Beginner College-Level Mandarin Chinese

A 13-part course with Hong Zeng

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Course Overview

The first step to learning Mandarin Chinese is learning the sound system called pinyin. In this beginner Chinese course suited for college students, learn about the Chinese sound system and the writing system. Start off with simple finals, tones, and initials; then, move onto compound finals, tones, and initials in order to practice Chinese pinyin. Discover written Chinese characters and radicals, and even get a lesson on Chinese culture—studying poetry, painting, calligraphy, and philosophy.


  • Total Time 1 hr, 36 min
  • Lessons 13
  • Attachments 14
  • Exercises 26
  • 55 CQ

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