Archive - Previous courses - Courses 2009 - 2010

Language courses:

Beginners' Chinese 1 (5cr)
Beginners' Chinese 2 (5cr)
Beginners' Chinese 3 (5cr)
Elementary Cantonese (3cr)
Elementary Spoken Chinese (5cr)
Intermediate Chinese Listening and Speaking Course (5cr)
Chinese Grammar (3cr)
Practical English – Chinese Translation Course (5cr)
Media Chinese (5cr)
Chinese Language Club, Elementary and Intermediate groups
HSK Preparation Course, Elementary-Intermediate and Advanced groups

Other courses:

Chinese Calligraphy Course (3cr)
Chinese Painting (3cr)
Suomen suhteet Kiinan kansantasavaltaan 1949-1989 (5cr)
China's Intellectual Property Law (5cr)
Changing Visuality in China (5cr)

 

BEGINNERS’ CHINESE 1 初级汉语1 (XAL110, 5 cr)

Mon & Wed 16-18, Unioninkatu 38, A205
Sept. 9–Dec.16, 2009

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Textbook: 新实用汉语课本 第1 册 (New Practical Chinese Reader vol. 1)

Description:
No preliminary knowledge in Chinese is required. Pronunciation and Chinese characters are taught in this course forming the base for students’ listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities. Students learn basic Chinese vocabulary and simple sentence structures. Texts introduce daily life customs and culture in China.

Beginners’ Chinese 1 corresponds to the first term of the Chinese 1 course (Ait122A) in East Asian Studies requirements.


BEGINNERS’ CHINESE 2 初级汉语2 (XAL110, 5 cr)

Mon 16-18, Unioninkatu 38, B107
Wed 16-18 Unioninkatu 38, D112
Jan. 18 – May 5, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Textbook: 新实用汉语课本 第1-2 册 (New Practical Chinese Reader vol.1-2)

Description:
Preliminary knowledge in Chinese is required. This course is designed to promote students’ listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities. Students will increase their Chinese vocabulary and learn some complex sentence structures. They will also learn the customs and culture in China. This course requires students to have a command of some 150 words and basic sentence patterns.

Beginners’ Chinese 2 corresponds to the second term of the Chinese 1 course (Ait122A) in East Asian Studies requirements.


BEGINNERS’ CHINESE 3
初级汉语3 (XAL110, 5 cr)

Tue 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sept. 8–Dec.15, 2009 and Jan 19-May 4, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Textbook: 新实用汉语课本 第2-3 册 (New Practical Chinese Reader vol. 2-3)

Description:
This course is designed to further develop students’ listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities. Students will increase their Chinese vocabulary and learn some complex sentence structures. At the same time the students will also learn about the customs and culture in China. This course requires students to have a command of some 400-500 words and basic sentence patterns.


ELEMENTARY CANTONESE
(XAL130, 3cr)

Tue 14-16 Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sep. 8-15 Dec, 2009

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Course material: 新编今日粤语,上册, Cantonese Today

Description:
This course is meant for those who are interested in getting general idea of Cantonese and learning to communicate in Cantonese in daily life. This course is designed to promote students the knowledge about Cantonese pronunciation, basic listening and speaking abilities. Students applying to this course should have basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and their language skill should be at least on intermediate level. The course will be offered if minimum of 10 students have registered.


ELEMENTARY SPOKEN CHINESE
初级汉语口语 (XAL130, 5 cr)

Mon. 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sept.14-Dec.14, 2009 and Jan.18-May 3, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Li Yuanzheng Deputy Director and Visiting Professor in applied linguistics and the English language teaching

Textbook: Elementary Spoken Chinese I 初级口语教程, Peking University Press 杨寄洲,贾永芬编著

Description:
This course is designed for those who have not much knowledge of Chinese language but are quite interested in listening and speaking Chinese and conversing with Chinese people in their life, work or business. This course mainly focuses on how to make small talk and how to conduct proper communication with Chinese people in terms of greetings, amenities, civilities, asking the way, seeing doctors, handling affairs in a bank, entertaining friends, enquiry making, complaints and apology making and etc. This course also can cater to those who want to improve their pronunciation as well as their ability to understand the basic spoken Chinese.


