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China Cultural Awareness Course

Course Overview:

This course provides  insights and direction for business professionals working with Chinese peers.  By taking the course, learners will gain the skills and understanding to successfully navigate the key cultural challenges commonly faced by individuals working with the Chinese.  The course will also equip learners with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships and to maximise their business outcomes.  

Who should take this course:

This course is suitable for learners of all levels.

It has been produced with a professional audience in mind, whether from the private sector, government or NGO.

The course addresses many of the common cultural challenges faced by foreigners working with the Chinese, whether clients, colleagues, suppliers or anyone else.

Course content

This unique training course is made up of 8 chapters focusing on specific aspects of Chinese culture, the people and their approach to work and business.

  • Chapter 1: Overview - Framing the course content, and benefits, to foreigners working with the Chinese.
  • Chapter 2: Religion - Uncovering key influences behind the Chinese mindset and the way belief systems shape the culture.
  • Chapter 3: Holidays - Learning about core, national holidays and the impact on foreigners working with the Chinese.
  • Chapter 4: Values - Understanding core Chinese values and their impact on the Chinese way of life.
  • Chapter 5: Communication Style - Exploring the Chinese approach to sharing information, giving opinions and managing disagreements, coupled with essential communication guidance for foreigners.
  • Chapter 6: Business Culture - Covering critical aspects of Chinese business culture, such as relationship building, dealing with conflict, agreeing outcomes, negotiations and meetings.
  • Chapter 7: Etiquette & TaboosAppreciating common taboos and etiquette to ensure foreigners don’t cause unnecessary offence or upset.
  • Chapter 8: Stereotyping - Affirming that when working with anyone Chinese, it is important not to draw upon stereotypes.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out during the course.

You will be asked multiple choice questions as well as questions based around case studies and workplace scenarios.

With a pass mark of 85%, the answers are marked automatically so you know instantly whether you have passed. If you don't pass, then not to worry! You can take the test as many times as you need and there’s no extra charge.