Course GKI27G

Chinese Characters I

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 36, 2020

On completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • recognize approximately 300 Chinese characters, han-zi, used in standardise Chinese, and write about 100 of them
  • analyze the structure of the han-zi
  • use character dictionaries to widen their character vocabulary
  • give an outline of the history of the han-zi and of their development
  • read and understand simple sentences in Chinese.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2020 - wk2, 2021
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
English, can be given in Chinese
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements and English B/English 6 at upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge. No knowledge of Swedish is required.
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
10 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.