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Business Mandarin for Legal Professionals

Part of the China Ready Suite - Participants of the Business Mandarin for Legal Professionals course will learn the formal and informal Chinese communication styles for different occasions relating to the legal environment. Strategies and psychological tactics in negotiation to elicit favourable response or outcome are also included. The approaches to address communication barriers and response to queries or questions in a negotiation are also essential skills covered in the course. 


Course Content:

  • Chinese Business Etiquette
    • Introducing self and partners
    • Greetings, salutation and small talk
  • Services Presentation
    • Marketing language
    • Approach to presenting firm’s services
  • Numerical Expressions
    • Numerical convention
    • Units of measurement
  • Negotiating with the Chinese
    • Characteristics and principles in negotiation
    • Techniques in negotiation
  • Legal practice terminologies
    • Prevalent terminologies
    • Representation of terminologies
  • Overview of the China Legal System
    • Characteristics
    • Framework
  • Contract Category in Mandarin
    • Contractual law outline
    • Interpretation


Lessons are conducted in a structured yet pragmatic manner as lectures are blended with group discussions, role-plays and individual assessments. The group discussions give participants the opportunties to share their experience while role-playing helps the practice and application of concepts and approaches learned through the course. 

Learning Outcomes:

Develop the skill to effectively communicate and engage their counterparts with understanding and knowledge on legal business etiquette, numerical expressions in a legal context, legal and contractual information, communications technology systems relating to the Chinese legal system which the BMLP course focuses on.

Target Participants: Legal Professionals, Contract Managers, Legal Executives
Medium of Instruction: 
Min. Chinese Proficiency of Applicant: C6 Pass for GCE ‘O’ Level

Course Details:

Upcoming Classes: 
20 Feb - 23 Apr 2020
Thursday 7.00pm- 10.00pm

City Campus (Peninsula Plaza)


Next Classes: 
22 Apr - 24 Jun 2020
Wednesday 7.00pm- 10.00pm

City Campus (Peninsula Plaza)

Total Training Hours:
30 hours (3 hours x 10 weeks)
Registration Closing Date: 7 days before course commencement

Course Fees:

  Singapore Citizens 
(21-39 yrs old) &
Permanent Residents
(21 & above)
SG Citizens ≥ 40yrs
Workfare Training Support (95% subsidy - Up to $53/hr)
Full Course Fees
(incl. 7% GST)
$856.00 $856.00 $856.00
 Training Grant $400.00 $720.00 $760.00
Amount Payable
(incl. 7% GST)
$456.00 $136.00 $96.00
Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and any other additional fees that may be stipulated

Further offset your course fees by using your SkillsFuture Credits!


Assessment & Certification: 

Participants who achieve 75% attendance and pass the end-of-course assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency.

Download the Enrolment Form here


Contact Us:

Tel: 6505 3850
Contact Person: Jessie Lee

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