Mandarin is the official language and mostly widely spoken language in China, and is by most counts the most widely-spoken language in the world with almost a billion speakers. It is becoming an increasingly important language in international politics, science, and trade.

Tshinghua University – this Chinese University has developed a beginners course in Mandarin via the EDX platform. As well as teaching vocabulary and phrases for simple everyday interactions, it also provides tips on studying Mandarin more efficiently. Free to use.

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