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Diploma in Basic Chinese Language Studies

Learn basic Chinese language writing, pronunciation, and conversational skills, with this free Chinese language course.

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This free online Chinese language diploma course will teach you the basics of spoken and written Chinese—one of the six official languages of the United Nations and one of the most spoken languages in the world. In this course you will be taught about the language, its dialects, the formation of written Chinese characters and words, and the Pinyin writing system which is used to transcribe Chinese sounds into the Roman alphabet.





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This course begins by teaching you Chinese greetings and introductions. You will learn to talk about yourself and your family, and the right way to refer to your immediate and extended family members. You will learn how to talk about where they live, what they do, and what their ages are. You will also study how to talk about and write Chinese numbers.

You will then learn how to order drinks in cafés, have dinner in restaurants, and check in and out of hotels. This course will teach you how to ask for directions, and how to use buses, taxis, and trains. In addition, you will look into the diversity of geography and culture within China. Finally, you will learn how to talk about hobbies and sports, shop and ask for clothing sizes, and make plans for the holidays.

Modern China is playing an increasingly influential role in the world's political, financial and economic spheres. With Mandarin Chinese being spoken by over one billion people within China and the Chinese diaspora, learning even the basics of the Chinese is becoming increasingly important. By the end of this course, you will have a strong overview of the Chinese language, its dialects, basic vocabulary for travelling, and the use of Pinyin. So why wait? Start your Chinese learning journey, today.

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