Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course aims at developing a better grasp of English and Chinese business language and cultural knowledge.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a better understanding of social, economic and business issues of the Australian and Chinese societies.

2. Demonstrate a better grasp of the language related to economic and business contexts.

3. Exhibit an awareness of intercultural communication in business contexts.

4. Use an expanded Chinese and English vocabulary for topical conversations and practical writings in business environments.


This is a language course. Students learn English and Chinese business vocabulary and read business related texts, including English news stories on economic, business and social topics. Learning English grammatical structures and basic translation techniques will also be integrated into the weekly lecture.

Assumed knowledge

Reading and writing fluency of at least 1500 Chinese characters. Students with native or near-native fluency in Chinese are encouraged to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Translation work - one translation work (25%)

Essay: One essay writing (in Chinese) (25%)

Quiz: Ten on-line quizzes (50%)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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