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14.10.2019 at 12:00 - 20.10.2019 at 23:59


Students of all programmes and faculties, international students, JOO-students.

Starting level is CEFR A2. Familiarise yourself with the CEFR levels. If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up. In relation to Intermediate Chinese 1 course. Complete Lower Intermediate Chinese course or have passed HSK2.

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to: 1. Master around 300 Chinese characters at B1 level; 2. Master around 900 words related to daily life, school life and the workplace; 3. Communicate with others and express opinions on familiar topics; 4. Compose relatively longer narrative or descriptive passages related to personal life, school and work life; 5. Get to know more about Chinese traditional culture, customs, arts and literatures.

Practice listening, speaking, writing and reading skills through varieties of exercises, e.g. read the texts, retell and rewrite short stories, watch Chinese video clips, etc. Topics include hobbies, personal life, social activities, Chinese classical literatures, cooking, etc. and topics selected in negotiation with the students, tailored to their needs. Key grammar points include passive sentences, complements of result, of degree, compound sentences etc.

This is a pass/fail course. Assessment is based on the aspects mentioned under the course learning outcomes and consists of assignments, participation and performance in classroom activities, reading report, presentation and the final exam.

Learning Chinese Overseas 3 (can be acquired at the Confucius Institute) and materials prepared by the teacher and the students.

Cooperate in pair work and group work to complete task-based activities, such as role plays, debates, deliver presentations.

This is a teacher-instructed course with 28 hours of contact teaching and 53 hours of independent work which consists of reading a short Chinese novel and write a reading report, preparing presentation and classroom activities, doing homework. The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 75% of the classes, but concessions may be made if warranted by the nature of the course. The course can be completed by finishing assignments, delivering required presentation and taking the final exam.

Teacher of the course: Mr. Hou Donghai. Office hour: Mon 13-14, Unioninkatu 38A119.
Teaching is provided by the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.

After completion of the course, students can continue with Intermediate Chinese 3 course.