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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for Beginners by Peking University

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1,344 reviews

About the Course

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. In addition to the dialogues, the selection of reading materials and practice activities will make the content as rich and varied as possible, in order to stimulate the learners’ interests. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. The learners don’t need to study Chinese characters, so it is easier to follow and complete this course....

Top reviews


Sep 17, 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 (, and we are work with aliens from China.


Mar 02, 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.

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By Gabriela A

Oct 02, 2016

Friendly, simple and just nice for beginners

By Malayiah

Feb 12, 2016

I have learned Chinese little by little!

By Yau H K

Jun 20, 2017

Heng Hao!

By Katharina M

Dec 30, 2016

A great course! To me, it has made learning Chinease much easier. I will come back for further courses. Thank you!

By Akmaral S

Jul 14, 2016

It was amazing and I hope to learn next levels easily with such a professional teachers&lectors as Xiaoyu Liu!

By 李新

Nov 26, 2015



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By Samuel M

Jan 19, 2016

Helped me refresh my Chinese skills! :)

By Gabriela E O G

Mar 15, 2018

Sencillo y muy útil, aunque a veces había errores en los subtítulos al español.

By Daria

Oct 25, 2017

A very good starting point

By 胡松

Oct 23, 2015



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By Rodrigo C M

Sep 17, 2017

Great course to introduce Chinese language.

By Esteban L

Dec 13, 2015

Excelente curso de Chino para principiantes, tiene todo lo básico para poder defenderse tan sólo con algo de práctica y paciencia.

By Victoria C

Mar 23, 2018

very easy to understand <3

By Theano K

May 10, 2017

Amazing experience

By Dennis B

Nov 20, 2017

I liked that the lessons build up on each other. Furthermore, I enjoyed that it was quite simple so that I didn't get demotivated. Looking forward to the second class now.

By Nambajimana J d D

Jan 03, 2018

Firstly, I would like to thank those who established this website and the one who prepare this program, I have learned more and more, this time I can speak Chinese, communicate with people. Actually, I can do a lot of things because of Coursera.

By Olga V

Oct 17, 2016

I really enjoyed this course. Professionally done and very well structured. Never boring or too much info for a single week. Just perfect for my busy schedule. Thanks a lot! I've had my introduction to Chinese and will most likely further pursue this study.

By JiYoung P

Feb 19, 2016

It was a great class. Thank you!

By Edwin L M

Aug 25, 2016


By Landry M

Jan 09, 2016

Great course for a complete beginner like me!

By Jonathan G

Feb 20, 2016

very difficult course but I learned a lot and have a new appreciation for Mandarin Chinese!

By Aakash L

Oct 04, 2015


Chinese for beginners made simple and efficient. Would totally recommend it to anyone who is interested to learn a new language.

Kudos to the entire team for putting together an engaging course

By Laura B

Oct 06, 2015

Thank you, 谢谢 !