INTERMEDIATE CHINESE LISTENING AND SPEAKING
中级汉语 听说 (XAL130, 5 cr)

Wed 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sept.9-Dec.16, 2009 and Jan.20-May 5, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Li Yuanzheng Deputy Director and Visiting Professor in applied linguistics and the English language teaching

Textbook: Intermediate Spoken Chinese II 中级口语教程, Peking University Press, 杨寄洲,贾永芬编著

Description:
This course is designed for those who want to continue practicing their skills in listening and speaking Chinese and also can cater those who would like to take HSK test. In this course intensive and extensive listening will be integrated and listening skills concerning how to focus on those notional words and how to guess what a speaker tries to convey according to the tone of the speaker or from the context will be more emphasized. As for speaking skills this course will deal with how to digest those words expressing speaker’s mood, how to use a few interjections expressing approval or encouragement, surprise, excitement, while greetings, parting or talking. And also a rhetorical question, parentheses, compliments will be more exposed to learners and learners are expected to be familiar with fixed phrases, conventional expressions, accepted patterns. This course requires learners to have completed Beginner' Chinese III or to have studied one year's Chinese in China or to have a command of 1000 Chinese words or certain amount of grammar.


CHINESE GRAMMAR
汉语语法(XAL130, 3 cr)

Tue 10-12, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Jan. 19 –May. 4, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Textbook: 新实用汉语课本 第3-4 册 (New Practical Chinese Reader vol.3-4)

Description:
The course analyses the Chinese grammar systematically helping the students develop an awareness of the whole Chinese language system. Classes focus on enabling students to express themselves functionally in different contexts. Practical situational texts at the same time deepen their awareness of Chinese culture and society.


PRACTICAL ENGLISH-CHINESE TRASLATION COURSE
(XAL130, 5 cr) 实用英译汉翻译课程

Fri 10-12, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sept.11-Dec.18, 2009 and Jan.22-May 7, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Li Yuanzheng, Deputy Director and Visiting Professor in applied linguistics and the English language teaching

Textbook: 实用翻译教材 汉翻译教程 二三年级 编者 杜玉兰 北京语言大学出版社

Description:
This course serves as one of language skill courses aiming at improving the learner’s ability to integrate what they have acquired in the basic stage in terms of words, sentences, expressions, grammars into practice. This course is targeted to help students to acquire more knowledge and skills of translation involving when to add or omit some of words to maintain the original, how to express more precisely what an author is trying to convey, in what way to emphasize on something or how to turn attributive clauses into adverbial ones, how to divide longer sentences into shorter ones, how to translate some negative and passive sentences into positive ones and so on. Different styles of materials such as newspapers, documentaries, essays, letters, stories, descriptive writings and popular science will be discussed in the course. This course requires the students to have a good command of Chinese language, to have completed one year's study in China or two year's Chinese study in some other countries and to have grasped about 1500 Chinese words.
The language of instruction is both English and Chinese, open to all interested in the Chinese Language and language translation. Course requirements (5 credits) for students involve active participation in discussion 40%, attendance: 20% and the assignments for passage translation 40%.


MEDIA CHINESE
报刊汉语 (XAL130, 5 cr)

Mon 10-12, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
Sept. 7 –Dec. 14, 2009 and Jan. 18 – May 3, 2010

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language

Learning material: audiovisual material, newspaper articles

Description:
With the help of articles in Chinese newspapers and magazines, as well as news broadcasts, the course analyses the features of Chinese journalism. It improves the students’ ability to read and comprehend Chinese and deepens their understanding of Chinese culture and society.

This course is ideal for students who are already on advanced level of Chinese (about HSK level 6 or similar), as it helps them to maintain and develop their language skills.


CHINESE LANGUAGE CLUB

Elementary Chinese Group
Mon 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
10.5-17.5.2010, Teacher: Ms. Li Yuanzheng, Vice Director of the Confucius Institute
24.5-31.5.2010, Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting professor of the Confucius Institute

Intermediate Chinese Group
Wed 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
12.5.-19.5.2010, Teacher: Ms. Li Yuanzheng, Vice Director of the Confucius Institute
26..5-2.6.2010, Teacher: Ms. Zhu Haiping, Visiting lecturer of the Confucius Institute

Description:
A weekly Chinese Language Club will be arranged for students and others who are interested in practicing their conversational skills. The language club also offers an opportunity to practice your pronunciation and writing skills. See you at the Chinese Language Club!


