China Foundation Course

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Course Description

100 % Online / Self-Directed / Quizzes & Feedback / Course Certificate / 4 Hours

To understand China and interact effectively with Chinese people it’s vital to have some basic knowledge without any media or political bias.

Key Concepts Covered Include

  • Understanding China Today
  • Understanding Chinese Mindset
  • Cross Cultural Factors
  • Historical Factors

Participants will

Understand the fundamental forces driving China’s markets, economy and political system.

Be aware of the influences on Chinese people, consumers, investors and policy makers.

Know the significant historical events affecting China’s international relations and the Chinese mindset.

Appreciate the cultural norms influencing Chinese society.

What’s included

Access to all course materials and quizzes for one year. Automatic assessments and grading. Course certificate on successful completion.

Subject Matter

The subject matter included in this course is the one-day of Foundation modules from our five-day, face-to-face China Business Training course which has been delivered to 1,709 people from 845 organisations.

How is the subject matter presented

The course is split into lessons and each lesson has a number of topics. The subject matter for each topic is presented in a 5-9 minute professionally produced video.

Lesson and Topic List

Scroll to bottom of page for details of the 3 lessons and 10 topics in this course.

Assessment, Quizzes, Grading

Learning is assessed, enhanced and graded by interactive quizzes that re-enforce key-points.

There is a quiz for each topic (5 questions) and there is a final course completion quiz (20 questions). The passing grade is 80%, each question includes a hint and a feedback mechanism is provided for any incorrect answers. You can retake the quiz as many times as needed.


A course certificate is provided as a printable pdf on successful completion of the course.


Typical time to complete this course is 4 hours. On average participants take between 10-20 minutes to complete each topic including the quiz, depending on if they choose to take notes or view the subject matter more than once.


Self-Paced. Topics are information rich and it is recommended that you split your learning into session lengths that are comfortable for you. As an example if you complete two topics a day, you’ll complete the course in 5 days. Your progress is automatically saved at the end of each session.

Course Progression

Your course progress is automatically displayed with a progress bar and the course navigation side-bar displays all lessons, topics & quizzes with each changing colour as they are completed.

We recommend taking the course in a linear fashion, but you can choose to complete or revisit any lesson, topic or quiz at any time, with the exception of the final quiz, which can only be taken after all lessons, topics and previous quizzes are completed.

Who is it for

This course is suitable for anyone at all levels.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-course entry requirements.


This course is delivered in English.

Device & Internet Requirements

To complete this course you will need access to either a laptop, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone and a reliable broadband internet connection able to support online streaming of videos.


  1. Register online with your name & email address
  2. Pay online by Credit Card or PayPal
  3. Start taking your course immediately


Amy Adams has over 25 years experience providing China training for organisations ranging from small businesses to multi-national companies, trade organisations, local and central government.

After studying Chinese language and literature at Smith College and Nanjing University, Amy began her career training Chinese executives at CNOOC, a Chinese state owned company, before going on to co-found Occam Consulting, the owner of ChinaTasks, in 2006.

Amy has delivered and facilitated China training to over 5,000 people, in 800+ organisations from over 30 countries.