What is BCT?
The Business Chinese Test assesses the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to use the Chinese language in business or work environments. The assessment evaluates the completion of certain language tasks.
It is intended to serve as a reference for companies to select and recruit employees, for schools and training institutions to organize educational activities and for students to evaluate themselves.
The internationally recognized BCT courses will help expand one’s professional career options. Furthermore, after successfully completing the courses, participants will be able to communicate more effectively with Chinese business partners and prepare for the official BCT exams.
Unlike our HSK courses, BCT focuses completely on the Chinese language in business-related contexts.
When a BCT course is completed, the participant receives a certificate of participation. The BCT certificates can be used to demonstrate your Chinese skills.
After successful completion of the BCT course semi-advanced level (book 3), participants are ready to take the BCT (A) exam. The exam is not included in the course, separate registration is required.
Our online BCT courses focus on Chinese communication competencies for non-native speakers. In addition to daily social interactions, the course focuses on the application of the Chinese language in a variety of business and career-related situations.
The course is practically structured and emphasizes listening and speaking skills over reading and writing skills.
The course is intended for people with a busy schedule who operate in an international (business) environment that is related to China but may find it difficult to participate in standard classroom-based education.
The BCT courses use three textbooks. Each book consists of 20 units consisting of learning content presented using a modern design. Each unit consists of 3 short dialogues, new vocabulary, a short reading passage, and exercises. At the end of the course, a representative test is offered for evaluation.
The course consists of 20 online lessons of 90 minutes. The course content of the book is worked through step by step on the basis of explanations from the teacher and accompanying presentations. Participants are challenged to immediately apply the learned content.
The first sessions of the BCT Beginners 1 course will consist of a general introduction to the Chinese language and various exercises to familiarize yourself with the pronunciation of Chinese. At the higher levels, the classes will consist of one unit per week.
The following courses are currently offered:
- BCT Beginners 1: starting at zero level (book 1);
- BCT Beginners 2: working to semi-advanced level (book 2);
- BCT Semi-advanced (book 3);
You can register for each course separately.
The characteristics of our BCT course:
- Emphasis on listening and speaking skills;
- Authentic application of the language;
- Richness and diversity of content;
- Stimulates language use by means of context-oriented exercises;
- Thematic teaching materials;
- An online platform where teaching materials are shared;
- Classes are taught online;
10 lessons of 90 minutes each. (Note: there are no lessons offered during school holidays)