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Chinese Business Communication 2

Chinese Business Communication 2

(商务中文沟通2)

Code: CHI4LE202 
Scope: 5 ECTS 
Timing: 2nd/4th semester 
Language: English/Chinese 
Curriculum: Mubba 2016  
Course level: Basic Studies/Free-choice Studies 
Course type: Elective*

*but required of students who have chosen compulsory Chinese

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Chinese Business Communication 1

Contents

The course prepares students with basic language skills in both common PR communications and usual business situations. The cultural sessions help students to understand the major aspects of Chinese business culture. Language learning materials cover for example the following items:

  • talking about the weather
  • talking about habits
  • talking about one´s college life
  • talking about one´s future plans in working life
  • money and currency
  • dinner in a Chinese restaurant
  • making contacts
  • business work experiences
  • job interviews

Learning methods

Interactive classroom activities 
Internet learning via Moodle

Learning outcomes and assessment

Target level: A2.3       
The purpose of this course is to learn and practice language skills involving PR communications as well as everyday life and business situations. Chinese business culture is also covered at the second half of the course.

Students acquire the skills to

  • manage common conversations in PR communications
  • basic Chinese business vocabulary and expressions
  • understand Chinese business culture and business etiquette

Assessment components and their respective weights:
Written exam: 70% 
Presentation: 30%

Assessment criteria/scale 5-1.

Grade 5 (excellent)

Grade 3 (good)

Grade 1 (satisfactory)

The student:

is able to communicate fluently in basic PR and business situations.

masters well basic Chinese PR and business vocabulary and phrases.

not only masters the structures of the characters but can also apply the knowledge in learning new characters. She/He understands all the written characters demanded for the course.

masters well one of the commonly used Chinese word processing tools.

understands well different aspects of business culture phenomenon between Finland and China.

follows deadlines and instructions precisely.

The student:

is able to communicate well in basic PR and business situations.

masters basic Chinese PR and business vocabulary and phrases.

knows well the structures of the written characters and understands most of the written characters demanded for the course.

masters the basics of one of the commonly used Chinese word processing tools.

understands the main business cultural differences between Finland and China.

usually follows deadlines and instructions well.

The student:

is able to communicate on a limited basis in basic PR and business situations.

knows the most common Chinese PR and business vocabulary and phrases.

knows the basic structures of the written characters and understands only part of the written characters demanded.

knows the basics of one of the commonly used Chinese word processing tools.

is aware of the common business cultural differences between Finland and China.

doesn’t follow deadlines and instructions very well.

Alternative ways to complete the course:
Not attending the contact hours but doing the assignments and taking the final exam.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

A student can demonstrate his or her equivalent language skills relating to the course objectives and content. This must be agreed upon with the teacher no later than two weeks before the course begins. Each student may attempt this only once in the period prior to the giving of the course. Evaluation is on a scale of 1-5.

Course teacher

Hai Guo

Learning materials

Great Wall Chinese 2009: Level 2, Office of Chinese Language Council International 
Meiru Liu 2006: Basic Business Chinese, Beijing University Press 
Handouts and materials provided by the teacher