Chinese for Effective Professional Engagement
Develop the Chinese language skills critical for career success and advancement
What will you learn?
Gain practical skills for speaking Mandarin Chinese in a variety of work situations, including conducting a meeting, delivering formal public remarks, discussing sensitive topics, conducting an interview, and more.
Follow our detailed guide on how to compose professional emails in Chinese from start to finish, how to communicate with colleagues using WeChat, and tips for handwriting greetings in a guestbook.
Conduct close-readings of curated documents covering a broad scope of workplace needs, including MOUs, articles about the Military, Technology & Artificial Intelligence, U.S.-China Relations, Climate Change, Party Documents, Trade, Finance & Economics, Editorials, and more.
Set yourself up for success in your work with Chinese-speaking peers by showing cultural awareness when giving and receiving gifts, hosting meetings, navigating a reception, expressing congratulations or condolences, and more.
“It is a strategic imperative that we provide the necessary training and resources to ensure that more Americans can engage professionally in Chinese.”
Center for Strategic & International Studies
“Simply having the language is not enough. It’s not just about translation of words, it’s about understanding an industry in that language.”
Albright Stonebridge Group
“The United States needs more fluent Mandarin speakers across a range of professions for strategic and commercial reasons, but the personal rewards of Chinese-language study are also great: the cultural, social, and conceptual richness of Chinese studies are transformational.”
Why this course?
The key to nurturing the current and next generation of China-focused professionals is to foster a broad talent base that is truly professionally capable in Chinese.
This course was designed in consultation with experienced Chinese language experts from government training centers, universities, and the private sector.
"Chinese for Effective Professional Engagement" focuses on practical skills that are critical for professional effectiveness.
Over a series of roundtables, these experts discussed how to address current gaps in Chinese language education, asking “What are the skills you wish employees had but currently don’t?” “What linguistic and cultural mistakes do you see even among experienced ‘China hands’?”
The key lessons identified were subsequently designed into this course by some of the top language experts in the country.
Produced by the American Mandarin Society, this course not only furthers AMS’ important mission, but also serves as a key fundraising source for the organization.
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All proceeds support the American Mandarin Society (AMS), a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.