Best Free Chinese Language Courses

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R Basics – R Programming Language Introduction

Learn the essentials of R Programming - R Beginner Level!

Created by R-Tutorials Training - Data Science Education

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Students: 181445, Price: Free

Are you interested in data science?

Do you want to learn R totally from scratch?

Are you looking for an easy step by step approach to get into R?

Do you want to take an easy R course for BEGINNERS?

Well, if your answer is YES to some of these questions, look no further, this course will help you.

I created this course for the total beginner. That means for you: No prior knowledge required! If this is your first computer programming language to use - congratulations, you found your entry level material. If you are new to data science, no problem, you will learn anything you need to to start out with R.

That also means for you: if you are already used to R, you will likely benefit more from an advanced course. I have more than ten intermediate and advanced R courses available on Udemy, which might be more suited towards your needs. Check out the r-tutorials instructor profile for more info.

Let’s take a look at the content and how the course is structured:

We will start with installation, the R and RStudio interface, add on packages, how to use the R exercise database and the R help tools.

Then we will learn various ways to import data, first coding steps including basic R functions, functions and loops and we will also take a look at the graphical tools.

The whole course should take approx. 3 to 5 hours, and there are exercises available for you to try out R. You will also get the code I am using for the demos.

Anything is ready for you to enter the world of statistical programming.

What R you waiting for?

Martin

Chinese In 9 Weeks | Introduction Course

Learn the most important Chinese concepts and words to build on to get started speaking and reading Chinese (Mandarin)

Created by Felix Lättman - Founder of DominoEducation

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Students: 122815, Price: Free

Want to learn Chinese quickly, effectively, and enjoyably?

150.000+ SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS COURSE! 

We're so convinced you'll love Domino Chinese so before you pay we're giving you this 2-hour introduction course free of chargeLinks to advanced courses in the last lecture.

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Start learning Chinese with a completely new approach that will both make it fun and easy. In these two hours you will learn:   

- to read and even write simple stories completely in Chinese 

- to have a simple conversation – introducing yourself and a bit more 

- the basics of this language, so that you have something really solid to build on further 

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Chinese is the most logical language there is and we hope to demonstrate to the world how to successfully navigate it. Through the ancient system of using pictograms, two words with separate meanings can join to form entirely new words. For example, learn the word for electricity (电), then add brain (脑) and you get a computer (electric-brain). Replace the brain with stairs (梯) and you get an elevator (electric-stairs). 话 means speech and 'electric-speech' means telephone. Chinese is a clearly structured, logical language, and it is this logic that makes the learning experience feel like a puzzle that anyone can solve. 

 

Domino Chinese offers a unique approach to learning Chinese, developed by learners for learners.

  • DominoChinese is the best way to learn Chinese, with hundreds of hours of video, which incorporate short, concise tutorials and real-life situations to clearly explain Chinese and demonstrate how to use Mandarin Chinese correctly in everyday life.

  • Join thousands of students who have successfully learned to read, write, speak, and communicate fluently in Mandarin Chinese.

  • As students progress through the Domino Chinese courses, their language skills improve quickly by applying, connecting, and building upon their newly acquired language skills.

  • After completing the beginner's Chinese course you’ll have a strong foundation in reading, writing, speaking, and communicating in Chinese upon which to build and improve.

  • As your skills grow you can study the Intermediate Courses, HSK Courses, the Pronunciation Course, the Slang Course, and more the Advanced Courses, all of which are available in this app.

  • With Domino Chinese, you’ll also experience China’s fascinating culture through real-world videos from the streets of China. These videos provide valuable insights into China's language, people, history, and rich culture, supporting students’ language development and providing them a window to the world of 21st Century China.

The Domino Chinese Story

  • Domino Chinese was founded in 2014 by foreigners who had struggled to learn Mandarin Chinese the conventional way. Together this group of learners built and developed a unique course that is clearly structured with a ‘building block methodology’, providing insights, explanations, and learning tips to help students to quickly learn and understand Chinese, and easily remember Chinese characters.

  • Studying Chinese with Domino Chinese you’ll also experience China’s fascinating culture through real-world videos from the streets of China. These videos provide valuable insights into China's language, people, history, and rich culture, supporting students’ language development and providing them a window to the world of 21st Century China.

So whether you wish to learn Chinese for travel, work, business, study or simply to make friends and gain new experiences, Domino Chinese is the perfect course for you!

Join the course now … every hour you delay is costing you money 

  Felix Lattman 

Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language (MSP430)

Create C programs for a microcontroller using inputs/outputs, timers, analog-to-digital converters, comm ports, and LCD.

