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Dec 13th 2016

Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners (Coursera)

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Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese. It uses lectures, short plays, interactive exercises and cultural tips to help learners build fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situation.

At the end of the 5-lesson course, the learners will reach the following proficiency: 150 words, 20 language points, and handling 5 real-life situations.
Who is this class for: The example learner: Anyone who is interested in Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes, especially if he/she focuses on oral proficiency.


Course 1 of 4 in the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 1

Learning how to greet people; Learning how to introduce one's name and nationality

Graded: quiz 测验

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 2

Learning how to greet people; Learning how to introduce one's name and nationality

Graded: quiz 测验


WEEK 2

Lesson 2 Xiànzài jǐ diǎn ? 现在几点? What's the time? Part 1

Learning how to express numbers; Learning how to express time: the time, years, month and dates

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 2 Xiànzài jǐ diǎn ? 现在几点? What's the time? Part 2

Learning how to express numbers; Learning how to express time: the time, years, month and dates

Graded: Quiz 测验


WEEK 3

Lesson 3:Nǐ mǎi shénme? 你买什么? What do you want to buy? Part 1

Learning how to talk about money; Learning the expressions used in shopping

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 3:Nǐ mǎi shénme? 你买什么? What do you want to buy? Part 2

Learning how to talk about money; Learning the expressions used in shopping

Graded: Quiz 测验


WEEK 4

Lesson 4 Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén ? 你家有几口人? How many people are there in your family? Part 1

Learning how to talk about family, occupations and age.

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 4 Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐ kǒu rén ? 你家有几口人? How many people are there in your family? Part 2

Learning how to talk about family, occupations and age.

Graded: Quiz 测验


WEEK 5

Lesson 5 Nǐ xiǎnɡ chī shénme? 你想吃什么? What would you like to eat? Part 1

Learning how to order and talk about food.

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 5 Nǐ xiǎnɡ chī shénme? 你想吃什么? What would you like to eat? Part 2

Learning how to order and talk about food.

Graded: Quiz 测验

Graded: Talk about yourself and your family.介绍你自己和你的家人