CHINESE LESSONS FOR BUSINESS


ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is suitable for individuals who have no or limited prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is a conversational course that teaches standardised pronunciation of Chinese (Mandarin, now called Putonghua in China) and simplified Chinese characters. It begins with the introduction of the phonetics (pinyin), moves to daily conversations, then conservations on common topics, with focus on business, and readings of simple texts. You will also learn more about Chinese culture and business etiquette.


WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING CHINESE?

  • Learning Mandarin opens doors of communication to over a billion people in various countries such as in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Mongolia and the Philippines.
  • Knowing Chinese may give you a competitive edge when competing for a job.
  • There are also personal and professional advantages that can be derived from learning Chinese.
  • South Africa is the biggest trading partner of China in Africa.


WHAT IS THE HSK TEST?

China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as the “HSK” or the Chinese Language Proficiency Test, is a standardised test developed by the HSK Center at Beijing Language and Culture University that is meant to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers (foreigners, overseas Chinese and China’s ethnic minorities). 

The HSK exam aims to assess your ability to understand spoken and written Chinese, and consists of six levels: Level 1, 2, 3 (HSK Threshold); Level 4 (HSK Basic); Level 5 (HSK Elementary-Intermediate) and Level 6 (HSK Advanced). 

HSK certifications are issued to those who have secured the required scores. It is a widely recognized measure of one’s Chinese language proficiency level and can be used in university admissions and job applications.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING CHINESE WITH US

· Our instructor is a qualified Professor from China who has more than 25 years of  international teaching experience.

· The classes are part-time after working hours.

· Our course is co-certified with the Confucius Institute, Beijing China.

· You will have the option to write the HSK 1 Test.

· You may pay only for the modules/meetings that you are interested in attending.

· Networking opportunity with fellow class members who are also business professionals. 

Learning Format: Classroom

Class Duration:  7 weeks, Monday & Thursday, 17h30-19h30

Assessment Method: HSK Optional (extra R150.00)

Tuition Fees: R 1800.00


TERMS & CONDITIONS


"Chinese Lessons for Business" is proudly presented by the Confucius Institute, Beijing China in association with XCell Academy