This unit will develop the student’s Mandarin communication skills to interact in a positive and courteous way with Chinese visitors. Participate in routine communications and provide simple directions and instructions in Mandarin including the use and understanding of key words, phrases, sentences and vocabulary specific to communicating about number, time, place, distance, quantity and currency. It covers speaking and listening skills required to conduct routine tasks and provide simple factual information and instructions.
The unit will also teach students about Chinese cultural values and social norms such as body language; forms of address; and taboo topics.
This unit is an elective in the Certificate III Travel and Tourism programs. In a tourism context Mandarin speakers are in demand in a number of roles such as tourism guiding, tourism operations, tourism sales and marketing Course details