This course encompasses the conversational basics of the Mandarin language. Trainees start by understanding the value of learning the language, then move on to learning pinyin, a form of Romanization to assist non-Chinese learners on how to grasp the language.
At the end of the course, learners will acquire a basic knowledge of the language and develop communication skills in business-related settings, and become aware of the Chinese language social system in companies or organizational settings.
1. Introduction to the Chinese language, writing system, history and 5 different tones
2. Introduction to Hanyu Pinyin
3. Introduction of oneself and others (The Company and its members)
4. Making appointments by stating time, date, day and year
5. Asking for assistance and giving directions on the following setting: Shopping, eating out, city services (bank, restaurant, post office, hospital, migrations office)
6. Identifying various leisure activities and one’s likes and dislikes
7. Expressing and showing concern regarding health and accommodation.
8. Asking for opinions and responding correctly
9. Describing the office setting, objects in the office and common office activities