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Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, about 3 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Learners taking this Course are

  • Paralegals
  • Translators
  • Customer Care Reps
  • Traders
  • HR Specialists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 1

3 videos (Total 11 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello!6m
Introduction to phonetics 1 语音入门11m
4 readings
Notice:Upgrading on Chinese Character learning10m
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Complete introduction to Phonetics (optional, read only when you are anxious to know everything about pinyin)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

Lesson 1 Nǐ hǎo 你好 Hello! Part 2

2 videos (Total 10 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
quiz 测验30m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Introduction to phonetics 2 语音入门23m
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Numbers 数字10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Introduction to phonetics 3 语音入门 32m
2 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
2 hours to complete

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

2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 readings
New words 生词10m
Colors 颜色10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
1 hour to complete

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

2 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (optional)10m
Chinese Characters (high target/optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
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Top reviews from Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners

By MENov 9th 2017

This a great course to learn Chinese for real-life purposes. The pace is perfect for adult learners. It's also fun and not stressful at all.

By DMJul 12th 2017

This course gives you the option to learn the characters or to simply learn the pinyin. The dialogue videos and scripts are very helpful.

Instructors

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Wang Jun

Associate Professor
School of Humanities
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An Na

Ph.D., Lecturer
School of Humanities, SJTU

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....

About the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization

Come and learn the language which is spoken by more than 1 billion people and is getting more and more learners. This may enable you to know and do business with people from one of the world's biggest economies. This specialization may also help you to pass HSK (the only official proficiency test of Chinese language) level 1 or 2....
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