finally an online course that delivers, great way to kickstart or reboot your chinese. the formula of the lesson is simple and easy to follow, a fantastic way to start, definitely moving on to HSK2
Excellent course, Yu Bin explains the material very well and the content is well organised. I would have liked further explanations on the grammar and additional practice exercises beyond the quiz
創建者 Ayana H d M•
創建者 MING G•
創建者 ronnachai c•
創建者 Harish D•
創建者 Rizaldi C•
創建者 Bella N•
創建者 Jessie E•
創建者 GABRIELA M F S•
創建者 Alessandro A•
創建者 Bahriye B•
創建者 Laura F•
I think that this course has many strengths, such as helping you pronounce Chinese well, and covering a range of vocabulary content. The videos and dialogues were also useful for practising listening skills, and the inclusion of the full texts of the dialogues was good for reading practice. However, some of the grammar points could have been explained slightly better; the majority were really well done though. Also, the course is not big on teaching writing (e.g. stroke order), but as a course for complete beginners, this isn't a huge problem. If you wanted to carry on learning Chinese or wanted to be able to read and write really well, you would definitely need additional resources. Overall, I really loved this course as a comprehensive, engaging, and well-taught introduction to Mandarin and how to learn it. It's perfect for beginners and a great first step to learning Mandarin.
創建者 Dianne T•
Just like the description, the course focuses on preparing you for the HSK 1 exam. It covers all the words (plus a few more) that are in HSK 1 level. I passed the course but I feel like I still haven't learned enough to actually say that I can understand and speak basic Chinese. I wish the course put more attention to explaining sentence structure, and how and when to use modal particles. The volume of the lecture videos and the text dialogues is also very inconsistent. For example, the intro to the lectures are very loud compared to the voice of the teacher. Also in the audio that accompanies the written texts, there are background noises in some of them. This course is pretty okay overall. It is the very first Chinese course that I have ever taken and it wasn't that hard or confusing. I think it's a good start to my learning journey.
創建者 Guilherme S R•
The course has a good teacher, good material, and good ammount of content explained. I also liked the activities and the videos, which give it a fun shape; however, it fails in some aspects like a few content errors not yet corrected or absence of an efficient tutoring/QA program. As an advice, I recommend you to take Chinese characters for beginners at PKU before this one, since it may be dense to those who have no background of the language. Finally, with daily dedication on rewriting vocabulary [many] times to memorize, it has what it takes to lead the student further than expensive once a week classes.
This course is great for gaining a solid foundations of the Chinese language, as it covers the basics of the characters and tones in the first week, from then on each week goes with fresh lecture sessions that increase the vocabulary and grammar lessons. Also, the video lectures at the beginning of each week contribute very much for developing and honing the listening comprehension for daily conversations.
創建者 Eugene G•
This course helps to start learning chinese language. In some cases the grammar explained quite briefly, sometimes it's not quite clear the particles meaning, when they are required and when they are optional and how the meaning changes depending on whether it's used or not. Also, video dialogs are quite fast, hard to grasp the meaning when you only start learning the language
創建者 P V•
The way the laoshi teaches is quite good . We keep getting to introduce ourselves to new terminologies . Any language can be learnt easily when we focus and enjoy it and our efforts along with interest .
The main key point to be able to communicate in any language is to practice by speaking.
All the very best to the upcoming students who enrolled this course .
創建者 Elly Q•
Me gusto mucho llevar este curso en mis vacaciones, ahora que regrese a la universidad he visto una mejora en mi nivel de chino y gracias a la dedicación que le dí a este curso y a los materiales que aquí se brindan. Espero poder continuar los demás cursos más adelante. Muchos éxitos a todos el equipo que forman parte de este curso :D Taiganxieninle!!
創建者 Martin S•
Not for beginners!
I completed this course to refresh what I had learned previously -- and this course was quite good for that. It's fast-paced and mostly based on listening to enjoyable dialogues, which I liked a lot. But be warned: There's only few dialogues, no practise material, and hardly any repetition of previous lessons.
創建者 Emmanuel T•
Very good pace and progressive in the learning, thank you!
Really good videos, people talk slowly, which helps a lot, vocabulary builds up progressively too.
I would recommend a bit more use friendliness at the last test (need to jump back and forth between the audio instructions/dialogue and the questions)
創建者 Adam G•
The materials were well organized. The course could benefit from providing a running list of the total characters required to understand a given lesson. Also this seems like a very hard way for someone to have their first interaction with Chinese learning.
創建者 Intan S•
The lessons are easy to understand for beginner, as long as the participants always practice what they got from here. Sadly the quality of the recording and lessons video aren't at the best quality, hope that it will be fixed very soon.