Free Mandarin Chinese Online Lessons
The free online Mandarin Chinese lesson is to give a glimpse of some basic pronunciation to total novices who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. By completing all 32 lessons provided here you should be able to manage basic pronunciation of most of the Chinese characters covered, learn some vocabularies and acquire certain simple Chinese sentence structure.
The online Mandarin Chinese lessons provided are by no means helping you to be an advanced Chinese speaker. If you want to proceed further in your Chinese speaking, listening, writing and reading skills, it is recommended that you learn from formal Chinese language training schools such as Chinese language programs provided by universities in China. In order to be fluent in Mandarin Chinese, average foreign students spend two years (four semesters) in full-time Chinese language program.
Online Mandarin Chinese Lessons
All Chinese lessons start from the most basic elements of Chinese - the initials, finals and tones in pinyin which compose its phonetic system. If you are new to Chinese language, you should spend more time to practice Pinyin. Pinyin is one of the most important tasks in learning Chinese language. Pinyin is the system which Mandarin Chinese speakers use to express in written form the sounds of Chinese characters.
The main purpose of Pinyin in Chinese language is to teach Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. Pinyin is also a useful tool to learn for getting around China. Local people view Chinese characters as the true Chinese written language, but pinyin can be seen on maps and various signs.
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