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Basic Mandarin Chinese – Level 1 - Mandarin

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4 opinions

Free

Important information

  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    6 Weeks
Description

Take the first step towards learning Mandarin Chinese, the most commonly spoken language in the world. With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: None

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 June 2016
Online

Opinions

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Ex-student
17/12/2016
What I would highlight It's truly vague what should contemplate and in what sequence. The material in the recordings is introduced in a truly odd request: a word is exhibited, then a few parts of its elocution are clarified, yet the word not rehashed. I've learned a decent number of dialects (French, German, Latin, Greek) before at school, so I have involvement with learning dialects, however the material displayed in this course is done as such in a truly astounding manner. I do not know how to start perusing the images, yet the homework requires acknowledgment of them. Truly need more tips on the most proficient method to gain from the material.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

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Emma C
18/12/2016
What I would highlight I live in Taiwan, yet I am American so despite everything i'm learning Mandarin. I have adapted a considerable amount being here, and I think the most ideal approach to take in the dialect is to go to the nation. I know this is not the best alternative for some, so they take courses, for example, this one. I feel just as this course was implied for individuals in the middle of a VERY essential fledgling's level(too hard) and my level(too simple). For a fundamental amateur this may be hard since the educator scarcely goes into profundity with Chinese characters and perusing/composing. So the tests will most likely be hard to take as they require a touch of abilities (perceiving characters and perusing pinyin). For my level, I have an inclination that it is too simple. I experienced the majority of the tests, including the last test effortlessly. On the whole, I took in a couple of things I definitely knew from this course. I do not recommend this course for amateurs. Perhaps on the off chance that you as of now inspire how to peruse Pinyin, and can perceive a couple of Chinese characters. This course was more to speak, less to read and write.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

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Trisha Collins-Dunbar
19/12/2016
What I would highlight I am participating in the #add1challenge/fluent in 3 months. In June this year I chose to learn Chinese Mandarin. It is end of July and I have quite recently passed this course and feel significantly more certain at this point. I target to proceed with second Mandarin course and the business Mandarin one that begins in August.

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: December 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Chinese Language
Mandarin
Chinese
China
Mandarin Chinese

Course programme

Introductory Mandarin is the first in a series of six courses designed to teach you how to speak Mandarin Chinese. This course will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live, and get around in Mandarin speaking countries. 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!

Additional information

Teacher:Estella Y. M. Chen Estella Chen is a professor at College of Commerce at National Chengchi University. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Southern California where her passion for applied linguistics began to take root and received her Mandarin Chinese teaching certification from California Commission on Teaching Credentialing. She founded MandarinX with the dream of making Chinese language and culture more widely accepted and understood around the world.   Aside from teaching, Chen has a strong entrepreneurial spirit that drove her to found MandarinX. Her long-term goal is to see Chinese proficiency standardization and testing on par with that of English with regards to international communication and academia.