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Chinese 6 (LL313,318)


Level: Advanced

Prerequisite: prior knowledge of Chinese:

  • Successful completion of Language Centre Chinese 5 equivalent module
  • A B1+level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • two year or more of intensive study or work in the native speaking countries
  • A good A level or equivalent
Main Objectives:
  • To develop linguistic competence in accomplishing a broad range of complex and non-routine tasks across a wide and often unpredictable variety of business contexts;
  • To increase intercultural and social awareness essential to practical communication in doing business in/with the Chinese community of the world.
  • To learn to reflect their own strengths, weaknesses and strategies in language learning.

This 30 CREDIT module is also available for 24 CREDITS.

Teaching and learning:

One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • One weekly two-hour face-to-face class delivered on campus
  • Some independent study will also be set

Students will take part in an online exchange with a university in China.

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.


Term 1: interim test (10%)

Term 2: LL313 - reading coursework (30%); LL318- reading coursework (15%) + culture (15%)

Term 3: writing (30%) + speaking (30%)


Zhiyan GUO

Course books:

  • Business Chinese for Success: 2nd Edition, Fangyuan Yuan, Peking University Press, 2014 (core).
  • The Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course. Kunshan Carolyn Lee, Routledge, 2014.

Course Description:

This module will focus on improving the following:

  • further developing communicative competence of Chinese to a higher level
  • improving fluency and accuracy in both oral and written performances in business-related settings.
  • using Chinese to solve problems possibly encountered in business cases
  • developing more advanced reading and writing techniques (simplified Chinese characters will be taught and assessed)
  • gaining more insights into Chinese Business world

Successful completion of Chinese 6 qualifies students to progress to Chinese for Translation and Cultural Communication.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Communicate orally in Chinese with developed accuracy and fluency in a range of predictable and unpredictable business contexts.

  • Gather information from authentic texts on a variety of informal and formal/technical/business genres.

  • Use their enhanced knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, syntax and register to produce formal business letter and reasonably long reports.

  • Increase intercultural knowledge and understanding of the business world in the Chinese-speaking community.

By the end of the module, students should be able to achieve B2+/C1 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).


  • Sustainability and International Relations
  • Globalisation and Localisation
  • Goods Delivery and Payment
  • Marketing and Advertisement
  • Sales and Service
  • Enterprise Management and Business Culture
  • Various grammar structures
  • Complex and compound sentences
  • Formal business vocabulary and terminology
  • Set phrases and collocations
Subject-specific and transferable skills
  • Written and spoken communication
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical thinking

Can count towards the Warwick Award

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