Teaching Business Chinese in the 21st Century:
A Professional Development Seminar for Chinese Instructors


Friday, May 4, 2012
Duques Hall, Room 553
2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

The GW-CIBER is pleased to offer a professional development seminar for Chinese language faculty. This seminar, led by Dr. Phyllis Zhang, is part of GW-CIBER's business language immersion event series. It will provide ideas, materials, and motivation for teaching Business Chinese, and will take place predominantly in Chinese.

Please RSVP at ciber@gwu.edu

Note: All participants visiting the Chinese Embassy need to bring an ID with them (passport or driving license).

Agenda

8:30-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-9:15am

Welcome / Introduction

Opening Remarks by Dean Doug Guthrie, GW School of Business

9:15-10:45am

Business Chinese Course Development”

Dr. Phyllis Zhang, Director of Chinese Program, GWU

(with student presentations/demos)

10:45-11:00am

Break

11:00-11:20am

"Expectations for Business Chinese from the Business World"

Ruihua Dong, Chinese Language Lead Trainer, The World Bank Group

11:20-12:00

"Structural Transformation and Doing Business in China"

Dr. Yan Wang, Senior Economist, The World Bank Institute

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-1:40pm

“US-China Economic Relations: Some Key Issues”

Dr. Jiawen Yang, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business

1:45pm

Leave for Chinese Embassy

2:15-3:15pm

Chinese Embassy Tour

3:15-4:00pm

Wrap-up & Evaluations