This course will enable the student to understand the purpose of negotiation as an integral part of international business transactions; recognize negotiation situations; comprehend styles and methods of negotiations for achieving positive outcomes in business; and learn methods and techniques for how to prepare, conduct and conclude successful negotiations. #TeachAcademicsInAsia

Requirements to teach at Sias International University:

Professional –

  • Minimum of Baccalaureate degree (Higher degrees preferred with additional compensation in salary)
  • 2 years of teaching experience or completion of 120+ hour TEFL certificate. Contact Us for more information.
  • Desire to interact in a cross-cultural setting
  • Willingness to learn and develop teaching with excellence

Moral –

  • Ability to work with a myriad of people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Willingness to enter into a foreign country with patience and diligence


  • Airfare to China
  • Return Airfare (with completion of one-year contract)
  • Medical Care Allowance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Private Apartment (see pictures)
  • Internet and Utilities Paid
  • Free Weekend Trips (see examples)
  • Paid Winter Holiday
  • Free Chinese Lessons
  • Faculty Cafeteria with International Food is now not a required benefit (see pictures)
  • Salaries start from 7,500-12,000 RMB ($1150-1875 USD) a month depending on the degree attained. Every year teachers get a raise and signing a 3-year contract after the first semester gives teachers a 16.7% raise. Learn more at How Much Money I Could Save Page.

The goal of this course is for students to be able to interact more effectively with people from different cultures. Students will be better able to make friends with foreign visitors, to travel overseas, or to work for international business. The focus will be on the differences between eastern and western cultures, especially between China and America.

General Curriculum Objectives:  The student will…

a.  understand the many ways that culture shapes the communication process: language and paralanguage, behavioral norms, relationships, values, and worldview.

b.  understand the shared meaning approach to communication. 

c.  understand the value of empathy in understanding those from different cultures.

d.  understand the process of learning and adapting to a different culture.

Specific Objectives:  The student will be able to…  

a.  view themselves as a cultural person.

b.  develop empathy for people who differ.

c.  improve their interpersonal communication skills, especially with those from 

    different backgrounds.

d.  adapt to foreign contexts.

e. explain one aspect of Chinese culture to a foreigner through a written and ppt presentation.


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