Learn everyday Chinese Mandarin and discover Taiwanese culture in the process.
Discover how to speak everyday Mandarin and explore the culture of Taiwan
Did you think Mandarin was impossibly hard to learn? Think again.
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of everyday Mandarin, teaching you basic vocabulary for a range of everyday situations.
The course will also take you on a tour of Taiwanese culture, placing the Mandarin language in the context of the daily life of the island.
You’ll ultimately come to be able to communicate clearly and effectively in basic Mandarin – setting you up for a lifetime love affair with this beautiful language.
What topics will you cover?
- Making friends: Say hello to your new friends.
- Ordering food: Get a famous drink in Taiwan.
- Inviting someone: Invitation and refusal politely.
- Introducing yourself: Talk about your advantages.
We hope that you already have some basic Mandarin pronunciation because this course will begin with useful conversations.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Apply basic Mandarin/Chinese vocabulary and sentence in a range of everyday situations.
- Discuss daily situations and needs in Mandarin/Chinese.
- Improve your communication skills in Mandarin/Chinese.
- Explore the culture of Taiwan.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning Mandarin or the culture and lifestyle of the people of Taiwan or wanting to take a Chinese language and culture course.
Who will you learn with?
I'm a Mandarin teacher at National Chiao Tung University. Learning Mandarin is fun and easy, just like the way we drink milk tea. If you do not believe me, let's join our course then you will see.
Who developed the course?
National Chiao Tung University
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.
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