About This Course
The Chinese nation is known as the "state of etiquette", and its etiquette culture has a long history. Etiquettes, reflecting one’s recognition and respect for others, society and country, can effectively show the upbringing, manners and charm of the person who shows and the person who receives and returns. Etiquette is an indispensable lubricant in cross-cultural communication and a necessary professional skill for everyone to enter the Chinese workplace.
"A Beginner’s Guide to Etiquette" is a compulsory career development course for new professionals in the workplace as well as a career culture development course for people around the world to understand the Chinese workplace and etiquette. It is divided into two parts. Each part is a stand-alone course.
Based on the characteristics of actual Chinese workplace, this part focuses on five themes.
◇ Business Banquet Etiquette
◇ Communication and Contact Etiquette
◇ Reception and Visit Etiquette
◇ Job Interview Etiquette
◇ Business Speech Etiquette
The course, following the principle of “pragmatism and flexibility”, is not only content-minded, but also audience-oriented. It adopts "double titles", includes actually shot scenes, and is supplemented with soothing background music, and relevant video clips from such sources as news reports and movies. It leads in with some etiquette proverbs and concludes with some tips. Through the study of this course, students are expected to master the knowledge and skills of etiquette in China’s workplace, improve their etiquette literacy and professional comprehensive ability, and prepare themselves better for future international careers.
A Beginner’s Guide to Etiquette（Part 2）is organized in 8 weeks. 5 modules are composed of 27 sessions. Each session contains a short video, a text of the tips and a choice quiz to help you check your understanding. The videos are in Chinese, subtitles in English and in Chinese are provided.
There is a discussion area for this course. You can post questions there and share them with other learners of this course.
This course is for:
1. College students of different majors;
2. People who will or want to work in China workplace;
3. People working in enterprises that have trade relations with China;
4. People who are interested in Chinese workplace and etiquette.
"A Beginner’s Guide to Etiquette"（Part 2）does not demand any specifically prepared knowledge. It is a cross-cultural career development course for everyone interested.
The Teaching Team
Yuanyuan Li is an Associate Professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She obtained her master's degree from the University of Trier (in Germany) of Business. She is a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) and a Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP) of American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. She was the winner of the Gold Coach Award of China College Students’ ‘Internet Plus’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Chao Zhang is an Associate Professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She obtained her master's degree of business administration from the East China University of Science and Technology. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) of American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, a Board Certified Coach for career, and a lecturer of career training for College Students.
Qian Tong is a Lecturer at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She is a PhD candidate in management at National Institute of Development Administration (in Thailand). She has the qualification of exhibition planning and marketing planning. She has been teaching the course “Business Etiquette” and conducting researches on business etiquette for more than 7 years.
Xinyuan Zhang is a Lecturer at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She is a PhD candidate in management at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics. She is a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT), a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) of American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, a Certified Analyst of Smith Travel Research Center.
Xin Liu is a Lecturer at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She obtained the master's degree in Psychology of Ideological and Political Education from the Kunming University of Science and Technology. She is a national second-level psychological consultant, a Board Certified Coach for career (BCC), a career planner.
The Assistant Team
Yocy is a Counselor at Kunming University of Science and Technology.
Yocy = a little bit Python + a little bit cello + a little bit baking + a little bit humorous + a little bit cat.
Qianyuan Su is a Teaching Assistant at Kunming University of Science and Technology. She obtained her master's degree in Consumer Behaviour from the Ewha Womans University (in Korean) .