Chinese Crash Course for International Professionals Coming to China
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  • Practical vocabulary for common situations in China
  • Learn and practise at your own pace
  • Heavenly Mandarin is a leading language center in Shanghai
  • 21 HD/SD video lessons, over 2 hours
  • 40 slides to download
  • Unlimited access anytime, anywhere, on any device

Course Overview


  • Learn the basics of Chinese 
  • Pick up vocabulary for key situations
  • Understand how to optimize leagning

Are you planning to move to China or you just arrived and want to learn some basic survival Mandarin? This series of videos was conceived for you in partnership with Heavenly Mandarin, a Shanghai-based language teaching center. It will help you hit the ground running with basic vocabulary and pronunciation which you are likely to hear and use every day in your China's professional life. Practice by listening and repeating after the intructors and move at your own pace. 

Heavenly Mandarin's corporate clients include Siemens, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Wipro and Fuji Film. This course captures learning which they typically teach in class and brings it to you online so you can watch from anywhere, anytime. 

Prodygia Co-Founder Alessandro Duina also accompanies you through the videos to offer tips from a Westerner who was a beginner more than 11 years ago and, like you, had to learn from scratch.  


We offer a 7-day money back guarantee on this course - no questions asked.

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1 Understanding the Basics and Getting It Right from the Start
Video course icon Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Languages
Video course icon Practical Tips to Learn Chinese From a Western Learner's Perspective
Video course icon Mandarin Chinese (Pǔtōnghuà, 普通话) and Simplified Characters
2 The Essentials of Pronunciation: Welcome to Pīnyīn (拼音)
Video course icon Learn & Practice the 'Initials' and 'finals'
Video course icon Learn & Practice the 'Tones'
3 Basic Vocabulary: Key Words You Must Learn
Video course icon Basic words - Part I: Useful Words & Pronouns
Video course icon Basic words - Part II: Useful Words & Verbs
Video course icon Basic words - Part III: Essential Numbers
4 'Situational Chinese'
Video course icon Why Developing Your Vocabulary by Situation Is So Important
5 Getting Around, in Shanghai and Beyond
Video course icon Becoming Familiar with Shanghai
Video course icon Taking Taxi
Video course icon Got Lost? Ask for Directions
Video course icon Arriving at the Airport
6 Typical Situations Involving Money
Video course icon Getting Familiar with Chinese Money
Video course icon When at the Restaurant
Video course icon Going to the Supermarket
7 Two Situations Involving People
Video course icon On Your First Day at Work
Video course icon Meeting People, Making Chinese Friends
8 Situations Related to Your Apartment
Video course icon Talking to the Landlord
Video course icon When Something in Broken in Your Apartment
9 Wrap up
Video course icon Few Words to Wrap Up the Course

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