课程信息
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.
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100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
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Approx. 10 hours to complete

建议:6 hours of videos and quizzes
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字幕:English, French, Ukrainian, Serbian, Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Urdu, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Marathi
Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Clock

Approx. 10 hours to complete

建议:6 hours of videos and quizzes
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English, French, Ukrainian, Serbian, Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Urdu, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Marathi

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

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4 hours to complete

Who Are You?

When we first meet someone, we need to learn about each other. In this module, we are going to learn some ways to introduce yourself, including name, nationality, identity, and discussing your family. We are also going to study Chinese Mandarin phonetics. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 18 min), 13 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture: What is Your Name?3m
Lecture: Where Are You From?5m
Lecture: Are You a Student?3m
Lecture: Who is He/She?4m
Reading13 readings
Extended Exercise: What is Your Name?10m
Additional Information: Chinese Mandarin(普通话)10m
Self-study Video—Tones and Simple Finals10m
Extended Exercise: Where Are You From?10m
Additional Information: Chinese Pinyin(汉语拼音简介)10m
Self-study Video—Initials10m
Extended Exercise: Are You a Student?10m
Additional Information: Spelling Rules of Pinyin(汉语拼音拼写规则)10m
Self-study Video—Compound Finals10m
Extended Exercise: Who is He/She?10m
Readings10m
Review: Who are You?10m
Self-study Video—Finals with Nasal Endings10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
What is your name?12m
Where are you from?42m
Are you a student?24m
Who is he/she?16m

2

Section
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2 hours to complete

When Do You Go To School?

How do you plan your daily life? In this module, we are going to learn how to describe our daily schedule, including numbers, time, periods, and some corresponding actions. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: What Time is it Now?2m
Lecture: Morning or Afternoon?2m
Lecture: Do You Have a Busy Life?2m
Reading4 readings
Extended Exercise: What Time is it Now?10m
Extended Exercise: Morning or Afternoon?10m
Extended Exercise: Do You Have a Busy Life?10m
Review: When Do You Go To School?10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Numbers20m
Time (1): O'clock14m
Time (2): Periods20m
Daily Arrangements28m

3

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2 hours to complete

What Do You Like to Eat?

Food is our most important need. In this module, we are going to talk about Chinese main courses, fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as drinks. Have you seen or tried any of these Chinese dishes? Maybe you have already learned to say them in Chinese!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: I Like Apples.1m
Lecture: I Like Chicken.1m
Lecture: Do You Want a Cup of Tea?2m
Reading5 readings
Extended Exercise: Do You Like Dumplings?10m
Extended Exercise: I Like Apples.10m
Extended Exercise: I Like Chicken.10m
Extended Exercise: Do You Want a Cup of Tea?10m
Review: What Do You Like to Eat?10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Main Courses16m
Fruits12m
Vegetables and Meat16m
Drinks18m

4

Section
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2 hours to complete

I Like Shopping!

Shopping! Shopping! Some people love to go shopping, while others feel it is a headache. Still, shopping is an essential part of our life. In this module, we are going to learn how to express our color and size preference, how to ask about price, and how to bargain. Do you know what the most popular color is in your country? How about in China?...
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: This is Too Big.3m
Lecture: How Much is This?5m
Lecture: It’s Too Expensive!3m
Reading5 readings
Extended Exercise: What is Your Favorite Color?10m
Extended Exercise: This is Too Big.10m
Extended Exercise: How Much is This?10m
Extended Exercise: It’s Too Expensive!10m
Review: I Like Shopping!10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Colors24m
Sizes10m
Prices10m
Learn to Bargain6m

5

Section
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2 hours to complete

Do You Live in a Big City?

Do you live in a big city or a small town? How do you get to work or school every day? In this module, we are going to learn how to give directions and how to speak about transportation. This module is valuable in case you need to talk about directions with a Chinese friend or you need to go somewhere when you are in China....
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: Is There a Supermarket Near Here?3m
Lecture: The Bank is on the Left.3m
Lecture: How Do I Get to the Underground Station?3m
Reading2 readings
Extended Exercise: How Do I Get to the Underground Station?10m
Review: Do You Live in a Big City10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Transportation16m
Public Places16m
Locations and Directions6m
Ask For Directions22m

6

Section
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2 hours to complete

How About the Weather?

Weather can influence our daily life and personal health. In this module, we are going to talk about temperature, seasons, and personal health. China is a very big country and the weather can be quite different across regions and seasons; we will learn to talk about all sorts of weather....
Reading
4 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: Is it Cold in January?3m
Lecture: I Like Spring.3m
Lecture: I Caught a Cold.3m
Reading2 readings
Extended Exercise: I Caught a Cold.10m
Review: How About the Weather?10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Temperature14m
Time (3): Months8m
Seasons16m
Health18m

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2 hours to complete

What is Your Hobby?

What do you like to do in your spare time? We have so many choices nowadays and lead such colorful lives. In this module, we are going to talk about weekday pastimes, sports, TV programs, and some other activities related to the internet, reading, music, and travel! ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture: I Like Swimming.4m
Lecture: I Watch TV News Everyday.3m
Lecture: We Can Do a Lot of Things on the Internet.3m
Reading3 readings
Extended Exercise: We Can Do a Lot of Things on the Internet.10m
Review: What is Your Hobby?10m
Chinese for Beginners-Notes in English10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Time (4): Weeks14m
Sports16m
TV Programs22m
Internet, Books, Music, and Travel16m
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Top Reviews

By GVAug 15th 2016

Es un curso que te ayuda a hablar lo básico del chino, una gran opción para comenzar el estudio de este idioma. Las clases son sencillas y concisas lo cual ayuda a seguir un buen ritmo de aprendizaje.

By SSSep 17th 2016

Thanks for this course. I like it and this language really so necessary for me and my job. My company in New Zealand - ESKA Ltd (www.eskaltd.co.nz, eskaltd.com) and we are work with aliens from China.

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Xiaoyu Liu

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About Peking University

Peking University is determined to make its education openly accessible to students in China and around the world. With over 3000 faculty members, Peking University offers excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. For the past 115 years, with its hundreds of thousands of outstanding alumni, Peking University has made prominent contributions in the humanities and sciences to further China's prosperity and progress....

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