About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.

Shareable Certificate

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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Greek, Catalan, Thai, Turkish, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Lithuanian, Persian, Polish...
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, German, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Greek, Catalan, Thai, Turkish, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Lithuanian, Persian, Polish...

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for Beginners

4.8
stars
758 ratings
149 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Beginners

4.8
stars
270 ratings
31 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners

4.9
stars
217 ratings
20 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project

4.7
stars
188 ratings
10 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • Each course takes 5 weeks to complete, the whole specialization will take 15 weeks in total.

  • None.

  • Simply follow the order from Hello Chinese (1) to (3).

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  • You will be able to use spoken Chinese in most real-life situations. You may also attempt taking HSK (the only official Chinese proficiency test) level 1 or 2 online and pass it.

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