HSK TEST PREPARATION COURSE

Basic-Elementary-Iintermediate
Tue 16-18, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor
11.5.-1.6.2010

Teacher: Ms. Cen Yuzhen, Visiting Professor in Chinese Language


CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
( XAS230, 3 cr)

Wednesday 12:15-14:30
14 October -2 December, 2009, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor

Teacher: Mr. Wang Liuhuo

Description:
Practised for over 3,000 years, Chinese calligraphy is the most revered art form in China. The course will introduce Chinese calligraphy styles, characters, history and materials, teach calligraphy skills and technique, and also teach how one can use calligraphy. Instruction will be in English, Finnish and Chinese. The teacher will provide the materials, but there will be a small material fee for the students. In order to get 3 credits for the course, students must write a 7 pages long essay. The topic of the essay should be agreed upon with the teacher. Students should use background material while preparing the essay, for example Fazzioli, Chinese calligraphy from pictograph to ideogram: the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters; Long, The art of Chinese calligraphy; Chen, Chinese calligraphy; Lindqvist, Merkkien valtakunta: kertomus kiinalaisista ja heidän kirjainmerkeistään
A maximum of 20 participants can be accepted to this course.


CHINESE PAINTING (XAS230, 3cr)

Wednesday 12:15-14:30
20 January -3 March 2010, Confucius Institute, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor

Teacher: Mr. Wang Liuhuo

Description:
The course offers an introduction to the 3,000 years old tradition of Chinese painting. During the course students learn the history and philosophy of Chinese painting. The method of learning is watching and doing yourself. The course introduces gongbi and xieyi (free-hand) techniques, with different styles such as the bird-and-flower painting and landscape painting. The teacher will provide the materials, but there will be a small material fee for the students.
In order to get 3 credits for the course, students must write a 7 pages long essay. The topic of the essay should be agreed upon with the teacher/coordinator of CI. Students should use background material while preparing the essay.


SUOMEN SUHTEET KIINAN KANSANTASAVALTAAN 1949-1989 (XAS250,5cr)

Ma 12-14, Unioninkatu 34, Aud XVIII
Pe 10-12, Unioninkatu 38, F205
15.3-30.4.2010

Opettaja: FT Sari Arho Havrén

Kurssikuvaus:
Kurssilla tarkastellaan erityisesti valtioiden välisten suhteiden kehittymistä kansantasavallan ja kylmän sodan aikana. Aiheen kautta tarkastellaan myös maiden kytkeytymistä kansainväliseen politiikkaan ja sitä, miten kansainvälinen politiikka vaikutti Suomen Kiina-suhteisiin ja Kiina-politiikan muotoutumiseen. Samalla tutustutaan niihin henkilöihin, jotka näitä suhteita muovasivat. Tavoitteena on luoda kokonaisymmärrys siitä, miten Suomen suhteet Kiinaan kehittyivät ja muuttuivat tultaessa lähemmäs nykypäivää, samalla peilataan Kiinan muuttumista ja historiallisia tapahtumia. Kurssin suorittamiseen vaaditaan aktiivinen läsnäolo luennoilla, kurssin pitäjän kanssa sovittava tehtävä ja tentti.


CHINA´S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (XAS330, 5cr) FULL

Mon 16-19, Main building, Aud. II
Tue 16-19, Main building, Aud. II
Wed 16-19, Main building, Aud. II
10.5-12.5.2010
Mon 16-19, Unionkatu 40, Hall 8
Tue 16-19, Unionkatu 40, Hall 8
Wed 16-19, Unionkatu 40, Hall 8
17.-19.5.2010

Teacher: Mr. Zhang Yongfan, Renmin University, Visiting professor at the University of Lapland

Description:
China has been subject to criticism of violation of human rights, environment protection rules and intellectual property rights. Concerning intellectual property, actually, China has its peculiar tradition and culture of respect for knowledge as well as Chinese understanding of novelty. China has tried hard to update its legal system of protection of intellectual property rights, including copy right law, patent law, trademark law, and anti-unfair-competition law. This system has undergone a complete adaptation with the result that a minimum standard of protection is offered in accordance with the related World Trade Organization agreements and other international treaties and conventions.  China has also established it’s own enforcement system of intellectual property rights in order to meet the needs and standards of intellectual property rights protection.


CHANGING VISUALITY IN CHINA
(XAS230)

Wed 14.00-16.00, Sh 135 F24 Fabianinkatu 24
Thu 10.00-12.00 , Sh 135 F24 Fabianinkatu 24
17.03.2010 -29.04.2010

Teacher: Minna Valjakka

Description:
This course will focus on the questions of visual culture in China and how it has changed due to the Western influences since the 17th century. With various thematic examples expanding from the traditional forms, like bronzes and traditional ink paintings, to the modern visual arts such as photography and contemporary art, the course will explore the issues of visual expression, evaluation and production of art works. In addition, the course will show how these fields of visual culture interacted with each other in China and also in the global context.
Organized with Asia-Pacific Studies. Mainly for university students, registration via WebOodi.