Undergraduate course

Chinese Language 2

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKIN102
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageChinese and Norwegian/English.
  • Resources

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Spring, even-numbered years.

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

This course offers students a further introduction to modern Mandarin. Students will develop practical writing and speaking skills in modern Mandarin as well as an expanded vocabulary, and will learn a number of Chinese characters. They will practice writing and using simple and common Chinese characters. The course also gives a practical review of the basic elements of grammar.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to read and write simple texts and have conversations about everyday topics in Mandarin.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Good skills in English. KIN101 or equivalent.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

100 % overlap with KIN622 and KIN624.

Access to the Course

The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Instruction is organized as a series of lectures and group work. There will be 10 hours of teaching a week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

This course has frequent at-home assignments. In order to be eligible to take the exam, students must turn in and have 75 % of these assignments approved, and attend 75 % of the classes.

The compulsory course assignments are valid for one semester after the semester of instruction.

Forms of Assessment

The exam has two parts:

1) A three-hour written exam in grammar and reading and writing skills.

2) An oral exam in Chinese.

Both parts of the exam must be passed the same semester. The written exam is worth 60 % and the oral exam is worth 40 % of the final course grade. The written examination can be conducted digitally.

Grading Scale

The grading scale A-F is used, where F is a failing grade.

Assessment Semester

The exam is offered in the same semester as the course as well as in the following semester for those who have completed the compulsory course assignments.

Reading List

A textbook for new beginners, workbook, and multimedia tools.

Course Evaluation

The teaching will be evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.

Programme Committee

The Programme Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study programme, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.


Contact Information

Student advisor: studierettleiar@if.uib.no

Exam: eksamen@if.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination and oral examination

    • Exam part: Oral examination

    • Exam part: Written examination

      3 hours