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.
por 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.
por Harsh V B•
Sep 01, 2019
I'm really satisfied with the course. It helps you learn all the basic chinese words you need to make short conversatiosn with people.
por 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).
por Jamie B•
Aug 04, 2017
I've used several resources to try to learn Chinese on my own. This course is incredibly well structured, the audio-video content is clear, and I appreciate the ability to get feedback. I look forward to the other courses in this series.
por Beyers F D W S•
May 24, 2018
Excellent! If anyone can teach a 68-year-old "geyser" Mandarin, they deserve 5 stars. Will be going on to next course!
por Ivette L I R•
Dec 20, 2018
This course was a wonderful experience for star learn Chinese. I like the method.
por Patrick T•
Dec 31, 2018
Jan 02, 2019
Excellent course and very helpful
por Noel C•
Jan 15, 2019
Great introduction to the language
por Fatin A B M•
Mar 20, 2019
Good thing to learn and really easy to understand.
por Akor A•
Mar 01, 2019
A lot of examples and real life scenarios
por Michél- S E•
Jul 12, 2018
Really loved what I learn looking forward to learning more
por Guillermo S E•
Sep 10, 2018
Very complete course! Easy to follow and understand!
Sep 23, 2018
The best course, it was easy, fun and accesible. Now I want to continue learning Chinese. Thanks!!
por Mehboob A•
Sep 23, 2018
por TAREK E M•
Sep 26, 2018
Nice tutorial lessons easy and very pleasant and very good thank you
por Dennis B•
Aug 25, 2018
Very well done course
por 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.
por Asbin S•
Nov 19, 2018
great lessons for beginner speakers
por Orrathip G•
Sep 07, 2018
I learn more from this course. I love Chinese.
por Stephen F•
Nov 05, 2016
Loved the content - delivered well!
por Fernanda F L•
Mar 29, 2018
Great and engaging course!
por Akbar P•
Aug 24, 2017
por Jyotika M•
Jul 03, 2017
nicely and interactively explained the concepts. such an impressive course.
por César A A•
Jun 05, 2017
This course is very effectively designed to instruct beginners on the basic vocabulary, grammar and oral comprehension of Chinese language in context. I highly enjoyed it.