Free Chinese lessons from GoEast Mandarin
Chinese isn’t as hard as you think it is, and there are plenty of free resources as well. Scroll down for videos and free lesson materials. For more Chinese language videos, you can always see our YouTube channel, GoEast Mandarin.
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- Pronunciation of the Mandarin language
- Beginner Chinese
- Chinese Pinyin alphabet
- Chinese characters
- Chinese greetings
- Chinese reading stories with PDF
- Chinese listening practice stories
- Chinese vocabulary
- History of the Chinese language
Pronunciation of the Mandarin language
Pronounce your Chinese like a pro. Here’s a free 26-minute free Mandarin class by GoEast’s Lynn, on the tones, pinyin, accents, finals, and initials of the Chinese language. You can also read a write-out in text about Chinese pronunciation.
This is one of the most popular series on our YouTube channel (aside Beyond Class). Learn how to say basic phrases such as “I’m fine”, learn Chinese pinyin, and finals & initials. Find the YouTube playlist here, or find the free Chinese lessons back on our website.
Chinese Pinyin alphabet
The Chinese alphabet was introduced for several reasons, the main one to assist the learning of the Mandarin language for Chinese and foreigners alike. In this article, we go through the initials, finals, and how pinyin is used alongside Chinese characters.
Chinese Hanzi characters
There are over 50,000 Chinese Hanzi characters, but you don’t need to learn them all! In this free video class we take you through how they work and how they make sense. Lynn will also teach you how to write the components and radicals.
The video is also available as an article about Chinese characters.
Here’s free Chinese class material on Mandarin language greetings, from the conventional “Good morning” to “Long time no see”, with Pinyin and Hanzi: Greetings in Chinese
Chinese reading stories with PDF
We have these free Chinese reading stories available, illustrated and spoken by GoEast Mandarin staff. Each story comes with a downloadable PDF with Hanzi, Pinyin and English vocabulary.
Such as this Chinese story about a smart teller:
Free Chinese listening practice stories
Listen to these stories developed by Du Chinese and GoEast Mandarin, perfect for listening and graded on various language levels. Listen and at the same time you can read the Hanzi, Pinyin and English words. An example story is about remote work, now very popular in China and the rest of the world:
Click here for all Free Chinese listening stories.
Free Chinese vocabulary cards
The HSK books are full of vocabulary, but there are even more Chinese words not in the books! That’s why we develop Chinese language vocabulary cards, about Star Wars, Pokémon or other topics. This is aside flashcards used inside the classes. Click here for our Chinese vocabulary.
Here’s an example Chinese vocabulary card:
History of the Chinese language
The Chinese language is one of the oldest languages out there, with Mandarin Chinese being the most common of variations. Read everything about the Chinese language here.
If you’re interested in learning Chinese with us, see our online courses, or read about our offline classes at our school in Shanghai.