Business Chinese Course for Beginners

Open to everyone, 12 weeks
Thurs 24 July – Thurs 9 October 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Course fee: $340 (including GST)

The Confucius Institute, China Studies Centre and The Centre of Continuing Education have combined our strength and resources to launch a new Chinese Mandarin language program that is designed for professionals and business people who have little or no Chinese language knowledge.

The Business Chinese Course will focus on building participants’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, expand their knowledge of Chinese culture and improve their cross-cultural communication skills. Learners will acquire essential skills in using Chinese and be ready to go on to the next level of learning.

Course Content

The Business Chinese Beginners Level course will cover the following language topics:

  • Course introduction
  • Chinese pronunciation and the five tones
  • Chinese sentence structure and grammar
  • Simplified Chinese characters and Pinyin Romanization system
  • Introduction of about 85 vocabulary items
  • Greetings and Introducing each other
  • Meeting family members
  • Inviting someone to lunch and dinner
  • Chinese numerals, dates and time
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Visiting friends

Topics on China and Chinese culture

  • Geography, Climate, People
  • Ethnicities, Religion, Government
  • Chinese Culture & Business Etiquette
  • Cultural Differences & Sensitivities


  • Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified)
  • Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Workbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified)
  • Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Character Workbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified)
  • Personal expenses



Telephone: 02 9036 7512