The Chinese Language and Culture Program is a non-award course which provides participants the opportunity to learn Chinese Mandarin and gain an overview of China's changing environment and current business practises.
Each of the following units is taught over 18 hours, in a series of 1.5-hour classes (one per week):
- Basic Chinese 1 - Introduction to Chinese basic listening and speaking skills.
- Basic Chinese 2 - Basic Chinese to write up to 150 words, and simple conversation topics. Students will be able to sit the HSK 1 test.
Prerequisites: JQU0046 - Basic Chinese 1 or being able to read and recognise 50 Chinese words.
- Basic Chinese 3 - Recognise and write up to 225 Chinese words.
Prerequisites: JQU0047 - Basic Chinese 2 or having passed HSK 1 test.
- Business Chinese 1 - Introduction to Chinese with basic greetings and expressions, and understanding of business practices.
- Business Chinese 2 - Recognise and write up to 150 Chinese words and basic business conversation.
Prerequisites: JQU0046 - Basic Chinese 1 or JQU0049 - Business Chinese 1 or being able to read and recognise 50 Chinese words.
- Business Chinese 3 - Expand vocabulary. Students will be able to recognise and write 200 Chinese words and sit the HSK 1 test.
Prerequisites: JQU0047 - Basic Chinese 2 or JQU0050 - Business Chinese 2
- Chinese Business Language and Culture - introduction to basic Chinese culture and language.
Completion of all these units is 126 hours total.
Tuition fees per 18-hour course are $400.
Certificate of completion is granted at the end of each unit (80% or higher class attendance rate is required).
To be granted a Chinese Language and Culture Program Statement of Completion, all seven (7) units must be successfully completed.
Successfully completing individual units will be acknowledged through a Certificate of Completion of that unit.
Chinese Language and Culture Program aims to provide participants with an opportunity to learn Chinese Mandarin, gain an overview of China's changing environment and current business practices. Participants will learn Chinese that is especially relevant for business purposes in China or for working with Chinese speaking clients and partners.
Specifically, the program is designed to:
- Provide an introduction at a reasonable pace in Chinese with the emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills.
- Learn expressions used in various situations.
- Experience Chinese culture.
- Learn Chinese current national conditions and business environment.
- Understand the differences and the similarities between the Chinese and Western Business customs.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
No prior knowledge or experience in Chinese is required for JQU0046 Basic Chinese 1, JQU0049 Business Chinese 1, JQU0052 Chinese Language and Culture.
Those wishing to apply for admission should email Victoria Business Confucius Institute ([email protected]) for more information.