Did you know wearing high heels to a business event in China is a big no-no? As is saying hi to someone you’ve never met, or giving flowers. Now, thanks to the Confucius Institute, you can learn more about Chinese culture along with 50 useful phrases and other helpful hints to help you avoid any culture clash. Whether you are looking to get ahead in the global marketplace, or just searching for a few key phrases, the Confucius Institute’s Chinese language courses can help you gain a foothold on the most spoken language on earth.
This spring the Confucius Institute is offering five week non-credit introductory courses in conversational and business Chinese designed to fit into your busy schedule (one hour sessions meeting twice a week). Learn 50 of the most useful phrases for traveling in China, gain understanding of Chinese business culture and customs, and have some fun and meet new people. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 386-1880. Classes start on March 21, so register soon!
In addition, the Confucius Institute will host An Afternoon With Yin Chengzong, who the The New York Times has called “China’s best pianist.” Learn about his life as an artist and get a copy of his CD signed on March 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in NYC. RSVP to email@example.com.