College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning Level 1
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College Spoken Chinese Fast Class Beginning Level 1

The quickest way of learning conversational Chinese
4.8 (10 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.
576 students enrolled
Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 5/2017
English
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • They will converse fluently in daily topics such as greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, make appointment, studying Chinese, etc. Their pronunciation will be accurate and native-speaker like, and their speech fluent and well intonated. and
  • Their accuracy of pronunciation and speech fluency will be greatly enhanced, even for experienced learners
Requirements
  • No. But 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.
  • Those students who have already learned pinyin before can skip the pinyin introduction in the first chapter
Description

    I am excited to announce to you that here comes the fastest class for acquiring spoken Chinese. 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). This course is the first sequel of a four-course "College Spoken Chinese Series: The quickest way of learning conversational Chinese". 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.

   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 (attached in the resource section in the first lecture of each dialogue) with its pinyin text for identifying the sound in 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. 

  You don't need to have any prerequisite for taking this course. The spoken Chinese starts from the most basic and quickly reaches near-intermediate level. There is pinyin introduction at the beginning to ensure those students who have never had pinyin study to learn it quickly, and identify the sounds in my later lessons and pronounce properly. However, for these students, it is highly recommended that you would acquire my "College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level" to have its introduction section with its much more detailed and plenty practice of pinyin to be familiar with Chinese sounds, as they are the basis of pronouncing Chinese sounds accurately.

    You will see after four hours, (over 30 lectures), 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. For  new learners of Chinese, this course will drastically increase your ability of spoken Chinese in a very short period of time, for older learners of Chinese, even those who have studied Chinese for years, it is also very valuable in cultivating your spoken Chinese to a native speaker accuracy and fluency. So take it now!



Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 03:16:18
+ Introduction
3 lectures 19:48

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

Preview 04:35

This lecture will teach pinyin simple finals, tones and there is tongue twister to practice tones. 

Preview 07:22

This lecture will teach compound finals, initials and there is a poem for practicing learned pinyin. In the resource section, you will also find an article introducing special spelling rules to complete the teaching of pinyin.

Preview 07:51
+ Lesson 1 and 2: Greetings and Family
12 lectures 46:34

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 03:34

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 1 dialogue 1 part 2 Greetings
04:35
lesson 1 dialogue 1 acting video Greetings
00:19

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

lesson 1 dialogue 2 part 1 Greetings
05:23
lesson 1 dialogue 2 part 2 Greetings
03:46
lesson 1 dialogue 2 acting video Greetings
00:23
lesson 2 dialogue 1 part 1 Family
05:38
lesson 2 dialogue 1 part 2 Family
04:26
lesson 2 dialogue 1 acting video
00:41
Lesson 2 dialogue 2 part 1 Family
05:53
Lesson 2 dialogue 2 part 2 family
05:58
lesson 2 dialogue 2 acting video
05:58
+ Lesson 3 and lesson 4: Time; Hobbies
12 lectures 51:03
lesson 3 dialogue 1 part 1 Time
06:41
lesson 3 dialogue 1 part 2 Time
07:22
lesson 3 dialogue 1 acting video Time
00:59
lesson 3 dialogue 2 part 1 Time
05:20
lesson 3 dialogue 2 part 2 Time
06:54
lesson 3 dialogue 2 part 2 acting video Time
00:53
lesson 4 dialogue 1 part 1
06:23
lesson 4 dialogue 1 part 2
05:44
Lesson 4 dialogue 1 acting video Hobbies
00:40
lesson 4 dialogue 2 part 1 hobbies
04:30
lesson 4 dialogue 2 part 2 hobbies
04:52
lesson 4 dialogue 2 acting video Hobbies
00:45
+ Lesson 5, 6, 7: visiting friends; make appointment; study Chinese
19 lectures 01:18:53
lesson 5 dialogue 1 part 1 visit friends
07:11
lesson 5 dialogue 1 part 2 visit friends
07:28
Lesson 5 dialogue 1 acting video visit friends
01:01
lesson 5 dialogue 2 part 1
04:22
lesson 5 dialogue 2 part 2
05:25
lesson 5 dialogue 2 acting video visit friends
00:31
lesson 6 dialogue 1 part 1 make appointment
07:19
lesson 6 dialogue 1 part 2 make appointment
08:25
lesson 6 dialogue 1 acting video Make Appointments
00:59
lesson 6 dialogue 2 part 1 make appointment
04:41
lesson 6 dialogue 2 part 2 make appointment
05:56
lesson 6 dialogue 2 make appointment
00:36
Lesson 7 dialogue 1 part 1 study Chinese
06:04
Lesson 7 dialogue 1 part 2 study Chinese
06:49
lesson 7 dialogue 1 acting video Study Chinese
00:44
Lesson 7 dialogue 2 part 1 study Chinese
05:00
Lesson 7 dialogue 2 part 2 study Chinese
05:41
lesson 7 dialogue 2 acting video study Chinese
00:37
Bonus Lecture My website of Chinese language/culture of free contents and others
00:04