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CHNS3608: Chinese for Business Purposes (A)

2024 unit information

This unit introduces Business Chinese for students with sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese. This unit provides basic training in oral and written communication skills for effective communication in different Chinese business contexts. Students will gain practical linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness by simulating business scenarios and reading texts on business related topics such as promoting yourself for a job offer, playing the role of a new employee, understanding company structures, establishing relationships with colleagues and clients, etc. Students will also develop their critical thinking and analysis skills by reflecting on authentic business cases.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chinese Studies

Code CHNS3608
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
(CHNS2602 with a mark of 75% Distinction or above) or CHNS2002
HSC Chinese and Literature or equivalent
Assumed knowledge:
Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. become familiar with more Chinese terms and formal language usage relating to business topics
  • LO2. enhance your practical listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in modern Chinese language for business setting
  • LO3. be more confident in listening to formal Chinese conversations and reading business related Chinese-language materials and newspaper articles
  • LO4. write summaries and reflections on Chinese texts related to business issues and write analysis on authentic business cases
  • LO5. discuss business issues in modern standard Chinese and make formal oral presentations
  • LO6. have a better awareness of Chinese business culture and appropriate practices.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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