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
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
By Laura F•
I think that this course has many strengths, such as helping you pronounce Chinese well, and covering a range of vocabulary content. The videos and dialogues were also useful for practising listening skills, and the inclusion of the full texts of the dialogues was good for reading practice. However, some of the grammar points could have been explained slightly better; the majority were really well done though. Also, the course is not big on teaching writing (e.g. stroke order), but as a course for complete beginners, this isn't a huge problem. If you wanted to carry on learning Chinese or wanted to be able to read and write really well, you would definitely need additional resources. Overall, I really loved this course as a comprehensive, engaging, and well-taught introduction to Mandarin and how to learn it. It's perfect for beginners and a great first step to learning Mandarin.
This course is great for gaining a solid foundations of the Chinese language, as it covers the basics of the characters and tones in the first week, from then on each week goes with fresh lecture sessions that increase the vocabulary and grammar lessons. Also, the video lectures at the beginning of each week contribute very much for developing and honing the listening comprehension for daily conversations.
By Eugene G•
This course helps to start learning chinese language. In some cases the grammar explained quite briefly, sometimes it's not quite clear the particles meaning, when they are required and when they are optional and how the meaning changes depending on whether it's used or not. Also, video dialogs are quite fast, hard to grasp the meaning when you only start learning the language
By Jennifer s•
This course moves very fast. It is nice to have the online option to go back and review, but would love to have built in practice/repetition more frequently and at a slower pace. So thankful for this course and the opportunity to begin to learn some basic Chinese. It would be great to have flashcards attached or downloadable and more tone practice. Thanks!
By Elly Q•
Me gusto mucho llevar este curso en mis vacaciones, ahora que regrese a la universidad he visto una mejora en mi nivel de chino y gracias a la dedicación que le dí a este curso y a los materiales que aquí se brindan. Espero poder continuar los demás cursos más adelante. Muchos éxitos a todos el equipo que forman parte de este curso :D Taiganxieninle!!
By Martin S•
Not for beginners!
I completed this course to refresh what I had learned previously -- and this course was quite good for that. It's fast-paced and mostly based on listening to enjoyable dialogues, which I liked a lot. But be warned: There's only few dialogues, no practise material, and hardly any repetition of previous lessons.
By Emmanuel T•
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)
By Adam G•
The materials were well organized. The course could benefit from providing a running list of the total characters required to understand a given lesson. Also this seems like a very hard way for someone to have their first interaction with Chinese learning.
By miki t•
It is a good introductory course; the teacher is likable, and the content is fun. However, I feel like the last a few lesson were not as good as the first ones. The quality of the dialogues gradually decreased towards the end.
By Nicolas D•
Cours très intéressant. Simple et clair. J'ai suivi ces enseignements en parallèle de cours en Institut. Cela a été très complémentaire. HSK1 largement validé. Je recommande et ai hâte de passé au niveau 2.
By Finian M K•
I feel like some of the dialogues were a bit off-topic or unusual/unnatural. Other than that, very good course and highly recommend as something to do during quarantine if you're still in it (like me)
By Sonya D•
I found this course very useful. The way it is set up worked well for me. The only difficulty I had was that the videos and soundtracks were "too heavy" for my internet connection here in China.
By Muhamad A B A B•
Thorough content as it covers a lot of basic topics.
However, the explanation video isn't loud enough - I need to adjust volume every time different videos played.
By Cindy J•
Fantastic course to review the HSK 1 material and get started onto learning Chinese. Would love to see more culture notes though in future versions of the course!
By Ana I C•
This course is best fit for beginners who know nothing about Chinese yet. It's also a great refresher course for students who already know a bit of Chinese.
By Emmanouil T C•
Very nice and instructional. Some minor mistakes here and there (it had two lectures with the videos in the wrong order). Looking forward to the next ones.
By Eike R H•
Guter Kurs für die Vorbereitung auf den HSK 1 Test, allerdings könnte er didaktisch etwas aufbereitet werden (Langsamere Dialoge, weniger Überforderung).
By David M L H•
It follows the basic structure of teaching a foreign language, with the expected "My name is ...". The will help candidates memorise the key phrases.
By Cappy B•
I signed up for this course because I'm going to visit China. It is a great class for people like me who have never studied Chinese before.
By Arjun S•
Maybe the tests can be redone to make them less confusing? But good course overall, study the particles and vocab in between lessons!
By yvon l•
Pretty good for beginners
There was work put behind the dialogues and the acting
Nice job from Peking U for this first course
By Fernando S•
Is very good if you have a previous knowledge of chinese, if not, it will be very difficult to get the pronunciation.
Great course, maybe too much information to asimilate each day. But, with a bit of effort you can pass it.
By Arifah A R•
the instructor speaker word by word. It is easier for me to find the tone.
By Laura W•
A well-organised course that provides good preparation for the HSK 1 exam.