Chinese for beginners


This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, with a focus on the day-to-day communication skills in speaking and listening. Both Pinyin (Chinese phonetic writing system) and Chinese characters are used throughout the course, which is needed to acquire the ability to read and write Chinese characters at a basic level (CEFR A1). Besides the above-mentioned language skills, Chinese culture related topics will be incorporated in the course.

The course is mainly taught in English, with occasionally some Dutch if necessary when explaining grammar.