Videos

BBC Chinese - getting started

An introduction to China and Mandarin, the official Chinese language. It shows how Mandarin is taught in schools with the correct tones and using pinyin, a romanised form of spelling. There's a brief introduction to how Chinese characters are formed and how calligraphy is still practised as an art. This clip covers greeting people and saying your name.

Taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/real_chinese/videos/start/