Nov 2nd 2016

Chinese for Beginners (Coursera)

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Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc.

Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. In addition to the dialogues, the selection of reading materials and practice activities will make the content as rich and varied as possible, in order to stimulate the learners’ interests. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. The learners don’t need to study Chinese characters, so it is easier to follow and complete this course.


Week 1: Who Are You?

Week 2: When Do You Go To School?

Week 3: What Do You Like to Eat?

Week 4 : I Like Shopping!

Week 5: Do You Live in a Big City?

Week 6: How About the Weather?

Week 7: What is Your Hobby?