Chinese level 8
The Chinese level 8 course is intended for students with a fair knowledge of Chinese. To take this course your Chinese proficiency should be at intermediate level. For example, you can already converse reasonably fluently on topics involving your daily life (hobbies, work and preferences).
During Chinese level 8 you will expand your vocabulary for general every-day and business communication. You will also explore Chinese society and culture in more depth, and learn more complex grammatical structures in order to be able to express specific and complex concepts in Chinese.
Once you have completed this course you will be able to use Chinese in daily life. You will be able to converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and you will find it increasingly easy to speak fluently with native speakers of Chinese.
Grammar covered during Chinese level 8 includes new conjunctions to refine a meaning, new adverbs and new constructions for expressing conditional consent.
The end level of Chinese level 8 is equivalent to half of level 4 of the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test (800 words). This level is comparable to level B2.1 of the European Framework of Reference.
AssessmentThe intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test
After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure. If you have completed the Chinese level 7 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.