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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for HSK 4 by Peking University

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About the Course

大家好!Hi, everyone, welcome to join our Chinese for HSK Level 4 course. This is CHEN Li and LU Yun, and we are very happy to meet you here! Chinese for HSK 4 is a 10-week course. It consists of two parts: Part I, which is a 6-week program, covers vocabulary and grammar delivered mainly through dialogues and passages; Part II takes 4 weeks to complete and the foci are exercises and testing strategies. Chinese for HSK 4 aims at the fourth level of HSK. It is the counterpart of Level 4 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Chinese for HSK 4 includes:  424 new HSK 4 vocabularies;  Detailed explanation about 96 key words and grammar points;  Analyze reading and listening materials from Official Examination Paper of HSK Level 4  Review the words you have learnt in HSK 1 、HSK 2、HSK 3 courses.  New words and texts via audio;  Quizzes for each lesson and HSK test papers; At the end of the course, you will be able to converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers. Specifically, you will master certain grammar knowledge containing fundamental sentence structure and usage like sentences with “不仅A而且/还B”(not merely A, but also B);“无论(A还是B),都.....”(whether A or B);“既然…..就…..” (since); “在…….下" (on the condition of );“即使……也”(even though/if );“甚至" (even to the extent that) ;“千万要/不要/别”(make sure to ) and so on. It does not matter if you complete HSK Level 3 or not, as long as you have obtained elementary Chinese language competency. Hope you enjoy our HSK courses. CHEN Li, LU Yun and Chinese for HSK Level 4 team....

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Dec 15, 2021

I really love this course. Thank you for creating this course. It's really useful and meaningful !


Apr 5, 2021


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By Roman K

Aug 25, 2018

i really like this course. It is well organised, useful, and interesting!

Recommend it to those one who want to increase Chinese language proficiency and to prepare for the HSK 4 exam.

By Florent

Oct 26, 2020

it's good to have a structure wit the videos but : 1) there are more than 50 vocabulary words that are missing, 2) there aren't enough exercises to prepare for the grammar exercises in HSK 4 test. It was good for HSK 1-3 but I would not recommend using this course to prepare for HSK 4.

By Min Z

Nov 18, 2018

I'm a Chinese born Canadian and I absolutely adore this course. Taking countless night classes when I was younger and trying dozens of online learning materials to improve my Chinese reading skills did nothing. This is the only thing that worked for me. I highly recommend this course!

By Patrick L R B

Aug 14, 2019

This course great for any intermediate chinese learners, yet one main disadvantage, from my 2 week experience, is the fact that exercises are quite scarce and would benefit this course and other learners.

By Nguyễn T T H

Dec 15, 2021

I really love this course. Thank you for creating this course. It's really useful and meaningful !

By Qiongsi T

Apr 6, 2021


By Michael O

Jun 26, 2021

The course material is excellent - however the way Coursera handles timelines is really frustrating.

If you choose to learn 2 days a week, the test due dates still assume you're learning 5 days a week!

There is no way I can learn the whole week's content in two days, so inevitably the tests are going to be submitted overdue (if that's even possible?)

It's very demoralising when starting out on a new course, unless you're able to study full-time, to learn within the first week that you're guaranteed to fail.

I'm going to try to continue learning at my own pace. I'm not sure if this is even allowed.

By Thuy P

Nov 15, 2021

I really like this course because the teachers explained vocabulary, give examples and grammar points clearly. Moreover, some tips to use when we take the HSK exams are also given. Hope that Peking University will have courses like this in the future and free for everyone to have access to widen their knowledge. Sincere thanks!

By Stefan W

Sep 29, 2020

I did this course in addition to working with the Hanban HSK 4 Standard Course books. The coursera course helped me a lot to contextualize the grammar points and vocabulary and the exam preparation section felt like a good wrap up. Now I feel ready to attend the HSK 4 exam.

By Hai-Anh N

Dec 1, 2019

Great course - easy to follow. However, students need to work on more materials to actually pass the HSK 4 level. I use this online course to go through what I have already learned. If someone uses this course to learn new materials, I'm afraid it's not enough.

By Vy T

Nov 14, 2022

非常感谢老师们。因为你们已经开学一个课程很有意思也很精彩, 教大家学习, 提高汉语水平, 帮助大家获得许多新知识

By Mirna G L G R

Sep 5, 2019

Excelent course if you want to excel in HSK 4

By hh c

Nov 21, 2021

This is an excellent course that is well presented. The topics and short phrases brings in new vocabulary and grammar points making it very engaging to the learner. I highly recommend this course to all keen leaners of the Chinese Language.

To get into grips of expressing oneself in the language, I think it would be a good idea to internalize and commit the taught phrases to memory and then to repeat them aloud. Speaking faster and with clarity at each practice, so as to imitate the native level of proficiency.

Thank you Peking University Teachers and Coursera!

By Ali Y

Jun 6, 2020

This course is too helpful for international students and other people who’s want to do job and business in China.

From this course I learn more about Chinese character and now my speaking and listening is a little bit good from my previous stage.

i recommend this website to all students and specially needy students whose can’t afford their education. Come and find free and financial aid for many courses in all level.

By Duong R

Aug 30, 2021

I am very grateful to the two teachers in this course. Especially Lu Yun teacher. She teaches very detailed, easy to understand, and meticulous, very suitable for my learning style. Both of them hey teach very easily. Exercises stick to the words learned. I am completely satisfied. Highlly recommend for everyone.

By Nicolas P

Nov 11, 2020

This course is very well structured, the content and the teachers are very good! They even give you exercises to review what you learn. I recommend it to every intermediate student, even if you are not taking any exam, this course will expand your vocabulary and grammar. Thank you very much Peking University!

By Melissa G H

Jun 4, 2020

The HSK 4 preparation course was great! I learned so much and really liked the structure of the course. As part of the course, they give you a lot of tips, time and resources to prepare for the Mandarin proficiency exams which I found very useful. The lessons were also straightforward and easy to follow.

By Robert M

Aug 28, 2020

Excellent preparation for HSK4. The middle part, when it switches Professors, is the most difficult section. This is because the Professor in the second half ramps up the difficulty a bit more. If you fight through it, I'm sure you'll find yourself ready for HSK4 by the end. Don't give up!

By Ковалёв В Н

Feb 10, 2021

Материалы, представленные в данном курсе, помогли углубить понимание предложений на китайском языке, усвоить новые слова и закрепить активный словарный запас. Также в курсе имеется часть аудирования. Спасибо разработчикам курса!

By James B

Mar 22, 2021

Short lessons most nights took a lot of effort to keep on top of but iltimately the best way to learn and the final few weeks of the course really prepared me well for the HSK exam which I hadn't taken before.

By Mucyo H

Mar 27, 2021

Hello, i have completed my course Chinese for HSK 4 on 26th march 2021 from Peking university, but i can't find my certificate even when i verify my account, still i see nothing. i need some help. Thank you.

By Emmanuel A

Sep 26, 2020

This is not a beginner course in Chinese, it is an intermediate level of getting to know Chinese.

It is an engaging course to improve your Chinese even better.

Great job with the lecture videos!!

By Constance J

May 5, 2020

The way the course is structured is really good. I like that they focused on learning the vocabulary and grammar in context first, and then applied what we learned to the test format later.

By Serene Z

Sep 25, 2022

This course provides a great review for HSK4, after having studied all of HSK4 material.  Many thanks to the teachers and Peking University for providing this course  on Coursera!


Apr 26, 2020

The course is very well organised, allows to revise vocabulary and grammar of hsk4. The teachers` pronunciation is very clear, so it`s easy to remember correct tones of the words.