1st Edition

Chinese for Working Professionals
A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners

ISBN 9781138370883
Published December 16, 2019 by Routledge
166 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Chinese for Working Professionals is for learners who intend to use Chinese in a multinational global workplace. It has eight thematic units focusing on developing learners’ transferrable skills in addition to expanding the cross-cultural competences required in a real-world work-place.

Key features:

  • Topical themes expose the ongoing changes in China for working professionals such as career preparation, economic development, business etiquette, the working environment, and overall lifestyle.
  • Authentic reading materials and live videos on a companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/zhou) to incorporate understandings of the norm and expectations of the workplace and society at large, and also prepare learners for a quick transition from classroom to targeted scenarios.
  • Abundant simulated real-life collaborative tasks, case studies, and projects enhance learners’ problem-solving skills in Chinese, in addition to work strategies in different scenarios such as communication for work and leisure, and teamwork projects necessary and crucial for professions in multilingual and cross-cultural global settings.

This textbook is a key resource for learners of Chinese at an ACTFL Intermediate-High proficiency level and above, or CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) B1.2 to B2.1 level in terms of language control, extensive and applicable vocabulary and expressions, communication strategies, as well as cultural awareness.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: 第一单元 入职准备 Career Preparation | Unit 2: 第二单元 应对变化 Confronting Changes | Unit 3: 第三单元 共享经济 Sharing Economy | Unit 4: 第四单元 入乡随俗 Being Local | Unit 5: 第五单元 有效沟通 Cross-Cultural Communication | Unit 6: 第六单元 职场冲突Conflict at Work | Unit 7: 第七单元 文化差异 Resolving Cultural Differences | Unit 8: 第八单元 绿色生活 Green Life | Chinese-English Glossary

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Yi Zhou is Teaching Professor and Chinese language coordinator of Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been teaching Business Chinese to undergraduates and MBAs for over ten years. She published the Working Mandarin textbook with Lynne Gerber by Georgetown University Press in July 2007.

Haidan Wang is Associate Professor of Chinese at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She played a leading role in the design and development of the course series Chinese for Business Professionals since 2006, and was twice awarded the Business Language Research and Teaching grant by the United States’ Department of Education Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs). She has published journal articles and book chapters about business Chinese needs analysis, curriculum design, technology-assistant instruction, as well as program development.

Support Material

Companion Website

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