Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students acquire an in-depth knowledge of approx. 150 new characters and study the vocabulary from Chinese 3 in which the characters are used.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 16.01.2022 - 10.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jinhua Cheng

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Learn approximately 150 characters and 200 words with pinyin
    - Know how to write the characters with the right stroke order
    - Easily recognise some basic radicals
    - Improve your handwriting
    - Writing exercises for each lesson
    - Watch the teacher's videos
    - Review the characters with the H5P interactive activities

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Self-study, assignments prepared by the teacher and a final examination

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    2 hours contact teaching + 52  hours independent work


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Chi le ma ? (Kiinan peruskurssi / a course in basic Chinese) Finn Lectura
    and material provided by teacher

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course may be taken also as a KiVAKO online course.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II,Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II,Spring III-IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.