Teaching Chinese Language and culture together


China Speaks is run by Vivian Xi-Smith – a specialist in business communications in China.

Originally from Beijing, Vivian spent years helping people learn to speak Chinese, both here and in New Zealand.

But with trade relations between China and Australia growing exponentially, she realised that busy CEOs and business owners were not getting what they needed from Chinese lessons alone.

“To succeed in the Chinese market, it is essential for CEOs and business owners to break through the barriers of language, culture and set way of thinking,” says Vivian.
So in 2007, she set up China Speaks – a company dedicated to teaching corporate Chinese language and cross-culture courses together.

Vivian XiSpecialties: 

  • Experiential method of training in the Chinese language with a business focus.
  • Chinese business communications & etiquettes
  • Culture introductory training
  • Supporting stronger business relationships between Australian and Chinese company, divisional and partner teams.
  • Mentoring & coach C level Executives on China Business.

Vivian is originally from Beijing and grew up in an entrepreneurial family. Having spent years helping people learn to speak Chinese, both in Australia and in New Zealand. She has found that her value add is serving the growing trade partnership between Australia and China. She realised that busy CEOs, business owners and company employees were not getting what they needed from Chinese lessons alone.

”To succeed in the Chinese market, it is essential for CEOs and business owners to remove the barriers of language, culture and parochial paradigms. There is a lot to consider when it comes to successful communication for doing business with China. My clients and I know this !” 

Currently, She is working with a variety of small to medium sized Australian companies. She provides them with tailored, business specific training programs of their needs with the appropriate balanced of language skills and culture/communication skills. 

“It is fulfilling and rewarding to be a valued resource to Australian professionals who are building better business relationship with China, its people and culture.”

 

Business communications clients, past and present

Chinese Speaks ’s clients include:

 

 

Corporate Group Training

 

 

Corporate Group training;

CEO mentoring & advisory 


 printsoft

Corporate Group Training

CEO mentoring & advisory 

Futuris

Corporate Group Training

MAB

Corporate Training

rea

Corporate Training

 

 Website translation

 Knight Frank

Corporate Training

 

balmain

Corporate Training

dell

Corporate Group Training

Corporate Group Training

Corporate Training

CEO mentoring & advisory 

loscam

Corporate Group Training

hassell

Corporate Training

 Heavy Vehicles Australia

CEO mentoring & advisory 

aca
CEO mentoring & advisory cio

Corporate Training

toll

Corporate Training

diva

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pecialties: 
Experiential method of training in the Chinese language with a business focus.
Chinese business communications & etiquettes
Culture introductory training
Supporting stronger business relationships between Australian and Chinese company, divisional and partner teams.
Mentoring & coach C level Executives 
on China Business.