Training Course: Introduction to Chinese Language and Overview of Contemporary China

General Objectives of the Course

This course intends to provide some essential Chinese expressions for daily usage, as well as some cultural, political and economic aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Performance at the classes 20%, homework 20%, presentation in Chinese 30%, presentation in Portuguese about China 30%. 0-20. (0-9 failed; 10-13 reasonable; 14-16 good; 17-18 very good; 19-20 excellent)

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of this course, students should be able to make a simple presentation in Chinese, about themselves, about their families and about their daily routine; make a simple dialogue in basic Chinese; know about some important current aspects of contemporary Chinese society.

Course Coordinator(s)

João Nuno Paixão Corrêa Cardoso

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferred evaluation mode: this requires 75% attendance and completion of two tests. Other elements, such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme

Introduction to Chinesa Language and Overview of Contemporany China

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 40 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 1.5


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