Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) for MBA Students (I)

This is a Putonghua course designed for students of non-Chinese language background.

Course Information


The course aims:
  • to introduce Chinese language and culture to students through practice with particular emphasis on oral communication;
  • to help them develop confidence and competence in listening and speaking for daily Putonghua communication; and
  • to facilitate their vocabulary acquisition through learning activities incorporated with high frequency Chinese characters.


The following contents are covered:

  • Greeting and getting to know each other
  • Introducing oneself and others
  • Asking for and giving personal information
  • Asking for phone numbers and making phone calls
  • Telling the time and date
  • Talking about schedules and timetables
  • Asking for prices and bargaining
  • Talking about likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies
  • Making appointments
  • Ordering food and drinks when eating out


Students are expected to attend 80% of all classes, and on meeting the attendance requirement, each participant will be awarded an Attendance Certificate.


Co-ordinator: Xin Liang
Instructors: Emma Rao
Tao Ren

Course Materials

The course uses materials developed by the Center for Language Education, the online part of which are shown below:

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