Mandarin has 800 million native speakers - 14% of the world's population. So you might soon find it a useful language to know! Let local linguist
lead you through the 23 initials, 37 finals and 4 tones of spoken Mandarin, and show you how to master them all in an hour - after all, they're only speech sounds! You'll then be able to copy any word in Mandarin, because you'll know the entire speech-sound system. You'll also get a one-to-one conversation with a native speaker. Just think of that - after only one hour's study!
I ran this one-hour workshop on Mandarin
four times during the West End Festival
in Glasgow in June 2013.
Click on the links below
Slide 3 with audio
to read the introduction
and see the slides.