South West College Lead the Way with Pioneering BCT Mandarin Chinese Course | 商務 BCT (A) 線上漢語普通話課程

South West College Lead the Way with Pioneering BCT Mandarin Chinese Course | 商務 BCT (A) 線上漢語普通話課程
February, 2021

South West College (SWC) leads the way with a pioneering online programme offering Mandarin Chinese, which has been designed to develop basic communication skills in a real Chinese business environment.  

Not only is Mandarin Chinese the most widely spoken language globally but China is the second largest and one of the most important economies in the world.  The benefits of learning Mandarin Chinese for business has become a valuable skill for those seeking to open doors and improve success within the lucrative fast-growing Asian markets.   


This officially recognised BCT Mandarin Chinese qualification, which is accredited by Hanban, China is ideal for those interested in attaining language for business with China. The initial course is aimed at business beginners learning introductory Mandarin Chinese for meeting Chinese business partners, plus an understanding of Chinese business etiquette for a variety of business activities. The online language and cultural programme is the first of its kind and will give learners the unique opportunity to gain the basic and essential fundamentals of Chinese business language, protocol and understanding. It encompasses four aspects of learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing assuring learners become more proficient within a wide range of professional business pursuits.   


The course is delivered online, with tutorial support from SWC Confucius Hub Mandarin Chinese Tutors.  Linda Beatty, SWC, Confucius Hub Project Officer added, “In today's fast moving, ever changing and growing world this unique online course, is ideal for those, who because of work commitments or other constraints are unable to attend or dedicate  to a weekly timetabled class.  Learners control their own pace of learning whereby they can simply log on to the course, at a time convenient to them and for any duration.  This level of flexibility together with the addition of support from our Confucius Hub tutors not only enables the learner to become proficient and confident in their learning of the language but escalates blended learning to a new dimension and level.”  


For further information, please  contact  Linda Beatty, SWC Confucius Hub Project Officer (  or 028 8225 5220)