Mandarin — Foundation


getting around

This Mandarin Foundation Course is what you need for getting around in China.

We have summarized what are the most commonly used words, sentences and grammars for daily situations with essential “MUST LEARN” PinYin as a starting point.

The contents are all digested and summarized to people to get the basic idea of speaking Mandarin, no more or no less, and more than enough to get around in China for basic needs.

Nearly over 20 hours material and digested into only 4 hours courses for self-study or live instruction.

Again, for students who will go for self-study, once finishing this course, you should consider to take at least one hour private lesson to consolidate what you have learnt from here. Or find someone who is native Mandarin speaker to practise.

For students who want to try to learn Mandarin, you could use this material as a supplement material for revision or to listen several times to familiarize the tones and sounds of Mandarin.


Learn effectively, our suggestions:

1. Study the materials, listen the audio files and read the contents to get the idea what Mandarin is first.

2.  Study one more time.

3. Do the exercises to consolidate what you have learned and if you do not understand or can not get the answers, go back and find the answers.



Basic Knowledge

1.     Chinese Phonetics

2.     Parts of Speech

3.     Sentence Elements

4.     Word Order

5.     Types of Sentences


Daily Conversation

1. Greetings

2. Names

3. Numbers, Time & Date



Course Materials

This is a foundation Mandarin Course for Beginners. The course is about 4-6 hours study time for beginner to getting-around level for traveling and daily conversations. And this also can be a foundation course as a brush up program for false beginners studying. Advantages: Provide hints for better understanding from the angle of non-Chinese speakers. Digested material for learners to learn practical Mandarin for real-life situation.

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