Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Online Business Chinese language courses

08/09/2022 
Online

If you are doing business with China or are planning to, chances are high that you’ve encountered some trouble when trying to communicate with Chinese business partners. Ever consider following Chinese classes, but you hesitated because of your tight schedule and high workload?

After 6 successful editions, the BCECC and the Confucius Institute at Group T are pleased to announce their new 2-level Online Business Chinese language courses that suit the needs of busy professionals even better and more effectively starting from September 8, 2022 to December 15, 2022

Why should you join?

  • Online (live) Zoom courses: no wasting time commuting to class
  • Classes held during lunch break: no time conflicts with your work schedule
  • 90 minutes per session, 1 session per week: easy to fit into your tight schedule
  • Ready-to-use for businesspeople: focus on oral communication with some cultural tips
  • Highly interactive learning process with tangible outcomes
  • Talented, experienced, motivated and patient Chinese native instructors

Still not convinced? Here are some testimonials from previous participants:

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.” (Elein, BBC-1 of 2021-Sep intake, a company manager from Belgium)

“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.” (Laurane, a professional from Belgium, BBC-1 of 2021-Sep intake.)

Level A

Target Group: Perfect for beginners or people with a little knowledge of Chinese

  • Objectives:
    • Understanding the concepts of 2 fundamental systems: pinyin (Chinese phonetic symbols) & Hanzi (Chinese characters)
    • Mastering pinyin and tones
    • Grasping 150 to 250 basic words
    • Learning vocabulary for 15 basic communication topics, such as: greeting, introducing yourself & others, nationalities, numbers, weekdays & dates, company size (headcounts, plants), small talk, asking/giving information about employers & job positions, past actions/events
    • Some basic Chinese grammar rules
  • Dates & schedule:
    • From September 8 to December 15, 2022
    • 15 sessions in total. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
    • On Thursdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CET

Level B

Target group: Learners who know 150-200 basic Chinese words, the pinyin system and aim to master some business-related words as well as improve their speaking skills

  • Objectives:
    • Improving your pronunciation
    • Grasping 150 to 300 words
    • Learning vocabulary for basic communication topics such as asking about and giving locations , talking about time, on-going activities, shopping, ordering food, routines, ongoing actions, skills, transportation means, weather, etc.
    • Grasping more basic grammar rules
  • Dates & Schedule:
    • From September 8 to December 15, 2022
    • 15 sessions in total. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
    • On Thursdays, from 12:00 to 13:30 CET

Instructors:
2 top-notch teachers have designed and will deliver these courses: Prof. Dun Liao and Prof. Mayinuer both have been teaching Mandarin Chinese for over 20 years in China, central Asia and the 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

Location:
Online live interactive webinars on Zoom.
Participants will receive digital handouts, audio files and some suggested Apps.

Registration:
BCECC members: €180/person (VAT Excl.)
Non-members: €225/person (VAT Excl.)

Fill in the registration form below to register yourself before September 5, 2022!

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