College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning 2
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College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning 2

The quickest way of learning conversational Chinese
4.8 (3 ratings)
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875 students enrolled
Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • They will converse fluently in daily topics such as school life, go shopping, traffic, weather, dining, ask direction, birthday party, etc.
  • Their accuracy of pronunciation and speech fluency will be greatly enhanced, even for experienced learners
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Requirements
  • Preferably they have taken College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning 1 of this sequence. For studdents not yet familiar with Pinyin, it is advisable to acquire my "College Mandarin Chinese On Your Own Beginning Level" to have a more detailed, full introduction of pinyin, as the basis of correct pronunciation.
Description

    I am excited to announce to you that here comes the second sequel of College Spoken Chinese Fast Class: the quickest way of learning conversation Chinese. I am an award-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American colleges with two PhDs in Chinese and comparative language and literature. The quickest way of acquiring spoken language is the way we learned a language during our childhood: from mouth to mouth, without any written script. While without an explaining medium language, a baby has to figure out the meaning of the sentences from recurring situations, we, as adult learners, can even further enhance the speed by minimal, explaining medium language (here is English). The sequence of "College Spoken Chinese Series: The quickest way of learning conversational Chinese" has four courses. Each course takes you only 4 hours (30-40 minutes each day for the two dialogues of each lesson, you can finish the course in a week), the four courses will allow you to master spoken Chinese included in two year's college Chinese curriculum (without the written character requirement of course) in just 16 hours. You will be able to conduct conversation fluently in all realms of daily life, including greeting, family, time, hobbies, visit friends, make appointment, study Chinese, school life, go shopping, weather, traffic, dining, library, renting apartment, book air ticket, traveling, etc. Not just random teaching of some key sentences in a situation, but full-body real-life conversation that encompasses exactly two year's college Chinese curriculum (based on the same range of vocabulary, grammar and situation dialogues)! This sequence can be for any new-learners of Chinese, but don't mistake it for just new learners! It is immeasurable valuable for those students who have already studied Chinese for years but need to make his pronunciation as accurate, his speech as fluent as native speakers through the teacher's all-talking head videos emphasizing the mouth shape of pronunciation, the correct tone and sentence cadence that you cannot acquire otherwise. This course is the second sequel, encompass topics such as school life, go shopping, traffic, weather, dining, ask direction and birthday party, very important topics in daily life.

   Each dialogue is taught in three lectures. The first lecture will teach you the meaning of each phrase and sentence in the dialogue with the help of medium language---English, but the main emphasis is to lead you speak after me through the whole dialogue as soon as you understand them. During this lecture, you may glance at the printed out PDF of the text with its pinyin text for identifying the sound with my talk-head pronunciation, particularly students who have never studied pinyin and not familiar with Chinese pronunciation. In the second lecture, I will lead you to speak through the text twice and practice the dialogue with you in a new, invented context where we act as two sides speaking the dialogue. The third lecture is an acting video in which you can review your dialogue and speak after me again. I didn't put in pinyin subtitles in the talking head videos, because I think it will distract you from recalling the full sentence you speak after me, instead, you will just spell out the pinyin one by one mechanically, without being able to duplicate the full sentence language out of your memory when you speak after me. After the first lecture, you should not even look at the PDF while speaking after me, you should speak after me like a child learning his first language---from mouth to mouth, observing the mouth shape in pronunciation, imitate the pronunciation and tones as closely as possible, draw from memory the whole sentence structure after you heard it, on the spot. That is how you can maximize the speed of learn spoken language. 

   As to prerequisite for this course, it is preferable that you should take College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning 1, the first sequel of this 4-course conversational Chinese sequence, which allows you to learn conversational Chinese included in two years' college Chinese curriculum with greatest speed. For those who have not learned pinyin before, it is advisable that you should take my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level, whose introduction section includes a more detailed teaching and practicing of pinyin, the basis for correct pronunciation.

  You will see after four hours, you are able to speak, with near native-speaker accuracy and fluency some major situational dialogues, the content of which a college student has to learn in one full semester (without the written requirement), in five months.

  You should definitely grab the whole sequence of this conversational Chinese series (the last two courses will come out soon) that allow you to learn spoken Chinese (two years' college Chinese curriculum) at greatest speed--in only 16 hours. 

