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Chinese V

The course further consolidates and deepens the knowledge of modern standard Chinese (putonghua).

It exercises the ability to read text as well as the ability to translate and analyze more complicated Chinese texts.


  • Course structure

    The course consists of four modules.


    Practical language skills V, 7.5 credits
    The module exercises the student's ability to understand the content of selected audiovisual materials and texts for communicative purposes at a higher intermediate level, to narrate and summarize this orally and to discuss and present selected topics in various contexts with correct sentence structure and character sequence.

    Extensive text reading, 7.5 credits
    The module consolidates and deepens the knowledge of the modern Chinese written language and exercises the ability to read text. It includes text reading, text analysis, grammatical analysis, sign knowledge and presentation of technical texts.

    Translation in theory and practice. 7.5 credits
    This module emphasizes reading, analyzing and translating short Chinese source texts into Swedish/English, but also highlights linguistic and linguistic aspects of the texts. Participants will get to know different genres of Chinese text. The module will also provide an introduction to translation theory.

    Chinese Studies V, 7.5 credits
    The module is a seminar that will focus on varying dimensions of intercultural encounters between the Chinese world and Europe with a special focus on the relations between Sweden and the Chinese world.

    Teaching format

    The teaching of the course modules consists of seminars, group exercises and individual exercises.

    Attendance is mandatory.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, planning and literature for Autumn 2023 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registered students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    Practical language proficiency V is examined through an oral presentation during the course and a final oral exam at the end of the module.

    Extensive text reading is examined through five assignments as well as a final class writing or other form of supervised examination.

    Translation in theory and practice is examined through three translation assignments during the course and an assignment that deals with translation theory and contrastive language analysis.

    Chinese Studies V is examined by writing a summary in Swedish or English of a Chinese scientific text.


    Examiner full course: Irmy Schweiger
    Examiner Practical language proficiency V: Hailin Wang
    Examiner Extensive text reading: Ingela Jin
    Examiner Translation in theory and practice: Irmy Schweiger
    Examiner Chinese Studies V: Irmy Schweiger

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Chinese?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Johan Fresk
    Phone: 08-16 36 20