Business Chinese

Learn business Chinese in business reception, negotiation, seeking business partners and suppliers in just one month
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 6 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This is the first and only course on Udemy teaching business Chinese language. Since China has risen to be the biggest economic body in the world, learning business Chinese will greatly boost your business with China, the biggest supplier in the world market.Through this course, you can learn the fundamental aspects and essential usage of Mandarin Chinese used in conducting business. It has five sections and around 40 lectures, altogether 8 hours. The sections are as following: 1)introduction; 2) business reception, including welcoming your business guests, arranging business meal, taking taxi, registering for the hotel and changing foreign currency; 3) business negotiation, including negotiation of price, packaging, shipping, minimum order and signing the contract; 4) find business partners, including lectures on looking for supplier, joint business partner, sales agent,etc; 5) Amazon FBA business, including participating in Hong Kong trade exhibition, and contacting Chinese suppliers listed on Alibaba. For each topic on one specific business occasion, there are three lectures: the first lecture teaches the vocabulary and grammar used on that business occasion, and provides sentence by sentence explanation for the business dialogue text. The second lecture  is your text practice of business dialogue under my drilling (you read after me sentence by sentence and answer questions about the dialogue text), the third lecture is an acting/performing video of that dialogue to reinforce your learned and practiced business language. It takes you about one month to finish the whole course that would be extremely useful and comprehensive for teaching you the language to conduct business with China. The instructor is Professor Hong Zeng, an award-winning professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American universities, such as UNC, Chapel Hill, College of William and Mary, Swarthmore and Carleton College, Hamline University. She has taught Chinese language at all levels, including courses in business Chinese. Numerous American students taught by her have found jobs in prestigious business companies using their learned Chinese skill. Through this course, you would be very confident to conduct business with China in authentic, elegant business Chinese.  Any students interested in learning Business Chinese can take this course, because its detailed explanation on vocabulary, grammar and text facilitates learning from the scratch. However, since business Chinese is understandably more formal and sophisticated in vocabulary than daily Chinese, it is strongly advised that students would take my other two courses, "College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own" beginning and intermediate level to learn the basic Chinese sound, writing and grammar system as necessary preparation for this course. 

What are the requirements?

  • Although any students interested in doing business with China can choose this course because its detailed explanation of vocabuary, grammar and text facilitates learning from scratch, it is strongly advised that the students should take my other two courses, "College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own" beginning and advanced level to learn the basic Chinese sound, writing, and grammar system that are good language basis of this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the most fundamental aspects and essential usage of business Chinese: business reception, including welcoming guest, taking taxi, registering for the hotel and changing foreign currency at the bank, arranging business meal; learn business negotiation and signing a contract, including negotiating price, minimum order, packaging and shipping; seek business partners, including forming joint business, seeking suppliers and sales agent; learn Amazon FBA business Chinese in participating in Hong Kong trade exhibition, and contacting Chinese supplier listed on Alibaba.

What is the target audience?

  • Any student interested in business Chinese can take this course, because its detailed explanation of vocabulary, grammar and text and acting videos facilitates learning from the scratch. However, since business Chinese is understandably more formal and sophisticated in vocabulary than daily Chinese, it is strongly advised that students should take my other two courses: beginning and intermediate level of "College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own", which provide introduction of Chinese sound and writing system and basic grammar as good preparation for learning this course.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:17

Introduce the content, methods of this course as the first and only course teaching business Chinese language. 

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Must-read study guide defining the content of this course, and studying methods and schedule for this course.

Section 2: Business reception
18:36

Teach and practice the vocabulary and grammar of lesson 1: welcome the business guests, and provide sentence-by-sentence explanation on the business dialogue text. When I am teaching the vocabularies, read after me and imitate as closely as possible my pronunciation and tones. After I teach each slide, I will give you two minutes to flash memorize the sound, meaning and usage of these vocabularies in the context, (you need to pause the slide to memorize it), then in the very next slide, you need to review and practice these vocabularies by orally translating key phrases for such business occasion from English to Chinese--out of your memory of the language information learned from the previous slide. Make sure to do the translation orally on your own BEFORE I provide the correct answer to maximize learning effect. In the resource section I provide a PDF version of this lecture for you to review the vocabulary and grammar conveniently. 

05:09

You will learn the grammar of this lesson. After you learned the concept of each grammatical item through explanation and examples, you will be required to orally translate sentences using that grammar. Make sure to translate it BEFORE I speak out the correct answer to maximize learning effect. 

08:14

This is the text practice of lesson 1. Before opening the video, please go to the resource part in this video to read the three versions of the text in pinyin, Chinese character, and English version to make sure you understand the text thoroughly before you practice. Then open the video: for the first two times you will read after me sentence by sentence the text to ensure the accuracy of your pronunciation: after each sentence, I will give you a temporal space to repeat after me. Try to imitate the pronunciation as closely as possible. For the third time you will listen to my reading, trying to comprehend the text I read without looking at it and after listening, answer questions about the text orally BEFORE I provide the correct answer. 

00:48

This is the acting video of lesson 1: welcome the business guests. Review the business dialogue with it and practice listening comprehension with it, and observe my mouth shape to see how I pronounce the sounds, to ensure the accuracy of your own pronunciation. 

18:39

The guide for the practicing methods of this lesson and the following lessons please refer to the descriptions of corresponding lectures in lesson 1, as they are the same. 

lesson 2 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation part 2
08:36
lesson 2 text practice: taxi, hotel, change currency
10:23
lesson 2 acting video: taxi, hotel, change currency
01:32
lesson 3 vocabulary, and grammar and text explanation: arrange business meal
19:45
lesson 3 text practice: business meal
12:40
lesson 3 acting videos: business meal
01:15
Section 3: Business negotiation
lesson 4 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation: look for business suppliers
Preview
19:16
lesson 4 text practice: look for business supplier
Preview
10:28
lesson 4 acting video: look for business supplier
Preview
01:03
lesson 5 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation: price negotiation
13:17
lesson 5 text practice: price negotiation
12:29
lesson 5 acting video: price negotiation
01:28
lesson 6 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation: sign a contract
19:54
lesson 6 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation part 2
05:13
lesson 6 text practice: sign a contract
14:54
lesson 6 acting video: sign a contract
01:46
Section 4: Look For Business Partner
lesson 7 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation part 1: seek sales agent
08:30
lesson 7 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation part 2: seek sales agent
10:54
lesson 7 text practice: seek sales agent
09:53
lesson 7 acting video: seek sales agent
01:11
lesson 8 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation 1: seek joint business partner
18:21
lesson 8 vocabulary, grammar and text practice part 2: seek business partner
04:43
lesson 8 text practice: seek joint business partner
09:20
lesson 8 acting video: seek joint business partner
01:20
Section 5: Amazon FBA business
lesson 9 vocabulary, grammar and text explanation: Hongkong Trade Exhibition
20:03
lesson 9 text practice: Hongkong Trade Exhibition
10:34
lesson 9 acting video: Hongkong trade exhibition
01:58
lesson 10 vocabulary, grammar, text explanation 1: contact Chinese supplier
Preview
20:56
lesson 10 vocabulary and grammar part 2: contact Chinese supplier
Preview
08:22
lesson 10 text practice: contact Chinese supplier
Preview
12:35
lesson 10 acting video: contact Chinese suppliers on Alibaba
Preview
02:27

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Instructor Biography

Hong Zeng, Professor of Chinese language and literature; comparative literature; film study

I am an award-winning professor of Chinese. I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at Swarthmore College, College of William and Mary and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.

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