Social
    10am - 11am PT | 1pm - 2pm EST

    Apply what you learn - Make a Chinese dish!

  • Office Hours - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11am - 11:30am PT | 2pm -2:30pm EST

    Office Hours follow each main session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

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$650 USD