1, 1-2 lessons to know/learn about Pinyin and 4 tones----which takes you to all chinese words and phases
2, while practicing Pinyin and tones a lot (reading Chinese Characters), you can also learn how interesting Chinese Character is, cause many of them are looks like a pic. that you can see/guess the meaning of some of them
3. learning greetings, basic usefull phrases~ new Chinese Characters, writting skills etc. are happening simultaneously.
4. Learning+practicing... learning+practicing... :)