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ay905081Y Elementary Course in Chinese, part 2 (OPEN UNI), 5 ECTS cr 
Code ay905081Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Elementary Course in Chinese, part 2 (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Elementary Cour 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8014 Language studies, Chinese 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 



Optional course for all students

Required proficiency level 

the Elementary course in Chinese I or equivalent knowledge

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits, 60 hours contact teaching

Language of instruction 

Both Chinese and English are used.

Learning outcomes 

Objective: Students will promote their listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities, so that at the end of the term the students will be able to carry out more advanced conversations with each other.

Learning outcomes:
●increase Chinese vocabulary and learn some complex sentence structures
●enable to speak basic Chinese (Mandarin) confidently
●be able to recognize about 150 basic Chinese characters
● form a solid foundation for further learning Chinese
●basic understanding of Chinese culture and society


The course emphasizes reading and writing skills and the analysis of  complex sentence structures. They will also learn more customs and culture in China.

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

56 hours contact teaching, 4 h/week, and 79 hours students’ homework.

Target group 

Open university students

Recommended or required reading 

Liu Xun: New Practical Chinese Reader textbook 1
Beijing Language and Culture University Press ISBN 978-75619-1040-5

Liu Xun: New Practical Chinese Reader workbook 1
Beijing Language and Culture University Press ISBN 978-7-5619-1042-9

The lecturer will provide additional written and listening materials in class.

Assessment methods and criteria 

To pass the course, students must attend it on regular basis and pass the final exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


1 - 5/fail

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Other information 

Keski-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Talonpojankatu 2 B (1. krs), 67100 Kokkola
Puh. 040-680 2559

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen


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