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

Derek Rogers

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
to read the introduction
and see the slides.

Introduction       Slides       Slide 3 with audio