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Chinese Language and Culture for Business London

Executive programme for global thinkers

The Chinese Language and Culture for Business London (CLCB) course is a brand new, part-time executive programme for leaders with a global vision and an interest in doing business effectively with China.

 

 

 

 

Who is this for?

CLCB is for any individual or business that wants to communicate effectively with Chinese people in business contexts.

View programme brochure.

Why this programme?

Course introduction Course introduction
Objectives and values of CLCB for people in business
Sino-British collaboration Sino-British collaboration
Partnership between LSE and Tsinghua University

We understand what it takes to succeed in China and we want to help. 

This executive course is designed for leaders to grasp the absolute essentials for effective communication with China, one of the largest markets in the world.  Relationship is everything in Chinese culture.  This course does not only teach Mandarin at different levels, but it also tackles core cultural nuances that can often make or break a deal.  Along with structured content, it offers monthly networking opportunities and communication tactics according to students' specific industries.  An optional study trip to Tsinghua University in Beijing with scholarship is available.

March intake 2019

Early-bird discount finishes: 11 January 2019
Application closes: 15 February 2019
Course starts: 02 March 2019

There are 2 intakes per year for this programme - March and October. Each intake is capped at 30 students in total across 6 levels. Places are offered on a rolling basis. Your place is secured only when your payment is completed. 

Indicative timetable & class levels:

March 2019 intake timetable and class levels will be released in due course. Please have a look at our October 2018 intake timetable for your reference at this stage.

  • Beginner: Tuesday 18:30-20:30
  • Pre-intermediate: Wednesday 18:30-20:30
  • Post-intermediate: Thursday 18:30-20:30

*Referral reward

If you successfully refer someone to register for and enrolled in CLCB, we would like to thank you with cash reward of £200. *T&C and limits apply.

What are the programme benefits?

Programme benefits Programme benefits
Programme benefits for students
  • 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)
  • Expand global contacts from various networking events with high-profile CEOs and like-minded people
  • 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 summer study trip in one of the best universities in China, Tsinghua University

Course features

1. Business Mandarin

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Delivered by our experienced Mandarin teachers, you will have a combination of face-to-face, online and mobile learning methods to ensure you achieve the best learning outcomes. Our blended teaching approach is communicative and engaging.  We understand revision sessions and make-up lessons are key for busy people, therefore this course is designed with such features in place.


2. Intercultural communication & business masterclass

HSBC Immersions programme

The intercultural communication element of the programme address core values of Chinese culture and its communication styles. In addition, guest speakers at executive level will provide Business Masterclasses to share their unique experiences and advice on doing business in China successfully.

 
3. Global networking & events

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From China Business Briefings to Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, lectures and events are designed to optimise the learning experience and networking opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities for students to mingle with native speakers, as well as connecting with like-minded people in business.


4. Optional study trip in China

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The 2-week study trip in Beijing is a series of tailor-made, intensive Chinese language learning.  It includes 3 hours of language learning per day, culture talks, weekend field trips and networking events with Chinese counterparts. Your tuition fees, cultural tours and excursion for the study trip are sponsored. We also offer pre-departure training.

Course structure

Weekly classes happen once a week from 18:30-20:30 (the first half an hour will be revision of the previous class).  Full immersion day is on the first Saturday of each month at LSE from 10:00-17:00: Mandarin HSK exam training in the morning, intercultural communications and/or with business masterclass in the afternoon.

October intake 2018 timetable:

  • Beginner: Tuesday 18:30-20:30
  • Pre-intermediate: Wednesday 18:30-20:30
  • Post-intermediate: Thursday 18:30-20:30

Programme fees

Fees and discounts

£2,950 - Full programme cost

£2,507.50 - LSE alumni with a 15% discount

£2,507.50 - Early-bird applications with a 15% discount before 11 Jan 2019

Programme fees include tuition fee and course materialsonline learning supportSaturday luncheswine receptions and all other activities. It also includes administration fees related to the scholarship for the optional study trip to Tsinghua University. CIBL will help you to apply for the scholarship. If you are successful, the tuition fee, cultural tours and excursion in China will be covered by Hanban.

Referral reward

If you successfully refer someone to register for and enrolled in CLCB, we would like to thank you with cash reward of £200.

How to apply

1. Register online

Please read and confirm that by taking part in the programme, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Fill out your application form above to begin your registration.  

Apply now

Chinese Language and Culture for Business

  • Name
  • Are you eligible to study in the UK?
  • I would like to join
  • Current Mandarin level
  • Have you ever studied at LSE before?
  • How did you find out about this course?
  • I confirm that I have read and accept the programme terms and conditions.
  • Your privacy
  • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to provide you with information about our services that may be of interest to you. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.
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Once we have received and reviewed your registration, we will notify you to proceed to make a payment with your chosen payment option. 

A free consultation with the Programme Director is available for you to ask questions and for us to better understand your goals and objectives.  Language assessments are available for applicants who are unsure of their Mandarin level.

Should you have any general enquiries about the programme or application process, please email Joyce Harvey at confucius.business@lse.ac.uk.

2. Make your payment

Payment method

  • Follow this link to the LSE e-shop

  • In the amount section please MANUALLY enter the programme fee:

    £2,950 - Full programme cost
    OR
    £2,507.50 - LSE alumni / early-birds 

  • Follow the rest of the online instructions to complete the process

  • Forward the automatically generated payment confirmation form to Ms Joyce Harvey at confucius.business@lse.ac.uk

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Course features Course features
Programme modules and unique features
Opportunities and Resources Opportunities and Resources
Opportunities and learning resources at LSE and Tsinghua Unviersity
Business Masterclass Business Masterclass
Business masterclass, intercultural communications training, global events
Entrepreneur Testimony Entrepreneur Testimony
Entrepreneur testimony
Learning Mandarin Learning Mandarin
Learning Mandarin and living in China
Life at Tsinghua Life at Tsinghua
Life at Tsinghua University, Beijing

 

Apply now

Chinese Language and Culture for Business

  • Name
  • Are you eligible to study in the UK?
  • I would like to join
  • Current Mandarin level
  • Have you ever studied at LSE before?
  • How did you find out about this course?
  • I confirm that I have read and accept the programme terms and conditions.
  • Your privacy
  • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to provide you with information about our services that may be of interest to you. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.
  • Contact permission
  • Would you like to receive emails from LSE Confucius Institute for Business London?