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Mandarin Immersion Short-term Program
 

Mission
The Mandarin Immersion Program aims to be the most effective way to learn Chinese. Our mission is to enable program participants to be able to conduct simple dialogues s in Chinese with locals after the training.

Program Dates
Programs below are offered to learners of all level from total beginner to advanced level.

Duration

Program
Code

Program
Dates

Application
Deadline

Enrolment
Deadline

4 weeks

ZWBJBL
4W: Feb

20 Feb –
19 Mar

31 Dec

15 Jan

12 weeks

ZWBJBL
12W: Apr

26 Mar –
18 Jun

15 Feb

26 Feb

12 weeks
Intensive

ZWBJBL
12W: Apr

26 Mar –
18 Jun

15 Feb

26 Feb

12 weeks

ZWBJBL
12W: Sep

17 Sep -
09 Dec

07 Jul

07 Aug

12 weeks
Intensive

ZWBJBL
12W: Sep

17 Sep -
09 Dec

07 Jul

07 Aug

5 weeks

ZWBJBL
5W: Dec

17 Dec -
20 Jan (10)

04 Oct

04 Nov

Features
The Mandarin Immersion Program consists of three parts: Class Training, Real Life Instruction and Extra Curriculum Activities. The Class Training integrates all different skills of the language: phonetics, speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary. The Real Life Instruction is held every two weeks exclusively to our participants. Instructions occur in real life environment with one subject in each section. Subjects include eating, transportation, theatre, shopping, job-hunting, seeing a doctor etc. Extra Curriculum Activities includes cultural workshops, weekend sightseeing, electives and social activities.

The program allows you to immerse yourself in real life experiences that require you to utilize and develop your Mandarin communication skills through authentic daily practice and activities.

  • Total immersion in Chinese environment
  • Comprehensive language training
  • Program length of 4, 5 or 12 weeks
  • Beginner to advanced level available
  • Free Real Life Instruction

Curriculum
Classes are divided into 3 basic levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. A placement test will be conducted after enrolment.

Curriculum are designed to meet the needs of each proficiency level and the program length to ensure you progress rapidly and able to communicate in Chinese in a more effective and efficient manner.

Program
Name

Morning

Afternoon

Total hours/week

Mandarin
Short-term
Beijing
Program

8am -12am
Chinese class

2pm - 4pm
Chinese class
Intensive

20hrs/week
30hrs/week
Intensive

Beginner Class Main Courses
Introductory Chinese, oral Chinese, listening comprehension and introductory Chinese reading
Intermediate Class Main Courses
Intermediate Intensive Chinese, Chinese Reading, Chinese Pronunciation, Fundamental Writing, Intermediate Chinese Listening Comprehension, General Contemporary Chinese Grammar
Advanced Class Main Courses
Advanced Chinese, Audio-visual Chinese and Chinese Speaking, Advanced Chinese Extensive Reading, Advanced Spoken Chinese, Applied Writing, An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Modern Chinese Grammar, Business Chinese, Chinese Movies
Electives
Chinese painting, Calligraphy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiji, Chinese Song Singing, Businesses Chinese etc.

  • All the classes integrate all the different skills of the language: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, phonetics and vocabulary.
  • All levels offered: Beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • Practical, concise and up-to-date materials are used
Focuses and objectives

Level

Focuses

Objectives
6-week sample

Beginner

(+ and -)

  • Solid foundation of Phonetic knowledge
  • Chinese character structure
  • Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Simple sentences and daily conversations
  • Greetings/ introductions, money/numbers and dates
  • Social introductions, discussing weather, asking directions
  • Chinese culture
  • Able to travel in China comfortably
  • Order food, shopping and bargaining
  • Simple dialogue with locals
  • Simple words and sentence recognition

 

Intermediate

(+ and -)

  • Vocabulary building and sentence structure in expressing opinions, likes and dislikes and feelings
  • Discussions and descriptions: hobbies, interests, job, family, hometown
  • Comprehensive reading: newspaper and other materials
  • Culture understanding
  • Composition
  • Able to communicate and interact in Chinese with locals
  • Able to express himself and opinions
  • Able to talk about daily activities & feelings

 

Advanced

(+ and -)

  • Enhancing students’ overall Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • helping students contact to and understanding further and wider of Chinese culture and society.
  • Able to work in a Chinese language environment
  • Able to live by & take care of himself in a Chinese environment

 

Placement Test
Classes are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced. An overall placement test including reading, writing, speaking and listening is carried out at the beginning of the program in order to place you in the most suitable environment. Beginners don’t need to take the test.
All levels offered:

Beginner

plus(+) and minors (-)

Intermediate

plus(+) and minors (-)

Advanced

plus(+) and minors (-)

Airport Transfer
With flight details, we can provide free airport arrival-pick-up service to program participant.

Accommodation
Accommodation is optional at extra cost.

Standard campus dorms for single and double occupation are available on first come first served basis. All rooms are fully furnished with airconditioner, TV, telephone, bed, desk, book shelf and private bathroom with 24 hours hot water. Public kitchen and washing machine are provided at each level.

Accommodation checks in one day before program start-date, checks out the next day to program finish-date.

How to Apply
To apply, you need to meet requirements below:
1. Above 18 years old
2. Be a high school graduate
3. Be in good health

For more information on How to Apply, please click here.
For Application Form, please click here.

 
 
 
 
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