TeacherI am an award-winning professor of Chinese. I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 36 min
- Lessons 13
- Attachments 14
- Exercises 26
13 Lessons in This Course
7 minFREEChinese lesson 1Free4 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, learn about the pinyin system and its simple finals and tones. Learn how to pronounce and then read pinyin.
6 minFREEChinese lesson 2Free4 CQ
Initials, finals, and tones are the basics of Mandarin Chinese. In this beginner Chinese lesson, learn how to pronounce simple initials in context.
2 minFREEChinese lesson 3Free2 CQ
You know the five tones of Chinese pinyin, so it's time to practice! Challenge yourself with this tongue twister that covers all five tones.
8 minChinese lesson 45 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, practice reading and pronouncing the group of pinyin initials j, q, x, z, c, s, zh, ch, sh, and r.
4 minChinese lesson 53 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, practice reading and pronouncing the group of compound finals ai, ei, ao, ou, an, en, ang, eng, and ong.
2 minChinese lesson 62 CQ
Ready for another group of compound finals? In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, learn how to pronounce ia, iao, ie, iu, ian, in, iang, ing, and iong.
2 minChinese lesson 72 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, learn and practice another group of compound finals: ua, uo, uai, ui, uan, un, uang, Üe, Üan, and Ün.
7 minChinese lesson 84 CQ
What are some special spelling rules for the Mandarin Chinese language? In this lesson, learn about tone mark hierarchy, tone abbreviations, and more.
13 minArt Appreciation lesson 97 CQ
What does classical Chinese art look like and what is its general philosophy? In this lesson, analyze a poem, a painting, and Chinese calligraphy.
9 minChinese lesson 105 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, learn about the six types of Chinese written characters, and get an explanation of each character's sound and meaning.
7 minChinese lesson 114 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese lesson, learn and practice the sixteen basic Chinese strokes in Chinese written characters so you can start reading.
13 minChinese lesson 127 CQ
While there are 50-60,000 Chinese characters, there are only about forty most-commonly used radicals. Learn the first twenty in this beginner Chinese lesson.
11 minChinese lesson 136 CQ
The meaningful component of a Chinese character is known as a Chinese radical. In this beginner Mandarin lesson, learn twenty more Chinese radicals.
1551 min15-part Chinese course32 CQ
Language Bite presents this course covering how to express yourself in Mandarin while traveling. Learn dozens of useful phrases, vocabulary, and correct pronunciations for the new terms!
1759 min17-part Chinese course39 CQ
Join Language Bite in this beginner course to learn the meaning and pronunciation of common Chinese greetings, as well as how to introduce yourself and how to describe family relations.
11143 min11-part Chinese course76 CQ
Whether you are an adventurous vacationer or you are traveling to China on business, mastering basic Chinese phrases, grammar, and vocab will make an immeasurable impact on your stay!
1396 min13-part Chinese course55 CQ
In this beginner Mandarin Chinese course suited for college students, learn about the Chinese sound system, pinyin, and the writing system, including initials, finals, and tones.
10109 min10-part Chinese course60 CQ
Mandarin Chinese can be one of the most difficult languages to learn, but in this beginner Chinese course, Lingo Videocast breaks down the basics of learning to speak Chinese in an easy-to-follow way.