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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for HSK 1 by Peking University

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About the Course

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:

Top reviews

Jan 4, 2019

finally an online course that delivers, great way to kickstart or reboot your chinese. the formula of the lesson is simple and easy to follow, a fantastic way to start, definitely moving on to HSK2

May 22, 2019

Excellent course, Yu Bin explains the material very well and the content is well organised. I would have liked further explanations on the grammar and additional practice exercises beyond the quiz

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By Allison C

Sep 7, 2019

This class was just what I needed and whenever I needed it. I will continue with the next level.

By Juan P M

Nov 18, 2019

Great introduction course to Chinese! Loved the examples and fast-pace in having great results.

By Emily S

Jul 1, 2018

This class was excellent: the teacher, materials covered, and pacing were very good. 我很喜欢这个课程!

By Hoang T

Sep 20, 2021

This course is very good, thanks to this course, I have improved my Chinese better. Thank you

By Sawroj M

Aug 15, 2021

Such a great course, I learned a lot of things.The lecture, example explanation was too good.

By Thi M T N

May 21, 2021

Very informative and interesting course. Highly recommend!. Thank you, teacher and Coursera!

By Vildan K

Sep 3, 2021

Peking University is the best. Well structured, controlled learning environment. I like it.

By Hector A C A

Aug 29, 2019

It was a great course. I learnt a lot from it, even though I'm only a beginner in Chinese.

By Tobias H

Jun 20, 2017

Excellent teacher and easy-to-grasp lectures. A logical build. Inspired to learn more now!

By Joseline

Aug 11, 2020

very great course, many chinese words i learn and i can use it to speak. thankyou so much

By Bogdan T

Jul 18, 2020

Excellent resource, thorough teachers. Chinese becomes easy after this course. Well done.

By Dan C

Oct 29, 2016

Well structured and very interesting. It helps to build a foundation in Chinese language.

By Muhammad M Y

Nov 25, 2018

Complete basic chinese language course which cover all basic daily life communication..

By Shareen

Nov 6, 2021

Thank you so much for this 6weeks. This course helped me so much to learn mandarin. 谢谢


Dec 3, 2020

The videos are clear and easy to follow. Good for beginners with some basic knowledge.

By korrawin w

Jun 9, 2020

I love this course!. Teacher explain and speak clearly, easy to listen and understand.

By Janina B R

Oct 1, 2021

Fue un curso dinámico, los materiales muy completos y las clases súper interesantes.

By Chi K T C

Aug 26, 2020

This course can help me know and understand more about the Chinese and their Culture

By Jonathan G

Apr 23, 2018

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

By Chidchon S

Jun 24, 2020

This course provides many examples and words, including an example for HSK 1 exam.

By Rolando A

Feb 1, 2018

Great course to pass HSK 1. It really gives you all the elements to do it. Cheers!

By Luis B

Jun 29, 2020

¡Simplemente magnífico! Totalmente recomendado. La mejor forma de aprender chino.

By Miguel A J A

Mar 7, 2017

Very good resources. I highly recommend this course for people learning Mandarin.

By Anthony M

Dec 10, 2020

Excellent course, fantastic tutor, very good user interface and relevant content

By Shokhruz S F

Jul 6, 2020

Thank you! I am really enjoyed and got many information and enriched my skills!