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Fall in Love With Mandarin

Learn everyday Chinese Mandarin and discover Taiwanese culture in the process.

7,177 enrolled on this course

Fall in Love With Mandarin
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    1 hour

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.

Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Hello, you are taking “Fall in Love with Mandarin” course from National Chiao Tung university, which is one of the best universities in Taiwan. In this course, we will have 4 topics to get familiar with Mandarin at beginner level, and the topics include making friends, ordering food, inviting someone, and introducing yourself. What we offer you in this course are very practical and fun to study. We hope you will enjoy and make the best use of Mandarin that you learnt from this course. See you in the course.

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?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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 Mandarin teacher in 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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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