Online course in Languages & Cultures

Introduction to Chinese: Grammar

Improve your confidence reading and writing the Chinese language by learning how to use basic grammar in your sentences.

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
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Learn to use Chinese grammar at a basic level.

Whether you want to learn Chinese for work or fun, mastering Chinese grammar is an important step. On this course, you will build your knowledge of the rules of Chinese grammar and learn more about traditional Chinese culture.

You will gain an understanding of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. You will learn how to structure sentences and express dates and time. Upon completion of this course, you will have built your confidence in speaking, writing, and reading basic Chinese. A basic knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Some useful words and expressions

  • Some basic sentence structures and special sentences

  • Simple daily communicative skills, such as self-introduction and describing daily activities

  • Some knowledge of Chinese traditional culture

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Master the basic grammar in Chinese containing fundamental sentence structure and usage
  • Better express yourself and more accurately in context
  • Improve your skills in reading, writing and translating accurately and fluently
  • Communicate in Chinese at a basic level in your daily and academic lives
  • Improve your Chinese proficiency, accuracy and fluency in using Chinese

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners wanting to improve their Chinese and become more familiar with Chinese grammar.

Who will you learn with?

Qianping Li

Qianping Li

Associate professor of School of Chinese Studies and Exchange, Shanghai International Studies University,has been teaching non-native speakers Chinese over 25 years.

Who developed the course?

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), established in 1949, is one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape.

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