About this Specialization

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This specialization consists of three elementary language courses, aims to improve your Chinese language skills effectively and systematically. This specialization introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skill: conversation, comprehension, reading and writing. You will learn about Chinese culture and basic Chinese Characters more, will possess the ability to further your Chinese language studies.
Learner Career Outcomes
64%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
10%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Russian, Thai
Learner Career Outcomes
64%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
10%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Russian, Thai

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Chinese for HSK 1

4.9
stars
1,167 ratings
370 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Chinese for HSK 2

4.5
stars
450 ratings
141 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Chinese for HSK 3 PART I

4.7
stars
304 ratings
84 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Chinese for HSK 3 PART II

4.8
stars
130 ratings
34 reviews

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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • HSK( Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì), is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The new HSK test was launched by Hanban, consists of six levels (from level 1 to level 6, level 6 is the highest level).

  • The commonly Chinese used words and grammar structures of this specialization you will learn are designed by the newest HSK Test Syllabus.

  • Of course you can! This specialization is designed for all who yearn to learn Chinese. For learners who will take test, this specialization will help you to master core vocabularies and key grammar points of HSK. For learners who haven’t intention, this specialization will improve your abilities of using Chinese.

  • ①Systematic training. Three different level courses fit for your needs, improving your Chinese language proficiencies step by step.

    ②Professional designing. Contents of each lesson are specifically designed based on the newest HSK Test Syllabus.

    ③Fun and Interactive Learning. Situational videos in the courses make you enjoy your study, you will follow PKU students in their daily lives and interactions on our campus.

  • Yes, you can enroll in a single course according to your level and needs.

  • CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 1, is a 6 weeks course, aimed at Starters of Chinese learning (the course doesn’t ask the learners to know Chinese characters.)

    CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 2, is a 6 weeks course, aimed at Beginners of Chinese learning who know about 150 Chinese vocabularies.

    CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 3, is a 8 weeks course, aimed at Beginners of Chinese learning who know about 300 Chinese vocabularies.

  • You will master approximately 700 vocabularies and 200 grammar points, as well as using Chinese to handle basic communicative tasks throughout daily life, work and study, such as introduce yourself and your family, describe your daily life and your learning or working experience, ask for help as well as understanding others’ response, talk about topics regarding hobbies of yourself or others, the weather, events, scores, etc.

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