Hi! It’s Saturday, February 23, 2013 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (with parental supervision)
The BBC offers this free, multi-media, ten-part introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Each lesson is centered around a particular topic and includes a slideshow, pronunciation and grammar tips, cultural notes, and videoclips that demonstrate the lesson. Plus, you”ll find mini-guides and games that enhance learning!
When you get to the webiste you’ll see an introduction with a menu of the topics that include:
- For Starters – An introduction to Mandarin Chinese with emphasis on understanding how tones of various syllables can change the meaning of a word.
- Introducing Yourself
- Family Introductions
- Saying a Bit about Yourself
- Ordering Drinks
- Ordering a Meal
- Doing Some Shopping
- Asking for Directions
- Getting Around by Public Transportation
- Finding and Booking A Hotel
Each topic offers a videoclip that demonstrates the lesson. (Note: Users outside the UK are limited to shorter videoclips – but the content is still very helpful.)
Use the menu to access the free “Mini-Guides” that explain Chinese tones, Pinyin, Characters, and Useful Links to other sites that have resources for learning Chinese.
Don’t miss the Chinese Games that help you better understand and practice the tones of the language, as well as how to read and write Chinese characters.