BCT Exam Preparation

Excel in the Business Chinese Test (BCT) exams with the support and guidance of our experienced Mandarin teachers, committed to your success.

Agape School of Education offers intensive classes designed to prepare students for the Business Chinese Test (BCT). The BCT is a test designed to access the Mandarin proficiency of non-native learners in business and common working environments. Through this course, students will be familiarised with all the components of the test, learn the most effective techniques to tackle test questions and try out practice papers for the BCT.

This course is designed to help participants widen their Business Mandarin vocabulary and to help them to understand the Chinese business and social etiquette. It will introduce them to and give them practice in important structures in Business Mandarin. Upon completion of the course, participants will be significantly more effective and confident in communicating in the Chinese business environment.

Classes are kept small deliberately, in order to ensure maximum student­-teacher interaction and to maintain a comfortable teaching environment.

The BCT (A) class focuses on basic listening, grammar and reading comprehension components. Whereas, the BCT (B) focuses on specific scenarios and situations of high complexity.

The requirements for the test are as follows:

BCT (A)

Component of Test Learning Objectives
Listening

- Able to understand simple articles.

- Able to understand basic introductions and descriptions of others that are likely to occur in a business environment.

- Able to understand basic expressions that are common in the business environment and everyday life.

- Able to understand introductions and descriptions of things that are common in a business environment.

- Able to understand notices and travel arrangements.

Reading

- Able to read words by using the pinyin notation, basic Mandarin characters and phrases.

- Able to read short passages that are common to everyday life and a working environment, understands overarching ideas and pinpoints basic information.

- Able to identify specific information if the topic is familiar to the reader.

Writing

- Able to write basic Mandarin characters from memory.

- Able to fill out simple forms.

BCT (B)

Component of Test Learning Objectives
Listening

- Able to understand introductions that are common in a business setting and everyday life.

- Able to understand basic instructions that are common in a business setting and everyday life.

- Able to understand notices and schedules.

- Able to understand familiar media topics.

- Able to understand discussions with a specific focus.

- Able to understand meetings in Mandarin.

- Able to understand debates and discussions on events or objects.

Reading

- Able to read signs that are common in a business setting and everyday life.

- Able to understand the main points and grasp important details of written material of a certain length and complexity.

- Able to read written material of a certain length and understand the structure of the text.

- Able to read and understand the main points of a wide variety of materials.

Writing

-    Able to write about their everyday lives, work and current affairs.

-     Able to give explanations on set topics, give accurate accounts of events and express their own viewpoints in an essay.