16 lessons Mandarin Core Course – Newbie

This level is for Chinese learners who have no, or very limited, knowledge of the Chinese language and who may not be able to read Chinese Pinyin.

You’ll learn rules for correct Chinese pronunciation, simple Chinese vocabulary, phrases, and sentence patterns that will help you conduct basic conversations, such as greetings, self-introduction, ordering food, discussing likes and dislikes, hobbies, and shopping, etc.

This sequence is 16 units conducted over a period of 50 one-on-one lessons, corresponding to achieving A1 or HSK Level 1. We highly recommend that you take this course together with our Chinese Pinyin Course.