Chinese

Kiinan kielen alkeiskurssi II

Chinese Elementary Course II

Scope (ECTS)

5

Responsible university and faculty/unit

The course may be included in the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) degree upon request.

Time

August 6th – September 4th, 2019, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 16.30–19.50

Target group

Chinese Elementary Course II is meant for students who have already taken the Chinese Elementary Course I (5 credits), or acquired the equivalent skills elsewhere (circa 50 to 60 lessons of previous studies). People whose native language is Mandarin Chinese cannot participate in the course.

Objectives

Skill level A1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR)

After the course, the students

  • have obtained a larger vocabulary
  • have improved their reading and listening comprehension skills
  • have learnt more characters with the help of pinyin system
  • recognise familiar characters without the pinyin
  • can express themselves in simple situations.

Contents

During the course, the students will do practical discussion exercises, short listening comprehension tasks, simple writing exercises, as well different kinds of usage exercises which will strengthen their language skills. The languages of tuition are English and Chinese, with Finnish used as a supportive language if necessary.

Materials

Guihua Zhu: Chuji Hanyu (Elementary Chinese), 2nd edition
The book is not included in the course fee; it can be bought from the teacher.

Modes of study

60 lessons (à 45 min.) as well as independent work. Regular attendance and active participation in class, as well as a final exam, which will be evaluated on scale 1 to 5. In order to pass the course, the student needs to attend at least 80 per cent of the lessons.

Exam

The exam will be held on the final lesson.
The date of the retake exam will be announced later.

Students need to sign up for the retake exam using the online exam enrolment form (currently available only in Finnish). You can check the venue from the exam calendar.

See also

You can continue your Chinese studies on Chinese Intermediate Course I in September.

Additional information

The information published above is subject to change.

  
Guihua Zhu
There are available places on the course
6.8.2019 - 4.9.2019
Enrollment begins
25.2.2019 00:00
Enrollment ends
23.7.2019
Credits 5
Course fee 145,00