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Chinese Characters for beginner 汉字

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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 !

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Rating 4.6 based on 31 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 5-7 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $29
From Peking University, University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructors Shi Zhengyu, Jim Fong
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Language Chinese, English
Subjects Business Languages
Tags Business Marketing Language Learning Other Languages Business Strategy

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chinese characters in 6 reviews

Well Worth the Effort!Having just completed the HSK Prep Certification Course, I knew I needed to focus on recognizing and understanding basic Chinese Characters.

Teaches how to write the chinese characters in a very didactic way, step by step.

Then, I really learned so much Chinese Characters and the origin of some of them.

So, I will hope it would be the possibility of having a second part in order to learn more about Chinese Characters and have an additional complement to learn Chinese language.谢谢! It is excellent course.

:-) Great step-by-step introduction to Chinese Characters!

This course helps me understand better about the Chinese characters than just reading books.

It was easy to learn several chinese characters.

stroke type in one review

Slides systematically focus on stroke type, stroke order, and vocabulary introduction.

However, quiz questions do not qualify stroke type or order.

Since the facilitator failed to provide grammar guidance within class videos and quiz questions do not qualify stroke type or order, quizzes fail to evaluate the student's comprehension of the course material.

iPhone's "Chinese (Simplified) - Handwriting" keyboard allows me to practice stroke type and order.

quiz questions in one review

Rather than watch the videos, I rely on the transcription to populate my SRS (spaced repetition system) tool.I value image use within quiz questions.

Some quiz questions evaluate a students vocabulary knowledge.

Furthermore, after only a few lessons a third of the quiz questions evaluate grammar through sentence based prompts.

and memrise.com to create my own training material and quiz questions.

To answer grammar dependent quiz questions I guessed.

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Peking University

Rating 4.6 based on 31 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 5-7 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $29
From Peking University, University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructors Shi Zhengyu, Jim Fong
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language Chinese, English
Subjects Business Languages
Tags Business Marketing Language Learning Other Languages Business Strategy