Universität Wien FIND

040283 KU Business Chinese (2018S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 30 participants
Language: Chinese



Time: Mo, 12:00-13:30; SIN 1

You have to confirm your registration by attending the first class. If you are unable to attend the first class you have to confirm your registration per e-mail not later than the date of the first class, otherwise you will be removed from the list.
Please make your decision to de-register until March 31, 2018 (at u-space AND per e-mail to christina.bazant-kimmel@univie.ac.at). If you have not de-registered by March 31 you will receive a mark.
If you miss more than three classes you will receive a negative mark.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The emphasis is on practicing everyday communicative situations in a business environment. The students will acquire the necessary skills and competencies to use the Chinese language appropriately in basic oral business conversation.
The focus is on acquiring and enlarging the productive and receptive business-related vocabulary as well as typical sentence patterns and phrases. This also includes typical expressions and patterns pertinent to a more formal communicative register.

Methods, activities:
- Reading/Listening to and analysis of business-related dialogues and texts.
- Classroom work; pair work (closed and open pairs); group work; role plays.
- Collaborative learning

Overview of topics/situations and semantic fields:
- Getting to Know Each Other
- mobility and asking for/giving directions
- office small-talk
- business-lunches/banquets and toasting
- price negotiations
- money, bank transactions
- applying for visa
- EMS services
- stationery and office supplies
- appointments
- booking tickets

Assessment and permitted materials

Final exam: 40%
Test(s): 30%
Role-plays: 20%
Participation, homework: 10%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

100% – ≤90%: Very good(1)
89% – ≤80%: Good (2)
79% – ≤70%: Satisfactory (3)
69% – ≤60%: Sufficient (4)
59% – 0%: Insufficient (5)
If you miss more than three classes you will receive a negative mark.

Examination topics

All material covered in the class-sessions or as homework and all exercises and material provided on Moodle.

Reading list

ZHANG Li (Hg.): "Shangwu Hanyu rumen" (Gateway to Business Chinese Daily Communication). (Beijing Daxue Chubanshe 2005).
Relevant chapters will be provided on Moodle (pdf.documents).
Handouts and additional course-material will also be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42