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Coursera: Chinese Characters for beginner 汉字

 with  Shi Zhengyu
Welcome to "Chinese Characters for beginner"!
This is an elementary course on learning Chinese characters. Together, we will start from the basic element of Chinese characters-- Strokes. Then we will learn 1,200 basic Chinese words composed of 240 commonly used Chinese characters, which begin with “一”(one), including pronunciation, shape and meaning, so that to improve the learning effect.

① Each Chinese character is with pinyin;

② Each Chinese character is shown in the form of animation in the process of writing, namely strokes;

③ English translation is used on the Chinese character can be a word itself. Other Chinese characters can not be independent of words are the characters of. The English translation of this kind of characters is marked in parentheses;

④ Each Chinese word is accompanied by Pinyin, English translation and picture, which is easy to understand;

⑤ There are proper exercises at the end of each lesson.

Good luck !

Syllabus

第一周


第二周


第三周


第四周


第五周


第六周


第七周


第八周


第九周


第十周


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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Institution Peking University
Provider Coursera
Language Chinese
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 5-7 hours a week
Calendar 10 weeks long
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2 reviews for Coursera's Chinese Characters for beginner 汉字

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6 months ago
Catherine \von Dennefeld completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Extremely valuable! This course broke my apprehension regarding writing characters. The hours spent practicing yielded great benefits. I hope by now that the voice that guides the course has been raised to a louder level, as it was barely audible when I took the class some 7 months ago, a topic of concern with many students. Other than that , hang in there, you will not regret taking the course.
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a year ago
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Ellie Kristensen is taking this course right now.
I couldn't access this course. Tried for hours. This is ridiculous. I hit the green button of course..there's only a class description.
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