Chinese Characters: Hands-on Writing





Chinese Character Writing

The Best Chinese Character Writing Course
For Understanding How Characters Are Contructed

For Students Who Wish To:

Learn All The Fundamentals of Writing Chinese Characters

Improve your Handwriting

Know How Chinese Characters Are Constructed

Be Able To Look Up Chinese Words In The Dictionary

Learn Mandarin Chinese Online with ChineseFor.Us

Course Writer & Teacher

Lili Hao

Master's Degree in Chinese Linguistics & Bachelor's Degree in English.
8 years teaching experience.
Certified HSK & YCT examiner.

Achieve A Full Understanding of Chinese Characters

  • 16 Video Lessons
  • 22 Writing Sheets
  • 11 Basic Strokes
  • 5 Fundamental Strokes
  • 26 Derivative Strokes
  • 8 Stroke Order Rules
  • 4 Character Creation Methods

Course Structure

Lesson info
KEYWORDS, QUESTIONS and NOTES of each Chinese characters lesson

Video lesson
A 5-10 minute instructional video to learn and practice writing with

Chinese characters worksheet
Two Chinese characters worksheet: (1) practice sheet – do while watching the video lesson (2) homework sheet – do after watching the video lesson

If you have any questions or suggestions about this Chinese characters course, please feel free to let us know or discuss  in our comment section. We strive to create a welcoming and friendly learning community.

What Can I Learn from this Chinese Character Course?

Section I: Introduction – 4 lessons
What are Chinese characters and how to learn Chinese characters?
How many characters are there to learn?
How to write Chinese characters vs how to type Chinese characters?
Simplified characters vs traditional characters

Section II: Chinese Characters Basic Strokes – 4 lessons
The 11 basic strokes of Chinese characters

Section III: Stroke Construction – 2 lessons
5 Fundamental Strokes
26 Derivative Strokes
3 ways how strokes are put together

  • Section IV: Stroke Orders – 4 lessons
    8 basic stroke order rules of writing Chinese characters

Section V: Character Construction – 2 lessons
Components, Elements and Radicals of Chinese Characters

How Does This Course Help Me Learn Chinese Characters?

How To Use This Course

STEP 1: Read KEYWORDS and QUESTIONS to know the general idea. 
STEP 2: Watch video lesson while doing practice sheet.  Go to STEP 3 if no question × Redo STEP 2 or ask us if there are questions
STEP 3: (Rewatch video if needed) Do homework sheet. 
STEP 4: Explain KEYWORDS and QUESTIONS by yourself.  MARK LESSON COMPLETE if no questions × Redo STEP 1 if there are questions
You can finish all steps in one day, or do one step per day. Do at your own pace.

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20 thoughts on “Chinese Characters: Hands-on Writing”

    1. ChineseFor.Us Academic Team

      Please kindly fine the writing sheets on each lesson page. (Some introductory lessons do not come with a writing sheet.)

  1. martin007 Premium Student

    Dear Lili,

    this course is really super-thorough and deep. It explains everything in detail and to the point and that’s just what I like because I feel, that I can proceed after having completely understood a topic – here: Pinyin – rather than having lots of blanks and not quite understood bits and pieces. So, this is just the approach to learning, what I need and what I like. I would call it “science-based” because it appears complete (as far as I can tell, being a beginner), very detailed and thoroughly thought-through, like it would be probably taught at university level – I like this a lot. Also, in your discussion of the NEW HSK format video one can see, how deep your preparation and thoroughness in preparing the learning material goes when you refer to that conference introducing this new HSK format. That’s just great! like this scientific-based approach! You have definitely won me as an eager learner of Chinese with your very engaging videos which are very useful and professionally done. Congrats to this. I know how much work that involves and can appreciate it, as I am an academic teacher myself.

    1. Lili Hao Teacher

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! It’s great to hear that the course is hitting the mark for you, especially when it comes to our approach. We’re glad you find the Pinyin section and the new HSK format useful.

      Your words are a real boost for us, knowing that all the hard work behind the scenes pays off. Good luck with your Chinese studies! 加油!

  2. Asraful IslamGuest

    Hi Lili and Chuck. I am Beginner to learn Chinese Language. Today I Start Learning From Your YouTube Video. After i Watching Your All Video Next I try to review your video Benifit. And Also How much I learn From Your Video. I trying To Watching Only your video None Of Other Video. Beacuse everyone teach there own style. If I follow one style Than i should Learn Better Than Everyone From Beginning. And Also its too Hard to Learn a beginner from YouTube Video. Beacuse so many style which One i follow its feel me tried. I Watched so much video and i relised that your video and teaching styling so cool and you teach us step by step. And Also your YouTube Video Uploaded step by step from beginning. That why i love your video. So Let’s Start To Learning. If You commond me any suggest than reply me. Thanks For Everything. Hope you Happy to Read this comment.

    1. Lili Hao Teacher

      It really depends on each student. One that studies only on the weekends, for one hour, for example, is a lot different than one that studies every day. Some students have more time planned for learning Chinese while some other might have a lot less.

      Also it depends on your goal. If you need to learn Chinese because you are going to study or work in China very soon, then you probably can finish a course a lot quicker. But if you learn Chinese as a personal hobby, there is really no need to hurry. Especially with our online program, a big advantage is that you can take your time and learn at your own pace.

      I would recommend you taking the first a few sample lessons of the course and get a general idea of how your own learning pace might be like.

    1. Thanks for your interest. It’s a great idea to have the most common Chinese characters list, we might make one in the future and include it as part of our premium content.

  3. ni hao lili. i am learning chinese language in university. i have gone through your free lessons and they were very very helpful. i want to learn your ‘chinese characters: hands on writing’ course for revision purpose… i know some basics, i just want to boost myself. so i guess one month will be enough…

    1. Yes, for this Chinese character course, one month should be more than enough for learning it. I’m glad that you find our lessons useful even though you’re already learning in a university. Good luck with your Chinese learning! 加油!

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