A course in Business Chinese by Satyendra Upadhyay - Orientation

Event Date: 
1 April 2017 - 5:00pm

China is one of India’s largest trade partners, with bilateral trade in excess of USD 70 bn in 2016, expected to grow to more than USD 100 bn by 2018. Most businesses in India today are connected with the Chinese economy and knowledge of Chinese language, and through it, Chinese culture, plays an important role in building business relationships.


Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce a course in Business Chinese that is designed in a way that embeds knowledge of script and vocabulary in the economic and cultural context.


Participants will also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to take a Business Chinese Test, conducted by HANBAN (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) which is administered from the K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, at our campus at Vidyavihar.  The international accreditation significantly improves


Course Content:

·       Basics of Chinese (Phonetics, tones)

·       Grammar (sentence formation, syntax)

·       Day-to-day communication (greetings, traveling, food, finding one’s way, shopping etc.), speaking Chinese.

·       Basic Chinese Characters (recognizing 300-500 common characters).

·       Computer application in Chinese (typing, basic translation, communication)

·       Introduction to Chinese business culture, etiquette and communication.

·       Common Business Vocabulary.

·       Interaction with native Chinese speakers, Indians doing business with China and participation in the monthly Chinese forum, to brush up conversation skills.


The course will be facilitated by Dr Satyendra Upadhyay, Visiting Professor of Chinese studies at the K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, along with a team of faculty members. Dr Upadhyay received his doctoral degree from Xiamen University,China, under the India-China Cultural Exchange Program (2000-04) of the Ministry of HRD Govt. of India & China. He has completed a two-year course in Chinese language from Xiamen University and has lived in China for six years. He has trained 2000 Indian and foreign students so far and has been very active in developing business as well as academic ties between India and China. He has served as Deputy Director of the India-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Orientation:   Saturday, 1st April 2017 

Time:              5.00 pm to 6.00 pm


Please note - Course timings will be decided according to convenience of the facilitators and participants.


Venue:      Somaiya Centre for Lifelong 

                 2nd Floor, Somaiya Bhavan

                  Fountain Circle, (Above Kitabkhana)

                 M G Rd, Fort – 400 001

For further queries please call us on 7045932204 or write to us @ learn@somaiya.com




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