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Subtitles: English, Russian, German

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Shareable Certificate

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, German

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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 11 Wǒ xiǎnɡ jiè jǐ běn Hànyǔ shū 我想借几本汉语书 I want to borrow some Chinese books Part 1

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 readings
Notice: Upgrading on Chinese character learning10m
New words 生词10m
Learning to write Chinese Characters 1 学写汉字 1 (Low target/Optional)10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 11 Wǒ xiǎnɡ jiè jǐ běn Hànyǔ shū 我想借几本汉语书 I want to borrow some Chinese books Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Lesson 12 Wǒ xiǎnɡ huàn Rénmínbì 我想换人民币 I would like to exchange for RMB Part 1

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Learning to write Chinese Characters 2 学写汉字 2 (Low target/Optional)10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 12 Wǒ xiǎnɡ huàn Rénmínbì 我想换人民币 I would like to exchange for RMB Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)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 13 Qǐnɡ bǎ zhuōzi shōushi yíxiàr 请把桌子收拾一下儿 Please clear the table Part 1

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Learning to write Chinese Characters 3 学写汉字 3 (Low target/Optional)10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 13 Qǐnɡ bǎ zhuōzi shōushi yíxiàr 请把桌子收拾一下儿 Please clear the table Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)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 14 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù lǚyóu 我想去旅游 I want to take a trip Part 1

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Learning to write Chinese Characters 4 学写汉字 4 (Low target/Optional)10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 14 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù lǚyóu 我想去旅游 I want to take a trip Part 2

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m

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....
Learn Mandarin Chinese

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