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Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners (Coursera)

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Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for beginners is a beginner’s course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners. It uses lectures, short plays, interactive exercises and cultural tips to help learners build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations.

At the end of the 5-lesson course, the learners will reach the following proficiency:

♦ 500 words

♦ 60 language points

♦ handling 15 real-life situations.

Completing “Learn Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners” or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 30 hours is the prerequisite.

Who is this class for: The example learner: Anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes, especially if he/she focuses on oral proficiency.Completing “Learn Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners” or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 30 hours is the prerequisite.

Course 3 of 4 in the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Lesson 11 Wǒ xiǎnɡ jiè jǐ běn Hànyǔ shū 我想借几本汉语书 I want to borrow some Chinese books Part 1

(Please start this module after completing Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners or having corresponding proficiency level)Learning the expressions related to the library; Learning how to express capability and possibility

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 11 Wǒ xiǎnɡ jiè jǐ běn Hànyǔ shū 我想借几本汉语书 I want to borrow some Chinese books Part 2

Learning the expressions related to the library; Learning how to express capability and possibility

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 2

Lesson 12 Wǒ xiǎnɡ huàn Rénmínbì 我想换人民币 I would like to exchange for RMB Part 1

Learning the expressions related to the bank; Learning how to express big numbers

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 12 Wǒ xiǎnɡ huàn Rénmínbì 我想换人民币 I would like to exchange for RMB Part 2

Learning the expressions related to the bank; Learning how to express big numbers

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 3

Lesson 13 Qǐnɡ bǎ zhuōzi shōushi yíxiàr 请把桌子收拾一下儿 Please clear the table Part 1

Learning the expressions for housework; Learning the “bǎ” sentence

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 13 Qǐnɡ bǎ zhuōzi shōushi yíxiàr 请把桌子收拾一下儿 Please clear the table Part 2

Learning the expressions for housework; Learning the “bǎ” sentence

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 4

Lesson 14 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù lǚyóu 我想去旅游 I want to take a trip Part 1

Learning the expressions related to travel; Learning how to talk about travel plans

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 14 Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù lǚyóu 我想去旅游 I want to take a trip Part 2

Learning the expressions for housework; Learning the “bǎ” sentence

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 5

Lesson 15 Wǒ xiǎnɡ dìnɡ yì zhānɡ jīpiào 我想订一张机票 I want to book a flight ticket Part 1

Learning how to book flight tickets and hotel rooms; Learning the expressions used in the airport

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 15 Wǒ xiǎnɡ dìnɡ yì zhānɡ jīpiào 我想订一张机票 I want to book a flight ticket Part 2

Learning how to book flight tickets and hotel rooms; Learning the expressions used in the airport

Graded: Quiz 测验

Graded: Talk about your recent travel experience

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