2022 Business Chinese Language Courses

Has this idea ever come to your mind: learning some Mandarin Chinese to extend your skill?

Did you hesitate because of your tight work schedule and workload?

Or maybe some people told you that Chinese is a very difficult to master?

Thus, you are still thinking and being afraid that schedule and challenges on the way may be too difficult to manage?

 

These Business Chinese courses can be a good solution to help you make a successful start of your learning journey because this course is:

  • An online (live) Zoom course and no commuting time wasted.

  • Live lessons during your lunchbreak hours, with least conflicts to your work.

  • 90 minutes each session, one session per week, easier to fit into your tight schedule.

  • With thoughtfully designed structure and contents in each lesson.

  • Not only highly practical but also digestible over a week.

  • Verbal communication focused, ready for you to use immediately.

  • Highly interactive teaching-learning with tangible outcomes.

  • With excellent track records ever since its start in 2020.

  • By Top-notch native Chinese teachers, both motivated, experienced, skilled and  passionate, who delivered successful courses at HSBC, Bank of England, London School of Economics and other prominent organizations in London, UK between 2016 and 2019.

 

OVERVIEW

 

We successfully launched five-term live online Beginners’ Business Chinese (BBC) courses in September 2020, January 2021, April 2021, September 2021 and January 2022 respectively and we are opening for the 6th intake in April 2022. These courses of three levels have helped dozens of Belgian business people and professionals, many of whom followed through from level 1 to level 3 over 12 months with great enthusiasm and satisfactory outcomes. We are excited for their progress in Mandarin Chinese and they are happy for achieving what they aimed for.

 

In our new term from April 19 to July 4, 2022, we are offering three stages of BBC, namely Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3.

 

All three stages of BBC will focus on verbal communications, while expanding vocabulary, improving pronunciation and other skills. The Courses also include some cultural elements and tips essential and interesting to businesspeople.

 

TESTIMONY OF THE PARTICIPANTS

 

“The course even surpassed my expectations mainly due to extensive knowledge of our teacher and the teaching method. I am looking forward to the next course.” (a manager of Belgian tourism company , BBC-3 of 2021-Sep intake.)

 

 

“Excellent approach, good personal contact and guidance despite the fact that classes are online. Good documentation and audio/video support.” (a writer and management coach based in USA BBC-3 of 2021-Sep intake)

“I liked that the teacher focused a lot on correct pronunciation. The course was well built and structured. It focused a lot on the words we need to know in a business setting.” (a company manager from Belgium , BBC-1 of 2021-Sep intake,)

“Very happy with the teaching, supportive and strict at the same moment. Met fully my expectations” (a business manager in Belgium, BBC-1 of 2021-Jan intake.)

“Adapted to beginner’s needs, focused on practise, Well structured, good combination of reading documents and recordings. Very supportive, engaging everyone. The class is fully matching my expectations.” (a professional from Belgium, BBC-1 of 2021-Sep intake.)

 

THREE STAGES OF BBC

 

Stage 1 BBC Course:


OBJECTIVES:

 

The objectives of this course include, but not limited to helping participating learners achieve:

  • Clear understanding the concepts of two fundamental systems: pinyin (Chinese phonetic symbols) and Hanzi (Chinese characters).

  • Mastering pinyin and tones.

  • Grasping 100 to 150 basic words.

  • Learning 8 to 10 basic communication topics or functions, such as:

 

  1. greeting

  2. self-introduction

  3. introducing others

  4. asking and giving nationality

  5. numbers

  6. weekdays and dates

  7. taking about size of companies (headcounts, plants)

  8. and some more

 

  • Meanwhile, grasping some basic rules of Chinese grammar.

  • Most importantly, getting a solid foundation and good momentum for further study.

 

 

 

 

 


DATES & TIMING:


From April 20 to June 22, 2022.
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.
On Wednesdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST. 

 

Stage 2 BBC Course:


OBJECTIVES:
 

The objectives of this course include, but not limited to helping participating learners achieve:

  • Improving pronunciation.

  • Grasping 100 to 150 new basic words.

  • Learning several very useful basic communication topics or functions, such as

    1.  doing small talks,

    2.  asking/giving one’s own employer and positions information,

    3.  talking about past actions/events,

    4. Asking and giving locations

    5.  talking about time,

    6.  talking about on-going activities

  • Meanwhile, grasping more basic grammar rules.

  • Most importantly, consolidating basics and maintaining forward and upward momentum in learning.

DATES & TIMING:


From April 25 to July 4, 2022. (June 6, 2022 is a public holiday)
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.

On Mondays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CEST.

 

​Stage 3 BBC Course:


OBJECTIVES:
 

The objectives of this course include, but not limited to helping participating learners achieve:

  • Refining pronunciation.

  • Grasping 100 to 150 more basic words.

  • Learning several basic communication topics or functions, such as:

 

  1. Shopping

  2. Ordering foods

  3. Talking about routines

 

 

  1. Talking about on-going actions

  2. Talking about skills

  3. Talking about transportation means

  4. Talking about weather  etc. (Specific topics may be subject to change.)

 

  • Meanwhile, grasping more basic grammar rules.

  • Most importantly, getting a solid foundation and good momentum for further study.

DATES & TIMING:


From April 25 to July 4, 2022. (June 6, 2022 is a public holiday)
10 sessions in total. Each session is 90 minutes.

On Mondays, from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.

 

DELIVERY:


Online live interactive webinars on Zoom. 
Group members will have digital handouts, audio files and some suggested Apps. 

 

INSTRCTORS:

Confucius Institute at GROUP T-Academy has handpicked two top-notch teachers to design and deliver these courses.

 

Prof. Dun Liao and Prof. Mayinuer both have been teaching Mandarin Chinese for over 20 years in China, central Asia and U.K. When they taught at London School of Economics (LSE) from 2016 to 2019, they delivered successful business Chinese courses at various levels, which were well received among learners not only inside LSE but also in prominent organizations including HSBC, Bank of England and JP Morgan.  Since September 2020, Prof. Liao and Prof. Mayinuer have successfully delivered five-term live online BBC courses and they were highly appreciated by all the participants, please see the testimony above.

 

With their expertise and track records, these upcoming courses they designed and co-run will offer great value to participants.

 

 

REGISTRATION:


€150 (VAT Excl.) for 10 weeks course

€120 (VAT Excl.) for Confucius Institute Alumni & KU Leuven students and teaching staff

Bank Account:

Account: BE24 7360 3017 4138
Name: Confucius Institute AT GROUP T 
BIC: KREDBEBB

Reference: BBC Course

 

 

 

 

Registration for Chinese Business Chinese Courses

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We provide invoice if necessary. Please fill out the registration form with the name, the address and the VAT number of your company or organization.

 

CERTIFICATE

At the end of the courses, Confucius Institute at GROUP T - Academy will issue the course certificates to the students who have at least 70% attendance in the registered course


MORE INFORMATION & CONTACT:


Website:  https://www.leuvenkongyuan.com/
e-mail:     leuvenkongyuan@gmail.com

Tele:        +32 16 30 11 24

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