Created by:  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Sean McMinn

    Taught by:  Sean McMinn, Senior Insructor

    Center for Language Education

  • Kin Tang

    Taught by:  Kin Tang, Instructor

    Center for Language Education

  • Delian Gaskell

    Taught by:  Delian Gaskell, Instructor

    Center for Language Education
Basic Info
Commitment6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.7 stars
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 31 ratings

It was an amazing experience to me for the very first time I studied online.

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Great course

Although some matters are presented quite broadly and generically, some others are exhaustive and of practical usage, especially the ones supported by documents and references: very useful!

I found the lessons on cultural aspects were very interesting and well instructed.