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How do you teach Mandarin Chinese?

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I am new to learning Chinese language. Where do I start?

If you would like to learn the Chinese language systematically, we suggest taking Chinese Pinyin first and then Beginner Chinese Series.
If you just want to learn some basic Chinese words and expressions, you can start with Survival Chinese first.

I have learned Chinese before. How can I take advantage of your video

Browse our video lessons and see how those match your levels. We are constantly adding new video courses and if you have any suggestions, send us a note.

What is Mandarin Chinese?

Mandarin refers to Standard Chinese, and is also called Putonghua, Guoyu, or Hanyu. Syllables could consist of an initial consonant, a vowel, a final, and a tone. There are four tones in the Pinyin system in Mandarin. The Chinese grammar is relatively simple compared to some other languages (most words have only one grammatical form). If you learn about the most frequently used 1,000 Chinese characters, you can cover 90% of the usage.

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