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Mandarin Chinese Level 1

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Chinese is, without a doubt, the most spoken language on the planet.

Learning Chinese will help your company or organization break into the biggest market on the planet. Being able to properly and correctly introduce yourself in Chinese will help you open the door to a whole new world.

Mandarin Chinese Level 1will introduce you to the basic language skills you will need to eat, live, and get around in Mandarin speaking countries, building your confidence to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and friends in Chinese.

If you enroll in the verified track, you will be able to participate in the Webinar lectured by Dr. Estella Y. Chen, who will lead the discussion with a wide variety of popular topics to accompany you to the world of chinese business culture and trend.

What's more, in the verified track, we'll give you three pronunciation lessons that will help you communicate more smoothly and effectively in a business environment.

Since this is a language course, we recommend taking this course with a friend or group of friends. Practicing with others by speaking the language will help you learn it more effectively.

Additionally, Mandarin is a tonal language, which means that in order to truly master it, you will need to say the words out loud! Join the community of over 900 million native Mandarin speakers and start learning today!

Taught by

Estella Y. M. Chen


2.5 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at edX based on 5 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    It's really unclear what we're supposed to be studying and in what order. The material in the videos is presented in a really odd order: a word is presented, then some aspects of its pronunciation are explained, but the word not repeated. I've studied a good number of languages (French, German, Latin, Greek) before at school, so I've experience with learning languages, but the material presented in this course is done so in a really baffling way. I haven't got a clue how to begin reading the symbols, yet the homework requires recognition of them. Really needs more tips on how to learn the material.
  • Anonymous
    Not a good course for beginners. Also, the teacher has a Taiwanese accent and her pronunciation sounds not standard. Most of time I was listening to non-native speakers talking.
  • Anonymous
    I don’t normally write reviews but the structure and content of this course is too aberrant to ignore. The course is horrible for total beginners, I had to look this site up just to warn anybody who might consider it as a very beginner. I started feeling super unmotivated just a couple of weeks after starting and I was frankly not learning anything useful. Try any other free app or anki deck, that’s what’s working for me right now.
  • Anonymous
    Having taken Mandarin course in college for a year, was searching for some free resource to polish up. I wouldn't recommend this course for beginners. The instruction is very unclear. The material is written by Taiwanese (which is fine) but the simplified Chinese version isn't well-adapted.
  • Anonymous
    Too hard. Presentation of the materials is horrible. And the teacher has a Taiwanese accent. This is actually a course for learners at intermediate levels.
  • Anonymous
    This looks like a great course for anyone interested in learning Mandarin; very easy to understand and aimed at people looking to start/beginners!
  • Anonymous
    Not a course for beginners. The structure is also hard to follow. The course in general seems too 'casual', the grammar and vocabulary don't seem logical
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