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Chinese for Beginners

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...
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Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 42m
Language: English

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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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School of Chinese as A Second Language, Peking University
Peking University
Liu Xiaoyu, Associate Professor of School of Chinese as A Second Language, Peking University. Bachelor degree in teaching Chinese as a second language at BLCU (Beijing Language University) and M.A. in modern Chinese at PKU.
Since 1991, She has given long-term Chinese courses, quick Chinese courses, training courses, culture lectures and TSL courses in China, Oxford University(UK), Leiden University(Netherland), BCIT(Canada), Free University Berlin(Germany), Chulalongkorn University(Thailand) and America for more than 2,200 people including students, post graduates, teachers and volunteers about 7,000 hours. She has published text books such as Meeting China, Intermediate Spoken Chinese, Chinese for GCSE, Kuaile Chinese, Chinese for
Platform: Coursera
Video: 1h 42m
Language: English

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