The Confucius Institute's Classes at Oxford Brookes

CI00003 Business Chinese
Prerequisite: This course is for professionals working in an international business environment who are keen to develop their understanding of Chinese language and culture. No previous knowledge required.
Duration: 10 weeks
(31 January 2017 - 4 April 2017
9 May 2017 - 11 July 2017
26 September 2017 - 28 November 2017)
Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:00
Fee: £300
Course description:

This course is designed for beginners who would like to develop a better understanding of Chinese Language and Culture which will facilitate their day-to-day work or enhance their employability. The course will focus on listening and speaking skills, and learners will develop conversational phrases and sentences useful in a business environment. Topics include doing business in China, greetings, business introductions, meetings, entertainment such as meals, travel, making appointments, shopping, and money.

Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a good understanding of Chinese business etiquette and practices;
  • Acquire an ability to use business Chinese effectively for the purpose of practical communication;
  • Establish a core vocabulary of 150 Chinese words;
  • Achieve an equivalent level to HSK Level 1, BCT and European Language Framework A1.
All learning materials, including handouts and materials, used throughout the course will be provided by the Confucius Institute.
Taught by: Jing Fang

Jing Fang graduated from Beijing Normal University and the University of Edinburgh. She has been engaged in teaching Chinese literature and language, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language, for over 30 years. She is a Senior Adviser to Hanban and used to teach at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and the University of Edinburgh. Since 2000 she has taught at the University of Oxford.

* The content in all our courses are subject to changes as necessary.


Angus Phillips


Tel: +44 (0) 1865 484967


Xiaohong Fan

Chinese Director

Tel: +86 (0) 10-8881 9699


Spring Zhang

Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484414


Mei Di

Chinese Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484415



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