School of Chinese Studies
Custom Corporate Training
Chinese Language, Culture, and Business Workshops from the Authority on China for 94 Years!
China Institute offers several training programs to help your colleagues better understand their Chinese business partners. Business Etiquette and Chinese Culture Workshops cover topics such as building professional relationships, dining and banquet protocols, gift giving, and survival language skills. Custom Chinese language classes are also available and can be tailored to meet your company’s or industry’s particular language training goals.
We have worked with top corporations and firms within the Legal, Tech, Banking, Retail, and Luxury Marketing fields, as well as various domestic and international Government Agencies. Our classes and workshops can take place in the convenience of your office or can be held in China Institute’s dedicated classrooms.
Custom Chinese Language Class
Our Chinese language classes can be customized to meet your company’s particular language training goals. Whether you stick with the basics or progress to more advanced levels, language lessons enable you to better communicate with your Chinese counterparts. Speaking just a little Chinese goes a long way towards establishing good will while building a business relationship with Chinese partners.
Chinese Business Culture & Etiquette Workshops
Chinese business practices are very different from Western business practices. To better understand Chinese business partners and to avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings, it is essential to learn the basics about Chinese business culture. China Institute’s Business Culture & Etiquette Workshops cover topics such as building business relationships, rank and seniority in China, gift giving, banquet protocols and survival language skills. Our workshops also introduce Chinese history and ethics, to provide context for understanding the unique way that Chinese conduct business. All of our workshops can be customized for content and duration to meet your company’s needs.
A Story of Chinese Culture through Holidays
Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese Valentine’s Day; Chinese holidays maintain traditions while integrating contemporary practices. Some holidays bring thousands of years of history and continue to hold great significance within China and among Chinese ex-pat communities. This engaging, illustrated workshop provides a colorful picture of Chinese culture through its lively holidays, rich in art and literature references, cultural significance and symbolism, and current interpretations. This is an excellent course for companies and individuals in Marketing, Communications, PR, Hospitality, Retail or the Service industry, as well as any individual or groups curious about Chinese culture.
For more information about the Custom Corporate Training Program, please contact our Director of Corporate Engagement, Anthony Mak, at 212-744-8181, ext. 139, or email: [email protected]