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Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Catalan, Vietnamese, German, Urdu, Russian, English, Spanish...

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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 周课程, 2-4 小时/周...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Catalan, Vietnamese, German, Urdu, Russian, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

What do you know about him/her?

5 videos (Total 13 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
Pleased to meet you.1m
Long time no see.3m
They are both teachers.4m
May I have your phone number, please?2m
8 readings
New words list10m
Additional Information: Appellation10m
New words list10m
Additional Information: Greetings10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Cartoon10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Address and Date10m
7 practice exercises
1.Please give the correct addressing according to the information given.There is a new word in the 5th one. Can you guess the meaning?10m
1.Match8m
2.Choose the correct response.8m
1.Match12m
2.Choose the correct position(among (A)(B)(C)(D)) of the given word.8m
1.Choose the correct expression accordingly8m
2.Choose the correct answer according to what you hear8m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

I’m very busy!

4 videos (Total 11 min), 8 readings, 8 quizzes
4 videos
When are you going to get off the work?3m
Do you have time on Saturday?2m
What are you doing?3m
8 readings
New words list10m
Additional Information:Work Overtime and Homework10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Breakfast10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Folk Music10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Chinese Calligraphy10m
8 practice exercises
1.Tell true or false according to the video8m
2. Tell what he/she/they are doing according to the pictures.(You can type in Pinyin or Chinese characters)12m
3.Ask for some help with the words given(you can type in Pinyin or characters)2m
1.Match10m
2.Tell true or false according to the video10m
3.Fill in the blank with the appropriate word8m
1.Tell true or false according to the video.8m
1.Give the response accordingly8m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

It’s so delicious!

4 videos (Total 13 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Coffee or tea?2m
I eat a lot!4m
This is much better than that.3m
8 readings
New words list10m
Additional Information:Chinese cuisine10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Tea and Tea Set10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Spring Festival10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Mid-Autumn Festival10m
3 practice exercises
1.Match6m
2.Fill in the blank with the appropriate word6m
3.Describe one of the pictures that you like most with “zuì(the most)” and the word given.(You can type in Pinyin or Chinese characters)8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

What’s the matter?

4 videos (Total 12 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
You can’t buy anymore!3m
May I exchange?2m
Be quiet, please.2m
7 readings
New words list10m
Additional Information:Chinese Films10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:National Dress10m
New words list10m
New words list10m
Additional Information:Chinese painting10m
3 practice exercises
1.Match12m
1.Match10m
1.Please tell the meaning of following signs(you can type in Pinyin or characters)6m
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By SGJun 27th 2016

Great course, I enjoyed learning Chinese in this method.\n\nThe videos were straightforward. The pronunciation was clear enough to understand without and difficultly. I would recommend this course.

By RMJul 14th 2019

What a great course. The teacher so helpful and so professional. I would like to continue my journey of Chinese language lessons in the future. Thank you teacher and to Coursera!

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Xiaoyu Liu

Associate Professor
School of Chinese as A Second Language, Peking University

About Peking University

Peking University is determined to make its education openly accessible to students in China and around the world. With over 3000 faculty members, Peking University offers excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. For the past 115 years, with its hundreds of thousands of outstanding alumni, Peking University has made prominent contributions in the humanities and sciences to further China's prosperity and progress....

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