Chinese Courses

  • Course Websites
  • Course Offerings for Fall 2011
  • Chinese for Business Professionals

BRIX Course Sites for Spring 2009

CHN 332 Chinese Reading and Writing Course
CHN 442 Fourth Year Online Reading and Writing II
TI 414M Technical Translation

Resources for Integrated Chinese Textbooks

Integrated Chinese Homepage
Integrated Chinese Supplementary Materials

Fall 2008 Courses

CHN 105 Elementary Chinese for Business Professionals
CHN 205 Intermediate Chinese for Business Professionals
CHN 305 Third Level Chinese for Business Professionals

Old Course Websites

CHN 101 (Fall 2005) Elementary Mandarin I
CHN 201 (Fall 2003) Intermediate Mandarin I

Chinese for Business Professionals

Chinese for Business Professionals is a specialized series of Chinese language courses tailored to the needs of professionals planning to do business with China or to live and work in the Chinese-speaking world. These courses are now open to all students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. These practically-oriented courses were originally designed as part of a comprehensive China International MBA program and are strongly focused on spoken and written communication and on culturally appropriate behavior in the workplace. These intensive courses will offer a solid foundation for all professionals, even those with a non-business orientation.

Each course covers approximately one year-level in one semester’s time. Classes meet four days a week, two hours per day, and confer eight semester credits each. Placement is determined based on previous language attainment in standard Mandarin Chinese.

Successful completion of CHN 205 will fulfill the Hawaiian / Second Language undergraduate core requirement. All of the courses can fulfill language requirements in various disciplines.

For placement or more information, contact Professor (Ms.) Haidan Wang, haidan@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-6881.

CHN 105

Elementary Chinese for Business Professionals (8 credits)

Accelerated, intensive elementary course focusing on everyday listening, speaking, reading, and writing communicative needs of business professionals in the Chinese business context. Pre: consent. Fall semester only. This course is introductory and appropriate for students with no previous Chinese language training.

CHN 205

Intermediate Chinese for Business Professionals (8 credits)

Accelerated, intensive intermediate course focusing on everyday listening, speaking, reading, and writing communicative needs of business professionals in the Chinese business context. Pre: 105 (or equivalent) or consent. Focuses on communicative scenarios common in business contexts.

CHN 305

Third-Year Chinese for Business Professionals (8 credits)

Accelerated, intensive advanced course focusing on general advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing communicative needs of business professionals in the Chinese business context. Pre: 205 (or equivalent) or consent. Focuses on general business scenarios using advanced skills, such as making presentations and professional reports.

CHN 405

Fourth-Year Chinese for Business Professionals (8 credits)

Accelerated, intensive advanced course focusing on specialized advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing communicative needs of business professionals in the Chinese business context. Pre: 305 (or equivalent) or consent. Spring semester only. Strong focus on language use in specialized business fields such as finance, marketing, accounting, and law, and on analysis of Chinese business culture. Language production includes preparation and presentation of extended research on business topics, such as case studies.