Beginner Mandarin Chinese (HSK 1) Course A
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Beginner Mandarin Chinese (HSK 1) Course A

Structured language course with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, character writing, guided practices, projects and HS
4.6 (99 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,388 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Read and write 150 Chinese words as specified in the HSK 1 curriculum
  • Learn the most basic grammatical constructs to start communicating in Chinese, both verbally and in writing
  • Ace the HSK 1 test
Requirements
  • The textbook "HSK Standard Course 1" by Jiang Liping and the accompanying workbook​
  • No prerequisites
Description

This is part A of a 2-part Course

- Course A (Lessons 1-8) – this course

- Course B (Lessons 9-15)


Required Textbook & Workbook

The textbook "HSK Standard Course 1" by Jiang Liping and the accompanying workbook


Start on an exciting journey of Chinese learning!

Learn the vocabulary and grammatical constructs to communicate basic ideas in Mandarin Chinese, and build a solid foundation for future levels. You will also be prepared to pass the HSK 1 test (Chinese language proficiency test, level 1).

Following the standard curriculum as set forth by the official HSK 1, this online course will:

  • introduce you to Mandarin Chinese, including pinyin phonetics and Chinese character writing
  • help you learn the basic vocabulary with HSK 1 characters and words (e.g. 你好,女儿,喝茶,什么,饭店)
  • help you with correct usage (e.g. compare 能 and 会, 怎么 and 怎么样, etc)
  • clearly explain all 45 HSK 1 grammar points to help you complete the most essential tasks in Mandarin Chinese
  • get you started with reading and writing text in Chinese characters


Ace HSK 1 Test!

After you finish this course, you will be well prepared to take the HSK 1 test.

Who this course is for:
  • Absolute beginner Chinese learner who wishes to start on a path to fluency.
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 03:47:54
+ Lesson 2 - Thank You 谢谢你
4 lectures 10:28
HSK1.02 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
04:29
HSK1.02 Pronunciation 1.2.3.1 - Putting tone marks on the right letter
03:15
HSK1.02 Pronunciation 1.2.3.2 - Pronouncing iu, ui and un
02:06
HSK1.02 Activity, Homework and Project
00:38
+ Lesson 3 - What's Your Name 你叫什么名字
10 lectures 51:13
HSK1.03 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
10:23
HSK1.03 Grammar 1.3.1 - Asking "what" with 什么
04:41
HSK1.03 Grammar 1.3.2 - Expressing "to be" with 是
03:12
HSK1.03 Grammar 1.3.3 - Asking yes or no questions with 吗
03:39
HSK1.03 Pronunciation 1.3.1.1 - Pronouncing j, q and x
04:11
HSK1.03 Pronunciation 1.3.1.2 - Pronouncing zi, ci and si
08:44
HSK1.03 Pronunciation 1.3.2 - Pronouncing ü and ue
04:37
HSK1.03 Pronunciation 1.3.3 - Pronouncing the character 不
04:40
HSK1.03 Pronunciation 1.3.4 - Omitting the 2 dots on ü
06:20
HSK1.03 Activity, Homework and Project
00:46
+ Lesson 4 - She's My Chinese Teacher 他是我的汉语老师
8 lectures 43:08
HSK1.04 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
08:17
HSK1.04 Grammar 1.4.1 - Asking who and which with 谁, 哪
06:08
HSK1.04 Grammar 1.4.2 - Expressing "of" with 的
04:28
HSK1.04 Grammar 1.4.3 - 呢 - Part 1 (Expressing "What About")
03:25
HSK1.04 Pronunciation 1.4.1 - Pronouncing zhi, chi, shi and ri
09:43
Additional Resources for Pronunciation 1.4.1
00:11
HSK1.04 Pronunciation 1.4.3 - Pronouncing the character 一
10:18
HSK1.04 Activity, Homework and Project
00:38
+ Lesson 5 - Her daughter is 20 years old this year 她女儿今年二十岁
7 lectures 31:17
HSK1.05 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
08:12
HSK1.05 Grammar 1.5.1 - Asking "how many" with 几
02:55
HSK1.05 Grammar 1.5.2 - Counting from 1 to 99
05:27
HSK1.05 Grammar 1.5.3 - Expressing change with 了
02:30
HSK1.05 Grammar 1.5.4 - Asking age with 多大
03:18
HSK1.05 Pronunciation 1.5.1 - Pronouncing er and using erhua
08:17
HSK1.05 Activity, Homework and Project
00:38
+ Lesson 6 - I can speak Chinese 我会说汉语
5 lectures 17:18
HSK1.06 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
07:52
HSK1.06 Grammar 1.6.1 - 会 - Part 1 (Expressing “know how to")
03:05
HSK1.06 Grammar 1.6.2 - Describing things with Adjectives
03:15
HSK1.06 Grammar 1.6.3 - Asking "how" with 怎么 - Part 1
02:24
HSK1.06 Activity, Homework and Project
00:42
+ Lesson 7 - What's the date today 今天几号
5 lectures 18:31
HSK1.07 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
07:31
HSK1.07 Grammar 1.7.1 - Telling dates - Part 1
04:38
HSK1.07 Grammar 1.7.2 - Omission of 是 "to be" when expressing age and time
02:38
HSK1.07 Grammar 1.7.3 - Expressing consecutive actions 去 + location + V - Part 1
02:59
HSK1.07 Activity, Homework and Project
00:45
+ Lesson 8 - I'd like some tea 我想喝茶
6 lectures 21:40
HSK1.08 Warm-Up & Vocabulary
08:45
HSK1.08 Grammar 1.8.1 - Expressing "to want" with 想
02:16
HSK1.08 Grammar 1.8.2 - Asking "how much" with 多少
03:22
HSK1.08 Grammar 1.8.3 - Expressing quantities with measure words 个 and 口
03:32
HSK1.08 Grammar 1.8.4 - Expressing amounts of money
03:05
HSK1.08 Activity, Homework and Project
00:40
+ Lessons 9-15 - See Course B
1 lecture 00:03
This course isn't finished yet! Please proceed to Course B.
00:03