Level of Study
Place of Instruction
For those participating in the short time study trip, China will also be the place of instruction for a few weeks of the semester.
Objectives and Content
A short period of overseas studies in one or two Chinese universities can be offered. Information will be given in the beginning of the teaching semester and on KIN201¿s course site in Mitt UiB.
Upon completing the course, the student is expected to:
- have acquired a vocabulary and understanding of grammar on the intermediate level
- master a vocabulary of approx. 800 words connected to the everyday and public spheres, and close to 160 written signs
- have increased his/her understanding of texts and writing abilities
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
KIN104 or the equivalent. Good English skills.
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures and conversation groups: 3 lectures and 2 group sessions weekly over the course of 12 weeks.
The number of teaching weeks in Bergen will be reduced for those participating in the short time study trip to China.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Attending 75 % of the teaching is mandatory. The course comprises 9 take-home assignments, of which 6 must be approved. Approval on mandatory assignments is valid only for the semester in which the course was conducted, as well as for the following semester.
Forms of Assessment
In the fall semester 2020, the form of assessment has been changed from 4-hour school exam to 5-hour take-home exam, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus. All aids/support materials are allowed during the take-home exam.
Examination Support Material
The exam is marked on a scale from A to F, where F means that the candidate fails.
Spring. Students with approvals on their mandatory assignments may also be assessed in the fall semester.
Text book with a complimentary work book and media resources. Dictionaries and a separate grammar text 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 Programme board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.
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. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination at home
- 22.09.2020, 09:00
- 5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam