"I love your site; in fact I'm addicted to it.... I started learning Mandarin with Rosetta Stone, but find Popup Chinese so much more relevant."
"I am finding Popup Chinese such an absolute pleasure that I am torn between enrolling in 7th and 8th semester Chinese classes or continuing my Chinese studies solely with your site."
Popup Chinese is the cat's meow....
If you want to learn Chinese online Popup Chinese is the best service I have found.
I absolutely love, love, love your site/company. What you all have done with learning Chinese is absolutely wonderful, and deserves some type of Nobel Prize for language learning! You have no idea how many years of boring textbooks I've been through, or maybe you do and that's why you've started this :-)
Popup Chinese strikes me as having a better 'attitude' to Chinese studies, and offers a bit more depth than other providers.
Popup Chinese is a godsend
The lessons are consistently full of win.... Both the dialogues and the explanations are entertaining and the language in them is very useful. So basically the opposite of using the conventional textbooks that have guided my first couple of years of studying Chinese.
There are so many Chinese teaching websites out there, but 99% of them are pure junk, or actually harmful for learning Chinese. I really hope good content like yours will pop out and last. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
I was amazed on my last trip to China, because I went to Taiyuan, where they say "pingr". I heard it first on Popup Chinese! The conversations on the site at first sounded slurred, but now I notice that that is the way people speak. I listen to my older teaching materials and they are slow and too perfect.
I'm really enjoying Popup Chinese... the authentic sound and pace of the dialogues - even the elementary lessons are spoken at the actual speed you'll hear people speak here, and loaded with kouyuhua.
I've lived for 30 years and Pop Up Chinese is one of the few amusements that convinces me to delay death each day.
I have no background and already dropped out of a Chinese class back in college. Since "discovering" Popup Chinese, I've learned more Chinese, learned faster, and had way more fun learning than I ever thought possible.... I listen so much so often that I can recite some episodes by heart and mimic the voice actor/actress by now (I'm still at the Elementary but these days I can somewhat follow along TV shows and radio, which before only sounded like an incomprehensible jumble of sound). With the success from listening/speaking, I've even feel encouraged enough to venture into learning Hanzi (and learned enough to stalk my friends' Facebook status and read some simple writings). When my friends compliment my Chinese, I proudly tell them: 四個字：泡泡中文!
I've learned more Chinese in this one month spent on this site than the 10 months I spent "learning mandarin" in Shanghai 5 years back.
Your site is wonderful! I find your dialogs to be practical, inventive, and interesting. Furthermore, they present natural language, and are well-structured for teaching, with impressive execution (i.e. various voices, and necessary repetition for early learners). I can't say enough good things about your site, so I purchased a membership to support your efforts and work. :)
I'm writing to thank you for the one year scholarship to China that I've just received from the Confucius Institute. I'm a self-learner and have been studying with Popup Chinese as the main curriculum for about a year and a half. When I passed the HSK (level 3) or speak Chinese or write or read (or do anything with the Chinese language), my friends and family are always impressed, and especially by the fact that I don't go to any class and that I spent almost nothing on learning Chinese.