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 learn approximately 150 new characters and study the vocabulary taught in the course Chinese 4 in which the characters are used.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 15.01.2023 - 09.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Saana Virtanen

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 characters and words with pinyin

    - Recognise most of the radicals and their meanings

    - Improve your handwriting

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures 2 h and self-study 52 h
    2. Assignments prepared by the teacher (50 %)
    3. A final examination (50 %)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    2 h (contact hours) + 52  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.