- Dà Lǎobǎn Mandarin DVD set
Business Chinese Video for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
View in Chinese, Pinyin or English
Filmed entirely on location in China, the Business Chinese Video Series is a professional interactive video production that closely resembles a dramatized reality TV program.
Called 'Dà Lǎo Bǎn (Big Boss), the series teaches commonly used Chinese business phrases and terminology and is based around the story of a General Manager who puts his four managers through a series of tests to determine who will become the next 'big boss'. The tests cover all 24 most common business situations of doing business in China. Two presenters then help guide the viewer through the teaching process, one scenario at a time.
- Business Chinese at Work
New Concept Mandarin's Business Chinese Series is designed to teach practical Mandarin for use in day-to-day business encounters. Filmed on location in China, the three-module DVD series walks viewers through the dynamics of doing business in contextual learning situations.
'Dà Lǎobǎn' (大老板), which means ‘big boss’ in Chinese, is the first in a series of business videos produced by New Concept Mandarin that resemble a TV drama program, in which four managers of a Chinese company compete among themselves for their boss’s job as General Manager. The 'Dà Lǎobǎn' (大老板) puts each of his Managers through a series of tests － knowing that only one will qualify and pass to his expectations.
Using various scenarios, viewers learn how to conduct a meeting, how to close a deal, how to socialize and much more, using their Chinese language skills. Two Mandarin speaking tutors also help guide the viewer through the modules to emphasize and teach business jargon, phrases and grammar.
At the beginning of each module, the viewer is asked to choose one of three unique learning formats - Story Mode, Learning Mode or Situational Mode.
- STORY MODE
- Watch the story line in full and then review the language and scenarios.
- LEARNING MODE
- View according to the chapters and carefully examine each scenario.
- SITUATIONAL MODE
- Choose a scenario and learn the language used.
The Business Chinese Series offers a hands-on approach to learning Mandarin using verbal and written exercises that will have the student speaking, reading and understanding Chinese in practical business situations.
Viewers may also choose between viewing English, Pinyin or Chinese character subtitles. A script of the Video is also available for purchase.
- Course Books
- CD-ROM For Beginners
- DVD For Advanced Learners
- Topics Included
- About 'Dà Lǎobǎn'
- Online Video Demo
- Useful Tools
- Introduction to Pinyin
- Introduction to Character Writing
- Mandarin Games
- Useful Survival Expression
- Articles for Learning Better