Communication is the key to corporate success, but you don’t have to be fluent in Chinese for your efforts to be appreciated.
A few words of greeting, the ability to correctly pronounce a client’s name, a little knowledge about topical cultural events – these can make all a difference when it comes to forging closer ties with your Chinese partners and clients.
If you already have Chinese speakers on your staff, they may find it helpful to brush up on their business vocabulary, learn specialised professional terminology, or explore differences between the language spoken by overseas Chinese and its modern-day usage on the mainland.
The Confucius Institute at UWA can tailor corporate language classes to suit your needs and deliver them at your workplace at a time that works for you. We find that classes of around six to ten people work best, but will accommodate as many of your employees as needed. We also provide private tuition for individuals or small groups, which can be particularly useful for senior executives.
In 2017 our clients included a prominent perth legal firm and one of Australia’s major banks. Videoconferencing is utilised so that staff based overseas can join in.
Please contact us on (08) 6488 6888 or at [email protected] to find out more.