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Melbourne: Essential Chinese Phrases for Doing Business with China

14 June 2017

International House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 300

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to the next event in our SME Briefing Series designed to assist those who have never learned, or have just begun learning, to develop communication skills in Chinese.

Participants who complete this session will be able to:

  • Perform basic greetings, self-introduction and expressions for daily commercial communication
  • Learn the pronunciation of Chinese words and names

Sample topics include:

  • Chinese Pinyin System (Phonetics)
  • Basic Greetings
  • Self-introduction (including translation of your name and position)
  • Industry phrases

About our speakers:
Luna Tai, Chinese Language Teacher, Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne
Originally a teacher from the Institute for International Students, Nanjing University, Luna specialises in providing a comprehensive curriculum to students of all levels. Having taught students from top universities around the world, she holds a Master of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language accompanied by many years of practical experience. Luna joined the Confucius Institute in late 2014 forming part of the full time teachers at the Institute. She brings with her a high level of teaching experience focusing on providing interactive and insightful classes that not only cover the core elements of the language but also its culture. She has delivered courses to clients from the Victorian Government, Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), KPMG, DLA Piper, Shinewing Australia etc. 

Thomas Day, Manager - External Relations and Projects, Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne
Thomas has broad experience in the Asia-Pacific region where he has worked and studied for over five years. Thomas is the External Relations and Projects Manager at the Confucius Institute at The University of Melbourne, where he promotes a greater understanding of China through managing and delivering a range of language, culture, and business training programs. He is passionate about increasing China-literacy amongst the school and business communities in Australia. Through his previous work at the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Alumni Association, and the Australian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, Thomas has developed a passion for and dedication to the Australia-China relationship, as well as in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cultural, political, and economic ties that exist between the two countries. 

Date:          Wednesday 14 June 2017
Time:          11.45am for 12.00pm - 2.00pm (includes light lunch)
Venue:        International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:           $55 for ACBC Members and $75 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)

Dress:         Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606