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Foundation Business Chinese 1 (ASST07022)


Asian Studies





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Entry is subject to a language proficiency test within the relevant subject area during the first lecture and at the discretion of the Course Organiser. Students can only take language courses suited to their language proficiency and may not take two courses in the same language at different levels in the same semester.

Course Summary

A course for students with an intermediate level in Chinese who wish to develop their interest in business Chinese. Students with an advanced knowledge of Chinese language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course. On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Foundation Business Chinese 2 (ASST07023) in semester 2.

Course Description

This course is task-based and designed for students who have an intermediate level of Chinese. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Chinese 2, Chinese 1 or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g. GCSE) in the language will be ideally suited for this course. The course contains two main aspects. It aims to: 1) further develop the learner's intermediate communication skills in business Chinese, and 2) familiarise the learner with contemporary Chinese society and culture, and deepen cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of the modern Chinese business world. In hybrid teaching mode, the two-hour lecture will be delivered asynchronously. Students will be assigned to a group for a one-hour live tutorial session. At the end of this course, students will reach a degree of fluency in commonplace business topics. Students wishing to continue learning business Chinese will be eligible to join Foundation Business Chinese 2 in the second semester.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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