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. After completing Intermediate Chinese 3 course.
Students pass the course are at CEFR level B1 and are expected to be able to 1. Master around 600 Chinese characters in level B1; 2. Master around 1500 Chinese words related to daily life; 3. Understand more complex language materials which contain some new words and terms; 4. Engage in conversations on general topics and formal occasions, express opinions with more complex structures; 5. Describe or explain on specific topics and write articles smoothly and accurately; 6. Understand deeply of Chinese culture, value and society, compare Chinese culture with ones own culture; 7. Pass HSK3 test.
Practice listening, speaking, writing and reading skills through varieties of exercises. Topics include Internet, job hunting, social activities, personal life, Chinese language culture, etc. Topics partly selected in negotiation with the students, tailored to their needs. Key grammar points include idioms, double negation, insertion, usage of adverbs, etc.
Learning Chinese Overseas 4 (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 debate, surfing on Chinese websites and delivering presentations.
This is a pass/fail course. Assessment is based on the aspects mentioned under the course learning outcomes and consists of assignments, discussion about Chinese news, participation and performance in classroom activities, presentation and the final exam.
This is a teacher-instructed course with 26 hours of contact teaching and 55 hours of independent work which consists of reading Chinese newspaper and discussing with classmates and the teacher, doing homework, preparing classroom activities and presentation. The course can be completed by finishing assignments, delivering required presentation, discussing about the Chinese news and taking the final exam. 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.
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 Advanced Chinese 1 course.