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Undergraduate course

Chinese Language 3

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeKIN103
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageChinese and English/Norwegian
  • Resources

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Level of Study




Teaching semester


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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

KIN101 and KIN102 or the equivalent. Good English skills.

Students who have previously taken KIN623 and KIN624 (previously KIN621 and KIN622) must prepare for the course on their own. Please contact the student advisor for information on this matter.

It is a clear advantage to take KIN103 and KIN104 in the same semester.

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 5 written assignments, obtaining approval on a minimum of 4 assignments.

In addition, the student must submit 5 oral exercises. The exercises are to be submitted as audio files. The student must obtain approval on a minimum 4 assignments.

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

Oral exam. The focus will be on pronunciation, oral communication and depiction.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The grading scale is A-F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Autumn. There is also an exam early in the spring semester for students with valid and approved obligatory assignments.

Reading List

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.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation of the course is carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen quality assurance system.

Programme Committee

The program committee is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.

Course Coordinator

The Program Board for Chinese Studies.

Course Administrator

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


Student councilor: studierettleiar@if.uib.no

Exam administration: eksamen@if.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    24.02.2023, 12:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam