Beginner's Mandarin Chinese

A brief intro for the complete beginner
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (128 ratings)
7,225 students

gain a solid grasp on the fundamentals of speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese


  • a willingness to learn a foreign language.


This course is for complete beginners to learn Mandarin Chinese, a tonal language thought to be one of the hardest in the world. However, I came up with my own method to help you dive into this ancient language. Divided into easy video lessons, this beginner's course is designed to be user-friendly.

Before starting the lessons, each student will receive and should read a PDF with Jason's Method for Effective Language Learning, a method comprising 7 rules to help you learn any language.

Who this course is for:

  • This Beginner's Mandarin Chinese course is for complete beginners, students who have had only a little exposure to Mandarin and those who want to learn Mandarin for any reason. It is not for those who already know some intermediate Mandarin Chinese.

Course content

11 sections12 lectures34m total length
  • Introduction
  • Introduction


Chinese Instructor
Jason Chan
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 128 Reviews
  • 7,225 Students
  • 1 Course

A native speaker of Chinese with over 15 years experience studying, I devised a method for new students to learn Mandarin Chinese, thought to be one of the hardest languages in the world.

I hold a degree in linguistics and education as well as having taught privately in various schools throughout the world.