Chinese Characters II

7.5 Credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
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, 05 February 2015.
This syllabus is valid from 05 February 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • use about 500 of the Chinese simplified ideographs, han-zi
  • write each character in correct stroke order
  • show that they master the meanings of each character
  • actively produce sentences with these characters
  • recognize about an additional 200 Chinese characters without the aid of Pinyin (Chinese Romanization system)
  • explain the basics of the Chinese writing system, including basic strokes, stroke ordering, formation of Chinese characters, common character radicals.

Course Content

In this course, the students continue to develop their basic knowledge about the Chinese characters. They prepare the reading materials prior to each lesson in which they train the characters actively. Students also complete weekly assignments that may consist of written exercises, training in reading comprehension and the writing of short essays.


This course applies continuous assessment. Student performance is assessed on the basis of regular written assignments, in-class performance and final written exam.

Forms of Study

Chinese is used as the language of tuition, with English or Swedish as a support language. Teaching is done in the form of class and group activities.


The Swedish grades U–VG.


  • A minimum of 30 credits in Chinese at undergraduate level

Other Information

Replaces KI1027.