FSI Chinese was produced by the Foreign Service Institute. It’s the course that was used to train State Department employees and foreign service employees. It’s available for free in numerous places on the Internet. Since the materials can be difficult to navigate and students often aren’t clear where to start or where to proceed next, […]
This is the first video of the FSI Chinese pronunciation course. It corresponds to the beginning of tape one. This lesson provides a good introduction to the four Chinese tones. The learner may find it helpful to go through the exercise at the end of the video a few times.