Offered :

2022 Term 4

Date & Time:

This two-hour workshop is held on Thursday 10 November 2022 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Supper provided.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Wed 9 Nov 2022, 7:30-9:00pm

  • US Pacific: begins Wed 9 Nov 2022, 9:30-11:30pm

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 12:30-2:30am

  • London, UK: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 5:30-7:30am

  • Paris, France: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 6:30-8:30am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 12:30-2:30pm

  • Singapore: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 1:30-3:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Thu 10 Nov 2022, 4:30-6:30pm

Description :

PD302: “Doing Business with China: a two-hour workshop about dos and don’ts to raise your cultural awareness and business success” with Anne Cao, MA, business consultant specialising in the Chinese market. If you or your company is planning to or currently working with China, then this is the workshop for you! Come and spend 2 hours with Anne Cao, a business consultant specialising in the Chinese market, and learn some cultural cues and clues in order to steer clear of any cultural or religious faux pas. Includes a two-hour workshop, supper and access to the video recording. If you or your company is planning to or currently working with China, then this is the workshop for you!…

Meet our Instructor

Mandarin Instructor

Anne Cao, MA

Anne Cao, MA is originally from Beijing. She has worked in a wide range of industries, particularly education, media, sport, and tourism. She has a master’s degree in International Business from Massey University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management from the University of Science & Technology, Beijing. With over 20 years of work experience in the education sector of both China and New Zealand, she has a good understanding of the languages and cultures. She was also a teacher in Beijing and taught Chinese for the local community previously in New Zealand. She loves New Zealand’s natural environment and started the New Zealand Cherry Blossom Festival with her husband, is passionate about multicultural New Zealand, manages a beautiful rural property and welcomes people from all over the world. She was a journalist in education in both New Zealand and China and is involved in the community and different community groups. Anne was also a professional basketball player at the age of 15 and a regional basketball representative in China and New Zealand. Among her many civic pursuits, Anne is also teaching Mandarin Chinese for EarthDiverse.

Location:

 EarthDiverse Trust, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), or online via Zoom.


Distance-Learning :

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered: attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time, attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time, watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule. These options can be mixed and matched throughout the course to suit your own availability and location.

Distance-Learning Options:

• In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom. • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time. • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options

  • $75.00

    Cost per person ( two-hour workshop)

    Register

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Culture: A culture has certain values that are observed across many aspects of everyday life. Knowing which they are is a real help that impacts ...

  2. 2
    • Social Behaviour: What behaviours, gestures and initiatives should you adopt while doing business with Chinese partners and why?

  3. 3
    • Greetings and Thanks: Learn how to introduce yourself, how to greet other people at different times of the day and how to say goodbye, remembering that the initiative to use the language of your commercial

Prerequisites :

There are no prerequisites for this course

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