BBC Mandarin Online Course (12 months)

Mandarin Online Course

Learn Mandarin anywhere, anytime with BBC master trainer

BBC Mandarin Online Course is an “online version of BBC Beginner Course“. It is created for those of you who want to learn via online only.

BBC Mandarin Online Course is designed especially for teenagers and adults who have zero or little basic of Mandarin. This online course focuses on conversational Mandarin, not about writing Chinese characters.

We successfully developed a unique teaching system that will help you understand 85% of most common Mandarin words in 12 months. You will ‘fall in love’ with Mandarin & be more confident to speak Mandarin to anyone, anytime and anywhere.  

What you'll achieve in this course?

– You will master all Mandarin pronunciations, 6 vowels, 4 tones & 21 consonants

– You will understand 85% of most commonly used Mandarin words

– You will understand 1,000+ important vocabulary & 500+ phrases

– You can write Mandarin characters and phrases in your handphone

– You get useful insights into Chinese culture and ‘mindset’

– You can start a conversation with Chinese person about anything

– You can speak Mandarin to anyone in the world

This is BBC 4th edition beginner course book. It has total of 176 pages.

5 Key Steps to Learn Mandarin (for Beginners)


Han yu means Mandarin while pin yin means spelling. There are 3 components of han yu pin yin; 6 vowels, 4+1 tone and 21 consonants. The table below shows the complete list of han yu pin yin

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Mandarin vocabulary is rather straight forward compared to English. For instance,

Computer 脑 diàn nǎo
Handphone话 diàn huà
Battery 池 diàn chí
Movie 影 diàn yǐng

Do you notice that the first word is the same? 电 diàn = electric

– 脑 nǎo = brain. 电脑 diàn nǎo literally direct translate is “electric brain”. It actually means computer.
– 话 huà = talk. 电话 diàn huà literally direct translate is “electric talk”. It actually means telephone. 
– 池 chí = reservoir. 电池 diàn chí literally direct translate is “electric reservoir. It actually means battery.
– 影 yǐng = shadow. 电影 diàn yǐng literally direct translate is “electric shadow”. It actually means movie.

Take a guess. What is 电视机 diàn shì jī ?  Tips: 视 shì = view ; 机  jī = machine

Your answer : _____________


This is the formula to create Mandarin sentences.
S = Subjects (who) come at the beginning of the sentence
T = Time (when) expressions come immediately before or after the subject. 
P = Place (where) where an event happened, the place expression comes before the verb. 
A = Action (what) verb + object, do something.

The sequence is Subject, Time, Place and Action (STPA)

Princess | yesterday | went to the hospital | see the doctor.

gōng zhǔ | zuó tiān | qù yī yuàn | kàn yī shēng



After you have learned all the pronunciation, important vocabularies and you know how to construct Mandarin sentence using STPA formula, you have to apply what you have learned and speak Mandarin everyday. In order to speak fluent Mandarin, it is crucial for students to speak Mandarin everyday.


We don’t encourage Beginner students to learn Chinese characters at the beginning as it may not be easy for you. Most people agree that Chinese characters is the hardest language to learn. So we leave this to Step 5, only after you can speak around 50% of Mandarin.

How BBC Online Course can help you speak Mandarin?

Before class starts: You Receive Course Materials & Join Whatsapp Group

1. BBC Beginner Course Book 4th Edition (Total of 176 pages : 5 topics + 20 assignments)
2. BBC Audio & Video files via google drive (for all topics and assignments)
3. BBC Whatsapp group with 365 days support from 2 BBC Master Trainers

Week 1-5: You Learn 5 Fundamental Topics

(You have to record audio / video and send to whatsapp group)
Topic 1 : How to pronounce Mandarin words (pinyin) accurately
Topic 2 : How to greet and introduce myself in any occasions
Topic 3 : How to ask for phone number, price, quantities, calendar, time
Topic 4 : How to understand 100+ most common Mandarin words
Topic 5 : How to ask any questions and answer by just copy & paste!

