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Blended CLCB - Hospitality and Tourism

Chinese Language and Culture for Business(CLCB)-China Ready

Our flagship Chinese Language and Culture for Business (CLCB) executive programme is now available in a specialised version focusing on hospitality and tourism industry. Powered by the China Ready textbook, it prepares professionals and Chinese learners to work in the hospitality and tourism industry for high-value tourism business coming from China to English-speaking countries. This 5-month executive programme is delivered using a blended learning approach and will empower you to communicate effectively in the Chinese business context.

Key Facts

Start date

05 October 2024

Super early-bird deadline (15% discount)

15 July 2024

Early-bird deadline (10% discount)

26 August 2024

Application deadline

16 September 2024


Rolling basis (subject to each intake's application deadline)


5 months





Tuition fee



Blended - online & on-campus

Study Trip

Summer 2024

Programme structure

Curriculum overview

The hospitality and tourism CLCB uses China Ready as the main textbook and authentic materials carefully designed by our teachers for each student in the programme. This programme is ideal for students who have some foundation of Chinese learning, but open to all. The main learning contents include the following:

  • Important cultural and social awareness factors for interacting with clients from China.
  • Vocabulary
  • Real-life scenarios
  • Situational role playing and interactive listening
  • Experiential exercises to encourage learning outside the classroom

Programme elements




Business Mandarin

Once a week on a week day


18:00 - 20:00

HSK Mandarin Class

Last Saturday of each month


10:00 - 13:00

Intercultural Communications

3 Recorded lessons + 2 Weekend seminars


Business Masterclass

2 Recorded lessons


China study trip

2 weeks

Summer 2025

Personalised class


30 minutes slot of your choice

Social networking

5 weekend social receptions


1. Business Mandarin

From complete beginners to proficient speakers, our Business Mandarin is taught across 6 HSK levels. You will have a combination of in-person and online mobile learning methods to ensure you achieve the best learning outcomes.

2. HSK Mandarin Class

These 3 hours classes will focus on preparing students to prepare for HSK exam according to their HSK Level.

3. Intercultural communications

The intercultural communication element addresses core values of Chinese culture and its communication styles. Each session cover different topics related to Chinese Business Culture and it is divided in chapters so that you can join them at your own speed.  

4. Business Masterclass

These sessions are recorded during live lectures hosted at LSE where we invite guest speakers at executive level to share their unique experiences and advice on doing business in China successfully.

5. China study trip (optional)

The 2-week study trip to China is an optional element. The trip entails a series of intensive Chinese language classes and cultural workshops. There are also organised weekend field trips, business talks, site visits and networking events with Chinese counterparts. We apply for scholarship funding on behalf of each CLCB student for this trip, which is subject to approval. If the application is successful, your tuition fees for the study trip are covered. Flight tickets, VISA and accommodation are not covered. CLCB online returning students are entitled to one study trip every 2 consecutive intakes.

6. Personalised class

All CLCB students are entitle to weekly personalised classes. These are 30 minutes 1-2-1 slots with CIBL teachers designed to focus on your language learning.

Course outcome

We aim to help you achieve your goals with all-rounded support. The learning outcomes would vary depending on the objectives you set and the amount of effort you put in. In general, by the end of 5 months, we would expect students to:

  • Be able to engage in conversations in Mandarin Chinese and understand simple texts, with a focus on business contexts
  • Understand Chinese communication culture through its linguistic codes, core values and communication styles, digging into topics such as "Guānxì" (relationships) and "Miànzi" (face)
  • Gain valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese market through a series of China Business Briefings
  • Experience authentic Chinese life with optional funded study trip in a prestigious Chinese University


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a digital certification to acknowledge your achievements issue by Confucius Institute for Business London in co-operation with LSE and Tsinghua University.

Entry requirements

CLCB is academically rigourous and is suitable for ambitious learners. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English and have a good first degree. Work experience is a preferred but not essential. Applications will be considered individually and English knowledge might be tested, where necessary.

Basic requirements

  • Fluency in English
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience (preferred)

Fees and Discounts

  • Full programme fee: £1,880
  • Programme fee with a 10% discount: £1,692 for early bird applicants.
  • Programme fee with a 15% discount: £1,598 for LSE/Tsinghua Alumni and staff, CLCB returning students, staff from our Advisory Council member organisations and super-early bird applicant.

How to apply

Application procedure

  • Submit your application form with a copy of your most recent CV

  • Wait for your application result

  • If your application is successful, you will be notified and re-directed to payment link

Terms & Conditions

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of this programme prior to your application and during the course.

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