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Beginner Mandarin Chinese (HSK 1) Course A

Structured language course with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, character writing, guided practices, projects and HSK exam prep

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This is part A of a 2-part Course

- Course A (Lessons 1-8) – this course

- Course B (Lessons 9-15)


Start on an exciting journey of Chinese learning!

Learn the vocabulary and grammatical constructs to communicate basic ideas in Mandarin Chinese, and build a solid foundation for future levels. You will also be prepared to pass the HSK 1 test (Chinese language proficiency test, level 1).

Following the standard curriculum as set forth by the official HSK 1, this online course will:

  • introduce you to Mandarin Chinese, including pinyin phonetics and Chinese character writing
  • help you learn the basic vocabulary with HSK 1 characters and words (e.g. 你好,女儿,喝茶,什么,饭店)
  • help you with correct usage (e.g. compare 能 and 会, 怎么 and 怎么样, etc)
  • clearly explain all 45 HSK 1 grammar points to help you complete the most essential tasks in Mandarin Chinese
  • get you started with reading and writing text in Chinese characters


Ace HSK 1 Test!

After you finish this course, you will be well prepared to take the HSK 1 test.


Your Instructor


Jon Long
Jon Long

Jon believes that education should have clear objectives and students should complete the courses with clear, measurable outcomes. Jon is passionate about teaching Chinese to the world in a structured yet fun way.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome
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  Lessons 9-15 - See Course B
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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