Course code Valo2782
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
Course annotation After successful mastering of the basic Chinese language, students are given the opportunity to learn the basics of business Chinese language and also apply their knowledge in practice. This course will help to improve the Chinese language skills and specific business terminology necessary to work in the international business environment. The aim of the course is to develop both written and spoken communication skills that will be useful in many fields.
The objectives of the course are to:
1) develop such communication skills as requesting and giving information, planning a meeting, giving advice un proposals, dealing with complaints and apologising.
2) develop email, letter and notification writing skills.
3) hold a meeting.

The lectures will be taught in the Latvian language using Chinese business terminology (during the lessons, texts and documents will be translated from Latvian to Chinese).

Results Knowledge
1. Students will gain knowledge of Chinese business culture and of the development of business relations in an international market.

Skills
2. Students will have the ability to prepare and translate documents, communicate with potential clients/partners, consult local specialists before going to China.

Competence

3. Students will broaden their knowledge of specific vocabulary, will be able to read specific texts and translate documents from Chinese language to Latvian

Requirements for obtaining credit points 1) Regular attendance of lectures and seminars (not less than 75%).
2) Mid-term assessment - active participation in seminars and completion of homework assignments (50% of the final mark).

3) Final assessment - written examination (50% of the final mark).

Study programmes Asian Studies