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DS1394 Chinese, Advanced Beginners Level II 9.0 credits

NB: This course is from the autumn 2013 replaced by LS1394 Chinese A2

The course provides deeper knowledge of elementary spoken Mandarin Chinese with certain elements of written Chinese.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DS1394 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course continues to build on the Advanced Beginners’ Level I with continued study of the most important and commonly used clause patterns in Mandarin Chinese. In addition there are writing and translation exercises and an introduction to written and spoken Chinese for specific purposes. The course comprises appr. 360 characters.

Intended learning outcomes

EU language portfolio levels A1/A2

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify tones and syllables in clearly spoken Mandarin Chinese, and understand sentences and clause patterns in everyday use
  • understand simple texts
  • use the language in simple conversations
  • give short presentations on a prepared topic
  • translate sentences in everyday use as well as simple texts from Swedish to Chinese
  • translate sentences in everyday use as well as simple texts from Chinese to Swedish.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entrance requirements for university studies. A pass on the compulsory placement test before applying or a pass in Chinese, Advanced Beginners’ Level I, DS1392 or DS1393. See our website for the test and more information,

Recommended prerequisites

2-3 years' study of Chinese


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • ANN1 - Assignments, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Language Proficiency, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance. Oral/written assignments (ANN1; 4,5 credits), language proficiency (TEN1; 4,5 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DS1394

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Chinese, intermediate level


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Supplementary information

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.