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KK-KII310 Media Chinese (CEFR B1), 2 cr 
Code KK-KII310  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name Media Chinese (CEFR B1)  Abbreviation Media Chinese ( 
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. People who are interested in Chinese media and modern China. Partially fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students are expected to be able  to:

  • read, watch and listen to basic media publications and programs with greater ease;
  • develop the ability to summarize, orally or in writing, what they have watched, listened to or read;
  • express their own opinions about various issues more fluently and accurately, with greater vocabulary and more complex structures;
  • gain a better understanding of Chinese society, culture, and politics through Chinese media.
Completion methods 

This is a contact learning course with 28 hours and 26 hours 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.

Exam (in the forms oral presentation & written essay) 50% ; Class attendance & participation 30%; Assignment 20%.


Starting level approximately CEFR B1 (higher). Have finished HSK5 learning, completed  KK-KII304 Advanced Chinese 4 as example; or have completed 3 years Chinese learning at least. If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up.

  • A range of topics on China’s political, economic, and social issues;
  • The formal vocabulary and grammatical structures commonly used in Chinese media;
  • Some of the major issues facing modern China.
Study materials and literature 

Authentic audiovisual and print materials from different media sources, books and magazines.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Lectures, presentations, peer meeting and other task-based activities, such as videos making, interviews.

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.

1. At least 75% class attendance is required.
2. Complete the homework at the required time.
3. Pass the exams of the course.
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.



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Media Chinese (CEFR B1), period III-IV  Course  Xue Cheng  20.01.21 -05.05.21

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