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Your China Adventure --- Survival Chinese and Culture Tips

Get started learning Chinese with tricks to speaking and understanding
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Did you know that you could easily learn 80% of the most frequently used words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese?

Did you know that you could master Mandarin Chinese pronunciation in just a few hours?

Did you know that you could be able to communicate effectively and accurately in China?

In this course, you will learn the skills to start your Chinese language learning.

This course isn’t magic and you’re not going to become a native-sounding speaker overnight, but you don’t need to be fluent to enjoy the beautiful Chinese countryside or communicate in professional settings.

This course targets essential vocabulary for everyday situations, so that you become comfortable with the core vocabulary used by native Chinese speakers.

You will learn essential conversational Chinese for situations such as:

·        Everyday greetings

·        Asking for and following directions

·        Ordering food at restaurants

·        Traveling by public transportation or by taxi

·        Making purchases

·        Booking a hotel room

·        and much more

So why did we call it “Your China Adventure—Survival Chinese?”?

Because not only is traveling through China an adventure, so is the process of learning the language!

And why “Survival Chinese”? Because by the end of this course, you’ll be able to make it through an entire trip without an interpreter.  And of course, should you find yourself lost in the middle of the countryside, you’ll have the skills to make it back to your hotel, no dictionary necessary.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to develop a foundation in Chinese is an ideal student for this course.
  • It’s especially useful for those preparing to travel to China, for either business or pleasure, and want to learn the basics for getting around.
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What Will I Learn?
• Access over 10 lectures of conversational Chinese (Exercises and PDF's.)
• Practice basic Chinese expressions
• Learn cultural explanations and survival tips
• Understand how the Mandarin Chinese language works
• Develop the skills to speak & understand more Chinese
• Acquire proper pronunciation
• Become acquainted with learning strategies
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  • It`s better if you`ve learned the basic Chinese pinyin system.
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 01:27
Survival Chinese and Culture Tips
11 Lectures 02:25:05

In this session, you will learn some commonly used expressions that you can actually use in everyday situations when you are visiting or living in China. There basic greetings is a warm-up for your journey. 

Preview 14:38

In this session, we`re going to talk about a topic that is very important for travelers - how to change money at a bank. You will also benefit from the survival tips about money things. 

Exchange Money in China

1 question

When you travel in China, you will probably need to ask directions in case getting lost. This lesson will tell you how to ask Chinese people directions. 

Preview 09:11

This quiz will help you review what you`ve learned from this lesson.

3 questions

If you are planning to go to small towns in China, rural or tiny hotels may not have anyone available who speaks English or other languages. This lesson will show you how to make a hotel reservation over the phone or speak to a Chinese reception in person. 

Hotel Expressions & Culture in China

2 questions

This lesson will help you order your favorite dishes, drinks and flavors in Chinese restaurants. We will learn how to hold a conversation in a restaurant. 

Eating & Ordering Food in China Part (1)

This quiz will help you review what you`ve learned in this lesson.

2 questions

In this lesson, we will continue to learn some useful expressions for a restaurant setting. 

Eating & Ordering Food in China Part (2)

2 questions

When travelling in China, you might want to go shopping. That`s what we are going to learn this time. Many useful bargain sentences and culture notes will lead you a happy shopping day. 

Shopping in China

2 questions

China has vast and cheap rail network, so taking the train is a great way to travel. And when you visit a new city, taking a taxi is the most convenient way for newcomers to travel around. In this session, we are going to learn some expressions for buying train tickets and taking taxis in Chinese. 

Traveling by Train & Taxi in China

2 questions

If you come to China, you will definitely need a Chinese mobile phone card since it will make it much easier to call your friends in China and the telephone fee costs less. So, we will learn how to buy a Chinese phone card in this lesson. 

How to Buy a Chinese Phone Card

1 question

Being sick in a foreign country really sucks, but it happens. In this lesson, we`ll tell you what you need to do to see a doctor and how you can explain the sickness exactly. 

What to Do When You Get Sick in China

2 questions

In this lesson we are going to talk about what sort of communication you can expect in China, what tensions and misunderstandings may arise, and how to respond. 

Preview 14:06

1 question
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Hi, I`m one of the teachers in Touch Chinese course design team. Touch Chinese is an online Chinese school which focus on providing one-on-one mandarin Chinese lessons. There are more than 8 years Chinese teaching experience on average in our team. With our professional skills and rich teaching experience, we are trying to make more organized high quality videos to help you learning Mandarin Chinese in an easy way. These videos are about Chinese characters, pronunciation, grammars and Chinese culture.

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