Chinese for beginners (HSK 1)

Learn the basics of Chinese


  • Learn the basics of the Chinese language the right way
  • Complete course; 16 lessons written and plenty of audio files.
  • 4 months average course duration.
  • No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.
  • You are in control; you decide where you study, when you study and which device you will use.
  • Get personal feedback from your teacher; she will guide you personally.


Nihao! We are excited to share with you the melodic serenity of the Chinese language, providing you with the basics of the language of this red giant of Asia. The most populous country in the world, China’s language is part of its magical history, including astonishing achievements and a historic legacy that has made China a powerful force in the world for thousands of years. From famous dynasties and martial arts to the Great Wall, China is a true wonder of the world. Our goal is to assist you in your quest to learn the Chinese language, to express your interest and appreciation with the correct words (Mandarin dialect in particular) and to become capable of conducting meaningful and interesting conversations with natives or visitors from China. China has one of the largest and most developed economies in the world, so the right move for businessmen who work in this major Asian market is to learn the basics of Chinese Mandarin. Besides showing respect for their foreign partners with fluency in Chinese Mandarin, learning the language will greatly enhance business communications. This Chinese course will be your guide, whether you walk the crowded streets of Beijing or simply order food from your favorite Chinese restaurant. The Forbidden City will no longer be off limits – your language skills will grant you access wherever Chinese Mandarin is spoken. Start your journey with confidence.



The setup of the Chinese for beginners course


"Chinese for beginners" is for everyone who wishes to start to learning the Chinese Mandarin language. Lesson by lesson you will learn more Chinese words, structures and build up confidence. By the end of this Chinese course for beginners you will be able to speak, read, write and listen to Chinese on a beginners level (Chinese HSK 1).


The Chinese for beginners course consists of 16 lessons and plenty of audio files. The following are the names of the individual lessons. As you can see there is a lot of variety and interesting topics that will be thaught.

  • Studying the Pinyin system
  • Hello
  • My name is...
  • Dad and mom
  • My pet
  • My house is not big
  • Breakfast
  • What food do you like?
  • Chinese class
  • I'm going to the library
  • What's the time?
  • My birthday
  • How's the weather?
  • Where do you work?
  • What's your hobby?
  • I watch tv every day

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The cover of the example lesson for the Chinese for beginners classes 



Learn Chinese for beginners the right way


  • We will teach you the basics of the Chinese language
  • We will take you by the hand from day one. The very first lesson explains the Pinyin system. And we are building further on this. Every step is explained to you in a very clear and understandable way. Everybody can learn Chinese by taking this course.
    We will also teach you how to write the Chinese characters that you learn in every lesson. See the following example how this is done for the character ? (ni): Learn how the word ni is written in Chinese

  • Our Chinese teacher will provide you with valuable personal advice and answer all your questions promptly
  • Jing Jing, the Chinese teacher for the Chinese classesWhen you are learning Chinese it is good to get the confirmation that you are understanding the learnings correctly. You would like to know if you are on the right track. You would like to get dedicated, personal advice. And if you happen to be stuck or do not understand something you would like to ask for help. This personal help is given by our personal teacher, who has helped many people learning both Chinese and preparing them for the Chinese HSK 1 exam. The majority of the students decide to sign up for the classes and hire the services of a personal teacher. Students who do so are allowed to ask for advice, questions and hand in course assignments for grading. Students who choose for self-tuition take on the course by themselves. They cannot ask for advice, questions nor can they hand in assignments for grading.

    Let us introduce our personal teacher to you:
    Nihao, my name is Jing Jing. I have been a Chinese Mandarin teacher for non-native speakers for many years. I love helping my students to develop a deep understanding of the Chinese language and its culture. I not only help many of my students do well in HSK exams, I also help them to develop the approaches that they can use to improve Chinese on their own. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have during the study process.

  • Take the Chinese for beginners exam
  • You have the opportunity to take the Chinese for beginners exam by the end of the course. This is optional and you decide for yourself if you would be interested in this. When you pass the exam you will receive the Didacton Certificate of Achievement for Chinese for beginners. It is a good way to prepare for the official Chinese HSK-1 exam.
    You can take this exam from home and you will have to apply the learnings from the course to pass the exam. The costs of the exam are $ 99.90, but if you decide to sign up for the exam when you book the Chinese for beginners course, then we can offer you a discounted price of $ 39.90.

  • Get updates for free
  • You will receive the latest version of the Chinese for beginners course when we are improving the contents of our lessons; free of charge. Whenever there is an update, you will get it.
  • Become part of the Didacton Chinese learning community and meet other students taking the course
  • You will be able to share all your experiences with other Chinese for beginner students in our learning management system. Would you like to meet up with others? Would you like to share tips how to study better? Or would you simply like to ask the opinion of others? You can do this and much more in your Didacton learning management system (lms).
    The lms is the focal point of your Chinese classes with Didacton. In it you will be able to take the Chinese for beginners course, interact with the teacher (optional), hand in assignments (optional) and see your grades (optional). Furthermore you have the opportunity to spice up your personal profile and interact with other students in the community. We are striving to improve and expand the lms continously and your feedback will be much appreciated.
  • Learn Chinese HSK 1 at your own pace and be fully flexible as you can use the device you prefer wherever you want whenever you want
  • One of the main advantages of taking online classes is that you decide how much time you would like to take for every lesson. The Chinese for beginners (HSK1) course consists of 16 lessons. If you work on one lesson every week you are done in approximately four months. But you decide your pace - you can take more time or go faster. You have one year access to the lms, but this can be increased upon request. You also do not have to worry that other students are faster or slower than you are. You decide your pace and you do not have to worry about others.
    You can access the lms with your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. This means that you are fully flexible with which device you would like to take the Chinese classes. Furthermore this means that you can also study wherever it suits you, whenever it suits you. You only need access to the internet.
    You will be able to conveniently print the individual lessons in case you prefer to read the lessons on paper.

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