Awesome experience it was a comprehensive and informative course. I learnt alot. Thank you coursera for providing us such a nice and global platform to enhance skills and knowlegde by sitting at home.
She teaching very well! Easy to understand, her accent is very clear to understand, lesson is very useful to and might can use it for real. Thank you for lovely teaching and lovely lesson\n\nThank you
by Beatriz C•
good teacher but i not a great course
by Susan K•
Pretty good course for beginners.
by Antariksha M•
I would love to learn more :) .
by Andrea D•
Ok as intro to chinese language
by Kidus D•
It is intresting Course
by Ashley C•
its terrible but okay
by Edward K•
I learned in chinese
by Jorge A C V•
Sub in spanish plz
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by Elisabet D•
Good course :)!
by Emaa C•
it was good
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by Axel E•
The course is helpful for learning specific expressions but does not provide a lot of building blocks. Phrases are provided as a block and often have to be deconstructed to understand which word means what, so that that word can be used in another context. For example: we are told that "kan shu" means "reading", but since "kan" means "to watch", does that mean that "shu" means book? There are also a lot of common endings to words; being told what those endings mean (e.g. "day") would help recognize unknown words in different context (e.g. hearing a word that ends in "-tian" indicates that we're talking about days, which would help understanding the general meaning of a sentence).
The quizzes are not challenging and do not help with the learning.
The most useful part of the course is the vocabulary list at the end of unit 7, but I could not find a way to download it. Too bad!
I thought she was a nice Teacher but Didn't teach the Basics steps into speaking & learning chinese .
If she had started with ABC alphabet how to write & speak the first week then taught to sound each letter out in different pitches of volume 2week then to sentences building 3rd week so on .
it would had been much more helpful I believe ...
I sad that i had to leave the course b/c it seem and look like a great obertonty ... but it went to fast didn't cover what i Expected it would.. :(
by Kobi K C•
The whole course is basically a short topic based phrasebook being read-out and over-explained in English. Since I already speak English, this isn't very useful. The course contains no dialogues, or any real situations where vocab's being reviewed. I found the exercise nitpicky and confusing, and there's no indication nor review of what actually you did wrong. Better just use an audio-phrasebook and repeat it using the same time.
by TASNIM A S•
This course will help anyone to understand the basic things of Chinese Language. I, personally have been so helpful thus I have no idea about Chinese language. The course have been organized such a nice way. I like it and I prefer this course to those who are also a beginners like me. Thank you.
by Juliet H•
I am giving it a 2 and am leaving the course because several of the recordings in the second quiz don't work. It is not possible to participate when there are technical difficulties like this. If the recordings worked, I am sure it would be a very fun and interesting class.
by Jiejie W•
Doesn't seem like enough material for 7 weeks. Typically finished a week's worth in an afternoon. Could have put more work into the examinations, which didn't really help me reinforce the material most of the time.
by Deleted A•
This teacher reminds me of old aunties that tried to tell me how to think. "That's just the way it is" is never a good reason for me.
by Valentina R•
You do have to have requisites to understand this course. Pronunciation is confusing and lack of guidance in the process.