Most students! The aim of these Mandarin lessons is to improve your conversational and integrated skills in Chinese learning.
Where we start really depends on your prior exposure (if any) to Mandarin Chinese. For true beginners the first step is to learn basic sounds of the language (represented in the English alphabet using ‘pinyin’). Getting this right to begin with is key — Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language which means that slight variances in inflection can have very different meanings — or at worst, leave you unintelligible! The good news is that unlike English there is a limited number of sounds to learn; you'll be able to pronounce about every word in the dictionary perfectly after several Mandarin lessons.
Whether you're a beginner student or more advanced, every Mandarin class will focus on specific vocabulary, grammar points or texts, while at the same time giving you conversational practice and improving your spoken Chinese.
True beginner (equivalent to HSK level1)