Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for Beginners

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About this course: Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 1: 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: ♦ 300 words ♦ 40 language points ♦ handling 10 real-life situations Completing "Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners" or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 15 hours is the prerequisite.

Who is this class for: The example learner: Anyone who is intere…

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About this course: Mandarin Chinese 2: Chinese for beginners is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 1: 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: ♦ 300 words ♦ 40 language points ♦ handling 10 real-life situations Completing "Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners" or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 15 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 "Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners" or having attended Chinese courses of any types for at least 15 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 2 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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WEEK 1


Lesson 6 Qù túshūɡuǎn zěnme zǒu ? 去图书馆怎么走? How to get to the library? Part 1(Please complete Mandarin Chinese 1: Chinese for beginners before you start this module)
Learning how to ask for directions and places; Learning how to talk to taxi drivers


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Qù túshūɡuǎn zěnme zǒu ? 去图书馆怎么走? How to get to the library?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Reading: Introduction to Chinese Characters 1 汉字入门1
  5. Discussion Prompt: Asking for directions/places
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 6 Qù túshūɡuǎn zěnme zǒu? 去图书馆怎么走? How to get to the library? Part 2
Learning how to ask for directions and places; Learning how to talk to taxi drivers


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Shīfu,wǒ yào qù jīchǎnɡ. 师傅,我要去机场。Shifu, I need to go to the airport.
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  5. Discussion Prompt: Please list the expressions you would probably use when taking a taxi.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 2


Lesson 7 Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo? 你的电话号码是多少?What's your phone number? part 1
Learning how to ask for phone numbers; Learning how to talk about hobbies and leisure activities


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Tā zhǎnɡ dé tǐnɡ shuài de. 他长得挺帅的。 He looks quite handsome.
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Reading: Introduction to Chinese characters 2 汉字入门2
  5. Discussion Prompt: Describe a friend.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 7 Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo? 你的电话号码是多少?What's your phone number? part 2
Learning how to ask for phone numbers; Learning how to talk about hobbies and leisure activities


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Nǐ de diànhuà hàomǎ shì duōshǎo? 你的电话号码是多少? What's your phone number?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  5. Discussion Prompt: Ask for your friend's phone number.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 3


Lesson 8 Nǐ zhǎo wǒ yǒu shénme shì? 你找我有什么事? What's up? Part 1
Learning how to make phone calls; Learning how to make an appointment


1 video, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Qǐnɡwèn nǐ shì Wánɡ Hàomínɡ mɑ? 请问你是王浩明吗? Is this Wang Haoming speaking?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Reading: Introduction to Chinese characters 3 汉字入门3
  5. Discussion Prompt: Make an invitation
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 8 Nǐ zhǎo wǒ yǒu shénme shì? 你找我有什么事? What's up? Part 2
Learning how to make phone calls; Learning how to make an appointment


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Nǐ zhǎo wǒ yǒu shénme shì? 你找我有什么事? What's up?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  5. Discussion Prompt: Leave a message.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 4


Lesson 9 Wǒ de shǒujī ne? 我的手机呢? Where is my cell phone? Part 1
Learning how to express the location of things and places


1 video, 4 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Reading: Learn to express locations
  3. Video: Wǒ de shǒujī ne? 我的手机呢? Where is my cell phone?
  4. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  5. Reading: Introduction to Chinese Characters 4 汉字入门4
  6. Discussion Prompt: Describe the location of 3 items.
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 9 Wǒ de shǒujī ne? 我的手机呢? Where is my cell phone? Part 2
Learning how to express the location of things and places


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Nǐ jiā zài nǎr? 你家在哪儿? Where is your home?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  5. Discussion Prompt: Describe the location of your home.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

WEEK 5


Lesson 10 Nǐ zěnme le? 你怎么了? Are you feeling sick? Part 1
Learning some vocabulary for the human body; Learning how to ask about and describe one’s health


1 video, 4 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Reading: Learn the body parts.
  3. Video: Nǐ zěnme le? 你怎么了? Are you feeling sick?
  4. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  5. Reading: Introduction to Chinese characters 5 汉字入门5
  6. Discussion Prompt: Describe your illness.
  7. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验

Lesson 10 Nǐ zěnme le? 你怎么了? Are you feeling sick? Part 2
Learning some vocabulary for the human body; Learning how to ask about and describe one’s health


2 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: New words 生词
  2. Video: Nǐ nǎr bù shūfu? 你哪儿不舒服? Where exactly do you feel uncomfortable?
  3. Practice Quiz: Practice 练习
  4. Video: Cultural tips 文化介绍
  5. Discussion Prompt: See a doctor.
  6. Reading: Written text of conversation (Optional, Don't read it before watching the video)

Graded: Quiz 测验
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