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.
- 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.
"Chinese for Working Professionals is aimed at advanced learners of Chinese who aim to live and work in China. Utilizing authentic materials as the main texts to develop learners’ language skills at various levels, this book promotes cross-cultural communication in the work context in China. Each lesson has both video and reading texts with an abundance of language-focused exercises and meaning-focused activities developed surrounding the main texts, which can provide teachers with flexibilities in use. The textbook is thoughtfully structured and easy to follow, which, plus on-line tools, will greatly help Instructors when preparing lesson plans and conducting teaching… I recommend this textbook to the programs whose students or trainees plan to work in China."
Fangyuan Yuan, Professor of Chinese, Languages and Cultures Department, US Naval Academy, USA.