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Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of videos and quizzes...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Ukrainian, Serbian, Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Urdu, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Marathi...

Skills you will gain

GrammarCommunicationChinese LanguageSpeech
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of videos and quizzes...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Ukrainian, Serbian, Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Urdu, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Marathi...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Who Are You?

When we first meet someone, we need to learn about each other. In this module, we are going to learn some ways to introduce yourself, including name, nationality, identity, and discussing your family. We are also going to study Chinese Mandarin phonetics. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 18 min), 13 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture: What is Your Name?3m
Lecture: Where Are You From?5m
Lecture: Are You a Student?3m
Lecture: Who is He/She?4m
Reading13 readings
Extended Exercise: What is Your Name?10m
Additional Information: Chinese Mandarin(普通话)10m
Self-study Video—Tones and Simple Finals10m
Extended Exercise: Where Are You From?10m
Additional Information: Chinese Pinyin(汉语拼音简介)10m
Self-study Video—Initials10m
Extended Exercise: Are You a Student?10m
Additional Information: Spelling Rules of Pinyin(汉语拼音拼写规则)10m
Self-study Video—Compound Finals10m
Extended Exercise: Who is He/She?10m
Readings10m
Review: Who are You?10m
Self-study Video—Finals with Nasal Endings10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
What is your name?12m
Where are you from?42m
Are you a student?24m
Who is he/she?16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

When Do You Go To School?

How do you plan your daily life? In this module, we are going to learn how to describe our daily schedule, including numbers, time, periods, and some corresponding actions. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: What Time is it Now?2m
Lecture: Morning or Afternoon?2m
Lecture: Do You Have a Busy Life?2m
Reading4 readings
Extended Exercise: What Time is it Now?10m
Extended Exercise: Morning or Afternoon?10m
Extended Exercise: Do You Have a Busy Life?10m
Review: When Do You Go To School?10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Numbers20m
Time (1): O'clock14m
Time (2): Periods20m
Daily Arrangements28m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What Do You Like to Eat?

Food is our most important need. In this module, we are going to talk about Chinese main courses, fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as drinks. Have you seen or tried any of these Chinese dishes? Maybe you have already learned to say them in Chinese!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: I Like Apples.1m
Lecture: I Like Chicken.1m
Lecture: Do You Want a Cup of Tea?2m
Reading5 readings
Extended Exercise: Do You Like Dumplings?10m
Extended Exercise: I Like Apples.10m
Extended Exercise: I Like Chicken.10m
Extended Exercise: Do You Want a Cup of Tea?10m
Review: What Do You Like to Eat?10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Main Courses16m
Fruits12m
Vegetables and Meat16m
Drinks18m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

I Like Shopping!

Shopping! Shopping! Some people love to go shopping, while others feel it is a headache. Still, shopping is an essential part of our life. In this module, we are going to learn how to express our color and size preference, how to ask about price, and how to bargain. Do you know what the most popular color is in your country? How about in China?...
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: This is Too Big.3m
Lecture: How Much is This?5m
Lecture: It’s Too Expensive!3m
Reading5 readings
Extended Exercise: What is Your Favorite Color?10m
Extended Exercise: This is Too Big.10m
Extended Exercise: How Much is This?10m
Extended Exercise: It’s Too Expensive!10m
Review: I Like Shopping!10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Colors24m
Sizes10m
Prices10m
Learn to Bargain6m
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Top Reviews

By SSSep 17th 2016

Thanks for this course. I like it and this language really so necessary for me and my job. My company in New Zealand - ESKA Ltd (www.eskaltd.co.nz, eskaltd.com) and we are work with aliens from China.

By EEMar 2nd 2016

This course is excellent. It gives thorough introduction into language without going into too much unnecessary details. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to start learning Chinese from scratch.

Instructor

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Xiaoyu Liu

Associate Professor
School of Chinese as A Second Language, Peking University

About Peking University

Peking University is determined to make its education openly accessible to students in China and around the world. With over 3000 faculty members, Peking University offers excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. For the past 115 years, with its hundreds of thousands of outstanding alumni, Peking University has made prominent contributions in the humanities and sciences to further China's prosperity and progress....

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