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Coursera Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Length:
    5 weeks
    Effort:
    3 hours/week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization
    Overview
    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 a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. At the end of the 5-week course, the learners will reach the following proficiency:
    ♦ 150 words
    ♦ 20 language points
    ♦ handling 5 real-life situations
    This is a beginners' course, therefore no prerequisite is required.

    Syllabus
    Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 1
    Learning how to greet people; Learning how to introduce one's name and nationality

    Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 2
    Learning how to greet people; Learning how to introduce one's name and nationality

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Taught by
    Wang Jun and An Na

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