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KK-KII403 Advanced Chinese 5 (CEFR B2), 2 cr 
Code KK-KII403  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name Advanced Chinese 5 (CEFR B2)  Abbreviation Advanced Chines 
Scope2 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

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.


Recommended time after completing KK-KII304 Advanced Chinese 4 course.

Learning outcomes 

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

1. Master around 200 new Chinese characters.
2. Master around 600 Chinese words in HSK6 standard.
3. Learn around 30 grammar points.
4. Understand short passages closely related to culture, history, science, social activities.
5. Know the differences between many Chinese synonyms.
6. Take part in conversations about familiar topics.
7. Write short passages in a standard conventional format to give adequate information and express personal preference and views.
8. Know some Chinese traditional and modern culture.
9. Enhance the skill of listening comprehension.

Completion methods 

This is a contact learning course with 26 hours of contact teaching and 28 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 take the final exam of the course and deliver required presentation. 


Starting level approximately CEFR B2. If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up. Completed KK-KII304 Advanced Chinese 4 or have a command of some 2000 words and certain amount of grammar knowledge.


Master around 600 common Chinese words towards proficiency in the four skills areas. Communicate with others in the workplace or in social activities and take part in simple conversations or express personal views with clarity. Read simple textual materials related to topics. Write short passages to convey or give adequate information.

Key language points as example: 巴不得,别提多……了,恨不得,过于,不料,未免,而已,无非,大不了,并非,不瞒你说,adj./v.得要命,即便……

Study materials and literature 

HSK Standard Course 6 (volume 1) textbook+workbook [Author: Jiang Liping, ISBN 978-7561942543.
Other reading, watching and listening materials prepared by the teacher. The books can be bought at the Confucius Institute at the beginning of the course.

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-KII404 Advanced Chinese 6 (2cr) course.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Advanced Chinese 5 (CEFR B2), period I-II  Course    07.09.20 -07.12.20

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