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Chinese for HSK 1

Learn Chinese: HSK Test Preparation,

Nǐ hǎo! 你好!Welcome to Chinese for HSK Level 1 - a Chinese course for beginners. My name is YU Bin. I am very happy to meet you here! HSK stands for Hànyǔ (Chinese) Shuǐpíng (level) Kǎoshì (test), which is the most important Chinese proficiency test in use today. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using Chinese in their daily, academic and professional lives. Chinese for HSK Level 1 is the first part of the 6 levels and assesses test takers’ abilities in the application of everyday Chinese. It is the counterpart of Level 1 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will learn:  30 video lectures with dialogue role plays by PKU students;  More than 150 commonly used words;  Around 50 key grammar points;  New words and texts via audio;  Quizzes for each lesson and HSK test papers;  Videos for 70 basic Chinese characters (optional);  Supplementary materials about China (optional). In short, the course covers the four skills although only listening and reading are tested in HSK. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use simple Chinese phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further your Chinese language studies. Have a fantastic journey of Chinese learning. For more information about HSK please visit:

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Rating 4.8 based on 242 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study + 1 week final test, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (48 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Peking University via Coursera
Instructor YU Bin
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Language English
Subjects Languages
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very good

At the same time, you will be able to speak, read and write in Chinese, and will have very good knowledge in gramma.

Not an easy course if learner does not have some basic Mandarin background but very good.

Very good This course is very good to learn basic Chinese.

The course was very good.

Very good resources.

very good course and very good constructors/teachers/professors Very good.

Very good for beginners with a strong interest in learning Mandarin Chinese.

Very good pace and progressive in the learning, thank you!Really good videos, people talk slowly, which helps a lot, vocabulary builds up progressively too.I would recommend a bit more use friendliness at the last test (need to jump back and forth between the audio instructions/dialogue and the questions)ET My spoken and written Mandarin have improved compared to when I was learning exclusively with mobile phone app.

The lessons are taught in a dynamic and interesting way.Very good for HSK1 preparation.

very good!

The Course is very good; all the learning skils are very well explored and the student will not miss the traditional classroom.

Very good to start for beginner.

Very good instructor!

Its very good.

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I am really thankful to teacher Yu Bin and the team.

May you also keep going.Thank you once again Miss Yu Bin and the team.Regards: Mujahid Ali This course moves very fast.

Thank you Ms Yu Bin and all mentors as you all made learning Chinese a pleasure.

Teacher Yu Bin is very pleasant and easy to understand.

Wish to say Thank You to my Teacher Yu Bin for teaching me.

YU Bin is an excellent teacher and the course was well organized.

Some good material overall, but the notes are not correctly formatted, tests are not formatted that well, lessons are not that clearly structured Ce cours me permet de me familiariser l'audition ainsi que l'écriture des caractères chinois.Merci beaucoup à l'équipe HSK Level1 ainsi que la professeure Yu Bin pour le contenu et les ressources.

Instructor is YU Bin is one of most dedicated college professor I have ever meet in my years taking courses at university or Coursera!

Professor Yu Bin is a fantastic teacher!

Ms Yu Bin´s Chinese classes provides a very high level of learning experience for disciplined learners.

Many thanks to Peking University (YU Bin & team) and Coursera for their excellent platform!

The video teacher, Yu Bin, spoke clearly and took her time to explain the next lesson.

Laoshi Yu bin is a great instructor .

Excellent course, Yu Bin explains the material very well and the content is well organised.

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easy to follow

Simple and very easy to follow !

Well-planned and easy to follow.

Easy to follow and helpful additional information.

Very easy to follow, very clearly explained, lots of different people talking which is great to practice with...Highly recommended Very well constructed course.

A well made Chinese language course, the course materials are really up to date and helpful for everyday conversation furthermore the course content for each week are well planned and easy to follow.

Easy to follow.

very good with a lot of practice embedded into the course I liked the course overall, the instructor was very consistent, pleasant and easy to follow.

the formula of the lesson is simple and easy to follow, a fantastic way to start, definitely moving on to HSK2 I have completed four college level Chinese classes, so this was a good review for preparation for HSK 1.

Easy to follow and very usefull I think the course was generally quite good.

This course was easy to follow and complete.

It provided sufficient materials for the lessons and the program was easy to follow.

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recommend this course

Excellent Course, I would recommend this course to anyone trying to learn Mandarin.

I recommend it to anyone that want to start Chinese for the first time I without a doubt recommend this course, everything is explained clearly and teacher Yu Bin is very professional, my cheers also goes to the students who made the dialogue videos.

I would definitely recommend this course to beginner chinese language learners.

Highly recommend this course for freshers.

Overall, I would highly recommend this course for beginners.

I strongly recommend this course to new comers.

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listening and reading

The quizzes/tests are all listening and reading.

As an absolute beginner in Mandarin, this course significantly helps honing my listening and reading skill.

Video lectures are 5-10min each, which I think is the perfect length!The course is well-structured, and materials are a mix of listening and reading, with a variety of good-sized everyday life dialogues.

Short lectures, lots of practice with listening and reading as well as with character recognition.

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well structured

very good class, I like to have more of this The course is very well structured and balanced.

Well structured and adaptable to suit different needs, levels and availability.

The course is well structured so that it is always interesting to follow, you grab most of the 150 HSK 1 words in a way that does not feel awkward (Peking University did a great job grouping them) and the basic grammar without actually studying it (i.e.

Well structured and very interesting.

Good content and well structured.

Very well structured: new words and grammar points are read and explained by the teacher, who reads also all the dialogues.

A very-well structured course It was a great course.

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well done

Very well done!

Very well done program.

This course is really well done.

Course is very well done, clear and with excellent resources.

However, some of the grammar points could have been explained slightly better; the majority were really well done though.

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final test

For the first level of HSK they teach you all you have to know and some exercises and the final test are a "copy" of an HSK test, so you can train yourself every week and at the end.

The professor and the staff are excellent, and the material is not less than first-rate.I learned more in this 6-week course (7, but the last week is just the final test) than in 3 months attending to (Chinese) classroom class.

I'm happy to give the course 5 stars.Minor suggestions would be to make the final test more readable (too much scrolling involved between questions).

The final test is a bit cumbersome because of the layout, and some of the recordings are excessively loud compared to the others, requiring one to adjust the sound, but the content and delivery are very professional.

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really enjoyed

good I really enjoyed the course.

I really enjoyed this course, it was exceptional and I learned plenty.

I really enjoyed this course.

I really enjoyed learning every small thing in this interesting course.

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Rating 4.8 based on 242 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study + 1 week final test, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (48 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Peking University via Coursera
Instructor YU Bin
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Languages
Tags Language Learning Other Languages

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