Summer 2022 - CHIN 330 B100

Intermediate Chinese for Business I (3)

Class Number: 5046

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHIN 291 or permission of the instructor.



Designed for learners of intermediate to advanced levels, this course introduces Chinese business terminology, concepts and practices through studying real business cases in contemporary China.


This course is designed for students of intermediate to low-advanced levels who want to further improve their language skills with an emphasis on commercial interactions and business-related activities in or with contemporary China. This course introduces vocabulary, expressions and practices in business contexts via the use of a text of formal instruction, newspaper articles, real business cases and other business-related documents. Through a teaching approach that combines language learning with task-based instruction, this course not only aims to develop students’ linguistic competence in business but also to cultivate their intercultural competence by raising their awareness of the Chinese business etiquette and social values/ traditions.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be taught using a hybrid mode of instruction, which combines a two-hour online component with weekly two-hour in-person tutorials in the classroom. The online instruction component are supported by asynchronous activities and assignments on Canvas. Students are required to attend the scheduled tutorials on campus for synchronous activities. Tutorials start in week one and all students are expected to attend the first tutorial.

Registration is based on departmental approval through placement interviews.

Placement for Summer 2022 will be conducted virtually in March to May. Please contact for placement details. You many be asked to complete a form and submit your unofficial High School Transcript, SFU Advising Transcript, and SFU ID to complete the placement. 

Course participants are expected to be able to read in Chinese effectively before registering in this course.  Students who have been formally educated in Chinese and have achieved intermediate to low advanced level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese are welcome to apply. Students who have completed CHIN291 and/or CHIN390 or have equivalent credits are encouraged to apply.


  • Participation 8%
  • Online Exercises and Assignments 16%
  • Two Tests 34%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Class Projects 22%



A+ 96-100    B+ 83-86    C+ 70-74        D 50-58  

A  91-95       B   79-82    C  65-69         F  0-49  

A- 87-90       B-  75-78   C-   59-64



Yuan, Fangyuan (2014) Business Chinese for Success: Real cases from real Companies. Beijing University Press.  Beijing. ISBN: 9787301249598.

Registrar Notes:


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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.