Survival Chinese for Beginners
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Survival Chinese for Beginners

Designed for those who are interested in Chinese language and culture but have no experience on learning Chinese.
4.9 (5 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.
145 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2014
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Includes:
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to speak Chinese correctly.
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to talk to local people with simple expressions and sentences.
  • In this course, you will learn basic knowledge of Chinese culture and tradition.
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Requirements
  • Anyone who wants to learn Chinese from the beginning
Description

Survival Chinese course for beginners provides 25 lectures with practical topics and expressions of Chinese. Each lesson is about 30 minutes. You will learn pronunciations and basic conversations of Chinese language in each lecture. In addition, you will know some Chinese culture and tradition which will help you a lot if you plan to travel to China.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who are interested in learning Chinese language and have no experience on learning it.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
12:17:36
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An introduction to Chinese language
1 Lecture 06:41
In the lecture, you will learn basic knowledge of Chinese language--Chinese writing system and pronunciation system. Have fun!
Preview 06:41
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25 Lessons for beginners
25 Lectures 12:10:55
In the first lesson, you will learn how to welcome someone. And in culture section, you will learn basic knowledge of Chinese characters.
Preview 26:25

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask someone's nationality. In culture section, you will learn how to recognize a Chinese name.
Where're you from?
29:57

In this lecture, we will learn: what's this, what's that, etc.

Is this your passport?
31:53

In this lesson, we will learn how to take a taxi in China. And in culture section, we will learn some useful words you could say when you take a taxi.
Taxi!
31:53

In this lecture, we will learn how to check in of a hotel. And then in the culture section, we will learn some interesting loanwords in Chinese.
Check in
31:05

In this lesson, we will learn how to introduce someone. And in culture section, we will learn the difference when you say Chinese and Mandarin.
Who's she?
27:29

In this lesson, we will learn how to tell time. And in culture section, we will learn time zone in China.
What time is it now?
30:57

In this lecture, we will learn how to tell the date. And in culture section, we will learn some basic strokes of Chinese characters.
What's the date today?
31:12

In this lesson, we will learn how to express your feeling in Chinese. And in culture section, we will look at lunar calendar in China which is very important in our daily life.
How do you feel like Hong Kong?
25:03

In this lesson, we will learn how to make an appointment.
Do you have time tomorrow?
26:14

In this lesson, we will learn to talk about one's family. And in culture section, we will learn Chinese Zodiac--12 animals. 
Do you have brothers and sisters?
30:00

In this lesson, we will learn how to exchange money in a bank. And in culture section, we will look at four famous banks in China.
I want to exchange money.
32:47

In this lecture, we will learn how to buy fruits in China. And in culture section, we will look at Chinese currency--RMB.
How much are these apples?
30:09

In this lesson, you will learn how to bargain with a vendor in China. And in culture section, you will learn lucky and unlucky numbers in China.
Can you make it cheaper?
31:23

In this lecture, we will learn how to describe the location of stuff. Good luck!

Where's my bank card?
28:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to describe the location of a building. In culture section, you will learn Chinese fengshui which is very interesting.
Where's your new home?
29:31

In this lecture, you will learn some practical sentences about bar and drinks. In culture section, you will know Chinese alcohol.
Do you drink beer?
28:46

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask the flavor of a dish. And in culture section, you will learn a brief introduction of Chinese food.
Is this spicy?
26:28

In this lecture, we will learn how to describe you aim. And in culture part, I will introduce spring travel season in China. Have fun!

What are you going to Guangzhou for?
25:09

In this lecture, you will learn some words about transportation in Chinese. For culture part, you will know spring festival travel season in China.
How do you go to the company every day?
32:05

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask a friend about his skill. And in culture section, you will know the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese.
Can you cook Chinese food?
27:56

In this lecture, we will learn what you should say when you're looking for someone. In culture section, you will learn the most popular entertainment place in China -- KTV.
Lily is in a meeting.
28:44

In this lecture, we will learn how to describe what he did yesterday. And in culture section, you will learn a brief introduction of the capital of China--Beijing.
He went to the hospital yesterday.
29:02

In this lecture, we will learn how to describe and to ask about the experience. Have fun~

Which bar did you go to get a drink?
33:00

In this lecture, you will learn how to say farewell to a friend in Chinese. For culture part, you will know the national day in China.
See you next year!
25:05
About the Instructor
Hujiang Chinese Michael Wang
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Learn to speak Chinese in a funny and easy-to-follow way

Michale Wang is a Chinese teacher who has taught Chinese towards non-native Chinese speakers for almost 5 years. He made this course to help Chinese learners to learn more  real Chinese in an interesting and easy way. Learning Chinese is difficult, let's make it step by step. Hope you will enjoy the course. Have fun!