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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for Beginners by Peking University

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1,476 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 şahin e

Jan 02, 2016

i wish there were more lessons i can take the course forever :)

By Manjeera S

Apr 04, 2020

My Professor was patient and the course is very well organized.

By krittaporn y

Feb 27, 2018

easy to understand basic conversation and quiz is not too hard.

By Sofía B S S

Jan 07, 2018

Es necesario alguna opción para reforzar la forma de pronunciar

By Tajuddin M

May 15, 2016

Really good, bite-sized information to get started on Mandarin

By Diego A

Dec 16, 2015

Really good for understanding the basics of Chinese in pinyin!

By Adokova X

Oct 17, 2016

It will be better when you will give hieroglyphs with pinyin.


Sep 29, 2016

Le cours selon moi est complet, vraiment pour les débutants.

By Gaurav B

Jan 18, 2019

It was a very easy and helpful course, thanks to coursera!!

By Nadia Q A

Feb 19, 2020

Muy bueno, me gustó la forma de explicar de la profesora.

By Caniggia C D V

May 26, 2017

Great course. Shold have mandarin characters, in my view.


Dec 12, 2018

The teacher works hard to make the course easy to learn.

By Valeria O S

Jun 20, 2016

Is so hard learning Chinese but this is a good course :)

By Andres N B S

Sep 02, 2016

Great work¡¡¡ and you can practise your oral skills =)

By Muhammad A

May 16, 2019

Good For beginners. Sounds and pronunciation is good

By Laura S H R

Jan 05, 2016

It´ll be great if you could show us how to write 汉子。

By Neli L

Oct 01, 2017

Gostaria que o curso fosse em português (Brasil)!

By Bùi K

Jan 10, 2018

The subtitle should includes Chinese characters.

By Eoin O

Jul 16, 2019

A great introduction into the Chinese language.

By Simon V

Oct 15, 2015

Quite ok, but maybe a bit hard at the beginning

By Kelly J C

Aug 25, 2019

very clear instructor, good pace for beginners

By Phạm L

Jun 26, 2017

useful for people wanna learn foreign language

By Sof L M

Dec 16, 2015

I missed out the characters during the lessons

By Juan A C

Oct 26, 2015

Excellent introduction to a beautiful language

By Achitpol T

Nov 23, 2016

Easy to understand, Can be used in real life