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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Business Chinese 2 (ASST07023)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with an intermediate in Chinese who wish to develop further their interest in business Chinese.

All students must take all elements of assessment.

Students with an advanced knowledge of Chinese language are not permitted to take this course and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 2.

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take Chinese 2C (ASST08050).
Course description Foundation Business Chinese 2 is the follow up to Foundation Business Chinese 1. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Business Chinese 1, Foundation Chinese Language 3 or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g. A-level, or HSK 3 or around 600 Chinese vocabulary) in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course contains two main aspects. It aims to:
1) further develop learner's upper intermediate knowledge of communication skill in the field of business Chinese.
2) The knowledge of contemporary Chinese society and culture will further improve students' cross-cultural understanding of the modern Chinese business world.

In hybrid teaching mode, a lecture component will be delivered asynchronously. Students will be assigned to a group for a one-hour live tutorial session.

At the end of this course, students will reach a degree of fluency in the familiar business life.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x Oral presentation (25%)
1 x Oral exam (25%)
1 x Language test (50%)
Feedback Feedback is an essential element of the course. You will receive written feedback for each of the assessment components. Correct answers and explanations for the Language Test will be provided after your test. You will also receive informal feedback throughout your performance in classes.

You should make use of both forms of feedback to identify which areas you are doing well in, as well as which areas need improvement. Effective use of feedback will help you improve on your overall performance.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use upper intermediate Chinese language vocabulary, phrases and grammar commonly found in everyday business interactions.
  2. communicate in most situations likely to arise in business.
  3. negotiate or persuade and influence others in work-related topics.
  4. have multicultural and global awareness and the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
Reading List

LI, X. (2009) New Silk Road Business Chinese II. Beijing: Beijing University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Display commercial/situational acumen and knowledge of the current local and global business landscapes, industries, organisations and specific roles.
Have a capacity to thrive in a globalised society and economy, and an awareness of other┬┐culture.s
Building and maintaining relationships.
Have the ability to produce clear, structured written work.
Articulating and effectively explaining information.
Effectively adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviours to environments that may be unfamiliar, uncertain and/or diverse
KeywordsChinese language,business Chinese,intermediate Chinese
Course organiserDr Duo Luan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
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