Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
KIN103 builds on KIN101 and KIN102, providing additional beginner¿s level instruction in and about the Chinese language, with emphasis on language structure, written language and everyday speech. The course is offered to students who wish to learn modern mandarin on more than just a basic level.
Students will acquire practical skills in modern Mandarin, both written and oral. They will acquire a vocabulary of 300 words related to daily life and society, as well as 160 signs. They will also familiarize themselves with common social and cultural activities in China. Correct pronunciation will be emphasized.
Upon completing the course, the student is expected to:
- have acquired a basic vocabulary and a basic grasp of the grammar
- have acquired a 300-word vocabulary associated with daily life and 160 signs
- have knowledge of daily life, customs, customs and other cultural activities in China
- be able to write a series of the most useful Chinese signs without consulting a glossary or dictionary
- be able to express his/her opinion on various subjects
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will be given in the form of lectures and group work. There are about 10-12 hours of teaching per week, comprising the first 6 weeks in the first half of the semester.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In order to be able to take the exam, the student must submit 6 written assignments, obtaining approval on a minimum of 4 assignments.
In addition, the student must submit 6 oral exercises, on which the instructors will provide feedback. The exercises are to be submitted as audio files.
Students must attend at least 75 % of the teaching sessions. Mandatory assignments are valid for one additional semester following the semester of instruction.
Forms of Assessment
In the fall semester 2021, the oral exam might be held digitally, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus. The focus will be on pronunciation, oral communication, description and character recognition.
Examination Support Material
The grading scale is A-F, where F is a fail.
Autumn. There is also an exam early in the spring semester for students with valid and approved obligatory assignments.
Textbook for beginners, which comes with its own workbook, and multimedia tools. Dictionaries and a separate grammar book.
The reading list will be ready by 1 Jun for the fall semester, and 1 Dec for the spring semester.
Evaluation of the course is carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen quality assurance system.
The program committee is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
The Program Board for Chinese Studies.
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Exam period
- Withdrawal deadline