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Undergraduate course

Chinese Language 2

Level of Study

Bachelor.

Teaching semester

Spring, even-numbered years.

Place of Instruction

Bergen.

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.

The students

  • Will have acquired basic vocabulary and grammatical understanding

Will have acquired approximately 300 words connected with daily life and 160 new characters.

Required Previous Knowledge

None.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Good skills in English. KIN101 or equivalent.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

15 credits reduction if combined with KIN622 or 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 10-12 hours of teaching a week, for 6 weeks during the second half of the semester.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

This course has 6 at-home assignments. In order to be eligible to take the exam, students must turn in and have 4 of these assignments approved, and attend 75 % of the classes. In addition, the students must give and pass minimum one oral presentation in class in order to qualify for the exam.

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

Forms of Assessment

A four-hour written exam in grammar and reading and writing skills.

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

Contact Information

Student advisor: studierettleiar@if.uib.no

Exam: eksamen@if.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    22.05.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    08.05.2018
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam