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Forgot your password? helps busy people learn Chinese in the ways that they want to. was founded by Stephen Parkes. After working for over five years in China, he knows very well the challenges faced in balancing a heavy workload, trying to still have a social life and fitting in some Chinese studying.

Out of the frustration at how easy it was for the Chinese study to slip, the idea was born of developing a service which would allow somebody to study anywhere, when it suited them and for as long as they wanted. If you want to learn whilst waiting for a friend in a coffee shop, in a taxi on the way to dinner, on the bus on the way to work or just as you jump into bed at night – you should be able to! No matter where this studying took place it would be all part of a linked system where progress would be monitored.

In 2011, we launched our first service of a daily Chinese word sent to the subscriber for free by email. A Twitter service was then launched. Then a Facebook service for those who prefer to get their daily dose of Chinese that way. After reaching 1,000s of people around the world through these mediums, it was decided to move to a more formal step.

In 2012 we began developing what the service you see today. This is the start of realising the original vision of helping people around the world learn Chinese wherever, whenever they want to.

We’re constantly looking to get feedback from those using our service, so created this survey. It takes around four minutes to do and we’d love to know what you think. Alternatively, send an email to Stephen ( with whatever your thoughts are and what you’d like to see.