In the fall 2013, I will be teaching the following courses:
Beginning Chinese I CHI 101-001A (20946)
10:30am to 12:50pm Tu and Th for 16 weeks. Classes start on Wed 8/21/13
Topics in Business Chinese for Beginners CHI 195-300A (71157)
7:50 to 9:15pm Mon and Wed for 14 weeks. Classes start on Wed. 9/4/2013
Beginning Chinese II CHI 102-001A (40620)
10:30am to 12:50pm Mon and Wed for 16 weeks. Classes start on Wed 8/21/13
Intermediate Chinese I CHI 201-001A (20368)
6:00 to 7:40pm Mon and Wed for 16 weeks. Classes start on Wed. 8/21/2013
Studies in Chinese for Heritage Speakers CHI 293-300A (71673)
1:00 to 2:25pm Tu and Th for 14 weeks. Classes start on Th. 9/5/2013
ELI (Extended Learning Institute: on-line courses)
Chinese 101-CHI101-E05A (21013)
Chinese 102-CHI102-E05A (21592)
Chinese 201-CHI201-E05A (21843)
Chinese 202-CHI202-E05A (21906)
New Release (8/4/2013)
NOVA Alexandria Campus Will Offer Business Chinese 2013 Fall Semester for the First Time
According to 2013 statistics from The US-China Business Council, since 2003, US exports to China have risen by 294%, making China the second-fastest growing market for US exports in the last decade. In 2012, China was the third-largest US export market, with top US exports including crop production, transportation equipment, computers and electronics and chemicals. China is now ranking behind only Canada and Mexico—the United States’ immediate neighbors and NAFTA trade partners. Over the last decade, US exports to China achieved an average annual growth of nearly 17%. China is rapidly becoming a world economic power. Those who know Chinese will be valuable to business.
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus will be offering two levels of business Chinese courses—Chinese 195: Business Chinese for Beginners (Textbook: The Startup Business Chinese)and Chinese 295: Chinese for Heritage Students (Textbook: Business Chinese for Success – Real Cases from Real Companies). These two business Chinese courses integrate communicative Chinese and business and commercial terms, provide students novice level (Chinese 195)and intermediate level practical Chinese language studies. Through the study of business etiquettes and Chinese culture and traditions,train and enhance students’cross-cultural communicative competence in business and commercial activities.
Chinese 195: Business Chinese for Beginners。Classes meet after Labor Day Monday and Wednesday 7:50 to 9:15pm at the Alexandria Campus. The course is suitable for students with no previous Chinese language learning experience.
Chinese 293: Chinese for Heritage Students。Classes meet on 9/5/13 for our first class and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 to 2:25pm at the Alexandria Campus. The course is suitable for heritage speaker of Chinese, those who have lived in China for some time and would like to improve their reading proficiency as well as those students who have completed Chinese 202 at NOVA or equivalent of Chinese studies elsewhere.
If these courses meet your need, welcome to sign up for these courses at http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/services-to-students/courses–schedules/index.html. If you have questions about these courses, please feel free to contact Dr. Dali Tan at email@example.com.
Below are brief introductions to the textbooks we will be using.
Chinese 195: Business Chinese for Beginners (Textbook: The Startup Business Chinese)
The Startup Business Chinese, Level 1 textbook comprises 12 units covering basic daily corporate interactions and business-related social exchanges.
Each unit starts with a brief introduction describing the setting and learning objectives for that chapter, then moves on to two situational dialogues, two vocabulary lists, and a sentence pattern and grammar section. All the dialogues, grammar, and vocabulary are designed for beginners, and emphasize business communication: negotiating, socializing, and establishing and maintaining good relationships. Beyond language acquisition, each lesson provides students with extensive cultural points to help navigate cultural differences in business and daily life. Level 1 covers over 600 vocabulary words.
The textbook includes one WMA audio CD containing over 290 minutes of listening material. The recordings feature native Chinese speakers reciting dialogues, vocabulary words, and example sentences from the textbook.
Chinese 295. Chinese for Heritage Students。Textbook:Business Chinese for Success – Real Cases from Real Companies
Business Chinese for Success incorporates case studies of real companies doing business in China as its teaching materials. Companies include such big multinational corporations as Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and Lenovo. The book succeeds in putting the language instruction in a context that is relevant to most people learning to speak Chinese who are in a business environment. Readers will be able to learn contemporary vocabulary that is actually in use in China today.
Part 1: Multinational Companies in China
Chapter 1 – KFC’s Sinofication
Chapter 2 – Starbucks’ Third Place
Chapter 3 – IKEA’s Luxurious ‘Low-price Products’
Chapter 4 – Sam’s Club in Beijing
Chapter 5 – P&G’s Brand Strategy
Chapter 6 – Kodak’s Way in China
Part 2: Chinese Companies in the Global Markets
Chapter 7 – A Chinese Brand, Made in America
Chapter 8 – Galanz as a Price Butcher
Chapter 9 – TCL International Acquisitions
Chapter 10 – A Snake Swallows an Elephant, Lenovo Acquires IBM
For more information please contact Dr. Dali Tan | Assistant Professor of Chinese – China Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org