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CIBL Business Chinese courses

CIBL language courses focus on equipping you with the skills you need to engage in Business activities in Chinese.

Scheduled courses

Executive programme

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Chinese Language and Culture for Business is a part-time, 40 weeks executive course at LSE. This is a flexible programme using blended learning approach so that busy Londoners can learn Chinese at their own pace, with their own schedule.


In-company classes

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CIBL has been running group and one-to-one classes for companies since 2007. As a Confucius Institute for business, we understand that our clients have busy schedules and cannot always manage to travel to a third location to study. As such, we work with our clients to bring Chinese learning into the companies themselves.


12-week on-campus courses

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These 12-week courses are designed for those who wish to study Mandarin for a longer period of time and take place at the LSE.

 
Summer programmes

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Summer programmes are designed to meet your business Chinese learning needs in a short period of time. Classes aim to help improve your Chinese communication abilities based on your existing language level. The applications for 2019 summer courses have now closed, information for 2020 will be released in due course.

 

Tailor-made courses

Immersion courses

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The programme provides an immersion experience for participants to rapidly improve their Chinese, regardless of their level, in a short period of time. The 2 day or 5 day immersion programme will introduce you to this beautiful language or help perfect your existing Chinese skills. 

 

Tailor-made 1-to-1 courses

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Tailor-made courses envisaged include intensive one-to-one language courses. These courses may be aimed at developing langauge skills, preparing to deliver a presentation in Chinese or learning about specific industry related topics such as Chinese banking, law, politics or economics.

 
Tailor-made group courses

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Tailor-made courses envisaged include intensive small group language courses. These courses may be aimed at developing langauge skills, preparing to deliver a presentation in Chinese or learning about specific industry related topics such as Chinese banking, law, politics or economics.

 

Cultural awareness & intercultural communication programmes

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The China-UK Cultural Awareness and Intercultural Communication Programme give staff knowledge of Chinese business culture in a short period of time, meeting its core values of local excellence/global standards.

 

Business Chinese teacher training

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This 3-day teacher training workshop can shape your career as a mandarin teacher. It is jointly organised by CIBL, Tsinghua University, China, and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Certificates will be issued after successful completion of the training course.

 

Bespoke events

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CIBL offers bespoke events to companies wishing to promote multi-cultural awareness and provide an opportunity for staff to learn more about Chinese language and culture. CIBL has worked with a number of international companies based in London to deliver in-company events to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals such as the Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festiva