Created by Mark M. Budnik - Brandt Professor of Engineering, Valparaiso University

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Students: 66114, Price: Free

The course is laboratory based. Almost every lecture and section of the course leads directly to a hands-on laboratory assignment. The more practice you get using the “real world" Texas Instruments MSP430 hardware and software the more proficient you will be.

The course does not waste your time. From the very beginning, we jump right in to your first laboratory assignment – Let's Get Started.

The course is modular in nature. Are you new to the world of microcontrollers? Great! Start at the beginning, and we'll teach you everything you need to know. Do you have some background in microcontrollers but want to learn more? Fantastic! You can pick and choose the modules that you need.

The course is packed with information. From the beginnings of the C programming language to advanced microcontroller peripherals, the course teaches you all of the building blocks you would need to build your own electronic systems.

We use lots and lots of examples. We take you step-by-step through the lessons – each time providing sample code and documentation to make sure you are supported through the course.

We are here to help. We are educators with a singular focus of providing a meaningful experience for our students. And, while we cannot do the work for you, we are willing to work WITH you help you succeed.

Speaking Chinese like a native speaker fast

Most effective way to learn Chinese for complete beginners

Created by Michelle Wei - Secret Guides of learning chinese like a native speaker

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Students: 20498, Price: Free

More and more people are learning Chinese now because of the booming economy and large population in China. There could be plenty of reasons why you wanna learn Chinese,you might want to travel , work,or go to school in China, or you just really admire the Chinese culture.

This course follows the natural process of learning a language, just like how we learnt our mother language, which is completely different from the traditional way of language learning.

We will play a dialogue spoken by two to three native speakers. Listen as much as possible, like a little baby, emerse your brain into the conversation, pay attention to the gestures and any other kind of visual content matches the sound you hear and try to guess the meaning.

play the conversation as often as possible, until you are able to understand the content and even able to predict what the next word sounds like.

The video dialogue will be followed by an explanation lecture, with pin yin, and every detail from the video dialogue. You can listen, repeat, and try to imitate the pronounciation of a word using shadowing technique ( repeat right after you hear a word or a sentence) you can record yourself and compare yourself with native speaker.

In the end, there will be vocabulary extension PPT with sound track.

After finishing this course, you will be able to communicate with native Chiense speakers with confidence, even speak with a genuine Chinese accent.

Learn Mandarin Chinese Basics with Litao Chinese

Getting a great start for your Chinese learning!

Created by Litao Chinese - Provider of high-quality online Chinese courses

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Students: 8476, Price: Free

This course is the free part of our Elementary Chinese Course, which includes the four lessons that cover about 100 very basic vocabularies and grammar points. After working through this course, you will build a good foundation for your further Chinese learning. 

This course focuses on basic Chinese listening comprehension and speaking.

The instructor of this course, Zheng Tao, who has been teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for almost 12 years. With his clear and logical explanations, you can learn Mandarin Chinese so easily and quickly.  

Beginner’s Mandarin Chinese

A brief intro for the complete beginner

Created by Jason Chan - Chinese Instructor

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Students: 6738, Price: Free

This course is for complete beginners to learn Mandarin Chinese, a tonal language thought to be one of the hardest in the world. However, I came up with my own method to help you dive into this ancient language. Divided into easy video lessons, this beginner's course is designed to be user-friendly.

Before starting the lessons, each student will receive and should read a PDF with Jason's Method for Effective Language Learning, a method comprising 7 rules to help you learn any language.

Chinese Stories – Mini & Funny | For intermediate or above

A style of Mandarin Chinese teaching with the mini-stories

Created by Min Xiao - Mandarin Chinese teacher, Language Education Entrepreneur

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Students: 6484, Price: Free

We will read funny Chinese short stories, learn useful words and help you improve your listening.

It will be updated monthly.

Managing Languages

Using your knowledge of languages as a stepping stone to management roles in the translation industry

Created by Daniel Marion - Instructor

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Students: 5919, Price: Free

This is an introductory course providing a wealth of information on opportunities for people with language skills. The course is presented in a multimedia format and can be completed in less than a day. However, you can of course complete it at your own pace. There are eight lectures: Introduction to managing languages; the translation industry; processes involved in managing language projects; translation project management; and summary.

NCM: Learn Chinese Common Mistakes and Useful Tips

To help you avoid common mistakes and provide useful tips on learning Chinese

Created by Julia Zhu - Top Mandarin Teacher at New Concept Mandarin

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Students: 5816, Price: Free

Over 20,000 students have enrolled in New Concept Mandarin courses. We know exactly what mistakes Chinese learners may make and what tips they may find useful while leaning the Chinese language.

You don’t have to make the same mistakes again. We will present you the most useful language tips in an easy and clear way.

What “mistakes” do most Chinese learners make and how to avoid them?

