Course Overview


Online Mandarin Levels 1&2 is a Beginners Mandarin course for students who have never studied the Mandarin language before. This is an intensive Mandarin course allowing you to take two Mandarin levels in 8 weeks and progress more quickly. If you’re unsure of your level, then check our level chart.


Our Online Mandarin language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


Course Content


Communicative aims

– Focusing on learning correct pronunciation

– Building up simple sentence structures and gaining confidence in speaking

– Communicating in spoken Mandarin within a beginner’s range of commonly encountered situations

– Introduction to “Hanzi” characters outlining stokes and structures.

– Working on pronunciation 

– Building up simple sentence structures and gaining confidence in speaking 

– Communicating in spoken Chinese within a beginner’s range of commonly encountered situations 

– Building on “Hanzi” characters outlining stokes and structures 


Linguistic aims

– Greetings; introductions, surnames and names

– Talking about someone’s occupation

– Talking about someone’s origins & describing countries and cities

– Numbers & currencies

– Asking for a telephone number

– Reading the time

– Asking for shop opening & closing times

– Explaining daily routines

– Explaining where you go, when, with whom and how



Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12) 
  • Students must be 18+ years old 
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners 
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours each, twice a week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks 
  • The course takes place on selected weekdays 18:30 – 20:00 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6th February – 28th March 2024

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8th April – 31st May 2024*

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11th June – 1st August 2024

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12th August – 2nd October 2024*

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 15th October – 5th December


*Due to the bank holiday, there is no lesson on Monday 27th May. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 31st May unless otherwise agreed with the teacher.

*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, there is no lesson on the Monday 26th August 2024. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. 


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from Mandarin language teachers 
  • Mandarin language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Online Mandarin Levels 1&2
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