BUSINESS CHINESE 1
 
The private sector, the public sector and local communities could develop a better understanding of Chinese language and culture, and better engage with Chinese clients, associates and staff in Cyprus and China, through the Chinese Business Course.

In this 20-hour short course, the participants will learn the most frequently used Chinese expressions in business situations, the basic facts about China, and more importantly the basics of Chinese business culture, customs, manners, etiquette, and values, which will help the participants better understand and communicate with their Chinese colleagues or clients.
 
OBJECTIVE
In "Business Chinese 1", you will improve your Chinese for your everyday working life. You will learn how to optimize the daily communication with colleagues, superiors, customers, suppliers or business partners. Communicative situations on the phone, in meetings or negotiations, in presentations, and in discussions in an intercultural context will be practiced.

TARGET GROUP
-Professionals with good basic knowledge of the language, who want to improve their professional communication skills.
-Students and professionals with good basic language skills, who want to prepare for doing business with Chinese professionals or related entity. Language requirements: Level 1 (in accordance with the Common Framework of Reference for Languages)

CONTENT
-Focus: Oral and written communication in everyday professional life
-Work-related vocabulary and idioms
-Oral and written exercises to improve communication skills in professional life
-Create a business letter DIN standard 5008 - writing and formatting rules for word processing
-Compose clear and customer-friendly emails, with attention to spelling, grammatical accuracy and modern word selection
-Strategies for competent and appropriate conversation on the phone, in meetings, and in negotiations
-Simulate situations from professional life to overcome linguistic barriers
 

 
 

PRIVATE COURSES (30 euro/90 minutes)
 
One-to-one tuition caters for those who require more flexibility with their learning. Whether you have specific learning goals, require a flexible timetable or just want to be able to work at your own pace, we can help arrange a private language tutor for you. This one-to-one tailor-made tuition can be delivered at your convenience in our own classrooms on campus at the UCY or as a distance learning course over Skype.
 
Instructional language: English
Fees: €30 per teaching hour (90 minutes). 
 
 
You can pay the fees online through the following website https://www.jccsmart.com/e-bill/9356197
 
We have the following Private Courses in our programme:
 
-SPEAKING PRACTICE 1
 
OBJECTIVE
In "Speaking Practice 1" you will expand your range and ability to express yourself in Chinese at a high level. You will optimize the linguistic skills necessary to respond in unplanned interaction.

TARGET GROUP
Advanced learners of Chinese who wish to improve their existing good oral skills.
Minimum language requirements: Level 1 (in accordance with the Common Framework of Reference for Languages)

CONTENT
Focus: General Conversation
-Vocabulary and idioms in oral communication situations
-Development of typical linguistic functions (e.g., describing, position-taking, summarizing, comparing, contrasting, interpreting, evaluating, defining, exemplifying, informing, arguing, drawing conclusions)
-Conversation management strategies (e.g., turn-taking, cooperating, asking for clarification, responding flexibly)
-Fluency practice and presentation techniques
-Topic-based and objective discussions
-Pronunciation and intonation practice
-Listening comprehension practice

-SPEAKING PRACTICE 2
 
OBJECTIVE
-The course "Speaking Practice 2" will enable you to expand your range and ability to express yourself in Chinese at a high level. You will optimize the linguistic skills necessary to respond in unplanned interaction.

TARGET GROUP
-Advanced learners of Chinese who wish to improve their existing good oral skills.
-Minimum Language Requirements: Level 2 (in accordance with the Common Framework of Reference for Languages)

CONTENT
-Focus: General Conversation and Presentation Techniques
-Vocabulary and speech modules for presentations
-Vocal exercises, self-presentation, gestures, facial expressions, body language
-Development of typical presentation techniques (e.g., target group analysis, structuring, content and progression, dramaturgy, script, flashcards, creating handouts, PowerPoint as a medium of presentation, development and design of meaningful slides, using graphs and charts, time management)
-Conversation management strategies (e.g., paraphrasing questions, checking questions, admitting knowledge gaps, responding to objections and aggressive questions, expressing thanks)
-Dealing with nervousness, stage fright, and slip-ups
-Pronunciation and intonation practice
-Fluency practice

-HSK PREPARATORY COURSES (Only for external students)

OBJECTIVE
-In "HSK Preparatory Courses (HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4)", you will be prepared for the HSK exams and become familiar with the exam format.
-You will practice the exam requirements using actual sample exams
-You will do a mock exam, which is corrected and discussed with you

PARTICIPATION REQUIRES
-Proof of Chinese skills at each level (in accordance with the Common Framework of Reference for Languages). The best way to be prepared for the HSK exams is to attend our HSK Courses.
 
 

 
-For general information click here.
 
-For the course program click here.

-For information concerning the tuition fees click here.

-For the registration form click here.
 
-To register for the HSK exam click here.