Online courses are similar to traditional classroom courses, and are broken down into a series of units that are one- or three-weeks long. You must complete several assignments before the end of each unit. These assignments include watching video clips of previously recorded lectures, writing papers, reading Chinese textbooks, commenting on fellow students’ work, and participating in online class discussions. Chinese courses are presented in either traditional or simplified Chinese script. The video sessions, however, are in English, but with a scrolling Chinese transcript so that you can follow along with the lecture.

  • If you want to learn English at the same time, you may choose to view the English transcript.
  • Most courses last 15–18 weeks, following a traditional Chinese educational calendar.