The “Chinese for the Corporates” programmes are a combination of Chinese language and Chinese Business Culture. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Communicate effectively in Basic Chinese – with practical, useful and easy-to-learn Chinese phrases
Build a stronger relationship with Chinese colleagues.
Understand Chinese thinking and behaviour with a working appreciation of the basics of Chinese business culture and etiquette
Eliminate misunderstandings in a cross-culture environment through better, clearer communication.
These programmes can be held for a group of employees during work hours.
The programme can also be tailored according to the needs of the company and technical words can also be added.
We offer 4 kinds of training programmes for Organizations.
- Basic Language & Culture Orientation Programme (8 hours) – This is a very short 8 hour programme which gives the learner a glimpse of China and the Chinese Culture. In these 8 hours, any 5 topics from Language Training and any 5 topics from Culture & Etiquette sections above can be chosen to form a tailored programme. This programme can be carried out in
~ 1 day, with 8 hours of training
~ 2 days, with 4 hours of training
2. Language & Culture Orientation Programme (16 hours) – Introduces the learners to the language and the culture of China. Greetings, Numbers, Time, Days & Dates, Self – Introduction is taught, along with few points of Culture Etiquette. This programme can be carried out in:
~ 2 days, with 8 hours of training
~ 4 days, with 4 hours of training
3. Basic Language & Culture Programme (60 hours) – This course is an intensive course in Language Training covering various aspects of the Chinese Culture. This course covers all of the below mentioned topics, with focus on Spoken Chinese. In addition to this, about 40 – 50 Chinese Characters will be taught. Business Vocabulary will also be introduced so as to help the learners use the same while communicating with clients on a daily basis.
At the end of 50 hours, a role-play will be conducted, in which 2 or more teams will participate. We encourage the participation of every candidate in this role-play as it will be a part of the Spoken Test of the final assessment. The final assessment will be conducted in the last session of the assignment. 15 – 20 minute Home Assignments will be given to the candidates, so that they get some individual time with the language. This programme can be carried out in:
~ 30 sessions, 2 hours per session
~ 20 sessions, 3 hours per session
4. Advanced Language & Culture Programme (90 hours) – This course is a full course in Chinese Language, which will include studying around 200 Characters. Business Vocabulary and expressing complexity will be taught, along with all the below mentioned topics. A session on Chinese Calligraphy will also be included. This programme can be carried out in:
~ 45 sessions of 2 hours each
~ 30 sessions of 3 hours each
The following is a list of our training topics. You may choose any and all of the topics for your training programme.
1. Chinese Characters & Pinyin system – What are characters? How and why do the Chinese use them? How does one type it on to the computer/ mobile? Will I be able to learn them?
2. Greetings – Saying “Hello” and exchanging pleasantries, thanking someone and saying Good Bye.
3. Self- Introduction – Telling one’s name, nationality, organization and asking someone theirs.
4. Numbers – required for quantities, dates, time, age, prices, exchanging money and everyday activities.
5. Days, Dates & Time – The Chinese System of telling dates and days. How to mention AM or PM? The Chinese calendar / telling someone your birthdate.
6. Fixing an appointment – asking someone for their availability and scheduling a meeting.
7. Locations – Talking about certain places and locating them on the map.
8. Directions – Asking someone the directions, in case you are lost. Asking the directions to any place. Using your taxi cards.
9. Email Addresses & Phone Numbers – Understand the Chinese email addresses. And their QQ accounts. How to ask someone for their email addresses and phone numbers?
10.Buying Things & Bargaining – Are things in China really cheap? How do you bargain? Asking the price of things and negotiating.
11.Changing Currency – What is a bank called? Where and how do you change currency in China? Any hazards?
12.At a Restaurant – How to order your dishes? How do you call the waiter? How to ask for some water? And what if you are a Vegetarian?
13.Basic Everyday Chinese Characters – Characters which will help you commute in China. We will help you learn around 50 Chinese characters that will help you in everyday commutation and communication.
Culture & Etiquette Training:
1. General Introduction about China – – Learn about the fastest rising superpower in the world. Why are more than 450 of the World Fortune 500 companies located in China? Learn about the basic Geography of the country, along with a little bit of its history, which will help you understand the nationalities and the ethnic groups of this rich & diverse country.
2. Chinese Names. Last name first? First name first? Learn how to address you Chinese colleagues and pronounce their names.
3. Dress Codes – You may guess what is appropriate to wear to work, but what about the movies, in taxis, on the streets, and in a friend’s house? Learn when that little black dress is appropriate and when to stick to business suits.
4. Money Issues. . Learn about currency exchange, exchange rates, cost of living, bank services, ATM/debit cards, credit cards, etc., and how knowing about them can get you around China easily.
5. Internet & Mobiles in China – Learn about how the Chinese use their internet and their mobile phones. How do they survive without Google and Facebook? Do they have a system of their own? What is it called? How about emails?
6. Electronic Devices. If you have questions about Internet access, email, notebook computers, cell phones, or digital cameras, this class will answer them. Learn about whether you need adaptors for your devices and which ones will be available for purchase in China.
7. Food and Eating – Vegetarianism? Explore Chinese table manners, food prices, drinking water safety, liquors and wines, and hospitality customs related to food. We also teach you how to eat with chopsticks!
8. Pre-trip Preparation -Luggage Carry-ons, Weight limits,What to Carry and what is not required, are all covered by this course.
9. Chinese Calendar-Have you ever celebrated Tomb Sweeping Day? Can you use the lunar calendar? Do you know how long paid national vacations are in China? Discover the mysteries of Chinese calendar reading, holidays and celebrations, and vacations.
10. Business Etiquette -Learn how to make greetings, exchange business cards, and when it is appropriate to give gifts and initiate conversations. Learn how networking is done in this rapidly-modernizing nation!
11.Transportation – Discover how easy it is to get around China! Buses, flights, trains, taxis, and subways all thrive in the Chinese economy.
12.Chinese Families – This topic covers Chinese families in society, from extended families to nuclear families, birthday celebrations, and family gettogethers.
13.Important Chinese Cities – What’s the difference between Tianjin and Wuhan? Find out, studying these places in-depth along with more famous places such as Beijing and Shanghai.
14.Chinese Education. Learn about the Chinese education systems, their history, and their background, as well as famous Chinese universities.
15.Chinese Language Training – Learn to speak Mandarin! Lessons are offered in beginning to expert-level Mandarin, dialects awareness, greetings, and interpersonal skills.
16.Chinese Conversational Customs How do you say “Nice to meet you?” without saying a word? How do you make sure not to offend anyone’s grandmother? Learn how to start a conversation in China, both with old-fashioned methods and newer westernized ways.
17. Chinese Traditional Crafts, Cooking & Practices – A special session can be added to the above programme, where TaiChi, Chinese Knots, Chinese Calligraphy & Painting, Using Chopsticks, Making Chinese Cuisine, etc. can be taught to the participants.