Paid Online Chinese Experiment for Learners of ALL proficiency levels

Dear Chinese language learners,

The University of Maryland is conducting a study on how second language learners of Chinese perceive/process the language. We are recruiting Chinese learners at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency to participate.

We are inviting learners of Mandarin Chinese to participate in a language study. The goal of the project is to understand the language abilities of experienced second language learners of Mandarin Chinese. We are interested in recruiting learners at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency.

This research is restricted to native speakers of English between the ages of 18 and 55, who did not start learning Mandarin or other Chinese languages until they were teenagers or older, with no history of hearing impairment or language disorders.

To participate, please send an email to Zhiyuan at to determine if you are eligible. If you are, you will be given an anonymous ID to use in completing the study using our online experiment website. The study will include proficiency tests, a listening task, and some short surveys. Participation in the study will take about 30 minutes, and you will be compensated with a $5 Amazon eGift card.

Participation is completely confidential and voluntary.

Here’s the link to the experiment website for more details:

If you are interested in taking the experiment, please first contact us via (if you have doubts about the validity of this study, get in touch and we will contact you with an institution-affiliated email to get a participant ID which makes it easy for us to track the progress and process payment. Please DO NOT complete the study without a participant ID!