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Business Chinese Elementary I  

This is a 10-week course designed for those who are interested in learning Chinese language for business purposes or doing business with Chinese speakers but have no background in Chinese language. During the semester learners will learn the basic business communication skills, some basic vocabularies and expressions (both Pinyin and characters) in business activities and some useful expressions in everyday life in China. After the completion of the course, the students will be able to use basic words to communicate in business context, such as making phone calls, setting up appointments, providing reception and so on. This course has two class sections to choose between: Session I is Thursdays 10:00-12:00pm and Session II is Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm. A discount code is available for (1) those taking multiple CI courses at the same time, (2) community members 60 years old or above. Email Dr. Li at


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