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KK-KII204 Intermediate Chinese 4 (CEFR A2), 3 cr 
Code KK-KII204  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Intermediate Chinese 4 (CEFR A2)  Abbreviation Intermediate Ch 
Scope3 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

Students on CEFR level A2. Students of all programmes and faculties, students in the flexible study rights scheme (JOO), international students and non-university learners.


Recommended time after completing Intermediate Chinese 3 (2cr).

Learning outcomes 

Students are expected to be able to:

1.  Master about 150 new words and characters.
2.  Communicate in conversations concerning the common topics in daily life, study and social activities with medium to rather advanced phrases and structures.
3.  Compose long passages with more than 400 words.
4.  Gain a better understanding of Chinese language, culture and society.
5. Can use the common expressions mentioned in course content below.

Completion methods 

This is a contact learning course with 28 contact hours and about 53 hours of independent work. To complete the course at least 75% active participation in the course and completion of the agreed tasks by the deadline is required.


Starting level approximately CEFR A2. Completed KK-KII203 Intermediate Chinese 3 (2cr) or have command of some 1050 words and certain amount of grammar knowledge. If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up.


1. Read textual materials related to daily life topics, including life attitude, human and nature, science and technology, travel, etc.
2. Practice listening, speaking, writing and reading skills through varieties of exercises.
3. Cooperate in pair work and group work to complete task-based activities, such as role plays, debates and delivering presentations.
4. Key grammar points such as: “恐怕(I’m afraid)”; “敢(dare)”; “趟(measure word for round trip)”; “是否(whether)”; “接着(following immediately)”; Interrogative Pronouns Used to Refer to Everybody or Everything; “出来(important complement of direction)”; “起来(important complement of direction”.
5. Themes / topics partly selected in negotiation with the students, tailored to their needs.

Study materials and literature 

HSK Standard course 4 (vol.2) textbook and workbook. Author: Jiang Liping; Edition: 2014-11, 1st edition; ISBN 9787561939307. Chapters 16-20 and other materials prepared by the teacher. The books can be bought at the Confucius Institute at the beginning of the course.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Listening, reading and writing exercises, oral exercises in pairs and in groups, as well as independent work (home assignments, essays, online assignments).

Assessment practices and criteria 

Assessment is based on the aspects mentioned under the course learning outcomes and consists of assignments, participation and performance in classroom activities, presentation and final exam. Exam (in the forms oral presentation & written essay) 50% ; Class attendance & participation 30%; Assignment 20%.
The course is graded as pass/fail.

Other information 

Language Centre Chinese courses are offered in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.


Relations to other study units 

After this course you can take KK-KII301 Advanced Chinese 1 (4cr). Simultaneously with this course, KK-KII206 Intermediate Spoken Chinese 2 (2cr) course is recommended.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Intermediate Chinese 4 (CEFR A2), period IV  Course  Xue Cheng  15.03.21 -05.05.21

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