A Note From Jonathan: Created by two dudes, Luke & Phil, it's the most impressive language learning project I've ever seen.
While Duolingo & Pimsleur rely on parroting what you hear (with a little bit of characters thrown in for good measure), Mandarin Blueprint Method teaches you how to speak, read, AND write Mandarin in less time than "the other guys."
I personally have been using it because I eventually want to travel to China and train with a couple Wing Chun Kung Fu teachers over there, and I don't want to be limited to tourist phrases.
Plus, it's a really cool hobby that trains your brain, and helps you think in ways you'd never have available to you.
So give it a go for 7 days. Sign up and you'll have a 30 day money back guarantee, too.