A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
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.
What is the meaning of “HSK”?
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).
What is the linkage between this specialization and HSK？
The commonly Chinese used words and grammar structures of this specialization you will learn are designed by the newest HSK Test Syllabus.
If I have no intention to take Chinese proficiency test for the present, can I enroll this specialization?
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.
What are the highlights of this specialization?
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.
Can I just enroll in a single course? I'm not interested in the entire Specialization.
Yes, you can enroll in a single course according to your level and needs.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization and what background knowledge is necessary?
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.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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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