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Chinese Elementary Course 1

Scope (ECTS)


Responsible university and faculty

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


The course has been cancelled!

Target group

The course is meant for people who have not studied Chinese previously. People who speak Mandarin Chinese as their native tongue cannot participate on the course.


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

After completing the course, the students have gained an overview of Chinese and are able to

  • - communicate in easy and simple everyday situations (for example greeting someone, saying goodbye, introducing themselves and apologizing)
  • - use expressions that are necessary in everyday conversations
  • - answer questions and tell about themselves
  • - read simple texts with the help of pinyin system and recognize some characters without pinyin
  • - write simple characters.


During the course, the students will do tasks that are related to everyday life: listening comprehension, grammar, pronunciation and conversation exercises. The languages of tuition are English and Chinese, with Finnish used as a support language when necessary.


Chuji Hanyu (Elementary Chinese), 2nd edition.

The book is not included in the course fee.

The book can be bought from the teacher (not available in general bookstores). The book costs 34.00 euros + postage 5.90 euros. The price includes online material (keys to exercises and audio material). 

You will get more information about the book from the teacher when the course begins.

Modes of study

60 lessons. Active participation in class and taking the final exam, which will be evaluated on scale 1–5. 

To pass the course, the student will need to attend at least 80 per cent of the lessons.


The final exam will be held on the last lesson.

Retake exam will be offered if necessary.

Early bird discount

You will get an early bird discount of EUR10 when you enrol on this course by 11.12.2022 and pay the course fee online after filling in the enrolment form. After 11.12., the course fee will be 145 euros.

See also

After completing the course, you can continue studying on Chinese Elementary 2 in August. More information will be available on our website in March or April.

Additional information

Education coordinator Suvi Tartia, suvi.tartia (at), tel. / Whatsapp 050 575 7127

The information published above is subject to change.


Guihua Zhu

Course credit


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17.1.2023 - 18.4.2023

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