Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners

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About this course: 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…

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About this course: 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.

Created by:  Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Taught by:  Wang Jun, Associate Professor

    School of Humanities
  • Taught by:  An Na, Ph.D., Lecturer

    School of Humanities, SJTU
Basic Info Course 3 of 4 in the Learn Mandarin Chinese Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 5 weeks, about 3 hours per week. Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8 stars Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said Coursework

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading research university located in Shanghai, China, has been regarded as the fastest developing university in the country for the last decade. With special strengths in engineering, science, medicine and business, it now offers a comprehensive range of disciplines in 27 schools with more than 41,000 enrolled students from more than one hundred countries.

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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


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Nǐ huì shuō Zhōnɡwén mɑ? 你会说中文吗?Can you speak Chinese?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Tell us what you are able/not able to do.
  5. Reading: Learning to write Chinese Characters 1 学写汉字 1 (Optional)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Write the characters by yourself (optional)
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ xiǎnɡ jiè jǐ běn Hànyǔ shū 我想借几本汉语书 I want to borrow some Chinese books
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Talking about the possibility of doing something
  5. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ xiǎnɡ huàn Rénmínbì 我想换人民币 I would like to exchange for RMB
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Express big numbers
  5. Reading: Learning to write Chinese Characters 2 学写汉字 2 (Optional)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Write the characters by yourself (optional)
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ yào bàn yì zhānɡ xīn kǎ 我要办一张新卡 I need to get a new card
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Ask for money exchange and getting a new card
  5. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Qǐnɡ bǎ zhuōzi shōushi yíxiàr 请把桌子收拾一下儿 Please clear the table
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Use "bǎ" sentences to mean "dispose of" or "give direction"
  5. Reading: Learning to write Chinese Characters 3 学写汉字 3 (Optional)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Write the characters by yourself (optional)
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Mínɡtiān shì Jiékè de shēnɡrì 明天是杰克的生日 Tomorrow is Jack’s birthday
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Prepare your friend's birthday party
  5. Video: Cultural Tips 文化介绍
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ xiǎnɡ qù lǚyóu 我想去旅游 I want to take a trip
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Tell us the places you want to visit
  5. Reading: Learning to write Chinese Characters 4 学写汉字 4 (Optional)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Write the characters by yourself (optional)
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ méi qù ɡuò Běijīnɡ 我没去过北京 I haven't been to Beijing
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Talk about your travel plan
  5. Video: Cultural Tips 文化介绍
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ xiǎnɡ dìnɡ yì zhānɡ jīpiào 我想订一张机票 I want to book a flight ticket
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Book a flight ticket for yourself
  5. Reading: Learning to write Chinese Characters 5 学写汉字 5(Optional)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Write the characters by yourself (optional)
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

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


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Wǒ yào bànlǐ dēnɡjīpái 我要办理登机牌 I would like to get a boarding pass
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Discussion Prompt: Book a hotel room
  5. Video: Cultural Tips 文化介绍
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验
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