Don’t know how to speak Chinese fluently? Don’t panic. You can still successfully do business in China provided you take the time to understand its culture and people. It’s also appreciated when you take the time to learn how to pronounce names and words correctly. Find out more in the videos below.
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While a basic or intermediate understanding of the Chinese language can be useful, it is more important to understand the culture and thinking of its people in order to be successful.
Like all nations, Chinese appreciate peoples' names, place names and simple phrases being pronounced correctly.
Continuing Education has partnered with The University of Auckland's Confucius Institute to develop a comprehensive Chinese language programme to meet the needs of adult learners, travellers and business professionals.
The Victoria University of Wellington Confucius Institute offers a range of short-term (5-10 weeks) non-degree Chinese language courses.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury offers beginners, intermediate and advanced classes in Mandarin Chinese.
Chinese Language Network (CLN) has the edge in helping you to learn Chinese in Auckland.
How to write and pronounce Chinese (Mandarin) numbers.