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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese for Beginners by Peking University

16,726 ratings
4,749 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 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.

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

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By Marta P

Sep 1, 2021

It's a very simple course which will introduce you to Chinese without overwhelming you

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.


Jun 22, 2021

Learnt a lot amd would like to thank Peking University and Coursera for this Course.

By Hein M H

Jun 5, 2021

this course is too effective for beginner, also teacher's teaching so good i like it

By Handy G

Aug 5, 2021

simple and light but very useful when you combine it with hanzi at the last course

By Fernando F

Jun 13, 2021

It was a very complete course, but i think that the quizes were a little too easy.

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.

By Ahmed F

May 15, 2020

This course is very helpful for the field I'm working in... Thank you so much.

By Carmelo S B

Apr 23, 2020

I would like to see introductions to the Chinese characters of the words used.

By Elvira B

Oct 19, 2017

Found it very interesting and encouraged me to carry on learning the language.

By Nyamka N

Jun 6, 2016

Lesson is easy to understand. Need to make more time to yourself for practice.

By Patrick F

Oct 29, 2015

Liked it very much! Easy for beginners and it created much interest for China!

By Elena K K

Jan 12, 2022

Would be great to see in this course additional sentences written on Chinese.

By Sukunyarat W

Apr 29, 2020

It is a good course. Speaking and listening skills can be used in daily life.

By Rodney F

Jul 7, 2017

Very good teacher. I think introducing a few characters would be interesting.

By Gerardo E M R

Nov 9, 2020

Muy bien el curso, solo algunas traducciones no aparecían o decían otra cosa

By Natasha M

Nov 16, 2018

The course has been more supportive and i want to enroll in the second level