Elementary Hanzi Master Collection
A handwritten collection of 1,800 Simplified Chinese characters in regular and cursive forms
Planning to take the HSK?
Confused by "cursive" Chinese characters?
You're in the right place!
Are you aware of the new HSK model?
The HSK is the official Chinese proficiency exam. Since July 2022, the previous 6-level HSK has become a thing of the past. Now, the new HSK includes 3 levels and 9 "bands" or sub-levels. So, the new system will measure your ability a lot more precisely than the old HSK.
The Elementary Level in the new HSK requires you to know 900 Simplified characters that are most commonly used in everyday life.
🤓 You want to learn how to read and write Chinese characters.
😃 So, you sign up for Chinese learning apps that show you characters and their strokes in a computer font.
😰 But quickly, you realize that the computer-generated strokes don't give you an accurate feel of how they should look in real life.
The Elementary Hanzi Master Collection, featuring a teacher who handwrites every stroke and character, in both regular and cursive versions, for you to watch as many times as you like ✍️
Hello, I'm Vicky! My Chinese name is 筱涵 xiǎo hán. You can call me Vicky Lǎoshī.
Born and raised in Taiwan, I've spent 9 years working with people from all over mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Whether it's Northern Mandarin, Southern Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin, or Singaporean Mandarin, I've heard most of it firsthand. The diversity of native Mandarin Chinese is fascinating. My goal is to help you communicate and connect with Mandarin speakers everywhere in the world! 🌏
I'm a TEFL-certified teacher and a 5-time winner of the world's most prestigious English-Chinese translation awards. As a translator, I follow 3 principles: faithfulness, expressiveness, and elegance. I abide by the same rules when teaching so you learn knowledge that's accurate, relevant, and culturally respectful from me!
My poetry and prose translations have been published by:
National Taiwan Normal University
Hong Kong University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
With the Elementary Hanzi Master Collection,
you'll be able to ...
recognize native Chinese handwriting.
Understand how to write the 900 most commonly used Chinese characters (neatly and messily).
look up characters using a search bar.
Quickly access the regular and cursive forms of any of the 900 most commonly used Chinese characters.
inspire your own Chinese handwriting style.
Get a sense of the stroke orders and cursive patterns to develop your own style of writing Chinese.
Why & How to Use the Master Collection
Let's quickly address 2 common questions:
Must I follow stroke orders? And do cursive hanzi exist?
You need to be currently learning Chinese or have some understanding of Chinese to get the most out of the Master Collection.
The Master Collection is designed with 2 types of learners in mind:
- beginner learners who are preparing for the New HSK 3.0 Elementary Level (Bands 1–3)
- intermediate and advanced learners who would like to have 24/7 access to the most commonly used 900 Chinese characters in handwritten regular and cursive forms.
All the videos are in full HD. You can adjust the quality and playback speed easily. Not only that, but you can also revisit all the videos as many times as you like.
Once you subscribe to the Master Collection, you will get:
- 💻 900 videos featuring 1,800 handwritten Chinese characters in regular and cursive versions
- 📝 900 summary notes regarding definitions and pronunciations
- 🧠 Knowledge of all the characters in the New HSK 3.0 Elementary Level
- ⏰ 24/7 unlimited watch time
- 🙋🏻♀️ One-on-one support from Vicky
- 📲 Access anytime, on any device!
🌏 138,000+ People Have Learned With Vicky
"[Vicky] is an incredible storyteller ... [She helps us] in a very logical, sequential, thematic way. Of all the [Chinese learning] materials out there, I think hers are among the best."
-- Paul Lewis, Former President at Discovery Channel
"When you're with Vicky, she's got you covered ... I hope you will learn as much as I did with Vicky and admire all the knowledge that she has. My experience with her has been phenomenal."
-- Valérie, Former Exchange Student at East China Normal University
"I can't say enough good things about Vicky ... She's a phenomenal teacher [who] is dedicated and committed to being overly prepared."
-- Ian Heystee, Former Teaching Assistant at Southwest University
"Vicky's method escalated my progress ... I recommend Vicky from the bottom of my heart. She helped me reach new heights in my Chinese skills."
-- Alexa, Student at The University of British Columbia
"I recommend Vicky. If you can have anything to do with her in any way, I suggest vehemently that you do it."
-- Michael Blumenthal, Former Creative Writing Program Director at Harvard University