Nov 09, 2017
This a great course to learn Chinese for real-life purposes. The pace is perfect for adult learners. It's also fun and not stressful at all.
Jul 12, 2017
This course gives you the option to learn the characters or to simply learn the pinyin. The dialogue videos and scripts are very helpful.
by Patricia F•
Apr 03, 2019
Only because my money was invested in this course i stayed.
Introductory indeed, thanks to this course I knew where to start with my Chinese Language acquisition. The sentences given can be used in the real world. But there was a lot to be desired.....
I don't live in a place where I can get much practice face to face and so feel that there should have been more in depth lessons to help what I was learning to stick.
For example, more cultural backgrounds, how one word or phrase could differ in different places, a number of realistic conversations in regular speed not just one scenario using students of the language like myself (I would've been more accepting if the demonstrators weren't so unnatural). There was a lot of things that detracted from the videos.
At times the accent of the instructors from the lesson videos took away from the message, though i wasn't distracted, I wasn't totally present either It took much effort to stay focused. Delivery is important for such a complicated subject.
The App was convenient, I could download the video lessons, and do some of the tests then have them submitted when I had internet access again. But there were some bugs, especially on the new vocabulary page.
The PDF lesson sheets had valuable information in them, I just wish there was a way to have been tested more on those. It was like pouring information into my lap and asking me to learn, and correct myself. I've learned that can hurt language acquisition.
Lastly, the community in my opinion is almost purposeless. I've seen comments sit unanswered and conversations unexplored for months on end. This would have been no big deal if my grade didn't depend on another persons involvement in the course. The final Peer Review was a pain to wait through. One can submit their assignment in 10 minutes but must wait a month for it to be graded by another. I've noted too (because I did it myself) When someone finally does check the assignment they are not obligated to give marks based on criteria. I could just give full marks without checking with no consequence. When I did pay attention to what I was listening to, I heard many mistakes in pronunciation and grammar but could still give full marks because that wasn't the criteria for the assignment. Whats worse is that I'm not aware of other mistakes a native speaker could pick up, and yet...I could still give ...full marks. That needs to be corrected or removed entirely.
Sadly this review is filled with criticism, but only because I believe it has the potential to be better.
by Ketty U•
Jul 10, 2019
Muy buena metodología de enseñanza.
by Lanesia J•
Jun 05, 2019
I am truly grateful and excited! Thank you so much!
by Alexander F•
May 06, 2019
Very good, also from didactical level. Almost like a real teacher
by Fatin A B M•
Mar 20, 2019
Good thing to learn and really easy to understand.
by Akor A•
Mar 01, 2019
A lot of examples and real life scenarios
by Adi F G•
Feb 11, 2019
I love it!
by Noel C•
Jan 15, 2019
Great introduction to the language
Jan 02, 2019
Excellent course and very helpful
by Patrick T•
Dec 31, 2018
by Udayan C R•
Dec 27, 2018
A very good course
by Ivette L I R•
Dec 20, 2018
This course was a wonderful experience for star learn Chinese. I like the method.
by Stephen P•
Dec 13, 2018
It's a little frustrating that I need a VPN (because I live in China) for this MOOC. However this course is nicely balanced and timed. I feel i am picking things up. You can download so you can get home/offline practice and the pace is nice and steady (not too fast).
by Asbin S•
Nov 19, 2018
great lessons for beginner speakers
by Mayane C L•
Nov 13, 2018
Curso muito bom e didático. Você começa desesperançoso e quando vê já tá dando Nihao pra todo mundo, rs.
by Diego B•
Nov 05, 2018
Very funny and useful course!
by TAREK E M•
Sep 26, 2018
Nice tutorial lessons easy and very pleasant and very good thank you
by Lien C•
Sep 23, 2018
Easy to follow, however, I find the pace a bit too slow for me.
by Mehboob A•
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
The best course, it was easy, fun and accesible. Now I want to continue learning Chinese. Thanks!!
by Guillermo S E•
Sep 10, 2018
Very complete course! Easy to follow and understand!
by Orrathip G•
Sep 07, 2018
I learn more from this course. I love Chinese.
by Dennis B•
Aug 25, 2018
Very well done course
by Michél- S E•
Jul 12, 2018
Really loved what I learn looking forward to learning more
by Tanveer A S•
Jun 19, 2018
It was a great opportunity for beginners to learn about the basic mandarin Chinese. By taking this course now I am able to speak about myself, my family and daily life conversation.Thanks for making this course.