About this Course
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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....
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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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2 hours to complete

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...
Reading
1 video (Total 11 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading4 readings
Notice: Upgrading on Chinese character learning10m
New words 生词10m
Introduction to Chinese Characters 1 汉字入门110m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Clock
1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
2
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1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Introduction to Chinese characters 2 汉字入门210m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Clock
1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

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...
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Introduction to Chinese characters 3 汉字入门310m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Copy of Practice 练习30m
Clock
1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Week
4
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1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading4 readings
New words 生词10m
Learn to express locations10m
Introduction to Chinese Characters 4 汉字入门410m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
Clock
1 hour to complete

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...
Reading
2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Cultural tips 文化介绍1m
Reading3 readings
New words 生词10m
Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)10m
Chinese characters (high target/optional)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice 练习6m
Quiz 测验30m
4.8

Top Reviews

By KPDec 26th 2016

Lots of new vocabulary and grammar. I learned so much in this course. I can't wait for the next one.

By JFJun 23rd 2017

Fabulous course, really enjoyable and informative.

Instructors

Wang Jun

Associate Professor
School of Humanities

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....

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