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KK-KII306 Advanced Spoken Chinese 2 (CEFR B1), 2 cr 
Code KK-KII306  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name Advanced Spoken Chinese 2 (CEFR B1)  Abbreviation Advanced Spoken 
Scope2 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. Partially fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree.


After completing KK-KII302 Advanced Chinese 2 or higher course.  

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to:
1. Understand a wide range of topics, produce correct sentences, create cohesive discourse, and express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. 
2. Communicate with native speakers, achieving a relatively high level in speaking Chinese.
3. Acquire clear and natural pronunciation and intonation in everyday communication.
4. Have a clear understanding of Chinese culture and know the differences and similarities between Chinese culture and their own.

Completion methods 

This is a teacher-instructed course with 28 hours of contact teaching and 26 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 B1.Students have learned Chinese for more than 2 years in China or 3 years out of China. If you are unsure about your CEFR level before registering, contact the course teacher.

Completed KK-KII302 Advanced Chinese 2 or KK-KII303 Advanced Chinese 3, KK-KII305 Advanced spoken Chinese 1 or students have a command of 1500 Chinese words and a certain amount of grammar.


The course topics include wide range of Chinese speaking, such as education, food culture, travelling, movies, love and marriage, environment, commercial pattern, business, studies etc.
Learners will gain further insight into language structures, expand their vocabulary, as well as improve their listening comprehension, intonation and speech production. 
Language use situations: conversation strategies, argumentation, composition of a structured presentation.

Study materials and literature 

Provided by the teacher.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. Continuous evaluation: small review tests, regular and active participation in classroom work, mid-term oral exam, final exam, completion of the home assignments.
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.
Simultaneously with KK-KII304 Advanced Chinese 4 (4cr) is recommended.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Advanced Spoken Chinese 2 (CEFR B1), period III-IV  Course  Donghai Hou  18.01.21 -03.05.21

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