Introduction to Chinese: Pronunciation and Tone
Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
  • Start Date: 06 May, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to master the correct pronunciation and tone of the Mandarin language and improve your Chinese speaking skills.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Become comfortable pronouncing the syllables in the Mandarin Chinese language


Understanding the correct pronunciation and tone of Mandarin Chinese is essential for beginners learning the language. On this course, you will be introduced to the key elements of Chinese phonetics, including the four main tones.


You will learn the main rules of spelling and how to correct errors in Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. You will also cover everyday language like greetings, basic questions, and numbers. This course enhances your learning with video and audio content and methods like shadowing and comparison.


This course is for anyone wanting to improve their Chinese speaking skills and learn the correct pronunciation of the language.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), established in 1949, is one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape.

SISU is an internationally recognised, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary, globalised nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future torchbearers for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.

As a globalised and top-notch university in China, SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar. The university offers 25 foreign language degree programmes and 13 non-linguistic degree programmes. At present, the University runs 41 master’s degree programs, 14 doctoral programs and 2 postdoctoral stations.

Currently, SISU has a full-time enrolment of over 1,400 postgraduate students, including more than 200 doctoral students.

SISU has now established partnerships with more than 300 universities and institutions from 55 countries and regions. Over the past five years, around 4,000 international students have been enrolled each year in SISU Chinese language programs or other degree schemes.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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