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KK-KII304 Advanced Chinese 4 (CEFR B1), 4 cr 
Code KK-KII304  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Advanced Chinese 4 (CEFR B1)  Abbreviation Advanced Chines 
Scope4 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

Students on CEFR levels B1. Students of all programmes and faculties, students in the flexible study rights scheme (JOO), international students, non-university learners. Completely fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree.


After completing KK-KII303 Advanced Chinese 3 (4cr) course.  

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to:
1. Master around 400 Chinese characters.
2. Master around 360 Chinese words in HSK5 standard.
3. Learn around 40 grammar points.
4. Understand short passages closely related to culture, education, economy and society. 
5. Know the differences between many Chinese synonyms.
6. Take part in conversations about familiar topics.
7. Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
8. Enhance the skill of listening comprehension.

Completion methods 

This is a multi-modal course with 42 contact hours, 14 hours online learning (on the 4th 8th 12th 16th 20th 24th 28th class), 52 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. To pass the course you need to deliver required presentation, do home assignments, take quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam of the course.


Starting level CEFR B1.  If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up.

Completed KK-KII303 Advanced Chinese 3 (4cr) or have a command of some 1500 words and certain amount of grammar knowledge.


1. Learn 3 remaining units (chapter 4-6) of the textbook, topics including: Focusing on economy, Observing the society, Getting close to the nature.
2. Master around 360 new common Chinese words towards proficiency in the four skills areas.
3. Communicate with others in the workplace or in social activities and take part in conversations or express personal views with clarity.
4. Read textual materials related to topics.
5. Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
6. Write short passages in a standard conventional format to convey or give adequate information.

Study materials and literature 

HSK Standard Course 5 (volume 2) textbook + workbook [Author: Jiang Liping] The books can be bought at the Confucius Institute at the beginning of the course.
Other reading, watching and listening materials prepared by the teacher.

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 the final exam.
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-KII403 Advanced Chinese 5 (2cr).
Can be taken simultaneously with KK-KII306 Advanced Spoken Chinese 2 (2cr).


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Advanced Chinese 4 (CEFR B1), periods III-IV  Course  Donghai Hou  19.01.21 -06.05.21

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