Chinese for Beginners

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.

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Rating 4.6 based on 1,011 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 6 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jan 23 (last week)
Cost $49
From Peking University via Coursera
Instructor Xiaoyu Liu
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Languages
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Other Languages

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xiaoyu liu in 19 reviews

Thanks a million, Dr. Xiaoyu Liu for a very condensed course that covers basic daily conversations.

Thank you so much to Xiaoyu Liu LAOSHI.

I understand that you might not want to confuse some participants but I think it is very important to learn some Chinese characters very easy to understand <3 It was a really good courses, Xiaoyu Liu is an amazing teacher she explain you everything as best as possible.

Xiaoyu Liu thank you.

There is so much vocabulary and it is so well explained by professor Xiaoyu Liu.

Xiaoyu Liu is an excellent teacher.

Thank you Xiaoyu Liu and thank you Coursera for all the wonderful things I've learned here!

Continúen con cursos como estos.. Good as a refresher for people with some Chinese already but not thorough enough for a complete beginner The University of Pekín is excelent, thank the teacher Xiaoyu Liu and thank to "Coursera.org" for this oportunity.

highly recommend in 13 reviews

Thank you LAOSHI good job Highly recommended, if you learn this you should have completed chinese 1!

I would highly recommend this course for anyone willing learn some useful basic phrases.

I highly recommend this course to any true beginner in Chinese.

Excellent experience I highly recommend it, and the Chinese professor is very clear and has excellent command of English.

I highly recommend this language program to anyone who really wants to learn and study the Chinese language and anyone who likes to learn at a steady and consistent pace from their computer at home.

It is very helpful and I am highly recommend this course for those who want to learn basic mandarin speaking.

Highly recommended!

I highly recommend this course for everyone who want to begin learning Mandarin Chinese.

peking university in 8 reviews

Thanks Peking University.

Excellent Mandarin course from the Peking University.

It's a great course and I'd like to thank Peking University and Coursera for this great opportunity!Clarisse Cardoso, from Brazil.

This is fantastic effort from Peking University, for those who want to learn Chines.

Peking University's Chinese for Beginners course has been very interesting and comprehensive in covering the basics that would be truly useful and stimulating for beginners.

I look forward to any additional courses that Peking University has to offer.

I hope Peking University can open more higher level course.

I hope that Peking University offers another online course for those who have completed "Chinese for Beginners."

looking forward in 8 reviews

Looking forward to the next level on my Chinese speaking.

Looking forward to the second class now.

Looking forward for more Chinese for beginners and maybe after it preparation for HSK I. I think very good course.

I'm looking forward for another course, because these 7 weeks were not enough for me) I love learning Chinese with this course!

I am traveling to China in a few months and I am looking forward to trying to use what I've learned in the course!

Looking forward to continue my Chinese learning!

Looking forward to the next course.

I am looking forward to sharing my new skills and hopefully taking all subsequent courses offered in this series.

lo básico in 7 reviews

muy bueno de verdad a pesar de que no enseñan gramática,aprendes la fonética y lo básico de como comunicarte y desenvolverte The course was useful and easy to learn and speak Chinese words,numbers, time,day etc.Loved the course.Thanks for offering.

Excelente curso de Chino para principiantes, tiene todo lo básico para poder defenderse tan sólo con algo de práctica y paciencia.

es un curso in 6 reviews

Es un curso maravilloso y fue hermoso aprender un idioma tan bonito y tan antiguo.

Es un curso muy in teresante y explicito, da facilidad de aprender rapido/ Realy useful and interesting as first approach to Chinese language i like this course.

Es un curso muy interactivo y sobre todo para uno que esta comenzando desde cero es algo realmente sencillo.

Es un curso muy ameno, la profesora es muy agradable y didáctica.

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Rating 4.6 based on 1,011 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 6 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jan 23 (last week)
Cost $49
From Peking University via Coursera
Instructor Xiaoyu Liu
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Languages
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Other Languages