Chinese Humorous Stories Season 1
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Chinese Humorous Stories Season 1

Make Your Chinese language Leap amid Laughter
4.9 (4 ratings)
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411 students enrolled
Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • acquire a wide range of most commonly used vocabulary and expression in all realms of daily life, understand and tell humorous stories in Chinese
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  • The course is for all levels of Chinese learners, because its vocabulary list ranges from the elementary to the intermediate advanced. However, it is highly prefered that the students have taken my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level so they are familiar with the pinyin and writing sytem and some basic vocabulares.

    Learning humorous stories is an excellent way of learning daily language: the vocabularies in humorous story are among the most frequently used, colloquial words that appear at highest frequency in daily communication. The syntax in humorous stories utilizes the most commonly used grammar in Chinese language. Despite its accessibility and commonality, the entertaining, hilarious nature of humorous language makes the language impressive, skillful, (even comically artistic) and highly memorable, thus makes language learning process entertaining, easy and fast. This course chooses 20 hilarious humorous stories that covers a diverse realm of topics, daily situations, and therefore vocabulary range: family, love, marriage, school, law, army, sports, health and medicine, profession, archeology, travel, competition and contest, etc. You will find your daily spoken and written language progresses speedily after learning the course, soon being able to use the most common words and syntax to communicate in Chinese about comprehensive realms of daily life. 

   Each story is taught in two lectures: the first lecture is the text practice of the story. You will learn the vocabularies ranging from the elementary to the advanced intermediate level on the vocabulary list, learn the most commonly used grammar and Chinese syntax, listen to my explanation in English of the paragraph of the story phrase by phrase, sentence by sentence, so you thoroughly understand it. You will read after me the text twice sentence by sentence to ensure the accuracy of your pronunciation, and listen to my reading, and answer questions about the text orally before I provide each correct answer. The second lecture is an acting video of the humorous story, you will listen to my vivid story telling, my emphatic tone and performance will make you memorize the language more and help you to review the story, and you will tell the story yourself after you are sufficiently familiar with the language. 

   Now choose this course and see your daily Chinese language soar with your acquisition of the most commonly used Chinese  vocabularies and grammar---amid bursting laughter and in a refreshed, happy mood.

Who is the target audience?
  • All levels of Chinese students, preferably those having taken my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:55
Part 1: 5 stories
10 Lectures 01:29:40

1: 不得了了acting video

2. 牛吃草text practice

2. 牛吃草acting video

3. 谁跟老虎比text practice

3. 谁跟老虎比acting video

4. 变聪明了text practice

4. 变聪明了acting video

近视眼text practice

5. 近视眼acting video
Part 2: 5 stories
10 Lectures 01:33:26
6. 走后门 text practice

6. 走后门acting video

7. 我也不会text practice

7. 我也不会acting video

8. 三分之三text practice

8. 三分之三acting video

19. 视力太差 text practice

9. 视力太差acting video

10. 怕老婆text practice

10. 怕老婆acting video
Part 3: 5 stories
10 Lectures 32:52
11, 不安text practice

11. 不安acting video

12. 戒指text practice

12. 戒指acting video

13. 假肢text practice

13. 假肢acting video

14. 健忘text practice

14. 健忘acting video

15. 念数字text practice

15. 念数字acting video
Part 4: 5 stories
11 Lectures 39:54
16. 作业 text practice‘

16. 作业 acting video

17. 注意你的同桌text practice

17. 注意你的同桌acting video

18. 拿破仑的牙签 text practice

18. 拿破仑的牙签 acting video

19. 如果我是你丈夫text practice

19. 如果我是你丈夫acting video

20. 如果我跟你结婚text practice

20. 如果我跟你结婚acting video

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About the Instructor
Hong Zeng
4.6 Average rating
177 Reviews
5,448 Students
25 Courses
Professor of Chinese language and literature; comparative literature; film study

I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture". I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.