Chinese 101

Chinese (Mandarin) Peace Corps Course

Chinese Peace Corps Course您好! This Chinese course was developed by the U.S. Peace Corps for its volunteers going to China. It can be useful as a primer for learning the basics of the Chinese language. You can listen and follow along to each lesson or download the whole course directly.

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Lesson 1 – Introduction to Mandarin Chinese

Lesson 2 – Phonetics

Lesson 3 – Basic Grammar

Lesson 4 – Greetings

Lesson 5 – Introductions

Lesson 6 – Numbers and Prices

Lesson 7 – Food and Drink

Lesson 8 – Some Chinese Dishes

Lesson 9 – Useful Phrases

Lesson 10 – Sick and Emergency

Lesson 11 – Direction and Places

Lesson 12 – Clothes and Colors

Lesson 13 – Time

Lesson 14 – Family

Lesson 15 – Home Items

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