CHIN 081 Beginning Business Chinese I

Beginning Business Chinese I is designed to introduce beginning-level Business Chinese (Mandarin) for students who have little or no prior exposure to Mandarin Chinese. The objective of the course is to lead students to build basic Chinese language skills in order to interact and communicate in Mandarin- spoken business contexts. While linguistics aspects of the communicative Business Chinese are the primary focus, the introduction to Chinese social and cultural knowledge will also form important parts of this course.

CHIN 082 Online Beginning Business Chinese II

CHIN 380 Advanced Medical Chinese

Advanced Medical Chinese is a content-based course with curriculum adapted from the online course of New York University School of Medicine (NYUsom). It offers Mandarin training to medical/nursing students and other health professionals who may need to visit China or to serve limited English proficient Chinese-speaking patients. For physician/nurse-patients communication purposes, it is designed for students who have studied Chinese for three years or more in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficiency and have studied medicine.

CHIN 381 Business Chinese I

This course is designed to train students’ practical language skills in Chinese business context. Text materials include dialogues and passage readings on the themes in the business transaction cycle that brings out characteristic words or phrases used in international trade. Students will be guided to conduct simulation business activities, learn to read and write business letters and documents, and trained to read economic news.

CHIN 382 Business Chinese II

Business Chinese II is the second half of a one-year course for business oriented subjects. This course will provide an overview of China’s changing macro-environment, while real business cases let us look into individual Chinese companies and their development in the new millennium. By the end of the semester, students are expected to 1) enhance the cultural awareness of contemporary China and the Chinese business world; 2) gain vocabulary and fluency in Chinese to function more confidently and comfortably in real business settings; 3) access business news and information in Chinese; 4) give business presentation in Chinese.

CHIN 481 Advanced Business Chinese I

This course provides students with the conceptual framework to understand issues China has been facing since its economic reform in 1978. Topics include WTO principles, the change of China’s state-owned enterprises, China’s economy in Mao’s period, and the pros and cons of globalization. Students will be trained in reading financial articles, discussing international trades, conducting online research and giving business presentations. After the course, students will become more sophisticated in their understanding of China’s economic development and in using Chinese business terminology at professional settings. The course assumes basic background in business and advanced level proficiency in Chinese language. The course is NOT open to freshman with no undergraduate business course.

CHIN 482 Advanced Business Chinese II

Advanced Business Chinese II (Chin 482) is a one-semester language course for business purposes, designed for students who have studied Chinese for 4 years or more in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficiency. Advanced Business Chinese (II) aims to promote students’ understanding of modern China and the world from the economic and business perspectives and to enhance learners’ overall language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the contexts of business and economy. Authentic articles representing contemporary concerns in the business field are selected from newspapers, academic journals and the Internet. Topics of the course includes: management and marketing, the financial market, taxation, personal finance management, business ethics and intellectual property. Specialized terminology in management, finance, and economic laws will also be introduced. Most readings are expository essays written in formal and colloquial Chinese.