The full video course is based on the classical Chinese textbook New Practical Chinese Reader Volume 1. The main content is from the textbook, including conversation, vocabulary, and grammar. There are 14 lessons in volume 1 in total.
The host teacher, Yoyo, will go through the main texts and emphasize the key points and usage of certain words or phrases, as well as illustrate the rules of grammar in a very clear and understandable way. Besides the content of the textbook, she will also add several additional knowledge points in each lesson, such as lessons from culture and language points-of-view. In each episode, there will be a review of the last lesson as well as a summary. The practice and “read after me” part will also help students get more familiar with the content.
There are additional attachments which contain the target texts with pinyin, so that even if you don`t have the textbook, you can also learn the lesson easily. Of course, if you are interested in getting the original textbook, you can check it out here: Textbook Vol. 1
This course will help you learn to speak Chinese by teaching you the structure of the language, its function, and even interrelated and relevant details of Chinese culture. This includes lessons on listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
To help you communicate in Chinese based on everyday situations.
A quick quiz after each episode will help you test yourself to see if you have learned the lesson well.
To help you gain mastery and proficiency in Chinese language, and learn a lot about the culture as well.
You will attain HSK level 2 after taking the course.
The learners must have a basic understanding of Chinese pinyin.
The learners must have basic English abilities.
Note: there won`t be any instructions on the pinyin system in this course, so if you have any further questions about it, it`s recommended that you go through it here: Learn Complete Chinese Pronunciation in 16 Days!
This course is good for all Chinese beginners who are interested in learning basic conversational Chinese
It is also ideal for those who are inclined to learn Chinese just to explore the culture or to take advantage of business opportunities.
The text follows the story of Ding Libo and other international students as they live in China and learn about Chinese culture and society as they study contemporary Mandarin. The lessons emphasize the basic skills of reading, writing (simplified characters), speaking, and listening, with many supplementary exercises and illustrations. It has been compiled under the guidance of the new HSK Guidelines and prepared in consultation with NOTCFL Syllabus.
Structure of each lesson:
Review (a brief review of what we`ve learned in the previous episode)
Conversation (the detailed explanation of the key words, sentences, and grammar points)
Listen & Practice (a general go-through of the key texts and practice areas on the target content)
Summary (a summary of what we learned in the episode)
|Lesson 1: Greetings||00:18:00|
|Lesson 2: Are you busy?||00:25:00|
|Lesson 3: Where is she from?||00:26:00|
|Lesson 4: Nice to meet you||00:22:00|
|Lesson 5: Where is the dining room?||FREE||00:22:00|
|Lesson 6: Review||00:23:00|
|Lesson 7: Do you know him or not?||00:37:00|
|Lesson 8: How many people are there in your family||00:44:00|
|Lesson 9: He`s 20 years old this year||00:43:00|
|Lesson 10: I buy CDs here||00:41:00|
|Lesson 11: I can speak a little Chinese||FREE||00:36:00|
|Lesson 12: I don`t feel very well||00:56:00|
|Lesson 13: I met a pretty girl||00:59:00|
|Lesson 14:（Review）Merry Christmas||00:29:00|
Awesome Beginning Course
This is an awesome course for beginners and self learners. I took this course in hopes of helping my understanding of Chinese vocabulary and sentence structures. I also needed more assistance with studying for the HSK 1 exam. After taking this course, I passed the HSK 1 exam with a perfect score on the listening and reading sections. I recommend this course to anyone who is learning Chinese as a beginner, especially a self-learner.
The course was great Yoyo’s explanations really helped me understanding the fundamentals of China’s. There are sometimes problems with the video playback so, which is really annoying. Apart from that I am looking forward to finishing all the other courses.