Learn Chinese Step by Step with Melody
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Learn Chinese Step by Step with Melody

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
4.8 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21 students enrolled
Created by Melody Mandarin
Last updated 2/2017
Simplified Chinese
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read Chinese pinyin, characters, and simple sentences.
  • Communicate effectively and confidently with Chinese speakers on basic daily topics.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of Chinese is needed.
  • Everything is learned from scratch.
  • This course also provides additional quizzes and exercises to reinforce the lessons.
Description

Welcome to Melody's Mandarin - Learn Chinese Step by Step! This course is an introductory course in basic Chinese. This course will focus on communicative skills and help you to build a solid foundation of pronunciation, grammar fundamentals, vocabulary, and sentence structure.  Whether you are learning Mandarin for business, travel, or personal enrichment, this is the right course for you.  This course incorporates Chinese culture and practical situations.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is good for total beginners.
  • This course is right for learners with some Chinese experience.
  • For someone needs training in proper mandarin tones and accent.
  • For anyone wants to build a solid foundation of Mandarin.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:01:27
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Unit 1 - Master Tones and Pinyin
7 Lectures 19:40

By the end of this lesson, you will become familiar with Chinese tones and be able to distinguish them.

Preview 02:07

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to read Chinese pinyin.

The Four Tones
05:30

Let's do tone practice!

Preview 01:29

Introduction to pinyin structures.

Introduction to Pinyin
01:47

Pinyin Initials
03:24

By the end of this lesson, you will master the pronunciation of finals.

Pinyin Finals
03:44

Let's Practice!
01:39
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Unit 2 - Greetings
3 Lectures 06:21

By the end of this lesson, you can greet people.

Preview 03:39

You will be able to express gratitude and say goodbye

Express Gratitude and Say Goodbye
01:38

Let's practice different ways of greetings.

Let's Practice!
01:04

Greetings, Gratitude, and Goodbyes
4 questions
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Unit 3 - Names, Nationalities and Introductions
4 Lectures 11:30

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to ask someone's name; get to know some popular Chinese Last names; say some English names in Mandarin; introduce your name.

What is Your Name?
04:00

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to ask and tell what language someone speak.

I Can Speak a Little Chinese
03:08

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to ask and tell where someone is from.

Where Are You From?
02:16

Let's practice how to introduce yourself.

Let's Practice!
02:06

Name, Nationalities, and Introductions.
6 questions
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Unit 4 - Number, Dates and Time
6 Lectures 15:03

We will be studying this conversation in this chapter.

Taking Someone out to Eat on His or Her Birthday.
00:57

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to talk about someone's age and birthday; Invite someone to dinner.

Birthday Dinner
03:43

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to count numbers from one to ten and know the Chinese gestures in number counting.

Preview 02:51

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to tell and speak about the days of the week.

Days of the Week
02:53

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to say months and years.

Months and Years
02:37

Let's practice all the language elements in this chapter.

Let's Practice!
02:02

Building the Basics - Number, Dates, and Time
5 questions
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Unit 5 - Living Abroad
5 Lectures 08:53

This conversation happens in a souvenir shop.

Preview 00:31

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to ask about a price of a purchase.

How Much Is it?
03:14

By the end of this session, you will be able to bargain for a better price and pay bills with a credit card or in cash. 

Can it be cheaper?
02:49

We will review all the language elements in this chapter.

Let's Practice!
01:42

Shopping and Payment
5 questions

Congratulations on the completion of beginner’s level! 

This is Not goodbye but zaijian, see you again. I look forward to see you again in the next level!

Congratulations! What Comes Next?
00:37
About the Instructor
Melody Mandarin
4.8 Average rating
8 Reviews
21 Students
1 Course
Mandarin Teacher

I am a native-Chinese speaker, and I am a life-long teacher of Chinese to students of all ages and various backgrounds.

I have taught Chinese both in US high schools and universities. I am a student-centered teacher, and I always design original lesson plans, choose materials with students in mind, and engage learners in an communicative way. 

I have two Masters degrees, one of which is in Teaching Chinese, and I completed a certificate course in Teaching Chinese at Columbia University.  I have also individually tutored students who were struggling with Chinese and gotten great results with them.  I am dedicated to helping students learn Chinese in a fun and effective way.