Spring 2024 - CHIN 330 B100

Intermediate Chinese for Business I (3)

Class Number: 5746

Delivery Method: Blended

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHIN 291 or permission of the instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed for students of intermediate tolow-advanced levels who wantto further improve theirlanguageskillswith an emphasis on commercial interactions and business-related activitiesin or with contemporary China.This course introducesvocabulary, expressions and practices in business contexts via the use of a text of formal instruction, newspaper articles, real business casesand other business-related documents. Througha teaching approach thatcombines 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 etiquetteand social values/ traditions.

PLEASE NOTE:This course is a blended course, which combines a two-hour online component with weekly two hour in-person classes in the classroom. The online instruction component are supported by asynchronous activities and assignmentson Canvas. Students are required to attend all the scheduled classes(include Week 1) on campusfor the synchronous activities and tasks.

Grading

  • Participation 6%
  • Quizzes 18%
  • Tests x2 35%
  • Online Exercises & Assignments 16%
  • Class Projects 25%

NOTES:

GRADING SCALE
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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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