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Online Course

Chinese Characters for beginner 汉字

Peking University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language Chinese
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Duration 10 weeks long
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Overview

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.

Good luck !

Syllabus

第一周

第二周

第三周

第四周

第五周

第六周

第七周

第八周

第九周

第十周

Taught by

Shi Zhengyu

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Reviews for Coursera's Chinese Characters for beginner 汉字 Based on 4 reviews

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Michelle V
Michelle 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 on the course; my suggestion is Tsinghua University's...
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Catherine D
by Catherine 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.
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Ellie K
Ellie 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.
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วิภารัตน์ 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.
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