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February 2010 Social Media Contest Winners!

Every month, we are giving away great ChineseClass101.com prizes to 4 lucky listeners. Sign up to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or ChineseClass101.com to be eligible to win. Increase your chances of winning by following us on all four sites!

Here are February’s winners:

Facebook: Abby Maynard
Youtube: AiriDancer
Twitter: brandonclawson
ChineseClass101: funsweetheart

See your name here? Email us at contactus@chineseclass101.com to claim your prize. Check back next month for March`s winners!

December Social Networking Contest Winners!

Every month, we are giving away great ChineseClass101.com prizes to 4 lucky listeners. Sign up to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or ChineseClass101.com to be eligible to win. Increase your chances of winning by following us on all four sites!

Here are December’s winners:

Facebook: Sara Schaub
Youtube: o0ohihi418o0o
Twitter: drowcliffe
ChineseClass101: FrankHerfert

See your name here? Email us at contactus@ChineseClass101.com to claim your prize. Check back next month for January’s winners!

November Social Media Contest Winners!

Every month, we are giving away great ChineseClass101.com prizes to 4 lucky listeners. Sign up to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or ChineseClass101.com to be eligible to win. Increase your chances of winning by following us on all four sites!

Here are November’s winners:

Facebook: Andrés Odio
Youtube: vanekawaii
Twitter: michaelchannon
ChineseClass101: wellbelove

See your name here? Email us at contactus@ChineseClass101.com to claim your prize. Check back next month for December’s winners!

Learn Chinese Direct from Beijing with ChineseClass101.com

Dear Chinese Students,

Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of ChineseClass101.com. This is a joint project between Popup Chinese and the folks at Innovative Language Learning.

If you’re familiar with the Innovative Language approach to teaching, you’ll know the strength of their materials has always been tight, step-by-step progressive lessons for beginners. At Popup Chinese, we’ve historically geared our materials towards more advanced students, so when we had the chance to cooperate with the Innovative team and work together to build something that could take advantage of the powerful system they’ve already built we leapt at the chance, and began work designing a focused and stepwise program for Mandarin instruction.

Although a few hints leaked out (*ahem*), for the past few months we’ve worked somewhat stealthily to build the best team possible for the task. You’ll find our progressive beginner lessons hosted by none other than the famous Frank Fradella. Other big names on our roster are Amber Scorah and of course everyone on our existing team like Echo Yao and Brendan O’Kane. This is a great team and I can say with confidence I’ve never worked with a stronger one. With more than 100 lessons on the new site, our content is off to a good start too. As Frank said once after a marathon recording session, “our first twenty lessons here teach more than I learned in a whole year studying elsewhere.”

We think this is a great step forward and look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts as well. It is definitely a major step forward for Chinese language education online. There’s never been a better time to learn Chinese, or a better way to learn it online. Regardless of whether you’re an advanced independent learner or a total newbie, we hope you’ll enjoy the work we’ll be doing both here and at ChineseClass101. Thanks for your support, and 加油 everyone!

Best from Beijing,

David Lancashire

Best from New York,

Amber Scorah