Free Chinese Language Course from the US Foreign Service Institute
The good folks at Live Lingua have amassed quite an archive of the US Foreign Service Institute's (FSI) public domain (free!) language courses. Included and available for instant free download online is the US Foreign Service Institute's Chinese Language Course.
These free FSI Chinese lessons are just one of the dozens of foreign languages available. The FSI has developed language educational materials for decades and the more current ones are truly gems for language learners as they are focused on fast learning for practical situations. Some of the older materials are dated but still provide a lot of learning fodder at no cost.
This free Chinese course material was created by the FSI to give their foreign service teams quick and effective language training in regions where the Chinese language is spoken. It includes Chinese audio lessons and associated text documents for a complete beginner's Chinese course.