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Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Beginners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University via Coursera

Overview

Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners. It uses lectures, short plays, interactive exercises and cultural tips to help learners build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. At the end of the 5-lesson course, the learners will reach the following proficiency:
♦ 300 words
♦ 40 language points
♦ handling 10 real-life situations
Completing "Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners" or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 15 hours is the prerequisite.

Syllabus

Lesson 6 Qù túshūɡuǎn zěnme zǒu ? 去图书馆怎么走? How to get to the library? Part 1(Please complete Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners before you start this module)
-Learning how to ask for directions and places; Learning how to talk to taxi drivers

Lesson 6 Qù túshūɡuǎn zěnme zǒu? 去图书馆怎么走? How to get to the library? Part 2
-Learning how to ask for directions and places; Learning how to talk to taxi drivers

Lesson 7 Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo? 你的电话号码是多少?What's your phone number? part 1
-Learning how to ask for phone numbers; Learning how to talk about hobbies and leisure activities

Lesson 7 Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo? 你的电话号码是多少?What's your phone number? part 2
-Learning how to ask for phone numbers; Learning how to talk about hobbies and leisure activities

Lesson 8 Nǐ zhǎo wǒ yǒu shénme shì? 你找我有什么事? What's up? Part 1
-Learning how to make phone calls; Learning how to make an appointment

Lesson 8 Nǐ zhǎo wǒ yǒu shénme shì? 你找我有什么事? What's up? Part 2
-Learning how to make phone calls; Learning how to make an appointment

Lesson 9 Wǒ de shǒujī ne? 我的手机呢? Where is my cell phone? Part 1
-Learning how to express the location of things and places

Lesson 9 Wǒ de shǒujī ne? 我的手机呢? Where is my cell phone? Part 2
-Learning how to express the location of things and places

Lesson 10 Nǐ zěnme le? 你怎么了? Are you feeling sick? Part 1
-Learning some vocabulary for the human body; Learning how to ask about and describe one’s health

Lesson 10 Nǐ zěnme le? 你怎么了? Are you feeling sick? Part 2
-Learning some vocabulary for the human body; Learning how to ask about and describe one’s health

Taught by

Wang Jun

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