Ideal for: Advanced speakers in business programs. Close the Deal provides specialized business content, task-oriented activities, and an energetic corporate feel that enables higher-level learners to expand their Chinese language skills to the business arena. Written by a team of language instructors led by Harvard University Dr. Yu Feng, Close the Deal offers a cutting-edge language curriculum that closely approximates real-word commercial ventures. Students work through a series of hypothetical situations where they must create their own market surveys, business plans, resumes, proposals, contracts, and more.\r\nClose the Deal employs practical projects that require both conversational and written skills. Students have to draw upon all their language and business resources to complete assignments that include everything from role plays, fast oral translation exercises, and routine correspondence to Internet research and full-scale proposals. Also included are extensive vocabulary lists, including idiomatic phrases that are a key component of professional fluency. Simplified Chinese characters.