Learning Mandarin Chinese Resources

Chinese Pronunciation

What is Pinyin?

Chinese is not a phonetic language. The pronunciation is not related to the writing of Chinese words (characters). A special tool called Pinyin (pronouncing the sound) is created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin is a way to transcribe Chinese characters so people can pronounce it. The writing of Pinyin is similar to English alphabet.

Stories of Characters

What are the Chinese Characters?

Chinese people read and write characters (not pinyin) in their daily life. Characters are originated from pictures, symbols and ideas. You can find interesting stories behind each character. For example, 日( sun) comes from the picture of the sun, 月(moon) from moon , and 明 is the combination of the sun and the moon. So the meaning of 明 is bright.

Business Mandarin

Business Chinese Video for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Filmed entirely on location in China, the Business Chinese Video Series is a professional interactive video production that closely resembles a dramatized reality TV program. Called ‘Dà LǎoBǎn’ (Big Boss), the series teaches commonly used Chinese business phrases and terminology and is based around the story of a General Manager who puts his four managers through a series of tests to determine who will become the next ‘big boss’. The tests cover all 24 most common business situations of doing business in China. Two presenters then help guide the viewer through the teaching process, one scenario at a time.

Study Chinese on Your Phone

Chinese Video Course 1New Concept Mandarin’s Survival Chinese Video Course is designed to teach Survival Mandarin from the very beginning. The video course teaches Survival Mandarin communication skills in a total of 30 quality lessons. Survival 1 Course includes ten topics: numbers, money, politeness, courtesy, introduction, job, yourself, question, Mandarin and time. Upon completing this level, you should be able to talk with native Mandarin speakers in many “survival situations”.

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HSK Mock Test

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is a standardized Chinese language proficiency assessment of non-native Chinese speakers’ competence in using the Mandarin Chinese in their daily, academic and professional lives. To help learners better prepare for the HSK test, our HSK training and preparation Chinese courses take your level of study and progress into consideration. We have many years of experience in helping learners of all ability levels pass HSK tests (from Beginner to Advanced, from Level 1 to Level 6). We have HSK Chinese test preparation courses at all levels to suit the needs of every learner preparing for the test.

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