Chinese (Mandarin) for Business

Stand out from the crowd by learning phrases and expressions specifically for the business environment.  You will learn to communicate professionally and effectively with people from one of the fastest growing economies in the world.  You will also learn about Chinese business culture and etiquette, an essential skill when conducting business with China.

We also offer general Mandarin courses for travel and general interest.

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  • 10 Weeks

  • All levels

  • AUD $395

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Did you know?

  • It’s normal for Westerners to have breakfast and lunch meetings to discuss business. In China, meal times are for building relationships and having fun!

Why study Chinese with us?

Our small class sizes allow for high levels of interaction between students and the teacher. Our courses will help you:

  • Learn to speak, read and write in Chinese

  • Get an insight into Chinese culture

  • Communicate confidently when travelling to Chinese speaking countries

  • Understand and communicate better with Chinese speaking friends or family

  • Improve your current or future employment opportunities

Levels and duration

Our generic Chinese course is divided into six levels. Each level consists of either 20 weeks of study or 2 x 10-week terms.

Our tailored Chinese for Business course is a one-off, 20-week course.


Why study Chinese for Business with us?

This course (10 weeks) is exclusively designed to help you hone your language skills in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Our courses will help you:

  • Speak, read and write Chinese in business contexts
  • Learn the customs and protocols of mainland Chinese business
  • Understand and communicate better with Mandarin speaking clients and partners
  • Improve your current or future employment opportunities and/or expand your business into China

Who is this for?

This course is for those who are able to use the language with a high degree of fluency and accuracy.

What topics* are covered?

  • Business discussions
  • Small businesses
  • China's "non-public economy"
  • Dealing with contracts: drafting contracts, official contracts
  • Visiting a factory
  • Ordering products, inspections, employment, salary
  • Foreign investment and joint ventures
  • The Stock market in China

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This course covers:

  • Common expressions related to tax
  • Comparative structures
  • Language for bargaining
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  • Common language used in business meetings
  • Common terms related to insurance
  • Common terms related to Stock Markets

What’s the end goal?

By the end of this level, you will:

  • Use most forms of the language in a social or professional environment
  • Engage in a range of business negotiations, such as price negotiation
  • Understand more about mainland China’s small business sector and “non-public economy”
  • Be able to draft and deal with official contracts
  • Use appropriate language structures to order products and discuss matters related to industrial relations
  • Understand foreign investment and joint ventures in China
  • Understand the Stock Market in China
  • Develop greater cultural awareness within a business context

Evening courses (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

UNSW Institute of Languages 223 Anzac Parade, level 2/3 (West Tower, L5 building), Kensington.
Length: 10 sessions, 20 hours (one class per week)

Questions? We have answers.

  • How do I work out which level to enroll in?

  • What is the average class size?

  • Do I receive a certificate?

Important Information

Our partner

UNSW Global provides Chinese courses on behalf of the Confucius Institute at UNSW. The Confucius Institute at UNSW was opened in July 2009 and is based on the partnership between the UNSW Australia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). It is supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education through the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).

Course outline

This course outline is a only a guide. Content may be adjusted by the teacher to meet the needs of the students in the class. To find out more contact