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Chinese (Simplified)
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

40%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 30 hours to complete
Chinese (Simplified)
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

第一周

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
4 videos
第二课 派生笔画(1) · 数字(2)Lesson 2 The Derivative Strokes(1)·Numbers(2)5m
第三课 派生笔画(2) · 数词 · 人 Lesson 3 The Derivative Strokes(2)·Numbers and People5m
第四课 派生笔画(3) ·工 Lesson 4 The Derivative Strokes(3)· Tool5m
1 reading
Textbook2m
5 practice exercises
第一课 练习 Lesson 1 practice36m
第二课 练习 Lesson 2 practice40m
第三课 练习 Lesson 3 practice28m
第四课 练习 Lesson 4 practice26m
1~4课测验(quiz for 1~4 )58m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

第二周

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min)
4 videos
第六课 女 Lesson 6 Woman4m
第七课 父母 Lesson 7 Parents5m
第八课 孩子 Lesson 8 Child5m
5 practice exercises
第五课 练习 Lesson 5 practice26m
第六课 练习 Lesson 6 practice16m
第七课 练习 Lesson 7 practice20m
第八课 练习 Lesson 8 practice16m
5~8课测验(quiz for 5~8 )50m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

第三周

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min)
4 videos
第十课 反义词(1) Lesson 10 Antonym(1)6m
第十一课 反义词(2) Lesson 11 Antonym(2)4m
第十二课 反义词(2) Lesson 12 Antonym(2)5m
5 practice exercises
第九课 练习 Lesson 9 practice24m
第十课 练习 Lesson 10 practice26m
第十一课 练习 Lesson 11 practice26m
第十二课 练习 Lesson 12 practice20m
9-12课测验(quiz for 9~12 )1h
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

第四周

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min)
4 videos
第十四课 方位词 Lesson 14 Noun of Locality5m
第十五课 语法字 (1) Lesson 15 Grammatic Characters(1)4m
第十六课 语法字(2) Lesson 16 Grammatic Characters(2)5m
5 practice exercises
第十三课 练习 Lesson 13 practice30m
第十四课 练习 Lesson 14 practice30m
第十五课 练习 Lesson 15 practice18m
第十六课 练习 Lesson 16 practice22m
13-16课测验(quiz for 13~16 )48m

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    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.

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  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

  • Yes. This course is designed for the beginners. The course starts with the explanation of the strokes and stroke orders, the basic elements of writing Chinese characters. At the same time, all those who are interested in Chinese characters are welcomed to select this course.

  • Before learning this course, learners need to master the Chinese phonetic alphabet - Pinyin; If the learners can master the entry level of Chinese spoken language, such as the MOOC course "Chinese for beginners" , will be better for this course`s learning.

  • Yes. It is suggested that the learners practice hand writing for 0.5-1 hour every day. The duration of writing could be increased according to the contents of the course and the interest of the individual.

  • This course is accompanied by a dedicated meter character template, which can be downloaded and printed by the learners.

  • Yes. In order to cooperate with the course of study, the textbook "Chinese character" and the reference book "Chinese Character Visual Dictionary", which are planned to be published at the end of the year 2015, have been accomplished

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