Syllabus

Chinese for Business: Professional Communication

Code
KI1035
Points
15 ECTS-credits
Level
First Cycle Level 1
Faculty
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
Chinese (KIA)
Group of Subjects
Chinese
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Chinese1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
1G2F
Approved
Approved by the Faculty School of Humanities and Media Studies, 17 February 2012.
This syllabus is valid from 17 February 2012.
Revised
Revised, 04 November 2013.
Revision is valid from 04 November 2013.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • show higher level Chinese language skills in commercial activities
  • use appropriate expressions in social gatherings and in the work place
  • use appropriate expressions for day-to-day operations such as introducing a company or a product, expressing opinions, making an argument and writing business letters
  • use appropriate expressions when consulting and negotiating a plan, discussing a way to cooperate, and analyzing problems
  • understand the essentials of Chinese business rules and activities including trade, investment, cooperation and management of enterprises.

Course Content

This is a language course with the emphasis on advanced business communication skills. The aim of the course is that the students train their communication skills in Chinese to enhance their opportunities to gain success in business. The students study commonly-used commercial vocabularies and expressions, practice presentations of one‘s company and product, participate in group activities (e.g. interviews, negotiation, discussion in the work place, etc.), and discuss the relevant culture, customs and commercial knowledge, as well as the essentials of business rules and activities. Multi-media materials will also be used in this course including audio and video files of the textbook, and short movie clips. Students are required to complete weekly assignments that consist of drills, reading comprehensions, writing short essays, listening comprehension and spoken tasks.

Assessment

This course applies continuous assessment. Student performance is assessed on the basis of regular written assignments, in-class performance and final written exam.

Forms of Study

Chinese is used as the language of tuition, with English or Swedish as a support language. Teaching is done in the form of class and group activities.

Grades

The Swedish grades U - VG

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 60 credits in Chinese at undergraduate level, or equivalent knowledge.

Other Information

Replaces KI1029.

Literature

  • Li, Z. (2005) Gateway to Business Chinese: Advanced Business Chinese. Beijing: Beijing University Press. (325 p).

Reference literature

  • Wei, D., Chen, L. (1997) A Chinese – English Dictionary (revised edition). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. (1752 p).
    Note: ELLER motsvarande kinesiskt lexikon / OR equivalent Chinese dictionary