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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

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Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, Japanese, Lithuanian, Persian...

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, Japanese, Lithuanian, Persian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Review of Course 1

Review lesson 1-5

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6 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Review Lesson 1 (greetings)1m
Review Lesson 2 (number/time)2m
Review Lesson 3 (shopping)3m
Review Lesson 4 (family/occupations)2m
Review Lesson 5 (food/restaurant)5m
3 readings
How to pass the capstone project and your options10m
About the retrospective videos10m
About the comprehensive tests10m
2 practice exercises
Comprehensive test for course 1 (listening part)40m
Comprehensive test for course 1 (reading part)40m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Extensive practice for course 1

Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 1 sample test

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1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
1 video
2 readings
Introduction of HSK and its sample tests10m
Let's take the real HSK 1!10m
2 practice exercises
HSK 1 sample test (listening part)40m
HSK 1 sample test (reading part)40m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Review of Course 2

Review lesson 6 - 10

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5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Review Lesson 7 (phone numbers/hobbies)3m
Review Lesson 8 (phone-call/appointments)5m
Review Lesson 9 (location of things and places)2m
Review Lesson 10 (body and health)4m
2 practice exercises
Comprehensive test for course 2 (listening part)1h 10m
Comprehensive test for course 2 (reading part)50m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Extensive practice for course 2

Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 2 sample test

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1 video (Total 6 min), 3 quizzes
1 video
2 practice exercises
HSK 2 sample test (trial 1) Listening Part1h 10m
HSK 2 sample test (trial 1) Reading Part50m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Review of Course 3

Review lesson 11 - 15

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5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
Review lesson 12 (bank and big numbers)6m
Review lesson 13 (housework and "ba" sentence)3m
Review lesson 14 (travel and travel plans)3m
Review lesson 15 (flight and hotel)7m
2 practice exercises
Comprehensive test for course 3 (listening part)1h 10m
Comprehensive test for course 3 (reading part)50m
Week
6
4 hours to complete

Extensive practice for course 3

Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 2 sample test

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3 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Farewell video1m
Welcome to SJTU if you intend to continue learning Chinese...2m
2 readings
Let's take the real HSK 2!10m
Visit the website of SJTU Chinese program10m
2 practice exercises
HSK 2 sample test (trial 2) Listening Part1h 10m
HSK 2 sample test (trial 2) Reading Part50m

Instructors

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Wang Jun

Associate Professor
School of Humanities
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An Na

Ph.D., Lecturer
School of Humanities, SJTU

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading research university located in Shanghai, China, has been regarded as the fastest developing university in the country for the last decade. With special strengths in engineering, science, medicine and business, it now offers a comprehensive range of disciplines in 27 schools with more than 41,000 enrolled students from more than one hundred countries....

About the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization

Come and learn the language which is spoken by more than 1 billion people and is getting more and more learners. This may enable you to know and do business with people from one of the world's biggest economies. This specialization may also help you to pass HSK (the only official proficiency test of Chinese language) level 1 or 2....
Learn Mandarin Chinese

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