Learn to read, write and hold basic conversations in the language of Mandarin Chinese, the world’s most highly-spoken language. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by up to one billion people within China and among the Chinese diaspora. With the continuing economic and political rise of China it is becoming increasingly important to learn even the basics of this ancient language.
These Alison courses teach the learner the dialects and pronunciation through the use of Pinyin. The student will learn the basics of the ancient language including formation of the written Chinese characters, the types of strokes, and the order in which the strokes are place. Furthermore, the student will learn about the Chinese culture and how festivals are celebrated.
These courses are suitable for anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or in a professional capacity or for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.