CLE Business Chinese language courses are available to students at Intermediate, Advanced and Proficient Mandarin Chinese levels (or a minimum of 6 months Chinese language experience). Business Chinese language programs are designed to provide students with the necessary oral and written skills to conduct business in a Chinese language environment. All programs are comprehensive, meaning that students will learn to read, write, speak, and listen to Chinese, while gaining essential cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on the contemporary usage of business language and related business culture.
Intermediate level students are required to know at least 1500 Chinese words. These students are able to construct basic paragraphs.
BD1 (2000-3000 words)
BD2 (3000-3500 words)
Advanced level students are required to know at least 2000 Chinese words. These students can express their opinions with good intonation.
Proficient level students are required to know at least 3500 Chinese words. These students are able to read from newspapers and magazines, understand radio and television broadcasts, conduct business and can express themselves systematically using appropriate expressions and language norms.
1. Weekday Classes:
M-F 8:30-12:30 or 14:00-18:00 (20h/week) or M-F 8:30-12:30 and 14:00-16:00* (24h/week) with optional tutoring
*Semester and Academic Year courses have up to an additional 4 hours (optional) of afternoon tutoring class each week. Intensive courses have an additional 2 hours of afternoon class each day M-F.
2. Evening Classes:
M-F 18:30-20:30 (10h/w)
3. Weekend Classes (Sat & Sun):
10:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:00 (4h/week) or 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 (8h/week)
Other class times and custom schedules may be available, please contact CLE for details.