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ay905090Y Spoken Chinese for Beginners I (OPEN UNI), 2 ECTS cr 
Code ay905090Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Spoken Chinese for Beginners I (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Spoken Chinese 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8014 Language studies, Chinese 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 


Required proficiency level 

No preliminary knowledge in Chinese is required.

ECTS Credits 

2 ECTS credits, 24 hours contact teaching

Language of instruction 

Both English and Chinese are used

Learning outcomes 

The students coming out of this course will master the basic pronunciation (pinyin) as well as some most commonly used words, sentences, and daily expressions used in spoken Chinese.


This course focuses on speaking and listening in Mandarin Chinese. The course is designed for total beginners who have no knowledge of Chinese. The emphasis of the course is on how to use Chinese in most daily conversational situations such as: greetings, family dialogue, dates and time, and hobbies, etc.

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

24 hours contact teaching, independent study

Target group 

Open university students

Recommended or required reading 

The lecturer will provide study materials in class.

Assessment methods and criteria 

To pass the course, students must attend it on regular basis and complete assignments as well as to pass the oral exam.

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


1 - 5

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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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