Lakeside Business Chinese

Learning Mandarin to advance your business career? We believe Business Chinese is more than learning specialized vocabulary. We’ve designed our programs as crash courses in Chinese business culture, etiquette, and cross-cultural communication. Each course is customized just for you based on your industry and goals.

All Business Chinese programs are designed for intermediate and advanced Mandarin speakers. To enroll in any Business Chinese program, students must pass an HSK 3 proficiency test. 

Why Lakeside?

Custom curriculum

Custom curriculum

We customize the curriculum and study materials for every Business Chinese student so you can focus only on what you need.

Experienced teachers

Experienced teachers

In addition to certification and experience in teaching Chinese as a second language, many of our teachers have experience in industries such as finance and tourism. You can request a Business Chinese teacher with expertise in your industry.

Easy visa

Easy visa

Applying for a China visa can be confusing. We’ll help you prepare your application and ensure a smooth process.

Networking & mentorship

Networking & mentorship

Network with diverse groups of locals and expats at our monthly networking events. Get China-specific business and career guidance from our Board of Mentors.

Internship opportunities

Internship opportunities

Build up your resume and gain valuable international experience with an internship at a local startup or multinational while learning Mandarin.

China's Silicon Valley

China's Silicon Valley

Have a front-row seat to the latest developments in China’s IT and e-commerce industries in innovative Hangzhou – the hometown of Alibaba, Netease, and many exciting startups the West hasn’t even heard of yet!

Our Business Chinese Programs

Immersive Business Chinese

Immersive Business Chinese

Learn quickly and gain hands-on experience with an intensive residential program at our Hangzhou campus.

Part-time Business Chinese

Part-time Business Chinese

Fit learning Mandarin into your busy schedule with weekly tutoring sessions. Come to one of our two Hangzhou campuses, or request in-house tutoring.

Online Business Chinese

Online Business Chinese

Don’t let travel restrictions or busy schedules stop you from learning Mandarin! Learn Business Chinese at home or on the road with customized self-paced assignments and virtual coaching sessions.

Business Study Tour

Hover Box Element

Combine a business trip to China with a fun and educational tour that includes business workshops, language classes, company and exhibition visits, networking, and sightseeing excursions.

WHAT

Residential programs with Chinese classes, skills workshops, company tours, and networking events

WHO

Suitable for intermediate Chinese speakers aged 16 and up

WHEN

Programs running from 1 week to 6 months are available year-round

WHERE

Lakeside campus in Hangzhou (1 hour south of Shanghai)

HOW

Choose your program length, class type, accommodation, and 

start date. We’ll apply for your visa, prepare your apartment, and send you a pre-trip information package. All you need to do is show up to start learning mandarin!

A teacher and student are learning mandarin by having a business conversation

Curriculum

🗸 One-on-one tutoring 

🗸 Custom vocabulary & phrases

🗸 Chinese business etiquette

🗸 Company tours 

🗸 Buddy program 

🗸 Networking events 

🗸 Case studies 

🗸 Skills workshops

Included in Tuition

🗸 Free program consultation 

🗸 Visa assistance

🗸 Airport pickup 

🗸 Chinese SIM card

🗸 Furnished apartment (optional)

🗸 20 hours of class a week 

🗸 Lakeside Swag Bag 

🗸 Learning assessment & testing

🗸 Textbooks & coursepack

🗸 Hangzhou orientation tour

🗸 Online & offline study help

🗸 Office hours & tutorials

🗸 24-hour practical assistance

🗸 Post-program certification

WHAT

Evening & weekend business Chinese classes for Hangzhou expats

WHO

Suitable for intermediate Chinese speakers aged 16 and up

WHEN

Courses running from 1 week to 6 months are available year-round

WHERE

Lakeside’s Xianghu, Yuhang, or Shangcheng campus

HOW

Contact us, complete a program consultation, confirm curriculum and schedule, and show up for class!

Curriculum

🗸 One-on-one tutoring 

🗸 Custom vocabulary & phrases

🗸 Chinese business etiquette

🗸 Company tours 

🗸 Buddy program 

🗸 Networking events

Included in Tuition

🗸 Free program consultation 

🗸 2-4 hours of class a week 

🗸 Lakeside Swag Bag 

🗸 Learning assessment & testing

🗸 Textbooks & coursepack

🗸 Online & offline study help

🗸 Office hours & tutorials

🗸 Post-program certification

Teacher gives student Chinese lessons on a laptop

Curriculum

🗸 One-on-one tutoring 

🗸 Custom vocabulary & phrases

🗸 Chinese business etiquette

🗸 Online skills workshops

Included in Tuition

🗸 Free program consultation 

🗸 2-4 hours of class a week 

🗸 Learning assessment & testing

🗸 Online textbooks & coursepack

🗸 Interactive online community

🗸 Post-program certification

WHAT

Short tours of Hangzhou and Shanghai with business workshops, language classes, company tours, exhibition visits, networking, and sightseeing excursions

WHO

Suitable for intermediate Chinese speakers aged 16 and up

WHEN

Tours running from 3 to 10 days are available year-round

WHERE

Hangzhou and Shanghai, China

HOW

Contact our consultants to determine program dates, educational content, desired destinations, and accommodations. We’ll apply for your visa, prepare your apartment, and send you a pre-trip information package. All you need to do is show up to start learning Mandarin!

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