Chinese In 9 Weeks: Introduction Course
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Chinese In 9 Weeks: Introduction Course

Learn the most important Chinese concepts and words to build on and get started speaking and reading Chinese (Mandarin)
4.5 (2,323 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
40,660 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to have a simple conversation in Chinese
  • You will be able to start reading and writing
  • You will also have a good understanding of the basics of the language
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Requirements
  • The online course can be done alone but it's also recommended to hire a teacher to suppplement your learning.
Description

LATEST: COURSE UPDATED IN SEPTEMBER 2017

40.000+ SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS COURSE!

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Start learning Chinese with a completely new approach that will both make it fun and easy. In these two hours you will learn:

- to read and even write simple stories completely in Chinese

- to have a simple conversation – introducing yourself and a bit more

- the basics of this language, so that you have something really solid to build on further

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About the course and us

We are the first foreign-run Chinese (Mandarin) teaching company in China with a completely new approach to teaching Chinese. Our courses are constructed by foreigners for foreigners, and also include the wide experience of our Chinese teachers.

In this course you will learn the fundamental concepts upon which you can easily build your Chinese language learning. By the end of this course, you will be able to conduct a simple conversation in Chinese with basic expressions, as well as the relevant reading and writing skills.

Chinese is the most logical language there is and we hope to demonstrate to the world how to successfully navigate it. Through the ancient system of using pictograms, two words with separate meanings can join to form entirely new words. For example, learn the word for electricity (电), then add brain (脑) and you get computer (electric-brain). Replace brain with stairs (梯) and you get elevator (electric-stairs). 话 means speech and 'electric-speech' means telephone. Chinese is a clearly structured, logical language, and it is this logic that makes the learning experience feel like a puzzle that anyone can solve.

We teach entirely through videos, where we first explain concepts and then show them in practice through dialogues with strangers on the street. Videos are shortened down to 1-5 minutes and to make sure you are paying attention we will give you quizzes between the videos based on what you have just learned. Pass it and move on to learn about the next concept.

Each lesson consists of 20-40 mins of video content. This introduction course contains 4 lessons (2+ hours in total) and a little treat at the end...

When you sign up we will also give you our course book that helps you review everything you learn much easier.

Your instructor in this course is Felix Lattman, who founded Domino Chinese in Guangzhou, China, after spending some years in the city and teaching himself Chinese. To him Chinese made a lot more sense than it is generally credited with, and so he realised this language of 1.3 billion people should be very easy to learn as long as it is taught in the right way. In 2013, he started teaching Chinese to foreigners and within 3 months all of his students could converse in Chinese.

With Felix's approach to teaching Chinese combined with the other Chinese teachers' experience in the company we hope to improve Chinese teaching everywhere in the world and make it fun, logical and much more like "a walk in the park" for anyone!

Click the “Take This Course" button, top right, now … every hour you delay is costing you money

Felix Lattman

Who is the target audience?
  • No previous knowledge is required. However, if the student has already studied Chinese it is still recommended to go through this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
02:16:55
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A start to something beautiful
3 Lectures 02:23
A start to something beautiful
01:27

More about Domino
00:14

FAQs and Useful Study Material
00:41
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Lesson 1 - The start of something beautiful
12 Lectures 23:54
Welcome to domino!
01:34

问题
1 question

Beautiful Strokes
02:25

Our friend, Pinyin
02:26

How to type in Chinese
02:31

Chinese slang
01:27

Feeling of xiexie-tude
02:46

How to put characters together
02:39

问题
1 question

Big abstract ideas
01:43

Eating food in Chinese
02:04

It's a sunny day
01:42

One of many exciting sum ups
02:33

Flashcards!
00:04
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Lesson 2 - Tones and glory
25 Lectures 37:09
Lesson Introduction
00:22

Just a drop, please
02:17

Identifying
03:01

Good bye!
00:48

Day time
00:50

Similar characters
00:58

问题
1 question

Idea parts
03:10

Chinese tricks
01:21

Hundreds upon hundreds
01:19

Haha, real humor
01:34

Join our study group!
00:13

Tones!
04:09

Canoodle
03:50

问题
1 question

We're going down!
00:22

问题
1 question

Number 3
00:19

问题
1 question

We're rolling in a coaster
00:17

问题
1 question

Jump on the third
00:25

问题
1 question

The angry tone
00:20

问题
1 question

What, what, what
00:27

问题
1 question

Tonal philosophy
03:10

Chinese money
01:36

问题
1 question

Sooo white
00:28

Everyone's website
01:35

Gates for the people
01:58

An exciting sum up
02:20
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Lesson 3 - National identity and...hitting things
20 Lectures 34:07
Lesson Introduction
00:31

A stick
01:24

In your face
02:25

Wang, our king
01:33

A protective king
01:46

01:33

美国?
01:23

问题
1 question

Such beautiful country
01:18

问题
1 question

A heroic country
01:30

国王 or 王国
01:48

Middle country
01:14

Ann gets aggressive
01:35

We exist through the sun
02:58

问题
1 question

Hit it!
02:28

Nailing things
01:41

Watch your hands
01:31

Pull!
00:59

'Hand' me
01:35

拜拜
01:16

An exciting sum up
03:39
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Lesson 4 - Questioning and flying
17 Lectures 38:03
Lesson Introduction
00:43

Felix the ninja warrior
05:29

问题
1 question

I protect myself with a sword
00:51

问题
1 question

Don't hit Tintin!
00:40

Real life (afk) dialogues
01:58

Flying humans
02:07

问题
1 question

I am Chinese!
03:02

Shakespeare questions
01:33

Caveman language
01:28

Carefully asking
01:38

Chinese street shopping
02:04

Chocolate!!!
01:46

Coffee!!!
01:29

We should all bang each other
01:33

Story Time with Wang
06:38

An exciting sum up
03:52

Good work guys!
01:12
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All those nice extra things
1 Lecture 01:22
What's next...
01:22
About the Instructor
Felix Lättman
4.6 Average rating
3,815 Reviews
52,123 Students
9 Courses
Founder of DominoEducation

Hi! I'm Felix. In 2012, I moved to China to learn Chinese. None of the teaching methods suited me so I decided to teach myself. I had a different approach and I realised Chinese isn't actually that difficult. When I was done teaching myself I started teaching other foreigners and after only a few weeks we spoke Chinese in our lessons. I found two partners and together we created a website and after only a year we passed 20 000 users

Our method uses short and entertaining videos to keep our students engaged. It also works on any languages so I've created a Swedish course now as well. Within 30 hours you WILL be more or less fluent!  

I've tested every course with real students and I genuinely believe the domino courses are the best on the market and if you don't agree, I'll happily refund your money.

Sign up to my courses and learn a language today! 

Ann Zhu
4.6 Average rating
3,024 Reviews
46,478 Students
3 Courses
Co-founder of DominoChinese

Hi guys,

My name's Ann Zhu and I'm the co-founder of DominoChinese. Together with Felix Lattman we've created over 100 hours of high-quality content that helps you learn quickly and keeps you engaged through the process. In our most recent success story Vanessa, who had not learned any other languages for over 20 years, was able to speak and write completely in Chinese after only 9 weeks. She also passed a test, HSK LEVEL 4, which requires at least 2 years full-time studies.

Sign up and become our next success story today!