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

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620 reviews

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 Azzah R A

Apr 1, 2020

Thank you, Coursera and Yu Bin!

By Ildar A

Aug 29, 2019

A very-well structured course

By Hao D N

Sep 19, 2021

quite good for beginners

By Hyun C Y

Jan 28, 2019

easy and well-made

By Nimasi S P

Oct 5, 2020

Thank you.


By Kenneth M

Jul 16, 2020

Great course.

By Eduardo d J R C

Jul 21, 2018


By Jesús C

Feb 16, 2021


By Mike M

Jul 27, 2020

Overloads students in the beginning with unnecessary list of radicals, doesn't provide much guidance in language learning or a framework for language acquisition, lecturer has no discernible personality. The quality of the audio recordings is almost unlistenable - a lot of lip-smacking noises and it sounds as though they were recorded on a mobile phone in a tiled office space next to a busy road.

The vocabulary itself is fine, and if students already know how to learn a language they will be fine. If this is a first other language for the student, they might struggle with this particular course.

By sascha w

Feb 22, 2019

course is good but for a "free" course it should also include the possibility to take the weekly and final test. i understand that you might want to pay for a certificate though

By Thomas M

Feb 23, 2017

Some good material overall, but the notes are not correctly formatted, tests are not formatted that well, lessons are not that clearly structured

By Elizabeth N C

Dec 14, 2020

There are words that do not understand the meaning but the course is well structured of presentation and its content

By maria j v l

Sep 14, 2020

I suggest to give more time, in between classes, or add days only for practice

By Thananphat

Apr 28, 2020

This course help me a lot.

By tengson p

Jan 23, 2017

Fairly good for beginner!


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By Anastasiia N

Sep 17, 2021

c​an't unenroll

By Lukáš A

Oct 15, 2017

Good course, unfortunately, the follow-up is horrible.