About this Specialization

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If you have fundamental proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, join us now to practice and improve your skill of the language spoken by more than 1 billion people. 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 3 test.
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Flexible Schedule
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
Chinese (Simplified), English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), English
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.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
Chinese (Simplified), English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 1

4.7
stars
63 ratings
23 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 2

4.0
stars
11 ratings
4 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 3

4.9
stars
8 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Capstone Project

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

  • According to standard requirement, each course takes 5 weeks (4 for the capstone) learning time, therefore 19 weeks are needed in an average situation.

  • Completing the MOOC specialization "Learn Mandarin Chinese: Chinese for Beginners" or having equivalent proficiency (HSK2) or having 50-70 hours previous learning time.

  • If you start from the beginning, you should follow the order of Course 1, 2, 3 and capstone. You may choose to start anywhere in the middle according to your situation.

  • SJTU only provides certificates for the course.

  • You will be able to use spoken Chinese with ease to deal with most situations in daily life/work with Chinese people or in China. You will also be able to pass the HSK 3 test.

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