Peking University

Chinese for Beginners

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Xiaoyu Liu

Instructor: Xiaoyu Liu

4.8

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23 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 7 modules in this course

When we first meet someone, we need to learn about each other. In this module, we are going to learn some ways to introduce yourself, including name, nationality, identity, and discussing your family. We are also going to study Chinese Mandarin phonetics.

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5 videos13 readings4 quizzes1 app item

How do you plan your daily life? In this module, we are going to learn how to describe our daily schedule, including numbers, time, periods, and some corresponding actions.

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4 videos4 readings4 quizzes

Food is our most important need. In this module, we are going to talk about Chinese main courses, fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as drinks. Have you seen or tried any of these Chinese dishes? Maybe you have already learned to say them in Chinese!

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4 videos5 readings4 quizzes

Shopping! Shopping! Some people love to go shopping, while others feel it is a headache. Still, shopping is an essential part of our life. In this module, we are going to learn how to express our color and size preference, how to ask about price, and how to bargain. Do you know what the most popular color is in your country? How about in China?

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4 videos5 readings4 quizzes1 app item

Do you live in a big city or a small town? How do you get to work or school every day? In this module, we are going to learn how to give directions and how to speak about transportation. This module is valuable in case you need to talk about directions with a Chinese friend or you need to go somewhere when you are in China.

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4 videos2 readings4 quizzes

Weather can influence our daily life and personal health. In this module, we are going to talk about temperature, seasons, and personal health. China is a very big country and the weather can be quite different across regions and seasons; we will learn to talk about all sorts of weather.

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4 videos2 readings4 quizzes

What do you like to do in your spare time? We have so many choices nowadays and lead such colorful lives. In this module, we are going to talk about weekday pastimes, sports, TV programs, and some other activities related to the internet, reading, music, and travel!

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4 videos3 readings4 quizzes1 app item

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4.8 (6,455 ratings)
Xiaoyu Liu
Peking University
2 Courses1,344,277 learners

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