Technical Requirements

Minimum Computer System Requirements

For Windows:

System Pentium 400 MHz or higher, with 128 MB or more of RAM and 10 MB or more of disk space
Operating System and Browser Windows 2000, XP, Vista, NT,7 or higher, with Internet Explorer 6 or higher (with JavaScript, ActiveX, and cookies enabled)
Connection 33.6 Kbps or faster Internet connection
Audio 16-bit Sound blaster compatible sound card and speakers for audio play; headset and microphone for voice communication

For Mac or iOS:

System Intel 1GHz or higher, and 100 MB or more of disk space
Operating System and Browser MAC OS X 10.5.8 or iOS 4.3 or higher, with Safari 1.0 or higher (with JavaScript, ActiveX, and cookies enabled)
Connection 100 Kbps or faster Internet connection

Suggested Webcams

Suggested webcams include Apple iSight, Philips SPC900NC, or Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 if you use Mac. Drivers for the Philips and Logitech webcams can be downloaded from

Instant Messaging Programs

We suggest that you install one of the following instant messaging programs to access our online language sessions:
Still have questions? Please contact our Academic Coordinators:
Toll Free Numbers (Mon.-Sun., 8am-5pm, Beijing Time):
U.S. & Canada: 1-800-791-9386 Hong Kong: 800-902-058
Australia: 1-800-779-835 Singapore: 800-852-6935
UK: 0-800-086-8969 Spain: 900-838-906
France: 0-805-080-689 Germany: 0-800-180-0341
Skype ID: service_eChineseLearning
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" has been one of the best things I've done this year. Both scheduling classes and having the decision on what to learn are (both) very flexible, so I can learn at my own pace and focus on my problem areas. Since I often find myself in China for work, my teacher has been showing me phrases specific to my industry, so I can usually immediately put what I've learnt to the test."
- Eric, New York, United States
Aug. 22, 2017