Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Discover how to speak everyday Mandarin and explore the culture of Taiwan

Did you think Mandarin was impossibly hard to learn? Think again.

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of everyday Mandarin, teaching you basic vocabulary for a range of everyday situations.

The course will also take you on a tour of Taiwanese culture, placing the Mandarin language in the context of the daily life of the island.

You’ll ultimately come to be able to communicate clearly and effectively in basic Mandarin – setting you up for a lifetime love affair with this beautiful language.

What topics will you cover?

  • Making friends: Say hello to your new friends

  • Ordering food: Get a famous drink in Taiwan

  • Inviting someone: Invitation and refusal politely

  • Introducing yourself: Talk about your advantages

We hope that you already have some basic Mandarin pronunciation, because this course will begin with useful conversations.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning Mandarin or the culture and lifestyle of the people of Taiwan, or wanting to take a Chinese language and culture course.

Who developed the course?

National Chiao Tung University

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.