Lecture number
Autumn semester 2022
Language course
Registration deadline
Maximum number of participants


Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Weekly 19.09.2022 - 09.01.2023 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 066
Mon. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Once 12.09.2022 - 12.09.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 102


Language of instruction: German

The language course "Chinese A1.1" is suitable for participants with no previous knowledge.

The main focus is on teaching the first basic knowledge of the Chinese language and writing. Based on everyday conversation topics and situations (greetings and introductions; nationality and language; addresses and numbers), basic knowledge of Chinese grammar, vocabulary (and writing) will be taught. In the development of word fields, topics that one encounters in China while traveling, at work, and in everyday life will be covered: Introducing people, introducing each other (name, nationality, profession or course of study, place of origin, family), hobbies and interests, directions and time.

An important part of the course is getting to know Chinese everyday culture. The focus of the grammar is on: learning the phonetic transcription (Pin Yin), first basic knowledge of Chinese characters, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and sentence formation (propositional sentences, interrogative sentences, prompts).

The focus of the lessons is on oral communication. In an active and pleasant classroom atmosphere, participants will develop a feeling for the Chinese language and thus confidence in real communicative situations within one semester.

This course lays a foundation that will enable participants to continue learning with course guidance or self-taught.

Regular and active participation is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course. This also requires the completion of homework in order to further practice and consolidate what has been learned.

The course consists of 30 attendance hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you want to have a certificate of achievement, you must not miss more than 6 class hours (20%). The final grade is made up of 30% class participation and 70% final exam.


Please acquire the following text book before the start of the course:

Kaishi! A1, Course book with audios 
ISBN: 978-3-12-528965-9