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Chinese for Beginners

Peking University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long

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Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. In addition to the dialogues, the selection of reading materials and practice activities will make the content as rich and varied as possible, in order to stimulate the learners’ interests. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. The learners don’t need to study Chinese characters, so it is easier to follow and complete this course.

Taught by

Xiaoyu Liu

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Reviews for Coursera's Chinese for Beginners
3.7 Based on 18 reviews

  • 5 stars 33%
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  • 3 stars 39%
  • 2 star 6%
  • 1 star 6%

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Harsha N
5.0 2 years ago
by Harsha completed this course.
It is a good course for someone who has no idea about chinese language and wants to get a feel of it. I liked that it was simple and still well structured. I definitely recommend this course to others. Also the tests were manageable, if one is very busy, they can still manage to complete it within deadlines.
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Katerina R
5.0 4 years ago
Katerina completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
thank you so so much! I like your courses! it's unbelievably!

I'm from Russia. I learn french, hindi and spanish.

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Anonymous
1.0 a year ago
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The presentation is awkward. There is no opportunity to practice pronunciation other than by restarting the video. The instructor does have a clear voice, easy to understand.
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Anonymous
2.0 2 years ago
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This is not really a MOOC. The materials are not well organized and designed. Keeping watching the teacher speaking is boring.
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