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Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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About this Course

Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese. It uses lectures, short plays, interactive exercises and cultural tips to help learners build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. At the end of the 5-week course, the learners will reach the following proficiency: ♦ 150 words ♦ 20 language points ♦ handling 5 real-life situations This is a beginners' course, therefore no prerequisite is required....

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Nov 09, 2017

This a great course to learn Chinese for real-life purposes. The pace is perfect for adult learners. It's also fun and not stressful at all.


Jul 12, 2017

This course gives you the option to learn the characters or to simply learn the pinyin. The dialogue videos and scripts are very helpful.

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71 Reviews

By Adi Fernandez Granja

Feb 11, 2019

I love it!

By Noel Conlisk

Jan 15, 2019

Great introduction to the language

By Brock

Jan 02, 2019

Excellent course and very helpful

By Patrick Tchuenga

Dec 31, 2018

Great course!

By Udayan Chandra Roy

Dec 27, 2018

A very good course

By Ivette Lucía Icaza Rugama

Dec 20, 2018

This course was a wonderful experience for star learn Chinese. I like the method.

By Stephen Prescott

Dec 13, 2018

It's a little frustrating that I need a VPN (because I live in China) for this MOOC. However this course is nicely balanced and timed. I feel i am picking things up. You can download so you can get home/offline practice and the pace is nice and steady (not too fast).

By Asbin Sitaula

Nov 19, 2018

great lessons for beginner speakers

By Mayane Costa Lopes

Nov 13, 2018

Curso muito bom e didático. Você começa desesperançoso e quando vê já tá dando Nihao pra todo mundo, rs.

By Diego Brusetti

Nov 05, 2018

Very funny and useful course!