Business Mandarin Club with Rina Sowler
LILA*’s Business Mandarin Club offers brilliant and valuable networking opportunities for like-minded local professionals who are either currently working with China or planning on taking the all-important first steps.
The ten-week course explores the culture and traditions of this fascinating and diverse country, all 34 regions, to give you a head start when it comes to building relationships and opportunities in your target trading markets.
Surprise guest speakers to share their own trading /language learning experience in China!
Ten weeks starting Thursday, 22nd April. 5-6.30pm - £250
About the Tutor
Rina Sowler is an experienced Business Specialist and Language Tutor working within export and foreign trade for more than 20 years. Skilled and passionate about holistic language teaching, Rina will help you make that first step to acquiring basic practical Mandarin with an enhanced focus on trading and communicating with your business partners from China.
Self-introduction and introduce your colleagues. Where you are from? Pronouns, PinYin, writing (Yes, you will be writing in the first lesson!).
Where have you been?
Map of China, we'll aim to know the trading interests and to be more specific. PinYin, writing, culture, local tradition, local food.
Who sits where?
Table manners, Chinese food, taboos, small talk and gifts.
Travel and communication
Driving on the right! Traffic and flights, Wechat, Chinese numbers 1 to 100, time, dates and appointments.
A presentation challenge. We'll also help you to create your bio in Chinese, a short introduction on LinkedIn in Chinese.
What do you or your partners do for fun? Sports, cooking, music, pets, children and family.
Pronouns, verbs, nouns, homophones, idioms, listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Listening Exercise & Writing Task
Introduction to HSK 1. Writing your weekly activities, Chinese connectives and describing an event in order.
Review writing tasks. Introduction to HSK 1 with more about HSK 1 to 6.
To be able to introduce yourself, your work, hobbies, where you are from, your business, role play, at the dinner table, feedback and continue to HSK 1