Learn to communicate professionally in one of the world’s fastest growing economies

Our Chinese business courses are designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities.

You will learn Chinese business culture and etiquette, as well as how to understand and communicate better with Mandarin speaking clients and partners.

Study Mandarin online with us for free! If you are interested in enrolling in an online private or group class please contact A/Prof Shannon Shan for more information.

Explore our courses below.

Basic Business Chinese

Basic Business Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities. The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 10 February Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 18 May Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 24 August Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Basic Business Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities who have some prior knowledge of Mandarin or have completed Basic Business Chinese (1). The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 13 February Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 21 May Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 27 August Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Basic Business Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities who have some prior knowledge of Mandarin or have completed Basic Business Chinese (1) and (2). The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 14 February Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2:  22 May Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 28 August Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese

Intermediate Business Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people with extensive knowledge of Chinese or have completed all of the Basic Business Chinese courses and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.Registration is closed.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 10 February Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 18 May Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 24 August Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people whom have completed Basic Business Chinese (1) and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 11 February Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 19 May Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 25 August Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people whom have completed Basic Business Chinese (1) and (2) and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 12 FebruaryWednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 20 MayWednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 26 AugustWednesday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Students please note:

  • If there are fewer than three students enrolled in a class, then that class is subject to cancellation or merging with a similar class.
  • Refund Policy: where a refund results from a situation caused by the Institute, eg cancelled class, a full refund of the fees will be given. No refunds will be issued once a course has commenced. It may take up to three months for you to receive your refund once a claim has been submitted.
  • Hard copies of textbooks for the course will be provided to the paid participants and scanned teaching materials will be ready for the students of free charge.
  • All students are encouraged to have full attendance for the whole term. The TCI does not offer make-up lessons to students who miss a class. We suggest students learn the missed lessons by themselves, and teachers will be available for answering questions via emails, texts and other means of communication.
  • TCI students will be provided with the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to some traditional Chinese culture activities in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast.
  • China Study Tour: If you have completed one term of TCI courses, you will be eligible for a free two-week China Study Tour (you pay only your international airfare and insurance).
  • Registration Flexibility: Students may register after the deadline if there is space available. Registration will close two weeks before the first class meeting. Please contact the course coordinator A/Prof.Shannon Shan regarding late registration or private classes.
  • Class times are somewhat flexible and may be subject to change with the teacher and students confirmation after the first class meeting.
  • The surcharge for private classes is $150.00. Please click here to pay the extra surcharge.

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