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Tsinghua Chinese: Start Talking with 1.3 Billion People

Beginners' Chinese course from China's top university.

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Starts Sep 24
Ends Dec 31
Estimated 6 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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About this course

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This introductory Chinese language course will emphasize basic language skills for everyday life in Mandarin speaking countries.

The course utilizes pinyin, the standard system of Romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, so learners will find it easy to understand and study the language.

The course is composed of several parts: Dialogues (taught through pinyin), listening comprehension exercises (in real-world situations), Chinese characters (frequently used in daily life), Mandarin songs, and Tea Time (tips for self-study).

This course is for anyone interested in learning Mandarin Chinese, especially if you plan to work or study in Mandarin-speaking countries. The course is also a good start toward the HSK Chinese proficiency test.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Colloquial Mandarin vocabulary used in daily life
  • Highly practical expressions in given Mandarin contexts
  • Listening skills for communicating with Chinese native speakers
  • Some basic and frequently used Chinese characters
  • How to utilize the course for self-study

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