Chinese Characters: Hands-on Writing

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

Learn Chinese Characters with ChineseFor.Us

The best Chinese Character Course!

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 to learn Chinese characters?

Learn Chinese characters from the basics
We will start from the very beginning: from Strokes, to Components, to Elements and Radicals, and then the characters.

A comprehensive guide on HOW to learn Chinese characters
We focus more on the hows, rather than the whys. We introduce all the basic concepts of Chinese characters. Then we explain their inter-relationships. Most importantly, we introduce how a Chinese character is constructed by smaller parts – the logic behind the Chinese writing system.

You will start to write Chinese characters today
While watching each video lesson, you will be practice writing along with it! And for further practice, there is a homework sheet. It is super easy to use, you will see yourself writing characters right away!

What’s the format of this Chinese characters course?

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

Video lesson
A 5-10 minutes 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.

How to learn Chinese characters with 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.

Learn Chinese characters with our FREE trial lessons today


  • karkiram
    karkiram Posted November 18, 2017 12:32 am

    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…

    • Lili Hao
      Lili Hao Posted November 18, 2017 12:37 am

      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!

  • Muhammad Ahsan
    Muhammad Ahsan Posted October 16, 2016 11:25 am

    Which course you offfer are free??

    • Lili Hao
      Lili Hao Posted October 16, 2016 8:42 pm

      Hi Muhammad Ahsan, thanks for your interest in our Hands-on Writing Chinese Characters Course. If you need to know how to write the characters more efficiently, this is your best choice. You can unlock all of our premium courses here. But we do have free lessons. Hope you enjoy!

  • Ryurii Kim
    Ryurii Kim Posted October 11, 2016 4:19 am

    is this free?

    • Lili Hao
      Lili Hao Posted October 11, 2016 11:43 pm

      Hi Ryurii, thanks for your interest. The course include 16 video lessons and 22 writing sheets with free sample lessons. You can unlock the course here

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