SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Chinese for business and management

Module Code:
15PCHC020
Credits:
30
Taught in:
Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: 

  • understand, translate and write formal letters, business documents and give presentations in Chinese
  • use online Chinese sources effectively to enhance their knowledge and skills for business purposes
  • conduct business-related verbal (e.g. face-to-face, telephone) transactions.

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week consisting of a 2 hour lecture and a 2 hour tutorial.

Scope and syllabus

The syllabus will cover aspects of all languages skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation). The materials will be business- related and cover various aspects of finance, management and business.  This module has been designed to provide MA students the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business related Chinese. It will enable students to make better use of Chinese language materials and enhance their core studies.

The teaching materials will be provided during the module. Students will be provided with specific vocabulary related to Business. The teaching will be conducted mainly in Chinese.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (40%); regular assignments throughout the year (10%); a portfolio consisting of 3 pieces of translation and compositions (2500 Chinese characters) to be submitted on day 5, week 1, term 3 (30%); a 10 minutes presentation on a business related topic followed by Q and A (10%); end of term 1 test (5%); end of term 2 test (5%).

 

Suggested reading

As this is an upper intermediate level language module.  The students will be assessed for the language level. Texts will be designed by the staff in the Department.

Disclaimer

Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules