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You are obviously smart and good looking, or at the very least, you are serious about learning characters. You're our kind of people!

For a brief description of the mentorship, see below. Also, there are descriptions for the Masterclass, the dictionary, the posters AND the bonus offering!

Hey! You decided to join us! Welcome!

You are obviously smart and good looking, or at the very least, you are serious about learning characters. You're our kind of people!

Be sure to read below for everything that's included in this package!

A total character learning solution PLUS mentorship with Outlier!

Character Learning Mentorship Package

◆ The Chinese Character Masterclass
◆ The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters
◆ The Outlier Semantic Components Poster PDFs
◆ The Outlier Team, at your service
BONUS: The Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course by Dr. Anthony Metivier

It's the solution to your character learning problems.
For life.

Usual Full Price: $198.95
Special Price: Just $149

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This Package Includes
The Outlier Chinese Character Masterclass
The Masterclass brings clarity to the learning process by giving you the concepts and techniques necessary to learn characters effectively, guaranteed to save you precious time.

The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters: Expert Edition
The Dictionary saves you time and energy by gathering all the information you need to learn on your own. Each entry provides the necessary information to master that character using the concepts and techniques you learn in the Masterclass.
Chinese Character Semantic Component Poster PDFs
The posters brighten up your wall (provided you print them out!) and give you a quick reference to the most common semantic components for easy access.
And...
Us, the Outlier Team
Let us be your guide to the top of the mountain. We've already been there and cleared a path for you—and the view from the top is magnificent! Follow us and we can save you untold amounts of suffering along the way. That's right, you get your own team of experts for all of your character learning questions. We're super active in the discussion forum, and answer questions even your teacher can't answer, 7 days a week!

Plus, it includes this exclusive bonus, unavailable anywhere else:
The Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course by Dr. Anthony Metivier
Dr. Metivier, a world-renowned memory expert, created this course specifically for you and you can only get it with this Mentorship Package. The techniques he teaches are tried and true, having been used by memory experts for centuries. But, here, he applies these techniques to the specific task of learning Chinese characters in conjunction with the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters. This won't merely clear up your-brain-is-a-leaky-bucket syndrome, it'll lock characters into your brain like gold into Fort Knox!

How our customers rate our answers to their questions:

Agree with Richmond Wong on his comment about your clear passion for the language.   Your replies are clearly intended to help this student maximize his potential and not just to fob him off to the course and say he'll learn that later.

—Rebecca Long (one of our students)

A complete package to help you learn Chinese characters more effectively!

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Usual Full Price: $198.95
Special Price: Just $149
Join now and save $50!

This is a one-time purchase—not a subscription!

This Package Includes
The Outlier Chinese Character Masterclass
The Masterclass brings clarity to the learning process by giving you the concepts and techniques necessary to learn characters effectively, guaranteed to save you precious time.

The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters: Expert Edition
The Dictionary saves you time and energy by gathering all the information you need to learn on your own. Each entry provides the necessary information to master that character using the concepts and techniques you learn in the Masterclass, freeing you up to go at your own .
Chinese Character Semantic Component Poster PDFs
The posters brighten up your wall (provided you print them out!) and give you a quick reference to the most common semantic components for easy access.
And...
◆ Us, the Outlier Team
Let us be your guide to the top of the mountain. We've already been there and cleared a path for you—and the view from the top is magnificent! Follow us and we can save you untold amounts of suffering along the way. That's right, you get your own team of experts for all of your character learning questions. We're super active in the discussion forum, and answer questions even your teacher can't answer, 7 days a week!

Plus, it includes this exclusive bonus, unavailable anywhere else:
The Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course by Dr. Anthony Metivier
Dr. Metivier, a world-renowned memory expert, created this course specifically for you and you can only get it with this Mentorship Package. The techniques he teaches are tried and true, having been used by memory experts for centuries. But, here, he applies these techniques to the specific task of learning Chinese characters in conjunction with the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters. This won't merely clear up your-brain-is-a-leaky-bucket syndrome; it'll lock characters into your brain like gold into Fort Knox!

How our customers rate our answers to their questions:

Agree with Richmond Wong on his comment about your clear passion for the language. Your replies are clearly intended to help this student maximize his potential and not just to fob him off to the course and say he'll learn that later.

—Rebecca Long (one of our students)

It's the solution to your character learning problems. For life.

This is a one-time purchase—not a subscription!

The Chinese Character Masterclass

Become an efficient, independent learner of Chinese characters

Curriculum

Most learners of Chinese characters struggle to understand, learn and remember them. Missing the most basic, but important concepts, they remain in a fog. This course will burn away that fog. After you master the material here, you’ll have more clarity on how to learn Chinese characters than the vast majority of Chinese teachers! As Vincent Vega said, “That’s a bold statement!” But it’s true.

  1. Unit I: Intro and Foundations
  2. Lesson 0: Intro to the course/what to expect
  3. Lesson 1: Rules of Memory
    Lesson 2: Three Attributes of Writing/Three Functions
  4. Lesson 3: Deep Structure, Surface Structure, and Stroke Order
  5.  
  6. Unit II: Functional component types

Lesson 4: Form Components
Lesson 5: Meaning Components
Lesson 6: Sound Components
Lesson 7: Sound series (characters with the same sound component)
Lesson 8: Empty Components
Lesson 9: All about character meanings

  1. Unit III: Learning new characters and recalling learned characters
    Lesson 10: The "IME Method"
  2. Lesson 11: Spaced Repetition
  3. Lesson 12: The Pipelining Strategy
    Lesson 13: The Minimalist Strategy

Sample: Deep Structure of Chinese Characters

The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters

About the Dictionary

      • The Expert Edition
      •  
      • Our dictionary is the solution to your character learning problems! This is the dictionary we wish we had when we were learning! As an an add-on for the free Pleco dictionary app, it covers both Simplified and Traditional characters. It's based on over 5000 references from 103 peer-reviewed academic sources (so far). No other resource even comes close. Don't let that scare you though—the explanations are written in simple, concise, and predictable language!
      •  
      • It includes the Essentials edition (for 2700+ characters, and will be updated until we hit 4000), which systematically explains each character in straightforward, but accurate terms.
      •  
      • That means no more wondering why that character looks the way it does!
      •  
      • With our simple system of functional components, i.e., a character's working parts, we show you how each character represents sound and meaning, allowing you to quickly build up a feeling for how characters as a system represent sound and meaning.
      •  
      • Imagine how much easier it is to learn a new character when you can already predict roughly what it will sound like and what it will mean BEFORE you learn it? You can forget about forgetting!
      •  
      • We also show you which meanings are important and how they are related to one another. Things are easier to remember when you can associate them!
      •  
      • In addition to the 2700+ Essentials entries, the Expert Edition also contains "Expert" Entries for about 150 characters (plus regular updates until we reach 4000).
        •  
        • Expert Entries contain extensive information about the character's origin, evolution, and other interesting historical and cultural information.
        •  
        • In short, it contains everything you need to know to master the characters you're trying to learn!

Chinese Character Semantic Components Poster PDFs

About the Posters

      • As visually stunning as they are informative, these posters give you quick access to the most common 100 semantic components in Chinese characters for quick review and comparison. They also look great on your wall—though it's up to you print them out and hang them up!
      •  
      • Each Semantic Components poster PDF contains:

        • ◆ 50 common semantic components, beautifully handwritten by calligrapher Harvey Dam
        • ◆ explanations of their form and meaning(s)
        • ◆ pronunciation in Hanyu Pinyin (and Zhuyin Fuhao for the traditional posters)
        • ◆ stroke order
        • ◆ important additional information about the component, including related components
        • ◆ variant forms
        • ◆ a Chinese name or description of the component (so you can talk about components with your Chinese-speaking friends!)
        • ◆ a few example characters using it as a semantic component.

         

        These are hi-resolution, A1 size (59.4 x 84.1cm, 23.39 x 33.11 inches) PDF files available with both a simplified and traditional character focus (2 posters each), though both versions will contain both sets of characters.

      •  

The Chinese Character Masterclass

Become an efficient, independent learner of Chinese characters

Most learners of Chinese characters struggle to understand, learn and remember them. Missing the most basic, but important concepts, they remain in a fog. This course will burn away that fog. After you master the material here, you’ll have more clarity on how to learn Chinese characters than the vast majority of Chinese teachers! As Vincent Vega said, “That’s a bold statement!” But it’s true.

"Changes the way we learn Chinese"
-Dr. David Moser

Curriculum

  1. Unit I: Intro and Foundations
  2. Lesson 0: Intro to the course/what to expect
  3. Lesson 1: Rules of Memory
    Lesson 2: Three Attributes of Writing/Three Functions
  4. Lesson 3: Deep Structure, Surface Structure, and Stroke Order
  5.  
  6. Unit II: Functional component types

Lesson 4: Form Components
Lesson 5: Meaning Components
Lesson 6: Sound Components
Lesson 7: Sound series (characters with the same sound component)
Lesson 8: Empty Components
Lesson 9: All about character meanings

  1. Unit III: Learning new characters and recalling learned characters
    Lesson 10: The "IME Method"
  2. Lesson 11: Spaced Repetition
  3. Lesson 12: The Pipelining Strategy
    Lesson 13: The Minimalist Strategy

Your Instructors

Your Instructors

Ash Henson
Co-founder, CTO

PhD Candidate, Chinese Department (Linguistics and Paleography focus), National Taiwan Normal University.

Ash Henson
Co-founder, CTO

PhD Candidate, Chinese Department (Linguistics and Paleography focus), National Taiwan Normal University.

John Renfroe
Co-founder, CEO

Master's coursework, Chinese Department (Linguistics and Paleography focus), National Taiwan Normal University.

John Renfroe
Co-founder, CEO

Master's coursework, Chinese Department (Linguistics and Paleography focus), National Taiwan Normal University.

This course includes direct access to both of us. We're very hands-on, answering all of your questions about learning Chinese characters. The questions we've answered so far for our 1000+ students could easily fill a book!

This package includes direct access to both of us. We're very hands-on, answering all of your questions about learning Chinese characters. The questions we've answered so far for our 1000+ students could easily fill a book!

Sample: Deep Structure of Chinese Characters

The Expert Edition

              • Our dictionary is the solution to your character learning problems! This is the dictionary we wish we had when we were learning! As an an add-on for the free Pleco dictionary app, it covers both Simplified and Traditional characters. It's based on over 5000 references from 103 peer-reviewed academic sources (so far). No other resource even comes close. Don't let that scare you though—the explanations are written in simple, concise, and predictable language!
              •  
              • It includes the Essentials edition (for 2700+ characters, and will be updated until we hit 4000), which systematically explains each character in straightforward, but accurate terms.
              •  
              • That means no more wondering why that character looks the way it does!
              •  
              • With our simple system of functional components, i.e., a character's working parts, we show you how each character represents sound and meaning, allowing you to quickly build up a feeling for how characters as a system do their job (e.g., represent sound and meaning).
              •  
              • Imagine how much easier it is to learn a new character when you can already predict roughly what it will sound like and what it will mean BEFORE you learn it? You can forget about forgetting!
              •  
              • We also show you which meanings are important and how they are related to one another. Things are easier to remember when you can associate them!
              •  
              • In addition to the 2700+ Essentials entries, the Expert Edition also contains "Expert" Entries for about 150 characters (plus regular updates until we reach 4000).
                •  
                • Expert Entries contain extensive information about the character's origin, evolution, and other interesting historical and cultural information.
                •  
                • In short, it contains everything you need to know to master the characters you're trying to learn!

The Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters

  1. As visually stunning as they are informative, these posters give you quick access to the most common 100 semantic components in Chinese characters for quick review and comparison. They also look great on your wall—though it's up to you print them out and hang them up!
  2.  
  3. Each Semantic Components poster PDF contains:

    • ◆ 50 common semantic components, beautifully handwritten by calligrapher Harvey Dam
    • ◆ explanations of their form and meaning(s)
    • ◆ pronunciation in Hanyu Pinyin (and Zhuyin Fuhao for the traditional posters)
    • ◆ stroke order
    • ◆ important additional information about the component, including related components
    • ◆ variant forms
    • ◆ a Chinese name or description of the component (so you can talk about components with your Chinese-speaking friends!)
    • ◆ a few example characters using it as a semantic component.

     

    These are hi-resolution, A1 size (59.4 x 84.1cm, 23.39 x 33.11 inches) PDF files available with both a simplified and traditional character focus (2 posters each), though both versions will contain both sets of characters.

Chinese Character Semantic Components Poster PDFs

Exclusive Bonus—Only Available With This Package!

Exclusive Bonus
Only Available with This Package!

