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Promoted 08-06-2015 by brisar at 03:56 AM View Original Post
Peking University via coursera offers the "Chinese for Beginners" Course for Free. The course is taught by Xiaoyu Liu, Associate Professor from School of Chinese as A Second Language. Thanks shada

Note: You will not receive a certificate with this free promo, but there will be an option for that for a cost.
  1. Click Here and Register with coursera
  2. Click "Join Course"
  3. In the Pop-up, select "Full Course, No Certificate"
  4. Click "Continue"
  5. Click "Start Learning"

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Written by brisar

From the course description: "This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc.."

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Edited August 4, 2015 at 09:31 PM by widgit
"Chinese for Beginners" [coursera.org]

Many other courses also available for FREE!!

The courses are FREE. NO strings attached.

NOTE: Will NOT get you a degree NOR formal credits but will surely explain and clarify important basic Chinese for FREE. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. The learners don't need to study Chinese characters, so it is easier to follow and complete this course.

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For $49, you MAY get a "Verified Certificate". NOT REQUIRED to take the courses

The courses are hosted by coursera.org a MOOC provider based in the US.

About this Course


Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. In addition to the dialogues, the selection of reading materials and practice activities will make the content as rich and varied as possible, in order to stimulate the learners' interests. This is an elementary course on Chinese speaking. The learners don't need to study Chinese characters, so it is easier to follow and complete this course.

Subtitles available in English
6 hours of videos and quizzes



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Ni hao, in for one.
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but will surely explain and clarify important marketing and finance concepts
Why do you say that? It's not mentioned at all in the description, and so far, topics are more along the lines of weather, food, and hobbies.
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zai-jian, how is my mandarin?
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I wonder if one might get hacked by visiting the site....
The courses are hosted by coursera.org based in the US.
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Chinese Mandarin in china,little different in Taiwan Mandarin,little confuse if u not pay attention
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Chinese Mandarin in china,little different in Taiwan Mandarin,little confuse if u not pay attention
Taiwan use traditional chinese, mainland use simplified chinese.
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Chinese Mandarin in china,little different in Taiwan Mandarin,little confuse if u not pay attention
Just like English in Britain is different from English in US and is still different from Hinglish in Hindoostan!!

Taiwan has traditional Chinese and mainland is simplified Chinese - even the software is localized separately for both nations.
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Soooooooooooo funny! Thanks for sharing.
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How is a free course considered a deal? Coursera offers free courses all the time
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gen hao!
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Chinese is not a language. Lol
Chinese is a person.
Hahaha!

Just like "English" is both a language and a person from England; French is the language and a person from France.

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How is a free course considered a deal? Coursera offers free courses all the time
May be if you would shared that earlier and not just "Thread Crapped" for NO good reason...
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