About this Specialization

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Intermediate Level

Having a proficiency level of or equal to HSK 2, or a vocabulary size of 300 words, or having about 50 hours total previous class time.

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

Chinese (Simplified), English

Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), English

What you will learn

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    Reaching a vocabulary size of 2500 words

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    Understanding 150 language points

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    Handling 60 real-life situations

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    Being able to pass HSK 3

Skills you will gain

HSK3Businessforeign languageHanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)Mandarin Chinese

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Having a proficiency level of or equal to HSK 2, or a vocabulary size of 300 words, or having about 50 hours total previous class time.

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

Chinese (Simplified), English

Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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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.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 1

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"Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Intermediate Learners" is the first course of the MOOC specialization "Learn Intermediate Mandarin Chinese" created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Course2

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 2

"Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Intermediate Learners" is the second course of the MOOC specialization "Learn Intermediate Mandarin Chinese" created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Course3

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Part 3

"Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Intermediate Learners" is the third course of the MOOC specialization "Learn Intermediate Mandarin Chinese" created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Course4

Mandarin Chinese for Intermediate Learners: Capstone Project

"Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project for Intermediate Learners" is the fourth and final course of the MOOC specialization "Learn Intermediate Mandarin Chinese" created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Instructors

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An Na

Ph.D., Lecturer
School of Humanities, SJTU
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Wang Jun

Associate Professor
School of Humanities
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叶军

East China Normal University

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading research university located in Shanghai, China, has been regarded as the fastest developing university in the country for the last decade. With special strengths in engineering, science, medicine and business, it now offers a comprehensive range of disciplines in 27 schools with more than 41,000 enrolled students from more than one hundred countries....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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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