Chinese in 5 Steps: Step 3

9 February - 31 December 2023 г.
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89 days
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  • English

    course language

  • 4 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 5 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 1 credit points

    for credit at your university

Dear learners, please note that only part of the materials is available for free. All course materials will be available after certification payment.


This course is an expanded version of the well-known and popular course “Chinese for Beginners" by St. Petersburg State University. The course was divided into 5 steps for better progress and greater flexibility of learning. Each step will take the learners to the A1-A2 level of the Chinese language. The course includes: 

  • vocabulary and character writing, including the order of strokes;

  • grammar with detailed explanations and examples;

  • examples of conversational phrases;

  • animated dialogues which demonstrate how the course material can be applied in communication;

  • various exercises that should be completed in order to revise the course material;

  • various text materials in the section "This is Interesting", telling about the history of the language, the Chinese culture, traditions and habits of the Chinese, etc. In this section will, learners can find a large list of recommended reading for those who are interested in China.

The third course consists of the following grammatical topics: verb suffix 过, resultative morpheme (the complement of result), the complement of direction, complex attributes, causal relations, future tense with the construction 要...了, construction 是... 的, color in Chinese language, emphatic construction with 一点儿也, ordinal numbers, the interrogative pronoun as negative and attributive pronouns, the complement of degree (with 得), parallel construction, relative pronouns, constructon with 之一, fractions and percentages, ongoing action, conjunctions 可是 , and 但是, constructions with 虽然 ...可是/但是.


The course is taught online. Weekly classes include watching lectures and completing test tasks with automated grading.

Course program

Week 1. Lesson 9. Part 1. Leisure

Week 2. Lesson 9. Part 2. Leisure

Week 3. Lesson 10. Part 1. Leisure. Meeting at the Airport

Week 4. Lesson 10. Part 2. Leisure. Meeting at the Airport

Week 5. Lesson 11. Part 1. Meeting. Party

Week 6. Lesson 11. Part 2. Meeting. Party

Week 7. Lesson 12. Part 1. Invitation

Week 8. Lesson 12. Part 2. Invitation

Education results

At the end of a course series "Chinese Language. 5 Steps to Success" the student will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Chinese language at the A2–B1 level according to the international framework of foreign language proficiency.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • write about 500 basic characters and recognize them in the text;

  • understand phrases or short texts on familiar topics by ear;

  • participate in dialogues with a native speaker of the Chinese language on familiar topics without prior preparation;

  • read short texts in Chinese within the studied vocabulary range;

  • translate phrases from English into Chinese and backwards within the studied vocabulary range.

Upon completion of the course, the student should know:

  • the order of strokes in the studied characters;

  • grammar at the A2–B1 level.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to use:

  • the most common vocabulary within the framework of the A2–B1 level (about 700 words);

  • oral and written language within the studied course material;

  • the methodology of independent language studying in order to improve the writing and speking skills.

Education directions

Власова Наталья Николаевна

Магистр востоковедения
Position: старший преподаватель кафедры китайской филологии

Колпачкова Елена Николаевна

Кандидат филологических наук
Position: доцент кафедры китайской филологии


It is possible to get a certificate for this course.

The cost of passing the procedures for assessing learning outcomes with personal identification - 3600 Р.

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