Hello (Nǐ hǎo), my name is Supakrit Suttiphattanakit and my nickname is Mos. I come from Thailand to study master’s degree of engineering at National Taipei University of Technology. I have used to learn Chinese before, but it was long time ago. So, I apply this course because I am interested in Chinese culture, want to speak Chinese in dairy life in Taiwan, and can understand that what they are talking about.
For this course, it’s good for me because I can learn from the basics such as, reading word, spelling, voice tone and sentence structure. Chinese word is very difficult to write and remember. In class, a teacher introduces new words using pinyin in each starting class and the content is reviewed in a quiz. The content is limited to reading and pronouncing pinyin words, which is perfectly acceptable to me since I'm supplementing this course with my friends in online classes. I study 2 hours per class, and 2 classes per week. I really enjoyed this course. They have many exercises such as, dialogue listening, true and fault questions, pinyin test etc. Also, the extra exercises will help you to get a better understanding of the Chinese language.
My teacher was lovely. She was easy to follow and very clear in her speaking. She taught me how to speak sentences and questions. And she presented me with a lot of new vocabulary which I know, and I don’t know. She also teaches more about sentences that use in dairy life. For example, how to order a bubble milk tea and specify level of sugar or ice. These have helped me immensely.
It is a great refresher course whether you have tried to learn Chinese before or not. There is nothing threatening about it. I hope a follow-up course will be created. I will definitely do it.