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Business Mandarin for Legal Professionals

Part of the China Ready Suite - Legal practitioners in Singapore are having more communication with clients and colleagues from China, which requires them to know about China legal knowledge and communicate professionally in Mandarin.

Module Content

Participants of this course will learn legal knowledge in China's context, including terminologies, translation, legal system, corporate law and contract types. In addition, participants will also learn skills of business etiquettes, formal and informal communication, presentation and negotiation to address communication barriers and elicit favourable response from their clients.

  • Business Etiquette
    • Introducing oneself and formal greetings
    • Designations and ranking in Chinese organizations
    • Meeting etiquette, formal and informal expressions
  • Numerical Expressions
  • Overview of the China Legal System
    • Features and Structure
    • China State Structures and Legislation
    • Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Legal Practice Terminologies
  • China Company Law
    • Types of Chinese Companies
    • Establishment and Dissolution of Companies
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Contract Law and Common Contracts
  • China’s Civil Code
  • Samples of Common Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Documents Writing Skills 


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 opportunities to share their experience while role-playing helps the practice and application of concepts and approaches learned through the course.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn basic China legal knowledge for professional communication in Mandarin and process legal documents in Chinese. Besides, they will also learn skills for effective communication with China clients, and introduction of legal products and services. By applying China legal business etiquette, participants will be able to talk and behave appropriately in presentation and negotiation.

Target Participants:

Professionals, Managers, Executives

Medium of Instruction:


Total Training Hours: 30 hours (3 hours x 10 weeks)

Min. Chinese Proficiency of Applicant:

C6 Pass for GCE ‘O’ Level

Able to comprehend and answer the assessment in Chinese according to the learning mode

In-classroom Training: writing - pen and paper

Synchronous e-learning: hanyu pinyin input method (汉语拼音输入法) using one’s personal computer (PC) web-browser

Assessment and Certification

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

Course Schedule

Date, Time:

30 Jul 2024 to 01 Oct 2024, 7pm - 10pm

Mode of Delivery:

Delivered via Synchronous E-Learning

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Date, Time:

24 Sep 2024 to 26 Nov 2024, 7pm - 10pm

Mode of Delivery:

Delivered via Synchronous E-Learning

Online Registration:

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

Course Fees

Category Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents Employer-sponsored and Self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored Local Employees (i.e Singapore Citizen & Permanent Residents)
Funding Source SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Course Fees $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
SkillsFuture Funding $400.00 $560.00 $560.00
Total Nett Fee $400.00 $240.00 $240.00
GST (9%) $72.00 $72.00 $72.00
Total Fee Payable to SCCIOB $472.00 $312.00 $312.00

Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and/or any other additional fees that may be stipulated.

Course fees can be offset by using your SkillsFuture Credit!

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  In-Classroom Training Synchronous e-learning
TGS Code - TGS-2024044556
Course Support Period - 22 Apr 2024 to 21 Apr 2026

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