53.108 Business Chinese I and Culture

Business Chinese I and Culture

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37490
Status Active

This introductory language and culture course prepares non-Chinese speakers for potential future business engagements either in China or with Chinese speakers in the United States. Effective communication and cultural competency in standard/Mandarin Chinese are emphasized. Students will be exposed to various aspects of Chinese culture appropriate for informal as well as business social settings. Topics include, but are not limited to, self-introduction, traveling, lodging, dining, shopping, banking, seeing a doctor, making friends, and doing business. Authentic language materials (vocabulary, Pinyin, sentence structures, conversations) are presented and taught in a second language acquisition environment with interactive activities that are relevant to proper social etiquette.