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LS1395 Chinese A2 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS1395 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course builds on lower-level courses, with further study of the most common and most important sentence patterns in everyday spoken Standard Chinese, and further expansion of a central vocabulary of words and characters. In addition, the course comprises writing and translation exercises, and an introduction to written and technical Chinese. Chinese society and culture, and the country's technical development, are covered. The course contains about 330 new characters.

Intended learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the course mainly refer to the level A2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

On completion of the course, the student should, in addition to what is specified in courses at lower levels, be able to:

  • identify tones and syllables in clearly spoken Standard Chinese
  • understand and use everyday sentence patterns in speech and writing
  • understand and read aloud simple texts
  • give short and simple presentations on a prepared topic
  • use spoken and written language in everyday situations and simple work situations
  • participate in conversations that require a simple and direct exchange of information about well-known subjects
  • translate simple Chinese texts into Swedish

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements. Completed and passed Chinese A1, equivalent older course, or the equivalent knowledge displayed in a compulsory placement test taken before applying for the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Kjellgren, Björn, kinesiska@kth, tredje boken, KTH, Stockholm, 2010

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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


  • TENA - Oral Language Proficiency, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written Language Proficiency, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENC - Oral Language Proficiency, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEND - Written Language Proficiency, 2.5 credits, grading scale: 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

All parts of the examination passed

Attendance requirement: 75%

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 LS1395

Offered by

ECE/Language and Communication

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Björn Kjellgren (