Chinese in 5 Steps: Step 4

9 February 2023 - 31 December 2024 г.
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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

  • Cost 3 600 Р

    for studying

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 fourth course consists of the following grammatical topics: adverbs 就 and 才, simple complement of direction, clarifying question with 是不是, 不但.... 而且... (“not only... but also...”), adverbs 又 and 再, 又 ...又 ..., rhetorical question, potential complement, the difference between the complements of the degree/result and the potential complement, verbal suffix 着, sentences of existence, constructions with 每, constructions with 从A起, comparison with 比, constructions of similarity, constructions with 越...越..., construction with the preposition 离, comparison with verbs.


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


Completing the third part of the course Chinese in 5 Steps: Step 3

Course program

Week 1. Lesson 13.1. "Expressing regrets"

Week 2. Lesson 13.2. "Expressing regrets"

Week 3. Lesson 14.1. "Compliments. Congratulations"

Week 4. Lesson 14.2. "Compliments. Congratulations"

Week 5. Lesson 15.1. "Recommendations"

Week 6. Lesson 15.2. "Recommendations"

Week 7. Lesson 16.1. "Comparison"

Week 8. Lesson 16.2. "Comparison"

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.

Formed competencies

Совместно с другими дисциплинами участвует в формировании следующих компетенций:

ОК-1 – готовность к критическому осмыслению явлений социальной и культурной жизни; способность к восприятию, анализу, обобщению информации, постановке цели и выбору путей ее достижения

ОК-3 – способность использовать в познавательной и профессиональной деятельности базовые знания в области гуманитарных, социальных и экономических наук

ОК-4 – владение культурой мышления, способность аргументировано и ясно строить устную и письменную речь

ОК-5 – способность использовать в социальной сфере, в познавательной и профессиональной деятельности навыки работы с компьютером

ПК-1 – способность демонстрировать знание основных положений и концепций в области теории и истории литературы (литератур) и основного изучаемого языка (языков), теории коммуникации, филологического анализа и интерпретации текста, представление об истории, современном состоянии и перспективах развития филологии

ПК-3 – владение базовыми навыками сбора и анализа литературных и языковых фактов с использованием традиционных методов и современных информационных технологий

ПК-6 – способность применять полученные знания в области теории и истории литературы (литератур) и изучаемого иностранного языка (языков), теории коммуникации, филологического анализа и интерпретации текста в собственной научно-исследовательской деятельности

Education directions

Отзывы о курсе

Власова Наталья Николаевна

Магистр востоковедения
Position: старший преподаватель кафедры китайской филологии

Емельченкова Елена Николаевна

Кандидат филологических наук
Position: Кандидат филологических наук, доцент, заведующая кафедрой теории и методики преподавания языков и культур Азии и Африки


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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