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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian, German, Chinese (Simplified)

Learner Career Outcomes

10%

started a new career after completing these courses

15%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Russian, German, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 1

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 11 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello!6m
Introduction to phonetics 1 语音入门11m
4 readings
Notice:Upgrading on Chinese Character learning10m
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Complete introduction to Phonetics (optional, read only when you are anxious to know everything about pinyin)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
quiz 测验30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Lesson 2 Xiànzài jǐ diǎn ? 现在几点? What's the time? Part 1

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Introduction to phonetics 2 语音入门23m
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Numbers 数字10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 2 Xiànzài jǐ diǎn ? 现在几点? What's the time? Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Lesson 3:Nǐ mǎi shénme? 你买什么? What do you want to buy? Part 1

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Introduction to phonetics 3 语音入门 32m
2 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
2 hours to complete

Lesson 3:Nǐ mǎi shénme? 你买什么? What do you want to buy? Part 2

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 readings
New words 生词10m
Colors 颜色10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Lesson 4 Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén ? 你家有几口人? How many people are there in your family? Part 1

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 4 Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén ? 你家有几口人? How many people are there in your family? Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m

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About the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization

Come and learn the language which is spoken by more than 1 billion people and is getting more and more learners. This may enable you to know and do business with people from one of the world's biggest economies. This specialization may also help you to pass HSK (the only official proficiency test of Chinese language) level 1 or 2....
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