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Beginner’s Chinese

This is a free online course offered by Open University through 46 podcasts. "Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. You’ll hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves and their families, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll hear them talk about sports, ask for directions, buy things, order food in a restaurant, invite someone to dinner – or simply share their experience of learning Chinese. You’ll also find a track to help you with pronunciation and the use of tones. Finally, there’s the chance to listen to interviews in English about Chinese-speaking cultures. Our guide to the language and culture of mainland... Show More


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Apiwa Wora
Apiwa Wora (Student)
4 years ago
I only have desktop computer, could I see the material to learn.?
Cathy Swift
Cathy Swift (Administrator)
4 years ago
Yes, Apiwa. I have an Android laptop. You just have to download the iTunes app and you can play it for free. I jut went there.