  1. We've partnered with Dr. Anthony Metivier, a world-renowned memory expert and coach, to bring you the Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course. This course shows you powerful memory techniques and how to apply them to learning Chinese characters. These techniques are tried and true, having been used by memory experts for centuries.
  2.  
  3. Dr. Metivier is an experienced memory expert, author, professor and memory improvement course creator. He has taught thousands of students in three different countries and worked as a memory coach and adviser to top ESL instructors and language school administrators around the world.
  4.  
  5. This 16-part course includes nearly 4 hours of video instruction and is not available anywhere else—only with the Character Mentorship Package—and it's included as a free bonus. In this course, Dr. Metivier goes over some extremely useful memory techniques, as well as how to use them in conjunction with the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters.
  6.  
  7. Dr. Metivier also goes into some powerful memory techniques to help you remember tones for the vocabulary you're learning, how to memorize Chinese phrases, and even how to memorize Chinese poetry! This course alone is easily worth the price of the whole package, but we're including it for no extra charge!
  8.  
  9. Note that this course in post-production and will be available by the end of September.

Curriculum

  1. Lesson 1: Getting Started with Magnetic Association
    Lesson 2: The Tools You Need to Memorize More Chinese
  2. Lesson 3: How to Create Your First Celebrity List

Lesson 4: Celebrity List Walkthrough with Examples
Lesson 5: Object List with Examples
Lesson 6: The Memory Palace Technique
Lesson 7: Memorizing Sound and Meaning with Mnemonics
Lesson 8: How to Memorize Chinese Phrases
Lesson 9: The CAMP MIST Formula
Lesson 10: Using the Outlier Dictionary to Memorize More Chinese
Lesson 11: Recall Rehearsal
Lesson 12: Your Next Steps
Lesson 13: BONUS—How to Memorize a Chinese Poem Using the Pillar Technique
Lesson 14: BONUS—The Major Method for Chinese Tones (Primer)
Lesson 15: BONUS—Mind Map for Chinese Characters
Lesson 16: BONUS—How to Learn Chinese Phrases from a Video Course

The Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course

Learn Memory Techniques for Chinese from a world-renowned memory expert!

The Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course

Learn Memory Techniques for Chinese from a world-renowned memory expert!

MMM Course Curriculum

  1. We've partnered with Dr. Anthony Metivier, a world-renowned memory expert and coach, to bring you the Magnetic Memory Method Chinese Course. This course shows you powerful memory techniques and how to apply them to learning Chinese characters. These techniques are tried and true, having been used by memory experts for centuries.
  2.  
  3. Dr. Metivier is an experienced memory expert, author, professor and memory improvement course creator. He has taught thousands of students in three different countries and worked as a memory coach and adviser to top ESL instructors and language school administrators around the world.
  4.  
  5. This 16-part course includes nearly 4 hours of video instruction and is not available anywhere else—only with the Character Mentorship Package—and it's included as a free bonus. In this course, Dr. Metivier goes over some extremely useful memory techniques, as well as how to use them in conjunction with the Outlier Dictionary of Chinese Characters.
  6.  
  7. Dr. Metivier also goes into some powerful memory techniques to help you remember tones for the vocabulary you're learning, how to memorize Chinese phrases, and even how to memorize Chinese poetry! This course alone is easily worth the price of the whole package, but we're including it for no extra charge!
  8.  
  9. Note that this course in post-production and will be available by the end of September.

Curriculum

  1. Lesson 1: Getting Started with Magnetic Association
    Lesson 2: The Tools You Need to Memorize More Chinese
  2. Lesson 3: How to Create Your First Celebrity List

Lesson 4: Celebrity List Walkthrough with Examples
Lesson 5: Object List with Examples
Lesson 6: The Memory Palace Technique
Lesson 7: Memorizing Sound and Meaning with Mnemonics
Lesson 8: How to Memorize Chinese Phrases
Lesson 9: The CAMP MIST Formula
Lesson 10: Using the Outlier Dictionary to Memorize More Chinese
Lesson 11: Recall Rehearsal
Lesson 12: Your Next Steps
Lesson 13: BONUS—How to Memorize a Chinese Poem Using the Pillar Technique
Lesson 14: BONUS—The Major Method for Chinese Tones (Primer)
Lesson 15: BONUS—Mind Map for Chinese Characters
Lesson 16: BONUS—How to Learn Chinese Phrases from a Video Course

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Usual Full Price: $198.95
Special Price: Just $149
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