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Mandarin Chinese I

The development of this free, online textbook "for Mandarin Chinese was funded by a Foreign Language Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Government and was sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction." "The textbook is divided into six chapters. The first two chapters introduce you to the Chinese language: the structure and sounds of the language, the Pinyin system for writing it using the Latin alphabet, and the basics of Chinese writing. The next four chapters consist of specific lessons, in which you will learn to speak, read, write, and understand Mandarin Chinese. Each lesson starts with a short video, which you’ll be asked to watch. To help you understand the video, each lesson also includes a transcript (in English, pinyin, and simplified and traditional... Show More


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