Learn to communicate professionally in one of the world’s fastest growing economies

Our Chinese business courses are designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities.

You will learn Chinese business culture and etiquette, as well as how to understand and communicate better with Mandarin speaking clients and partners.

Explore our courses below.

Beginner Business Chinese

Beginner Business Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities. The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 5 March Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 4 June Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 3 September Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Beginner Business Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities who have some prior knowledge of Mandarin or have completed Beginner Business Chinese (1). The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 8 March Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 7 June Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 6 September Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Beginner Business Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people working with Chinese-speaking communities who have some prior knowledge of Mandarin or have completed Beginner Business Chinese (1) and (2). The course will use business-oriented textbooks introducing practical vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Business customs and practices will also be introduced in this course.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 9 March Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2:  8 June Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 7 September Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese

Intermediate Business Chinese (1) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people with extensive knowledge of Chinese or have completed all of the Beginner Business Chinese courses and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 5 March Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 4 June Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 3 September Monday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese (2) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people whom have completed Beginner Business Chinese (1) and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 8 March Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 7 June Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 6 September Thursday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Intermediate Business Chinese (3) is a practical 12-week course designed for business people whom have completed Beginner Business Chinese (1) and (2) and are working with Chinese-speaking communities. Advanced business customs and practices will be introduced in this course. Business-oriented practical vocabulary and authentic reading materials  will be used in simulated business situations to improve reading, listening, discussion and writing skills.

Starting Date Day and TimeCost Gold CoastNathan
Term 1: 9 March Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 2: 8 June Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister
Term 3: 7 September Friday 6 – 7.30 pm $350.00 RegisterRegister

Students please note:

  • If there are fewer than three students enrolled in a class, then that class is subject to cancellation or merging with a similar class.
  • Refund Policy: where a refund results from a situation caused by the Institute, eg cancelled class, a full refund of the fees will be given. No refunds will be issued once a course has commenced. It may take up to three months for you to receive your refund once a claim has been submitted.
  • Textbooks and exercise books for will be provided to all course participants. Students need to bring a notebook and writing utensil or tablet/computer to take notes.
  • Basic Chinese language students can purchase access to an online learning website.
  • The TCI does not offer make-up lessons to students who miss a class. We suggest students learn the missed lessons by themselves, and the teacher will spend a certain amount of time in answering questions once a week.
  • All current TCI students will receive complimentary tickets to a traditional Chinese New Year show by professional performers.
  • If you are between the ages of 15–30 and have completed and/or have paid in advance for a total of three TCI courses, you will be eligible for a free two week China Study Tour (you pay only your international airfare and insurance).
  • Students may register after the deadline if there is space available.
  • Class times are somewhat flexible, and the exact times will be determined after the first class meeting by those present.
  • The surcharge for private classes is $150.00. Please click here to pay the extra surcharge.

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