Estonia, Tallinn

Chinese Language for Beginners

when 10 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 150

The Chinese Language Course is an initiative organised by the Confucius Institute at Tallinn University (CITU). The course includes both language classes (Standard Mandarin Chinese) as well as a short introduction to Chinese culture.

One of the initial faculties of Tallinn University, the Estonian Institute of Humanities has been teaching Chinese since the mid-nineties. Currently, the Chinese language courses are conducted by the Confucius Institute, which was established at the Tallinn University in 2010. Since then the Chinese language program has enjoyed great popularity among both university students and people outside the university alike.

The CITU Chinese language teachers have specialised in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and come from Tallinn University's partner – Guangxi University in China.

The Chinese language course runs daily, three 45-minute classes per day. By the end of the course students are expected to be able to recognise, read and write about 150 Chinese characters, hold elementary conversations and have a basic understanding of traditional Chinese culture.

Course leader

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Target group

The course is not designed for only those interested in Chinese for travelling, study or working reasons, but for everybody willing to put effort in learning this difficult, but nonetheless useful and interesting language.

Course aim

By the end of the course students are expected to be able to recognise, read and write about 150 Chinese characters, hold elementary conversations and have a basic understanding of traditional Chinese culture.

Credits info

4 ECTS
In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and pass the exam at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 150: Without cultural programme and accommodation