There is a wide variety of Chinese courses on offer, ranging from
beginners’ courses to specialized courses. There are no entrance exams.
Simply assess your own level of language skill (for example, using the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid). Not all courses are organized each term: please check WebOodi for availability first, then register for the courses of your choice through WebOodi.
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The four basic courses Chinese 1-4 are designed to take a complete beginner to good basic language skills within one year. Each course builds on the former one. If you already have some language skills, you may simply register for the course you feel is most useful to you.
If you have completed Chinese 1-4 or studied Chinese before you can take the course Chinese 5 which is of CEFR level B1.
The course Survival Chinese is for you who would like to learn some Chinese but have only limited time for studying languages.
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The courses Understanding China (XKII0007) and Chinese Culture: Philosophy and Thinking (XKII0015) offer different perspectives on Chinese culture. Please read the course descriptions on WebOodi for details.
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When can I register for my courses?
If you are an exchange student you can register upon arrival at the University of Lapland. It is not possible to register at your home university. Registration will be possible during the time indicated for each course on WebOodi.
I am not a student of the University of Lapland. Can I participate in courses?
Yes. But you need to apply through the Open University
. There will be a course fee.
How do I get a hold of my teacher?
Send them an email: any teacher using their firstname.lastname@example.org address. You may also see them, or call them, during their office hours.
How do I know which course to take?
Read the individual course descriptions on WebOodi. If you are still uncertain, please contact the teacher.
How do I know if my language skills are good enough to participate in a certain course?
You can use the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid
to assess your level of skill. The level of each course is indicated in the course description on WebOodi
. If you are still not certain, please contact the teacher.
Do I have to attend class?
As a rule, courses arranged by the Language Centre require 80% attendance. Online courses, and self-study courses are clearly marked as such on WebOodi.