Chinese in Speech and Writing III

15 Credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
Chinese (KIA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 11 July 2014.
This syllabus is valid from 11 July 2014.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to help students both reinforce what they have acquired in lower level Chinese courses, and continue to expand their Chinese proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • communicate comfortably and confidently in authentic situations
  • express their thoughts on daily subjects and use some simple specialist terminology from different academic areas
  • understand fairly complex Chinese sentences and paragraphs
  • write short compositions using Chinese characters
  • read and study partly simplified authentic Chinese texts.

Course Content

The course consists of two modules:
1. Speaking and Listening: In this module there are speaking/listening exercises such as sentence pattern drills, group activities and role play, dictations, listening comprehension, and pronunciation drills, that help the students develop their communicative abilities in Chinese.
2. Reading and Writing: In this module the students continue developing their reading skills and their ability to write short compositions in Chinese. They also acquire a greater Chinese vocabulary through exposure to a wide selection of Chinese texts.


The two modules of the course are assessed separately.The two modules are assessed continuously, both orally and in writing, as well as with a final examination. For the speaking and listening module, a final oral examination will be used to evaluate the students’ development during the course. For the reading and writing part, a final written examination is used where the student writes an essay. The final examinations in the two modules serve as a complement to the students‘ other assignments, as does attendance.

Forms of Study

Chinese is used as the language of tuition, supported by English or Swedish. Teaching is done in the form of seminars, group work and different individual online activities.


The Swedish grades U - VG
Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Speaking and listening - 7.5 cr
Module 2: Reading and writing - 7.5 cr


  • A minimum of 60 credits in Chinese at undergraduate level, or equivalent knowledge.

Other Information

Replaces KI1037.