Week 6-26: You have to Submit 20 Assignments

(You have to record audio / video and send to whatsapp group)
Assignment 1 : How to ask & answer 
short and simple questions (eg: Where are you? I am in KL)
Assignment 2 : Introduce myself in detail (eg: Where were you born? I born in Malaysia)
Assignment 3 : Introduce family & friends (eg: Where do your parents live? My parent live in KL)
Assignment 4 : How to bargain in shopping (eg: How much is that book? It is RM100)
Assignment 5 : How to order in restaurant (eg: Do you have menu? I want to order chicken rice)
Assignment 6 : Meet new Chinese friends (eg: Where do you come from? I come from Beijing)
Assignment 7 : How to say time (eg: What time is it now? It is 5.30pm, you are late already)
Assignment 8 : How to say date (eg: When is your birthday? My birthday is 10 January 1988)
Assignment 9 : Mode of transportation (eg: How do you go to work? I go to work by car)
Assignment 10 : Sing Mandarin songs (对不起,我的中文不好 & 月亮代表我的心)
Assignment 11 : Share about my hobby (What sports do you like the most? I like to play football)
Assignment 12 : Invite friends for a meal (Where is the food? I am really hungry)
Assignment 13 : Set appointment with client (Where do we meet tomorrow? See you in my office)
Assignment 14 : Office equipment (Can you lend me a pen and notebook? I forgot to bring)
Assignment 15 : Workplace conversation (Where is the conference room? It is on the second floor)
Assignment 16 : How to excel in interview (Tell me about yourself and what is your major)
Assignment 17 : Travelling experience (Have you been to Taiwan? It is my first time to go Taiwan)
Assignment 18 : Share about my career (What did you learn from this job? I learned a lot)
Assignment 19 : Useful emergency phrases (Help! Help! Please help me catch the thief)
Assignment 20 : Now I can speak Mandarin (I hope everyone can learn Mandarin together)
Examination : Translate English to Mandarin & write essay about journey of learning Mandarin

Week 27-52: You have to Converse in Mandarin

We will speak and converse in Mandarin based on the assignment topic we learned. After practice speaking Mandarin everyday for 12 months, you will be able to speak Mandarin fluently, be more confident to speak Mandarin to anyone, anytime and anywhere.  

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Meet BBC Master Trainers

Vincent Ong

Master Trainer of BBC Beginner Course

He is born in Jakarta, Indonesia and migrated to Kedah, Malaysia since he is 6 years old to learn Mandarin in SJKC. He is always the top 3% student in his entire education journey but he never stop learning. After graduated and worked in accounting field for few years, he decided to pursue his passion which is to help non-Chinese to learn and speak Mandarin.

He is HRDF-certified trainer who is well-known for his unique teaching technique. He uses English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese and other dialects to teach Mandarin. In just 3 years time, he has personally coached over 1500 students from Malaysia, Germany, US, UK, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Syria etc

His students got better job opportunities with higher income, close new deals with Chinese clients and able to travel to Chinese speaking country without any worry. He has a lot of success teaching non-Chinese to understand and converse in Mandarin because he understands the mindset and difficulties of non-Chinese who want to speak Mandarin

Minn Eng

Principal & Master Trainer Belajar Bahasa Cina BBC

She scores A1 in SPM Mandarin subject (only less than 5% students score A1 in Mandarin). She achieved distinguished results in HSK (Level 6) Examination – Percentile Rank 90% (Total Score: 254/300)

She has corporate experience in preparing, checking distributor contract and purchase agreement in Mandarin & English for Pioneer Centrifuge Sdn. Bhd. She also assisted in interpretation between China sub-contractor & Malaysia main-contractor for KVMRT Project, MMC-Gamuda JV Sdn. Bhd. 

She is the main course creator for children program. She has helped many non-chinese children learn to speak good command of Mandarin from scratch and her studen achieve flying colours in Chinese examinations.

Join 10th batch BBC Mandarin Online Course (12 months)

Whatsapp Online Support RM30/month
Course Material (Course book, Audio & Video) RM150 

Last date to join BBC : 16 April 2019
Course Book Delivery : 17 April 2019
First class in WA group : 20 April 2019

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