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Learn Chinese: Introduction to Chinese Grammar

Shanghai International Studies University via FutureLearn


Increase your language skills by learning how to read Chinese

Understanding Chinese grammar is a tricky but vital step to tackle when learning the language.

Whether you want to learn Chinese for work or fun, understanding basic Chinese grammar will help you communicate and express yourself accurately.

On this four-week course, you’ll boost your knowledge of the rules of Chinese grammar and learn how to structure a sentence correctly.

Using simple daily words and phrases, you’ll learn how to read Chinese and the grammatical rules to follow in your own practice.

Learn how to write Chinese characters

You’ll understand how to structure sentences by learning how to write basic Chinese words and how to express dates and times.

You’ll explore fundamental sentence structures as well as special sentences to improve your skills in reading, writing, and translating accurately.

Understand Chinese syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

By the end of this course, you’ll understand Chinese sentence structures, their meaning, and how to use words and phrases in context to communicate more effectively.

Studying alongside experts at Shanghai International Studies University, you’ll build your confidence and skills in writing and speaking the Chinese language.

This course is part of the Introduction to Mandarin Chinese ExpertTrack, a comprehensive set of courses to help you learn how to speak, write, and pronounce Chinese Mandarin. Some basic knowledge of the Chinese language is necessary for this course.

This course is designed for learners who have some basic knowledge of the Chinese language and are looking to improve and become familiar with Chinese grammar.

Taught by

Qianping Li


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