CHINESE LEARNING THAT WORKS
Mandarin Chinese is unlike most other languages, but that doesn't mean it's harder! Gurulu is powered by adaptive algorithms developed by scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Tsinghua. They use what you already know, how you progress and data from other students to make your learning more efficient and faster than traditional methods.
Three Components for
Under the hood Gurulu is powered by adaptive algorithms. These in term drive Gurulu's 3 main language learning components: efficient Vocabulary training, effective language Practice and scientific Progress and Target tracking. Building your vocab, practicing it by reading, listening, speaking and writing, with clear targets and progress tracking is the best way to learn Mandarin.
Practice & Prep
EFFICIENT VOCABULARY TRAINING
Mandarin is based on pictures and has a logical structure; everything is connected. 女, woman, depicts a person sitting with crossed legs, 子, son, resembles a baby on its back; woman + son = 好, good. Driving the VocabXpress, Gurulu's intelligent algorithms use what you already know to make new connections in the Chinese vocabulary network so you learn faster than with books or flash cards.
Effective Language Practice for Beginners
Gurulu's Beginners Fastlane has 30 special beginners lessons. It gets you started and advances you to the novice level. You will learn 300 basic Chinese words and begin to understand simple conversations. Learning Mandarin is easier than often portrayed because its grammar is simple and its vocabulary logical. The more you know, the faster you'll improve.
Practice for Novice to Advanced Students
1000s of News Lessons form the basis of our novice to advanced students' Chinese learning practice. Added daily, each is adapted from authentic Chinese business, entertainment or lifestyle news, has several difficulty levels, podcasts by a native speaker, practice questions and a voice recorder. News lessons keep you up-to-date on China while you learn Mandarin.
Effective HSK Preparation for Higher Scores
-1000s of authentic, timed HSK practice questions
-Full question scripts
-Question review mode
-Adaptive algorithms for personalized learning
-HSK vocabulary training
-HSK score estimator
-Detailed performance statistics
Weekly Targets and Progress Analytics
Gurulu sets clear weekly Targets for you in 3 categories: vocabulary, practice and bonus. Progress towards targets is achieved via activity in the VocabXpress and in answering the questions in the lessons of the practice panel. Correct answers advance you even quicker and extend your account for free every week. You can find detailed progress statistics in My Progress Stats.