by Virginia W•
May 17, 2019
Challenging for a first timer, but well set out and good pace.
by K S S d S•
Jul 17, 2019
very intersting and fun introduction to chinese characters ..
by Polpipat P•
May 15, 2020
Some videos sound quality isn't good.
Oct 07, 2019
by Rogayah Y•
Aug 26, 2017
With so little instruction about the words it was difficult to understand the choice of words in a sentence and their use. My translations of some of the sentences in the quiz at the end of each session was sometimes a matter of guesswork, inspired or not, it was without insight. Will that come later?
I did feel that my written Chinese has improved through looking at the way the characters were formed within the grid. Of that I have no complaint. All in all I felt that the course stretched me and I have benefitted from it.
by Чупрова А А•
May 24, 2019
there was quite a lot of typos. also in some exercises in tests there was no right answers at all according to the results i got after rewriting tests for 3 times.
by Benjamin K•
Jul 05, 2019
Good basics, but lacking explanation especially in the practice tests, because sometimes complex sentences are shown, which were never taught.
by Jennifer b•
Jun 07, 2020
The pictures were often unclear which made it difficult to know what the correct answer was. Other than that I enjoyed the course
by Elizabeth N C•
Jul 25, 2020
by Mik A•
Nov 20, 2017
I appreciate the video transcription. Rather than watch the videos, I rely on the transcription to populate my SRS (spaced repetition system) tool.
I value image use within quiz questions. Although I don't watch videos, I am able to open a quiz and retrieve images to use with my SRS.
Errors. Errors found by students and captured in forum posts remain unresolved.
Feedback. Quizzes fail to evaluate progress. Slides systematically focus on stroke type, stroke order, and vocabulary introduction. Some quiz questions evaluate a students vocabulary knowledge. However, quiz questions do not qualify stroke type or order. Furthermore, after only a few lessons a third of the quiz questions evaluate grammar through sentence based prompts. Since the facilitator failed to provide grammar guidance within class videos and quiz questions do not qualify stroke type or order, quizzes fail to evaluate the student's comprehension of the course material. Please ensure every quiz question may be answered through content presented in the videos.
iPhone and Memrise, the touch screen driven SRS. I used the syllabus, transcripts, Pleco app. and memrise.com to create my own training material and quiz questions. iPhone's "Chinese (Simplified) - Handwriting" keyboard allows me to practice stroke type and order. Memrise.com allows me to enter answers from with the Handwriting keyboard. In instances I forget the meaning of a character, I use the Handwriting keyboard to feed the Pleco app. and look up the meaning.
Grammar - The Gap.
I did not find an online grammar reference that followed the syllabus and offered guidance as well as reading material. To answer grammar dependent quiz questions I guessed. When I guessed wrong, I relied on Google Translate to do a better job at guessing.
by Linda D•
May 03, 2020
starts out well, but a few weeks in we need more than drawing animations and the odd bit of historical info. I understand that the course is about the characters, and not about learning the language. Nonetheless, some of the quiz questions are asking us to place the correct characters in sentences. By week 4, this had become very difficult, even though I have previously completed some Chinese language courses. We just aren't given the information needed for those problems.
Also, it appears that the course is not monitored by any teachers or assistants. Quiz 15 is corrupted - all the text is missing. I flagged this in the forum a month ago and there has been no response and no fix.
by Sylvia M S•
Nov 08, 2019
It is very difficult to learn characters out of context. On the one hand, calligraphy is extremely nice and fun, but memorizing characters apart from sentences does not make sense.