16. Juni 2020
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.
24. Apr. 2020
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
von Axel E•
4. Okt. 2017
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!
12. Okt. 2015
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.. :(
von Kobi K C•
11. Sep. 2015
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.
von TASNIM A S•
9. Juli 2020
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.
von Juliet H•
24. Okt. 2015
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.
von Jiejie W•
29. Aug. 2020
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.
von Deleted A•
4. Nov. 2015
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.
von Valentina R V•
27. Juni 2020
You do have to have requisites to understand this course. Pronunciation is confusing and lack of guidance in the process.
15. März 2021
in that course you will learn the spoked chinese using pinyin , i expected to see any hanzi but i didnt
von jorge m v m•
12. Aug. 2016
I think with more listen exercises this course will be better and the length of the videos too short.
von Maroun B•
24. Okt. 2016
I wish the Chinese characters were provided for all the vocabulary and example sentences taught
von Eva T C•
21. Okt. 2015
the classes are sometimes extremely boring and some things are not clearly explained
von Gorret F•
12. Okt. 2015
A submission too complicate to learn chinese-Three submission is too reasonable.
von mayank m•
13. Jan. 2016
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von Navapa V•
1. Nov. 2021
It's not suitable for a person who has some basic Chinese
von Akihiro M•
16. Sep. 2021
Chinese characters would help, not recommended
von Carissa S•
24. März 2021
hard to understand for beginners
17. Feb. 2016
Very basic, we need sequels
12. Apr. 2020
von Sein M M•
11. Juni 2021
von Gloria N•
10. Dez. 2020
von Myat T K•
4. Jan. 2022
von Carolyn D•
27. Dez. 2020
This course for me was sadly frustrating as it did not seem to be tailored for a beginner. If you are tone deaf, you're really going to have problems as this language relies heavily on pitches and sounds. I found myself looking for outside sources like "children's video's" on You Tube and Duolingo to try to understand. I passed this course "Thank you Lawdy". If you sign up, just keep an open mind and stick with it. Breakthrough is sure to come. Maybe this is just the first step to unlock the door.
10. Mai 2020
The level that this class starts out is like teaching a toddler to speak Russian. I have no idea how to pronounce anything Chinese. This class kind of assumes you're familiar with the way the words sound. It's very difficult to begin. I have a language degree. If the language that studied started off like this, I wouldn't have studied it.
von John G•
11. Feb. 2016
This is very basics hence getting a certificate is not valuable. I would consider getting a certificate, if it means something hence beyond a very basic crash course. The certification, should be, I can really use and means something.