Chinese Humorous Stories Season 2
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Chinese Humorous Stories Season 2

learn the most commonly-used Chinese quickly amidst laughter
5.0 (1 rating)
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578 students enrolled
Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the most commonly used Chinese vocabularies and sentences in daily conversation
  • learn to speak accurate and fluently on a lot of daily topics
  • Be able to appreciate humor in Chinese and tell humorous stories, thus enhance social and cultural communication with Chinese people
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  • No, but preferably students have learned my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level

Hello, everyone, welcome to my new course “Chinese humorous stories season 2: make your Chinese leap amidst laughter”! 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. This season is different from season 1 humorous story in that it emphasize spoken Chinese, so there is no written text.
   Each story is taught in two talking-head video lectures: the first lecture, I lead you to understand phrase by phrase the meaning of each sentence via medium English, also I will lead you to speak after me. I advise you to re-play it 2-3 times, until you can understand the story perfectly. The second lecture is my acting video, I will narrate the story to you, so that you can review your listening comprehension, so that after that, you can tell the story yourself. Stories are short, so that you can narrate without difficulty. Go to the end of lectures for more information on related free contents. You will find your daily conversational Chinese enhanced greatly with this course, your speech fluent and accurate on a lot of daily topics.

Who is the target audience?
  • beginning to intermediate Chinese learners
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 02:22
First Five Stories
10 Lectures 17:12

3. "最糟糕的事情“ text practice

3. "最糟糕的事情“ acting video

4. "邮箱时装“ text practice

4. "邮箱时装“ acting video

5. "太太至上“ text practice

5. "太太至上“ acting video
2. second group of five stories
11 Lectures 19:44
6. "料事如神“ text practice

6. "料事如神“ acting video

7. "钓鱼“ text practice

7. "钓鱼“ acting video

8. “更糟” text practice

8. “更糟” acting video

9. "使劲喊“ text practice

9. "使劲喊“ acting video

10. "买报的狗" text practice

10. "买报的狗" acting video

bonus lecture: free contents
About the Instructor
Hong Zeng
4.6 Average rating
163 Reviews
5,041 Students
22 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.