In this free ALISON online Diploma in Basic Chinese Language Studies course you will learn the basics of written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. Modern China is playing an increasingly influential role in the world’s political, financial and economic spheres, and with Mandarin Chinese being spoken by over one billion people within China and the Chinese diaspora it makes learning Chinese, even the basics, increasingly important.
The course includes: an overview of the language, its dialects and a brief look at pronunciation through the use of Pinyin; the formation of the written Chinese characters and the formation of words; how to greet people and introduce yourself, say what you do and where you are from; how to talk about your family, friends, hobbies and interests; using public transport and asking directions; ordering food in a café or restaurant; asking for information when shopping; and, checking into and out of a hotel.
This free online Diploma in Basic Chinese Language Studies course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or in a professional capacity, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.
To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.