DS1396 Chinese, Intermediate Level 9.0 credits
This course is dormant.
NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS1396 Chinese B1
The course gives a further in-depth knowledge of elementary spoken Mandarin Chinese with elements of written and professional/technical Chinese.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsSpring 13 P3 (4.5 credits), P4 (4.5 credits)
End date2013 week: 21
Language of instructionSwedish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleBjörn Kjellgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mandatory course for all students on the programmes with Chinese international profile.
Elective course for all programmes.
Part of programme
EU language portfolio levels A2/B1 http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/
At the end of the course, the student should be able to
- identify tones and syllables in normal spoken Mandarin Chinese, and understand both colloquial and formal sentences and clause patterns
- understand short texts of an informal and a professional/technical nature
- use the language in everyday conversations
- give simple presentations in Chinese
- translate short texts of an informal and a professional/technical nature from Chinese to Swedish
Course main content
The course builds further on the Advanced Beginners’ Level II course with continued learning of common and important clause patterns for everyday spoken Mandarin Chinese as well as the building of a core vocabulary and characters. Additionally there will be a larger number of translation exercises with an increased number of elements of written, formal and professional/technical Chinese of different types. The course comprises appr. 360 characters.
General entrance requirements for university studies. A pass on the compulsory placement test before applying or a pass in Chinese, Advanced Beginners’ Level II, DS1394. See our website for the test and more information, www.kth.se/language
2-3 years' study of Chinese
Liu Lixin & Deng Fang (red). Jia you ernü, 1. Beijing: Shijie tushu chuban gongsi
- ANN1 - Assignments, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN1 - Language Proficiency, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
75% attendance. Oral/written examinations (ANN1; 4,5 credits), language proficiency examination (TEN1; 4,5 hp)
ECE/Language and Communication
Björn Kjellgren, tel. 790 6125, email@example.com
Björn Kjellgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The course has limited participation. Students who are not present at course risk losing their place on the course.
The course programme may be subject to changes and courses with an insufficient number of students can be cancelled or get a reduced number of lessons.
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.