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Chapter 1 - Business Social

Conversations Goals

  • Demonstrate Excitement and/or Empathy
  • Make Social Business Plans
  • Talk Socially About Business Topics

Grammar Goals

  • Learn New Measure Words
  • Practice Direction Verbs
  • Use 再 to Introduce Subsequent Actions or Events

Chapter 2 - Greetings / Introductions

Conversations Goals

  • Discuss Business Goals and Plans
  • Learn New Business Terminology
  • Learn Some New Business Idioms

Grammar Goals

  • Indicate the Earliness of an Action With 就
  • Learn the Difference Between 谈 and 说话 for "To Talk"
  • Practice the Present Progressive Tense With 在
  • Understand the Difference Between the Conjunctions 和 and 并

Chapter 3 - Meetings / Conference Calls

Conversations Goals

  • Learn New Business Idioms
  • Review Departmental Updates
  • Use Conference Call & Technical Terminology

Grammar Goals

  • Connect Modifiers With Their Nouns Using 的
  • Practice Verb Reduplication
  • Reinforce the 把 + Object + Verb Structure

Chapter 4 - Presentations

Conversations Goals

  • Give Instructions About Asking Questions
  • Introduce and Outline Your Presentation
  • Learn New Business Idioms / Terminology
  • Properly Conclude a Presentation
  • Welcome Your Audience

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Conditional Form of 想
  • Practice Verb Reduplication
  • Use 在 as a Preposition of Time

Chapter 5 - Negotiations

Conversations Goals

  • Learn Some New Negotiations Idioms
  • Negotiate Contract Details
  • Object and/or Accept an Offer

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Formal Form of "To Be; Am; Are; Is"
  • Learn the Formal Interrogative 能否
  • Learn the 所......的 Structure
  • Practice the 把 + Object + Verb Structure
  • Practice Verb Reduplication

Feng Shui

Chapter 1 - Feng Shui

Conversations Goals

  • Discuss Features of Houses
  • Talk About Some Basic Ideas of Feng Shui

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions
  • Learn the Measure Words 栋 and 条
  • Use 又……又…… (Both... and...)

Zodiac Signs

Chapter 1 - Chinese Zodiac Signs

Conversations Goals

  • Ask When Someone Was Born
  • Express Opinion and Belief
  • Inquire About Someone's Well-being
  • Say When You Were Born
  • Talk About Chinese Zodiac Signs

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the 是……的 Structure
  • Form Possessive Structures
  • Learn About Measure Words
  • Use the Negation Word 不