Mandarin Blueprint

Mandarin Blueprint

Mandarin Blueprint is the most ambitious online Chinese learning curriculum ever attempted. Not only because it integrates pronunciation, characters, vocabulary & grammar acquisition materials, but more importantly because it teaches how to relate everything you need to know about Chinese to your personal lived experience.

Everything about your past is a potential connection you can make to Mandarin, and we're experts at helping you find them. Not to mention, Chinese is a super cool language! Once you get several characters under your belt, you're going to have a paradigm shift about language. Meaning is expressed using entirely different component parts, and we've only become more fascinated by it the deeper we've delved into it. Join Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins as we explore not only Chinese but how connecting Mandarin to our past lived experiences helped us learn in a fraction of the time.

All Episodes

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us how the community is a key part to make Mandarin Blueprint work.

Nov 16

39 min 40 sec

In this week's episode Luke explains the subtle differences between some common Mandarin Words with some example usages.

Nov 9

45 min 44 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us about Lynn's success story of passing the HSK 3 exam.

Oct 26

44 min 6 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us exciting news about the Upper-Intermediate Course.

Oct 19

37 min 24 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Luke tells us about having a life raft for Mandarin to make it easier to stay motivated.

Oct 12

33 min 3 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint podcast Phil tells us about Chinese Memory Techniques that almost border on Witchcraft.

Oct 5

33 min 10 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us about how reading Chinese can unlock your true potential.

Sep 28

58 min 58 sec

Phil and Anne discuss her blog post "Anne Giles - Learning Mandarin Chinese Efficiently with Mandarin Blueprint" in this case study.

Sep 23

32 min 22 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us all about the Intermediate Chinese Learning Plateau.

Sep 21

1 hr 3 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us about Advanced comparisons, rote learning, shadowing and more.

Sep 14

1 hr 16 min

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Sep 7

54 min 28 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Aug 31

59 min 40 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Aug 24

56 min 20 sec

In this case study we discuss various topics including Alex's Chinese learning experience before finding Mandarin Blueprint.

Aug 18

55 min 4 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Aug 17

58 min 37 sec

In this interview, we speak with Mandarin Blueprint members about the value of finding study buddy and learning Chinese as an intermediate.

Aug 14

55 min 50 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Aug 10

57 min 24 sec

Peter has already completed Phase 2 of our foundation course and is now smashing his way through Phase 3, where he’s starting to read Chinese without pinyin. Peter is learning Chinese primarily to communicate better with his wife and Chinese friends. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on how The Mandarin Blueprint Method has helped him do this.

Aug 4

28 min 54 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Aug 3

1 hr 6 min

After only 9 weeks of using The Mandarin Blueprint Method course, Keith managed to pass an official HSK 3 test paper. Here's how he did it...

Jul 28

51 min 44 sec

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Jul 27

43 min 10 sec

Rebecca shares her experience of the last two years with Mandarin Blueprint and what it's like being an intermediate learner.

Jul 21

27 min 48 sec

Donate to Create The Mandarin Blueprint Advanced Course! Help us fund the creation of the MB Advanced Course: Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/f9eafc35 PayPal: https://paypal.me/mbadvancedcourse 欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast […]

Jul 20

1 hr 12 min

欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast/ The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins answer questions and comments, discuss topics related to China […]

Jul 13

58 min 44 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us all the latest news about the MB course.

Jul 6

39 min 4 sec

This case study is about Chad's new success with Chinese since discovering Mandarin Blueprint

Jul 4

35 min 24 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us the easiest way to consume Chinese on a daily basis.

Jun 29

1 hr 25 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us how you can learn spy-level Chinese with Mandarin Blueprint.

Jun 22

1 hr 18 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells of about the dawning familiarity with Mandarin.

Jun 15

1 hr 5 min

This case study is about Yann who is already fluent in three languages and decided that Mandarin Chinese was the next challenge.

Jun 9

57 min 3 sec

This case study is about James who started learning Mandarin hoping to use Mandarin to expand the possible word play in his hip-hop writing.

Jun 4

35 min 46 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil answers the important question of "am I doomed to fail at Chinese"?

Jun 1

1 hr 1 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us not too worry about progressing too slowly with Mandarin.

May 25

39 min 14 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil announces the Go Fund Me campaign for the MB Advanced Course.

May 18

53 min 24 sec

Peter has already completed Phase 2 of our foundation course and is now smashing his way through Phase 3, where he’s starting to read Chinese without pinyin. Peter is learning Chinese primarily to communicate better with his wife and Chinese friends. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on how The Mandarin Blueprint Method has helped him do this.

May 16

40 min 1 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us all about how "face" works in China and what it means.

May 11

58 min 23 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us a few stories of members being amazed they finally can speak Chinese.

May 4

1 hr 22 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us how to go about when starting over with learning Chinese.

Apr 27

1 hr 26 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us about trusting your brain and finishing your foundation.

Apr 20

1 hr 4 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us that it is important to trust the Chinese Character Process.

Apr 13

1 hr 35 min

In this week's episode, Luke tells us about the inspiring achievements of Mandarin Blueprint Curriculum members.

Apr 6

40 min 20 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us all about the SEAHORSE memory technique.

Mar 30

1 hr 5 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us all about the rollercoaster of learning Chinese.

Mar 23

37 min 2 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil tells us how to stay motivated and keep pushing toward fluency.

Mar 16

51 min 2 sec

Thanks to Kairi once again for sharing his experiences as an intermediate user of The Mandarin Blueprint Method.

Mar 12

58 min 36 sec

Thanks to Benjamin for taking the time to share his experience learning Chinese with MB! Benjamin has already completed our foundation course (Phases 1 - 5) and is now smashing his way through the intermediate course. He's working his way through all kinds of graded reading content and has kindly agreed to share his thoughts on the process.

Mar 10

42 min 22 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke tells us about using memory palaces to make Chinese tones unforgettable.

Mar 9

45 min 35 sec

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Phil teaches us how to easily learn Chinese grammar by ourselves.

Mar 2

1 hr 33 min

In this week's episode of the Mandarin Blueprint Podcast Luke teaches us how to master any Mandarin sound in a short time.

Feb 23

1 hr 6 min

This in an interview with Adam DiFrisco and we discussed a wide range of topics regarding learning Chinese and being in China.

Feb 17

1 hr 9 min