With the process of economic globalization and the rapid development of China’s market power, countries worldwide are gradually focusing their attention on China. China’s economic and trade share has accounted for an increasing proportion of the global economy and trade quantity in recent years. The demand for countries and business people to establish trade partnerships with China has increased.
In recent years, with the promulgation of the “Belt and Road” policy, China’s trade partnerships with European countries have been further strengthened, especially Italy, Germany, France, and Monaco.
As the key to understand China, the Chinese language is prominently important.
The dividend of trade development has made Chinese language skills an important bonus for many people’s career development. Besides that, the Chinese language is not only applicable in China; it’s also recognized in south Asian countries like Singapore and Malaysia. More than a billion people speak mandarin in these countries, and it is essential to know the language if you want your business to flourish.
The enthusiasm of international trade practitioners to learn Chinese is growing. As a special sub-category of the Chinese language, Business Chinese is even more sought after by learners.
Take Italy as an example. There are 11 Confucius Institutes in Italy. The Confucius Institutes offering business Chinese courses. Among these 11 institutes, the Confucius Institute in Venice offers a Master’s degree education in Business Chinese. Besides, the Confucius Institute in Macerata, the Sacred Heart Confucius Institute in Milan, the National Confucius Institute in Milan, and the Confucius Institute in Turin have all set up BCT (Business Chinese Test) test centers.
The scale of Chinese language teaching is constantly expanding across the whole world. Because if you want to expand your business in these Chinese-speaking areas, you can’t expect their entire communities to know the language you speak. The effort has to come from your end.
Check the post to know more about the reasons why you should take a business Chinese course.
Keats Blog lists the 7 benefits of learning Chinese for business to explain why Mandarin is great for your career and business.
The main communication objects in the Chinese language environment for a non-Chinese speakers are their co-workers normally. It means there will be lots of working or professional terms during the daily working conversation. If all you’ve learned is just focus on daily items, your communication with these working partners can hardly be smooth. The key part of teamwork is communication. What would it be if you cannot understand your colleague? Vice versa.
According to research, this type of Chinese communication accounts for approximately 50 % of working conversations if you have Chinese co-workers or you’re working in China.
If you’re working in China or with a Chinese business partner, you will benefit greatly from knowing the Chinese culture and etiquette. Learning Business Chinese will help you achieve this goal.
Business etiquette always has different improvements and fusions in different cultures. For instance, your Chinese colleague will find it strange and embarrassing when you try to greet them with Bisous kissing on the cheek. Chinese people prefer shaking hands confidently and using a smile to express their friendliness.
If you can speak Chinese on a basic level, more business chances will appear, especially when learning Chinese is easier than you think.
Even just saying a simple word like “Ni Hao” – Hello, or “Xie Xie”- Thank you to Chinese people, you will be rewarded with beaming smiles. Chinese people appreciate the effort.
Learning Chinese will also remove the need for translators, decreasing business expenditure and as these skills are rare, expect to be reciprocated with heightened career prospects.
If you’re in China for business, the ability to speak in the native tongue will prove valuable. This shows respect, breaking down awkward language barriers and omitting the complete reliance on a translator. The notion of trust is crucial for effective Chinese business negotiations. Before any business talk takes place, Chinese people always tend to prearrange meetings and social events. The foundations of trust must be cemented. When you can apply your business Chinese language proficiently, which means you know mandarin deeply, you will understand how Chinese people think and, therefore, earn their trust and negotiate with your potential clients better.
Speaking Chinese also means easier accessing some of the world’s most important cities for business and expansion (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan). Think about it, which employee will you prefer to appoint in China as the pioneer of your business here? The one who doesn’t know the Chinese language at all, or who can speak the Chinese language fluently and know about Chinese culture? Basically, learning Chinese has never been more important.
For many business people, one of the urgent demands of learning Mandarin is to express and present their ideas clearly. They will try their best to explain the point of their presentation about a business idea or to explain a business strategy with specific numbers and index, or to analyze all the indications and in Chinese
Considering that China is also the fastest-growing consumer market, having the skills to communicate and understand how Chinese consumers operate is an enormous advantage.
At present, the subject of Business Chinese has a good momentum of development. Many Chinese education institutions offer various forms of business Chinese courses, but the quality of the courses varies.
Learning from professional schools and experienced teachers can really quickly improve your business Chinese level. Keats School has made a lot of achievements in Business Chinese and has helped thousands of people working in China from all over the world, especially the online course for Business Chinese.
Online Chinese course learning makes Chinese learning more convenient for business people, no longer affected by busy work schedules and venues.
I’ve had an amazing time at Keats. I am amazed at how much I’ve learned over the last 3 weeks and I will be really sad to go. We are already planning on our next trip of coming back because we had such a fantastic time here. They really tailor the Chinese language course to you and your individual needs.
Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.
The teachers at Keats know how to read the students and how to help students learn Chinese language easily. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, but I also got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.
Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5.
All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.
It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.
At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.
We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.