Mandarin Chinese Beginner Levels

Please be as honest as possible about what you can and can not do so we can put you at the right level

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* 1. I can say ‘hello’, ‘good morning’, ‘good evening’ and ‘goodbye’

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* 2. I can read and write in basic Pinyin

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* 3. I have a basic knowledge of the tones and try to use them correctly when speaking

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* 4. I am aware of the order of strokes when trying to write Chinese characters

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* 5. I can ask and answer simple questions about names, nationality and job

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* 6. I can recognise basic dishes, fruit, vegetables and drinks on a menu.

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* 7. In a café or restaurant, I can order food and ask for the bill politely

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* 8. I can simply explain my daily routine

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* 9. I can state what my hobbies and interests are

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* 10. When somebody speaks slowly and is willing to repeat, I can understand basic directions in the city

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* 11. I know the basic colours in Mandarin Chinese

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* 12. I know simple words related to clothes

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* 13. I can recognise the days and months when I see them written in Pinyin

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* 14. I can recognise and say most of my numbers from 0-100000

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* 15. I know the main characters (alphabet system) and can pronounce them.

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* 16. I can tell the time and make very simple arrangements

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