 

 

 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to learn spoken Chinese at fast speed or students who have already some spoken Chinese but want to make their pronunciation more accurate, speaking more fluent and native-speaker like.
  • Both beginning learners and experienced learners will benefit from this course, as it will drastically improve the accuracy and fluency of experienced-learners to near native-speaker level, and will increase quickly the new learner's spoken Chinese.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
04:23:53
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:44

This lecture will introduce the course goal, methodology and study guide of this course

Preview 04:44
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Lesson 8 and 9: School Life; Go Shopping
12 Lectures 01:22:27

This lecture will teach dialogue 1 part 1, I will explain the text while
lead you to speak through the dialogue after me at least twice. Try to
imitate my tones and pronunciation, and mouth shapes in pronouncing
sounds as closely as possible. Try to recall the full sentence in your
memory when you speak each sentence after me. For students who haven't
learned pinyin before and not quite familiar with Chinese sounds yet,
you will print out the PDF of the text (with pinyin, English meaning;
you don't have to pay attention to the Chinese character text unless
you are interested in it), and glance at it in the first time of
speaking after me to ensure speaking accuracy. But always try to recall
the full sentence out of memory when you speak after me---as soon as you
are sure of the pinyin sounds.

Preview 12:13

This lecture practices dialogue 1. I will lead you to speak after me the
full dialogue twice sentence by sentence, try to imitate my tones and
pronunciation as closely as possible by observing closely how I
pronounce each sound in my mouth. Try not to look at any written text,
but recall each full sentence out of your memory with correct tones,
pronunciation and sentence cadence. This helps you to be fluent in
future speaking. Then I will give you a new context based on the same
situation, you will complete the other side of the dialogue while I give
one side of the dialogue.

lesson 8 dialogue 1 part 2 School Life
11:55

lesson 8 dialogue 1 acting video school life
01:04

Follow the same instruction as the corresponding lecture in the previous dialogue.

lesson 8 dialogue 2 part 1
11:19

lesson 8 dialogue 2 part 2
07:52

lesson 8 dialogue 2 acting video school life
00:37

lesson 9 dialogue 1 part 1 School Life
14:30

lesson 9 dialogue 1 part 2
11:31

lesson 9 dialogue 1 acting video Go Shopping
01:09

lesson 9 dialogue 2 part 1
06:17

lesson 9 dialogue 2 part 2
03:16

lesson 9 dialogue 2 acting video Go Shopping
00:44
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Lesson 10 and 11: Traffic; Weather
12 Lectures 01:09:56
lesson 10 dialogue 1 part 1
12:12

lesson 10 dialogue 1 part 2
07:30

lesson 10 dialogue 1 acting video Traffic
00:57

lesson 10 dialogue 2 part 1
08:18

lesson 10 dialogue 2 part 2 Traffic
07:30

lesson 10 dialogue 2 acting video Traffic
00:40

lesson 11 dialogue 1 part 1 weather
07:20

lesson 11 dialogue 1 part 2 Weather
05:51

lesson 11 dialogue 1 acting video Weather
00:35

lesson 11 dialogue 2 part 1 weather
09:05

lesson 11 dialogue 2 part 2 weather
08:53

lesson 11 dialogue 2 acting video weather
01:05
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lesson 12, 13, 14: Dining; Ask Direction; Birthday Party
19 Lectures 01:46:46
lesson 12 dialogue 1 part 1 Dining
08:51

lesson 12 dialogue 1 part 2 Dining
07:57

lesson 12 dialogue 1 acting video dining
00:54

lesson 12 dialogue 2 part 1 Dining
08:58

Lesson 12 dialogue 2 part 2 Dining
09:01

lesson 12 dialogue 2 acting video dining
01:09

lesson 13 dialogue 1 part 1 Ask Direction
06:01

lesson 13 dialogue 1 part 2 Ask Direction
07:40

lesson 13 dialogue 1 acting video ask direction
00:35

lesson 13 dialogue 2 part 1 Ask Direction
08:27

lesson 13 dialogue 2 part 2 Ask Direction
06:29

lesson 13 dialogue 2 acting video ask direction
00:41

lesson 14 dialogue 1 part 1 Birthday Party
08:08

lesson 14 dialogue 1 part 2 Birthday Party
08:43

lesson 14 dialogue 1 acting video birthday party
00:49

lesson 14 dialogue 2 part 1 Birthday Party
08:43

Lesson 14 dialogue 2 part 2 Birthday Party
12:34

lesson 14 dialogue 2 acting video birthday party
01:02

Bonus Lecture My website of Chinese language/culture of free contents and others
00:04
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.