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.
Chinese for BeginnersPeking University
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- Chinese Language
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS
Thanks Coursera for giving me such an opportunity to learn this course,the Teacher was excellent ,the way she teaches us was really helpful to understand and easier for us.... thanks, xiexie.. :-)
Very easy to learn the basic Chinese language. The most important and interesting about the course is that everything is illustrated with the help of pictures which makes it very easy to learn.
Very helpful course with great contents and a great view of teaching. I learned a lot and am very much satisfied with this course. I will now go on with the HSK coursed offered by Peking University.
Overall I think this is a good course for complete beginners of Chinese. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. However I do have doubts about completely excluding hieroglyphs from the course.
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