Students of all programmes and faculties, international students, JOO-students.
Elementary Chinese 1, or or equivalent studies If you are unsure about your skills level before registering, contact the course teacher during their office hours.
After completing the course, students are expected to be able to: Use basic vocabulary and structures, understand slow, clear speech and simple texts, communicate with Chinese people on some basic topics like travel, order food and drinks, asking cellphone number, buying things, etc. Have basic knowledge of Chinese culture, master around 150 Chinese characters.
The course topics include describing a location, daily schedule, food and drinks, making a phone call, buying gifts, and celebrating Christmas. The following will be discussed during the course: the way to express directions and locations, affirmative-negative questions, alternative Questions, the way to ask numbers, etc.
Learning Chinese Overseas 1. Available at the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.
Listening, reading and writing exercises, oral exercises in pairs and in groups, as well as independent work (home assignments, essays, online assignments).
This is a pass/fail course. Evaluation is based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. Continuous evaluation: small review tests and a final exam, regular and active participation in classroom work, completion of the home assignments and projects.
This is a teacher-instructed course with 26 hours of contact teaching and 55 hours of independent work. Minimum course attendance: 75%
Teacher of the course: Ms. Wang Haixia (firstname.lastname@example.org). Course is provided by the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.
The course is preceded by Elementary Chinese 1; After completion of this course, students can continue with Elementary Chinese 3.