Simplified Form - Novice
*Basic Language: A Hello-Goodbye Chinese Rap
This text provides terms for greeting, leave-taking, thanking, and apologizing in the form of a rap.
*Basic Language: Asking and Answering Questions
This text is a straightforward dialogue from a beginning Chinese textbook. It gives you a chance to recognize characters used in simple personal questions and their answers. Notice, too, how Mr. Wang and Ms. Li address each other.
*Basic Language: Characters I: Pictograms
This lesson introduces pictogram characters.
*Basic Language: Characters II: Ideograms
This lesson is about ideograms.
*Basic Language: Characters III: Ideogrammatic Compounds
This lesson is about ideogrammatic compounds.
*Basic Language: Characters IV: Phono-semantic Compounds
This lesson is about phonosemantic characters.
*Basic Language: Doing Math in Chinese
Here are four simple math problems in Chinese.
*Basic Language: Numbers
This text presents lists that contain information based on numbers (i.e., telephone numbers, prices, and birthdays).
*Basic Language: Pronouns - From the Notebook of a Student
The jottings in a notebook illustrate the use of Chinese pronouns.
Ad for an Overseas Chinese Language School
This text presents specific information about available summer language courses.