Chinese for beginners I

10 credits

The beginning level class is designed for total beginners of Mandarin. Students will study the Hanyu Pinyin system, and the five tones of Mandarin, as well as traditional character writing or simplified character writing, and daily conversation. After taking this course, students are expected to be able recognize and utilize at least 450 vocabulary words, as well as how to use Chinese dictionary properly.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.