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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for Beginners by Peking University

16,737 ratings
4,753 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

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.

Sep 16, 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.

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By Mauricio G

Sep 17, 2017

Very interesting, a little bit more difficult quizzes would be nice but i really liked this course

By Marcel

Jan 6, 2018

Great examples and also not to hard to learn so i managed it to successfully solve this course :)

By Unisha K

Aug 16, 2021

The teacher is really nice and her teaching techniques are easier to understand.....Thumps up...

By Nell R

Nov 5, 2015

It was fun, and a nice refresher for me as it has been nearly a decade since I spoke in Chinese.


Aug 21, 2021

Me parece muy adecuado como un primer acercamiento al idioma, las explicaciones son muy claras.

By Elizabeth N C

Jun 16, 2020

the only thing confusing is giving addresses but I would also have added the chinese characters

By Pitchaya C

Apr 27, 2020

I have gained the knowledge so much. It's very useful for beginner both words and pronunciation

By Samuel K

Mar 4, 2017

This course is very useful for beginners without any knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

By Erik H

May 22, 2016

Really good course. But you need to study hard, because not everything is written on the board.

By Victoria

Feb 26, 2016

Курс хороший. Но жалко, что совсем не говорят об иероглифах и о том, как их собственно понимать

By valentine g

Feb 23, 2017

Pour commencer le chinois à l'oral ce cours est un très bon début et se révèle assez complet.

By Jantima N

May 6, 2020

I have reciewed the basic Chineses language used to study and get more vocabulary. Thank you

By samuel c

May 12, 2021

more vocabulary will be great, final exam to review 7 week material also great things to do

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 N J

Jun 1, 2021

​This is good lesson for beginner. You will know many words that can use in daily life.

By Anees

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent teaching methodology.

would love to take the next level from the same teacher