Sunday, January 20, 2008

Learn Chinese at MIT Open Courseware.

Have you ever think what is the most popular spoken language in the world?

According to the Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) the top spoken language by population is Chinese (Mandarin).

In Hong Kong, you may hear that (if you know Mandarin) there are a lot of people talking in Mandarin on the streets, restaurants and shopping malls. The reason is that there are a lot of tourists coming from China. The Chinese tourists talk in their native language, Mandarin.

So, it is beneficial to you if you can speak a little bit of Mandarin or at least understand what they say.

I found a website from MIT providing free online Chinese learning course at
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-Languages-and-Literatures/21F-101Spring-2006/CourseHome/index.htm


Enjoy it.

3 comments:

TOR Hershman said...

You have a most interesting blog.

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