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Business Chinese Video for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
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 LǎoBǎn’ (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.
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Dà Lǎobǎn Mandarin DVD set
Business Chinese Video for Intermediate and Advanced Learners
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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.
Find out what topics you are going to learn in this video.
'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.
Watch the story line in full and then review the language and scenarios.
View according to the chapters and carefully examine each scenario.
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.
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Business Chinese Video Series -- sample clips
'Dà Lǎobǎn' (大老板) is here! DVD version in 3 Discs Boxset is now available. An online series of clips will be available for subscription in September.
Click and view the sample clips below. Join the 'Dà Lǎobǎn' (大老板) competition and improve your Mandarin Chinese now!.
Click to view difference clip samples. Subtitles available in Pinyin, English and Chinese characters!
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What is Pinyin?
Chinese is not a phonetic language. The pronunciation is not related to the writing of Chinese words (characters). A special tool called Pinyin (pronouncing the sound) is created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin is a way to transcribe Chinese characters so people can pronounce it. The writing of Pinyin is similar to English alphabet.
If you listen carefully you will find Chinese is a very beautiful language as it has more musical sounds (vowels) than noise (consonants). Except for nasal sound like “n” and “m”, all Chinese syllables ends with vowels. So we call them “Final Sounds”. The consonants at the beginning of a syllable are called “Initial Sounds”.
Most of Mandarin sounds are Easy for English speaker to pronounce but some sounds are Difficult and require more practice.
Chinese is a tonal language. Tones are the changes of the pitch in pronunciation of a syllable. There are 4 tones in Mandarin Chinese. Each Chinese word (character) carries a tone. Different tones carry different meanings. Click on the Pinyin in the table below and see if you can hear different tones.
Mandarin Pronunciation Table
All Mandarin sounds (syllables) are listed in this pronunciation table. Click on Pinyin to learn and improve your Mandarin pronunciation.
Stories of Characters
What is a stroke? Do you know why the Chinese characters are written as these forms? See the stories below and learn more.
Chinese Reading and Writing
What are the Chinese Characters?
Chinese people read and write characters (not pinyin) in their daily life. Characters are originated from pictures, symbols and ideas. You can find interesting stories behind each character. For example, 日( sun) comes from the picture of the sun, 月(moon) from moon , and 明 is the combination of the sun and the moon. So the meaning of 明 is bright.
What are the Stroke Orders?
Characters are formed by strokes. Stroke is the beginning and ending of the movement of a pen. There is a fixed sequence of the strokes when composing a Chinese character. It is important to follow the stroke order when you write Chinese. Experience tells us you can remember much better if you write characters in the right stroke order.
You can find an online Chinese dictionary here. If you type English or pinyin, your computer will find the Chinese characters and read them for you.