Business Chinese

10 Units

This course is designed for MBA students with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on developing basic speaking and comprehension skills in a Chinese business environment.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes
  1. To develop rudimentary skills of listening and speaking with particular relevance to business and commerce.
  2. To understand basic everyday Chinese (Mandarin) if spoken slowly.
  3. To answer questions on a variety of everyday and business-related topics.
  4. To perform daily routines such as making phone calls, greetings, making travel arrangements and hotel reservations, etc.
  5. To gain insight into the complexities and wealth of Chinese business culture and socio-cultural values which constitute an integral part of the Chinese ways of doing business.
  6. To heighten awareness of conducting business in a culturally appropriate manner.
  1. Basic conversational sentence patterns
  2. High frequency vocabulary related to everyday conversations and daily business purposes
  3. Core vocabulary related to Chinese business practice (e.g. IT, finance, marketing and management.
Assumed Knowledge No assumed knowledge.
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - Progressive assessment: 80%: 3 oral tests (3 x 20%) 1 aural test (20%)
  • Projects - Student project: 20%
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CHIN6001
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