Mistake 1

Useshì” all the time, e.g. 她是漂亮 Tā shì piàoliɑnɡ (She is beautiful)

Tips:

Just remember when you say “I am fine” you say “wǒ hěn hǎo”. You never say “wǒ shì hěn hǎo”.

Mistake 2

Put the “place” in the wrong place.

Tips:

In English you say "Sb. do sth. at sp." However, in Chinese it is "Sb. at sp. do sth." You have to go to the place first then take action. So “place” comes first. Does it make sense?

Mistake 3

Say “xiānshenɡ Wánɡ” for “Mr Wang”

Tips:

Just remember how you can call me: Julia Laoshi. Job titles and addressing always come after.

Mistakes are also opportunities to learn. Take this opportunity and take this course!

If you want to start learning Chinese from the very beginning with a structured course in an easy way, you can check out my other course “New Concept Mandarin - A New Way to Learn Chinese with Julia".

Survival Chinese

The perfect survival course to prepare you for simple daily Chinese conversations

Created by Felix Lättman - Founder of DominoEducation

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Students: 5487, Price: Free

Do yourself a favor and give us 2 hours of your day after which you'll be able to communicate at a basic level. This course will go through important situations you'll be faced by and works perfectly if you're going to China but also as a good foundation if you're considering whether studying Chinese is your thing.

About the Course and DominoChinese

We are the first foreign-run Chinese (Mandarin) teaching company in China with a completely new approach to teaching Chinese. Our courses are constructed by foreigners for foreigners, and also include the wide experience of our Chinese teachers.

In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts upon which you can easily build your Chinese language learning. By the end of this course, you will be able to conduct a simple conversation in Chinese with basic expressions, as well as the relevant reading and writing skills.

Chinese is the most logical language there is and we hope to demonstrate to the world how to successfully navigate it. Through the ancient system of using pictograms, two words with separate meanings can join to form entirely new words. For example, learn the word for electricity (电), then add brain (脑) and you get computer (electric-brain). Replace brain with stairs (梯) and you get elevator (electric-stairs). 话 means speech and 'electric-speech' means telephone. Chinese is a clearly structured, logical language, and it is this logic that makes the learning experience feel like a puzzle that anyone can solve.

We teach entirely through videos, where we first explain concepts and then show them in practice through dialogues with strangers on the street. Videos are shortened down to 1-5 minutes and to make sure you are paying attention we will give you quizzes between the videos based on what you have just learned. Pass it and move on to learn about the next concept.

When you sign up we will also give you our coursebook that helps you review everything you learn much easier.

Your instructor in this course is Felix Lattman, who founded Domino Chinese in Guangzhou, China, after spending some years in the city and teaching himself Chinese. To him Chinese made a lot more sense than it is generally credited with, and so he realized this language of 1.3 billion people should be very easy to learn as long as it is taught in the right way. In 2013, he started teaching Chinese to foreigners and within 3 months all of his students could converse in Chinese.

With Felix's approach to teaching Chinese combined with the other Chinese teachers' experience in the company we hope to improve Chinese teaching everywhere in the world and make it fun, logical and much more like "a walk in the park" for anyone!

Marco Polo Mandarin challenge (Elementary level)

Marco Polo Mandarin challenge (Elementary level)

Created by Marco Polo Mandarin - Chinese language and calligraphy teacher

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Students: 3803, Price: Free

Hey guys, we'll change this open course to Marco Polo Mandarin challenge (Elementary level), which will require some basic Chinese knowledge to join it. We'll keep updating new lessons to this course once every week. This course will cover various topics like Chinese pronunciation, Chinese characters, Chinese grammar for beginners, Chinese culture and etc. Please let us know if you are interested in some specific topics.

Chinese Upper Beginner Supplementary

Bridge your Chinese learning from Beginner to Intermediate level

Created by Winkie Wong - Owner and Chinese Instructor of ChineseQQ

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Students: 3189, Price: Free

Chinese Upper Beginner Course is tailored for our existing students who have enrolled to our Chinese Beginner 1 (Everything in HSK 1), Chinese Beginner 2 (Everything in HSK 2), and Chinese Intermediate 3 (Everything in HSK 3). This course acts as a supplementary course for students between upper beginner to lower intermediate level to strengthen their knowledge. In this short course, students are able to learn more actual vocabulary, that are outside of HSK curriculum, based on topics.

The Course aims to teach words in a fun and simple way, with some class activities of quizzes at the end of most lessons.

Lesson 1 – Chinese Mandarin Language For beginners

Learn the basics of the Chinese language and become really good at it fast

Created by Dave Partner - Full Stack Software Developer

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Students: 2519, Price: Free

China is one of the top world powers and their technology being used in every single corner of the earth. China has the highest population of any country in the world and their economy is among the most powerful.
China is essentially taking over the world. Learning the Chinese language is very essential to surviving the the world we are entering into.
Knowing the Chinese language will enable you do business in China.

