Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project

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About this course: Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners. In this course, learners are required to complete a few tasks of using Chinese languages in simulated real life situations. Some guidance on taking and passing HSK (Chinese proficiency test) will also be provided. By completing this course, the learners will finish the learning of the whole series and be standing at the threshold of intermediate Chinese proficiency.

Who is this class for: The example learner: Anyone who is interested in Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purpo…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: Learn Mandarin Chinese: Capstone Project is a beginner's course of Mandarin Chinese in continuation of Mandarin Chinese 3: Chinese for Beginners. In this course, learners are required to complete a few tasks of using Chinese languages in simulated real life situations. Some guidance on taking and passing HSK (Chinese proficiency test) will also be provided. By completing this course, the learners will finish the learning of the whole series and be standing at the threshold of intermediate Chinese proficiency.

Who is this class for: The example learner: Anyone who is interested in 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: Chinese for Beginners(1) -(3) 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
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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


Review of Course 1
Review lesson 1-5


6 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to capstone project
  2. Reading: How to pass the capstone project and your options
  3. Reading: About the retrospective videos
  4. Video: Review Lesson 1 (greetings)
  5. Video: Review Lesson 2 (number/time)
  6. Video: Review Lesson 3 (shopping)
  7. Video: Review Lesson 4 (family/occupations)
  8. Video: Review Lesson 5 (food/restaurant)
  9. Discussion Prompt: Do you still have any questions regarding course 1?
  10. Reading: About the comprehensive tests

Graded: Comprehensive test for course 1 (listening part)
Graded: Comprehensive test for course 1 (reading part)

WEEK 2


Extensive practice for course 1
Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 1 sample test


1 video, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Discussion Prompt: Please share your thoughts on the peer-reviewed assginment
  2. Reading: Introduction of HSK and its sample tests
  3. Practice Quiz: HSK 1 sample test (listening part)
  4. Practice Quiz: HSK 1 sample test (reading part)
  5. Video: A Chinese song
  6. Reading: Let's take the real HSK 1!

Graded: Describe a day in China

WEEK 3


Review of Course 2
Review lesson 6 - 10


5 videos expand


  1. Video: Review Lesson 6 (directions and places/taxi)
  2. Video: Review Lesson 7 (phone numbers/hobbies)
  3. Video: Review Lesson 8 (phone-call/appointments)
  4. Video: Review Lesson 9 (location of things and places)
  5. Video: Review Lesson 10 (body and health)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Do you still have any questions regarding course 2?

Graded: Comprehensive test for course 2 (listening part)
Graded: Comprehensive test for course 2 (reading part)

WEEK 4


Extensive practice for course 2
Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 2 sample test


1 video, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Practice Quiz: HSK 2 sample test (trial 1) Listening Part
  2. Practice Quiz: HSK 2 sample test (trial 1) Reading Part
  3. Video: A Chinese song

Graded: Describe the experience of seeing a doctor

WEEK 5


Review of Course 3
Review lesson 11 - 15


5 videos expand


  1. Video: Review lesson 11 (capability and possibility)
  2. Video: Review lesson 12 (bank and big numbers)
  3. Video: Review lesson 13 (housework and "ba" sentence)
  4. Video: Review lesson 14 (travel and travel plans)
  5. Video: Review lesson 15 (flight and hotel)
  6. Discussion Prompt: Do you still have any questions regarding course 3?

Graded: Comprehensive test for course 3 (listening part)
Graded: Comprehensive test for course 3 (reading part)

WEEK 6


Extensive practice for course 3
Oral practice based on lesson 1 to lesson 5/HSK 2 sample test


3 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Practice Quiz: HSK 2 sample test (trial 2) Listening Part
  2. Practice Quiz: HSK 2 sample test (trial 2) Reading Part
  3. Video: A Chinese song
  4. Reading: Let's take the real HSK 2!
  5. Video: Farewell video
  6. Video: Welcome to SJTU if you intend to continue learning Chinese...
  7. Reading: Visit the website of SJTU Chinese program

Graded: Plan your weekend
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