About this Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

Chinese LanguageHanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Paralegals
  • Translators
  • Assistants
  • Retailers
  • Teachers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Chinese for HSK 1

4.8
667 ratings
221 reviews
Course2

Chinese for HSK 2

4.5
285 ratings
91 reviews
Course3

Chinese for HSK 3 PART I

4.7
182 ratings
58 reviews
Course4

Chinese for HSK 3 PART II

4.8
73 ratings
22 reviews

Instructors

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YU Bin

Instructor
School of Chinese as a Second Language
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LIU Lixin

Associate Professor
School of Chinese as A Second Language
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CHEN LI

School of Chinese as A Second Language
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LU Yun

Associate Professor
School of Chinese as A Second Language

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • HSK( Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì), is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. The new HSK test was launched by Hanban, consists of six levels (from level 1 to level 6, level 6 is the highest level).

  • The commonly Chinese used words and grammar structures of this specialization you will learn are designed by the newest HSK Test Syllabus.

  • Of course you can! This specialization is designed for all who yearn to learn Chinese. For learners who will take test, this specialization will help you to master core vocabularies and key grammar points of HSK. For learners who haven’t intention, this specialization will improve your abilities of using Chinese.

  • ①Systematic training. Three different level courses fit for your needs, improving your Chinese language proficiencies step by step.

    ②Professional designing. Contents of each lesson are specifically designed based on the newest HSK Test Syllabus.

    ③Fun and Interactive Learning. Situational videos in the courses make you enjoy your study, you will follow PKU students in their daily lives and interactions on our campus.

  • Yes, you can enroll in a single course according to your level and needs.

  • CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 1, is a 6 weeks course, aimed at Starters of Chinese learning (the course doesn’t ask the learners to know Chinese characters.)

    CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 2, is a 6 weeks course, aimed at Beginners of Chinese learning who know about 150 Chinese vocabularies.

    CHINESE FOR HSK LEVEL 3, is a 8 weeks course, aimed at Beginners of Chinese learning who know about 300 Chinese vocabularies.

  • You will master approximately 700 vocabularies and 200 grammar points, as well as using Chinese to handle basic communicative tasks throughout daily life, work and study, such as introduce yourself and your family, describe your daily life and your learning or working experience, ask for help as well as understanding others’ response, talk about topics regarding hobbies of yourself or others, the weather, events, scores, etc.

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