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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for Beginners by Peking University

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4,232 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

Apr 24, 2020

She teaching very well! Easy to understand, her accent is very clear to understand, lesson is very useful to and might can use it for real. Thank you for lovely teaching and lovely lesson\n\nThank you

Jun 16, 2020

Awesome experience it was a comprehensive and informative course. I learnt alot. Thank you coursera for providing us such a nice and global platform to enhance skills and knowlegde by sitting at home.

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By Nino C

Aug 4, 2017

Very helpful! Added more motivation to my studying such a rich language! Thanks to teacher!

By John W S A

Oct 2, 2020

Very helpful for beginners. Might be good to learn some chinese characters from the start.

By Vivian

May 8, 2020

It's great, I hope there's another level or more advanced level for this course. Thank you


Apr 21, 2021

thanks for the opportunity the learn a new language, the teacher is excellent teaching.

By Patrick M

Jul 9, 2020

The quizzes are a bit boring and not very creative. The teacher and the videos are good.

By Wisuttaporn I

Jun 15, 2020

It is a good start to learn Chinese with simple conversations and daily words. Thank you

By Eduardo L C

Jun 14, 2020

easy to follow and useful, may be a little bit more of basic gramatic would be wellcomed

By Grace M

Aug 8, 2016

I love learning Chinese with this course! The instructor could be better, but all around

By Carlos A S S

Sep 29, 2015

You should put chinese characters for a better understanding of this beautiful language.

By Gino E N

Aug 27, 2015

Pretty cool. Requires good listening skills and attention skills and ver well detailed.

By Anees

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent teaching methodology.

would love to take the next level from the same teacher

By Tienthip V

Jun 15, 2020

It would be better if you teach chinese writing as well. However, this course is great!

By Alex K

Apr 20, 2020

Straight forward and easy to learn, but couldn't understand some of the pronunciations.

By Huma Y

Apr 18, 2020

It's an excellent course but there should be some knowledge about how to write Chinese.

By Juhyung L

Feb 26, 2016

Most of the lessons are available for beginners of Chinese. It is useful to understand.

By elia f

Jun 4, 2020

Very interesting and difficult. Expecially the audio quiz aren't so easy, obviously :)

By Scarlett W

Jun 15, 2020

I consider myself a beginner in Chinese. However, this course was way to easy for me.

By Edilyth M

Apr 24, 2020

The teacher explains the words very clearly and in a very detailed and simple manner.

By Sunghyun H

Jul 19, 2018

Would've been great if the Chinese characters were provided along with the Pinyin.

By Mithil A

Aug 29, 2017

This is a good start for beginners. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Xie Xie Xiaoyu Liu!

By Sheila A

Jul 16, 2020

It is a helpful course for anyone looking for the basics of the Chinese language.

By Panattawadee C

Apr 19, 2020

this course is very funny and easy to understand. It's suitable for the beginner.

By Arinha A

Apr 6, 2020

could have been more detailed.Anyway it was a good experience ,am happy with it.

By syaza s

Apr 9, 2021

Lecturer's explanation is clear but quite hard to understand the pronunciation.

By Ikartini A

Oct 4, 2020

It's more nice if you provide the note for every week. Thankyou for the lesson.