Chinese language courses and courses about China

On this website you can see Linköping University's single subject courses in Chinese language. The courses start with beginners in mind and continue to more advanced courses aimed at professionals. We also offer courses about China and Chinese culture.

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Standard Chinese, often called just Mandarin, is spoken by over a billion people, mostly in China, but also in other parts of South-East Asia and internationally. Because of economic development in recent decades, Chinese has become an important language worldwide for business and other professional purposes, and the importance of understanding the Chinese-speaking world has increased in tandem.

Single subject courses at different levels

Learning Chinese can be useful for several reasons and on different levels, from being able to exchange pleasantries in a social context to using Chinese for professional purposes. Our courses start with beginners in mind, developing your language skills in both spoken and written Chinese with a special focus on a professional context, and then continue with more advanced courses aimed at professionals. We also offer courses about China and Chinese culture in Swedish.

Even a thousand-mile journey starts with a single step

Mastering Chinese takes time, but proficiency in a language is useful even if you are not fluent. Learning Chinese opens many doors and is a fascinating journey in and of itself! The more you know, the better, but even limited proficiency can be useful, and as Laozi (老子) wrote: “Even a thousand-mile journey starts with a single step” (千里之行,始于足下).

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Diagram of all our single subject courses in Chinese language and courses related to China.
Diagram of all our single subject courses in Chinese language and courses related to China. ST = summer term, VT = spring term, HT = autumn term

Single subject courses in Chinese and related subjects

In the diagram you can see all our single subject courses in Chinese language and courses about China.

We start with those focusing on China and Chinese culture in Swedish, then beginner Chinese courses, and then more advanced Chinese courses further down. In the diagram, courses on the same language level are shown next to each other and you can see the recommended level of Chinese on the left.

The diagram is also presented as a pdf-file

Below the diagram, each course is described in more detail with links to the university catalogue where you can find more information about the course, including the syllabus.

On each course page there is information on how to register for the course.

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The integration of economics, maths, physics, jurisprudence and language is unique to Linköping University.

Our teaching methods are unique in Sweden in that we base our language courses on the knowledge of the subject that students obtain within other courses of the educational programme, such as courses in economics, jurisprudence or technology. You learn to apply the relevant language within these courses. In this way, teaching in language for specific purpose provides added value to your education and international credibility that few other programmes offer.

These programmes include courses in Chinese language for professional purposes:

This programme includes courses in Chinese language and courses about China:

 

You vill find information on how to register for the programmes on each programme page above.

We also offer parallel courses and programmes in Japanese