Chinese for Working Professionals: A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners

1st Edition

Yi Zhou, Haidan Wang

Published December 23, 2019
Textbook - 152 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138370883 - CAT# K397332

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Chinese for Working Professionals is for learners who intend to use Chinese in a multinational global workplace. It has eight thematic units focusing on developing learners’ transferrable skills in addition to expanding the cross-cultural competences required in a real-world work-place.

Key features:

  • Topical themes expose the ongoing changes in China for working professionals such as career preparation, economic development, business etiquette, the working environment, and overall lifestyle.
  • Authentic reading materials and live videos on a companion website ( to incorporate understandings of the norm and expectations of the workplace and society at large, and also prepare learners for a quick transition from classroom to targeted scenarios.
  • Abundant simulated real-life collaborative tasks, case studies, and projects enhance learners’ problem-solving skills in Chinese, in addition to work strategies in different scenarios such as communication for work and leisure, and teamwork projects necessary and crucial for professions in multilingual and cross-cultural global settings.

This textbook is a key resource for learners of Chinese at an ACTFL Intermediate-High proficiency level and above, or CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) B1.2 to B2.1 level in terms of language control, extensive and applicable vocabulary and expressions, communication strategies, as well as cultural awareness.


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