Mandarin 1 is an on-line Mandarin language course designed for learners who do not have prior knowledge in Mandarin. It provides learners with foundation knowledge to enable them to understand, converse and respond in oral and written form. This course encompasses the listening, speaking, reading and writing components. It is aimed to help learners to obtain enough exposure of theMandarin phonetics (Han Yu Pin Yin). The basic grammar introduced is related to the language used daily by the Chinese.