May 09, 2018
Thank you Peking University for making these--I've been looking for online classes! Any chance you will make an HSK 5 Series?\n\n谢谢，\n\n李恳
Mar 27, 2018
I learn so many things from this course.\n\nThank you very much Coursera and Peking University team for offering such an amazing course.
por Morgan Ho•
Nov 27, 2018
This was a good course, but for someone who is very serious about Chinese is does require a lot of work to learn the vocabulary each week. However, I am very satisfied with the course. I feel prepared to take the HSK level 3 exam.
por Frank De corte•
Nov 09, 2018
Good practice, well organised.
por Mushayyed Muhammad Ali Khan•
Sep 30, 2018
Its too tough.
por Charity Ann Son•
Sep 08, 2018
The course structure is perfect for me, not too much and not too little.
por Tim Schoenharl•
Sep 05, 2018
This course has a lot of vocabulary and is very challenging. Content is relevant to HSK 3 exam and the course is well designed overall.
por David Brent•
Aug 20, 2018
I am relatively new Chinese learner. I have completed the HSK I and II courses. This is a really good course and takes it to the next level (for someone of my Chinese language experience). It is intense. There is a lot of new vocabulary, about to new words per lesson. That's 50 new words per week. Don't relax and rely on pinyin folks. There is a little surprise in week 7 we you do the exam. There is no English and no pinyin its all characters for the reading and the listening answers. It was extremely challenging for me. But wow! What a great experience. I highly recommend this course
por Tim Cooper•
Jul 17, 2018
I’m struggling with this Coursera HSK3 programme because the quality is really not good.
Frankly, after a lot of trying, I give up on this Coursera HSK3 programme.
I’ve done HSK 2, all 5 Pimsleur levels and spent time in 8 cities in China.
Quality is not great:
The Transcript is not always available
The explanations are not sufficient/ non existent to understand the grammar.
The English spoken is strange and regularly is not great English, e.g. at the end of each video introducing vocabulary she, says “Lets learn some words more”. This is not a well polished course worthy of being on Coursera.
The English used in translations are also sometimes strange or even don’t really make sense. For a course I’m paying for, I do expect that the creators of this course would at least get a natural English speaker to review and contribute. This course feels sloppy and it doesn’t appear that sufficient effort has been put into making it.
The ‘guest videos’ have sound sometimes at different level compared to the rest of the training videos. I miss the start of the speaking in the video as I’m trying to adjust the volume.
Even the presentation slide is not quite level/ straight on screen
I’ve done several other Coursera programmes in different knowledge domains and the standard of this course is the worst by far.
The presenters permanent fixed grin is strange and feels insincere and a bit disturbing. The style of tilting her head back means that she is talking down her nose to me as if I’m a little child who knows nothing. Her relatively static delivery is unengaging to the point of dullness. Her voice dynamics are limited which only further distances me.
The approach is very old-school, dull and not effective at putting the info into memory
Just “repeat after me” vocabulary with one or two limited examples of only a few of the total vocab list
The volume of material per week is enormous. For a part-time course, this is ridiculous. I’ve done several other Coursera programmes in different knowledge domains and none just throw masses of material at you like this. I know that I’m a particularly bad student, but it took me a month to do one week’s material.
The tests are useful, probably the most useful part.
Start by studying the Coursera “Learning how to Learn” course! Apply all these basic and well-known ideas, including spaced repetition, chunking, etc. Teaching does not equal learning: you as the teachers are responsible for making my learning successful.
Fix the basic mistakes: some translations are just wrong, ensure that the English you use is correct (at minimum, a natural English speaker needs to thoroughly review everything), e.g. “感冒的时候，你吃不吃感冒药？Gǎnmào de shíhou，nǐchībuchīɡǎnmào yào? Do you have taken cold medicine when you caught a cold?” from Discussion Prompt, Lesson 3
Make the HSK3 course much more interactive: keep the tests, add many other forms of interaction, especially ones that use new vocabulary in real sentences,
Introduce a way to assess student’s ability to pronounce words and phrases, like language learning Apps such as Babel
At the start of the course, provide an overview that shows how the total of HSK3 material will be covered, then refer to this each week to show what has been achieved. I am not very clear what sort of progress I am making on learning the HSK3 material, so am lost, confused and demotivated.
Put a focus on how to learn characters.
Characters are not required knowledge in HSK1 or HSK2, so are the key new dimension in HSK3. What are effective strategies for learning characters? Do I need to recognize them (so I can read and can type Pinyin to convert into hanzi) or take this further and be able to hand-write them?
How can you help me get good at taking the HSK exams? What guidance, what tips, what practice routines?
Use a presenter that is more dynamic and not scaring me with a permanent grin while looking down her nose at me. See how some of the good Coursera presenters use body language and voice.
You just give examples of Separable Words without explaining how it works or what the Chinese means! What is 跳跳舞?
por Arifah Ahmad Rashidi•
Jun 29, 2018
thank you for the knowledge
por Seunggyu Byeon•
Jun 20, 2018
Thank you, Ms. CHEN and MS. LU!! I’ve got 295 points out of 300!!
por Joao Francescoly•
May 16, 2018
Love it, the teacher is really good :D and the practice test was very useful !