This course introduces students to the Chinese economy, essential aspects of contemporary Chinese human relations and behaviour as well as the main points of business etiquette. The course aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the Chinese language in a business environment. Students will learn to read simple business materials in Chinese, and be able to communicate effectively with Chinese business people and also the Chinese general public.
By the end of the course, students are expected to be able recognise and write 260 Chinese characters that relate to business, master related grammar patterns and have a good understanding of basic Business Chinese and able to communicate in routine tasks. This course is organised by Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication at Heriot-Watt University and Alba Cathay Chinese School.The course will run on Saturdays during the Chinese School term date. Please note that the classes are held within Boroughmuir High School on a Saturday morning.
Please note that the term dates are as follows:
Autumn Term (13 weeks) - 15 September until 14 December 2019. Please note that during October there will only be two classes, the dates for these are 5 and 26 October
Spring Term (9 weeks) - 11 January until 28 March 2020
Summer Term (8 weeks) - 25 April until 13 June 2020