This site presents basic and intermediate Mandarin Chinese lessons for you to use for free.

Following the lessons from start to finish will provide you with a working knowledge of basic Mandarin Chinese.

This site is organized similar to the first two years of a university Mandarin program.

Elementary I This is the equivalent of an introductory Mandarin Chinese course in university. Basic greetings, essential vocabulary, and grammar are covered.

Elementary II This would be the second semester of your first year of Mandarin class. There is a lot of review, with an emphasis on fluid usage of what you already know, and expanding your vocabulary.

Intermediate I - Introduces a lot of new material, more complex sentence constructions and grammar, and a few cultural notes.

Intermediate II - Similar to a second year, second semester Mandarin course, this is meant to expand on material presented in Intermediate I.