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.


Upon completing the course, you will be able to do the following things in Chinese:

- Ask and tell directions and discuss health and other subjects of interest
- Write longer texts and exchange emails
- Do independent research
- Understand and use about 150 new characters

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2023 - 14.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sari Annala, 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:

    Expanding Chinese vocabulary, revising and increasing grammar, plenty of oral exercises, listening comprehension exercises and writing assignments, deepening knowledge of Chinese culture.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures 36 h and self-study 45 h, active participation. Passing the course requires 75% attendance in class.
    2. Group work, oral and written assignments (40%)
    3. Oral exam (20%)
    4. Written exam (40%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    36 h (contact hours) + 45 h (self-study)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Textbook: Chi le ma ? (a course in basic Chinese / © 2019 the authors and Otava Publishing Company Ltd)

    (ISBN 9789511334156)

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu.