Welcome to "Chinese Characters for beginner"!
This is an elementary course on learning Chinese characters. Together, we will start from the basic element of Chinese characters-- Strokes. Then we will learn 1,200 basic Chinese words composed of 240 commonly used Chinese characters, which begin with “一”(one), including pronunciation, shape and meaning, so that to improve the learning effect.
① Each Chinese character is with pinyin;
② Each Chinese character is shown in the form of animation in the process of writing, namely strokes;
③ English translation is used on the Chinese character can be a word itself. Other Chinese characters can not be independent of words are the characters of. The English translation of this kind of characters is marked in parentheses;
④ Each Chinese word is accompanied by Pinyin, English translation and picture, which is easy to understand;
⑤ There are proper exercises at the end of each lesson.
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Michelle Viotti completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
No-frills introduction to Chinese characters. As someone who could already speak some Chinese, I found it useful to structure my learning of written characters. Probably best to acquire some knowledge of Chinese grammar, pinyin, etc. before embarking...
No-frills introduction to Chinese characters. As someone who could already speak some Chinese, I found it useful to structure my learning of written characters. Probably best to acquire some knowledge of Chinese grammar, pinyin, etc. before embarking on the course; my suggestion is Tsinghua University's introduction on edX.
- The characters are presented in a logical order
- The video format is unfortunately not suited to this course. All the videos do is show the animated stroke order of the characters and teach you how to pronounce them. I'd have preferred it if the course was in the format of pages you can read.
- The insistence on the names of the various strokes is unnecessary. It's a neat thing to know but having them as the first topic is excessive.
- Some additional explanation would be useful at times. For example, a common pattern in Chinese characters is that they are formed by two parts, where one has something to do with the meaning, and the other one has something to do with the pronunciation. This becomes clear as the course goes on, but why not say so from the outset?
Anonymous completed this course.
I likes content of the course and method of teaching which start from the fundamental of language. Showing how the character should be written is good to understand because it is difficult for student to know sequence of each line that should be draw first second third .........and so on.
It should be very good if there are some message using those character at the end of course. That can make us clearer understand the meaning of each character of words.
วิภารัตน์ ศรีเมือง is taking this course right now, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
i known Chinese a lot , but couldn’t read Chinese, i think i can say Chinese 80% , so that why i ‘d like to start learn begining writing Chinese with this course.
Catherine \von Dennefeld completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Extremely valuable! This course broke my apprehension regarding writing characters. The hours spent practicing yielded great benefits. I hope by now that the voice that guides the course has been raised to a louder level, as it was barely audible when I took the class some 7 months ago, a topic of concern with many students. Other than that , hang in there, you will not regret taking the course.
Ellie Kristensen is taking this course right now.
I couldn't access this course. Tried for hours. This is ridiculous. I hit the green button of course..there's only a class description.