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Basic Chinese - Talking About Yourself Course


Basic Chinese - Talking About Yourself
Basic Chinese - Talking About Yourself

Learn to talk more about yourself in Chinese.


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Course Description

Building on the ‘First Contact’ course you will learn how to say more about yourself, from stating where you are from and what languages you speak to telling others what you are studying and describing your family. When talking about age you are introduced to numbers. You will also learn about the formation of the written Chinese characters, the types of strokes and the order in which the strokes are placed, the formation of words and the different styles of writing. The difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese is briefly explained as well as how to use a Chinese dictionary. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down in key terms, vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained. This free online Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having studied this course learner will be will be able to:
- Understand how characters are formed in written Chinese, and how the words are composed as well as the different styles of writing;
- Understand how to use a Chinese dictionary and the main difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese;
- Meet and greet people, introducing yourself, and say what you do or what you are studying;
- State you are from or where you work, what language you speak or are learning.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 44 votes
Course Title: Basic Chinese - Talking About Yourself
Course #: 706
Course Publisher: Cambridge University
Course Category: 97
Content Origin:
Course Description: Building on the ‘First Contact’ course you will learn how to say more about yourself, from stating where you are from and what languages you speak to telling others what you are studying and describing your family. When talking about age you are introduced to numbers. You will also learn about the formation of the written Chinese characters, the types of strokes and the order in which the strokes are placed, the formation of words and the different styles of writing. The difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese is briefly explained as well as how to use a Chinese dictionary. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down in key terms, vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained. This free online Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.
License: This course is available from Cambridge University OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 24th March 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Andualem Asfaw Ethiopia It is my great interest to learn CHINESE language! 2015-10-20 15:10:05
  • Khanh Nguyen
    Khanh Nguyen Vietnam It's gonna help a lot for my potential job 2015-08-13 06:08:53
  • Dal Rana
    Dal Rana Nepal learned about the chinese pronounciation 2014-09-14 09:09:40
  • Shaymaa Zahran
    Shaymaa Zahran Qatar This quick Chinese course was very useful and effective. It gave a beautiful summary of the most important points we needed to know about the subject. I am looking forward to taking the next courses. thank you. 2014-06-26 20:06:51
  • Yuhuan Wong
    Yuhuan Wong United States of America very good course, i learned a lot about the chinese characters. thanks 2014-03-31 02:03:16
  • Yemanebrhan Bekele
    Yemanebrhan Bekele [[-]] thanks for all 2014-03-29 10:03:57
  • Altaf Ahmed
    Altaf Ahmed Pakistan incredible opportunity to learn chines language. Altaf ahmed 2014-03-27 06:03:17
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