There are so many reasons to learn the Chinese language, below are some

1. China is the most widely spoken language in the world

Many people may not have noticed, but Chinese is the number one most spoken language in the world! There are approximately 1,197,000,000 people speaking Chinese, that's about 14% of the world population. 

 

2. Countries that speak Mandarin

The Chinese language is spoken in countries such as China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Phillipines and Mongolia. If you ever hope to do business in these countries then it would be beneficial to learn their language.

 

3. Learn about history and culture of China

Chinese history and culture is one the richest and certainly the oldest in the world. China is renowned for producing beautiful novels, short stories, poetry and more recently excellence in film. Reading great Chinese biographies and watching short films about the history of China provides a greater understanding of the language.

4. Make friends with different cultures

China has the biggest population in the world with approximately 1.28 billion people so learning the language gives you access to communicate with many people and connect on a deeper level. Get a Chinese pen pal to improve your writing and understand family life in China.

5. It is good for business

Mark Zuckerberg is wowing audiences across the world with his new Chinese Skills, especially those important business executives in China. In fact, there are many top CEO’s that speak Chinese as a second language.

Mark Zuckerberg spoke Chinese during a Q&A session at Tsinghua University in China. You can find this on youtube.

So why would a man already highly successful learn to speak Mandarin and then deliver a 30 minute presentation in a language he is just getting to grips with? Well he could just be learning the language to communicate with the in-laws as his wife is Chinese, or this is part of a business strategy to move Facebook into China then truly become Global.

6. Learning Mandarin is easier than you think

You do not have to worry about verbs! there are no verbs, no plurals, no tenses, no subject-verb agreement, and no conjugations. There are over 80,000 Chinese characters but generally only 3,500 are used in conversation. In fact, it could be regarded as a more logical language.

7. Improve your artistic skills

Chinese symbols and characters require a steady hand. The written words are actually iconographic characters rather than letters. These symbols and characters are created using ‘strokes’ rather like painting.

 

8. Improve your brain power

We know we need to keep are brains well oiled and studies have shown that Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains! This will certainly keep brains motoring.

 

9. Travel to beautiful countries knowing you can communicate

If you can speak Mandarin “the world is your oyster” as you travel across Southeast Asia you will have the confidence to speak with the locals in Chinese, you might even be invited into their homes for home cooked food experiencing real Chinese life. Travelling around the world is always more enriching when you make friends with local people.

 

10. Eat great food

Sizzling food markets across China offer some unique dishes not found anywhere else. Chinese cuisine is a joy to behold so the language will acquaint you with the types of food not found in our local Chinese Take Away.

See you in the course!

Beginners for learning Mandarin courses

Mandarin initials, there are 21 initials that you can learn from this video.

Created by TaiwanIcdf School - TaiwanICDF-International Education and Training

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Students: 571, Price: Free

TaiwanICDF School is a learning series of Mandarin Chinese language. It is aimed for beginners worldwide who never learn the language before. All instruction will be in English. Through the videos in order, you will be able to learn includes pronunciation, tones, rules, and then into different levels of grammars gradually. It is fun, easy and will save you a lot of time. It is systematically and comprehensively for basic Mandarin Chinese learners. Most important, it is practical that can be used in daily life. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

TaiwanICDF School is a learning series of Mandarin Chinese language. It is aimed for beginners worldwide who never learn the language before. All instruction will be in English. Through the videos in order, you will be able to learn includes pronunciation, tones, rules, and then into different levels of grammars gradually. It is fun, easy and will save you a lot of time. It is systematically and comprehensively for basic Mandarin Chinese learners. Most important, it is practical that can be used in daily life. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

TaiwanICDF School is a learning series of Mandarin Chinese language. It is aimed for beginners worldwide who never learn the language before. All instruction will be in English. Through the videos in order, you will be able to learn includes pronunciation, tones, rules, and then into different levels of grammars gradually. It is fun, easy and will save you a lot of time. It is systematically and comprehensively for basic Mandarin Chinese learners. Most important, it is practical that can be used in daily life. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Learning Chinese Pinyin; Numbers

Get to know how to pronounce Chinese in a right way without a foreign accent; understand the difference among 5 tones;

Created by Jie Luo - Your Chinese Teacher

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Students: 491, Price: Free

Hello everyone! In this course, I will open a door to all the beginners, and make sure everyone can grasp all the details in Pinyin system, how to recognize  finals (simple ones, compound ones), initials, tones, tone changes; How to count in Chinese. Hope this will help you all, Thank you!