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Mandarin Immersion Summer Program
 

Program Description
Study Chinese and experience unique Chinese culture during Summer holiday. Learn Chinese and practice Chinese during trips and excursions organized. Transcripts and certificate available. A wide range of activities including weekend trips, cultural workshops and social activities will be organized, which provide perfect opportunities to enhance the Chinese language skills.

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

Program
Name

Duration

Program
Code

Program
Dates

Application Deadline

Enrolment Deadline

Mandarin Summer
Beijing
Program

4 weeks

ZWBJBL
4W: Jun

24 Jun -
21 Jul

25 Apr

25 May

9 weeks

ZWBJBL
9W: Jun

24 Jun -
25 Aug
(free time between
22 Jul - 28 Jul)

25 Apr

25 May

6weeks

ZWBJBL
6W: Jul

15 Jul -
25 Aug

09 May

09 Jun

5 weeks

ZWBJBL
5W: Jul

22 Jul -
25 Aug

16 May

16 Jun

4 weeks

ZWBJBL
4W: Jul

29 Jul -
25 Aug

23 May

23 Jun

4 weeks
Intensive

ZWBJBL
4WI: Jul

29 Jul -
25 Aug

23 May

23 Jun

4 weeks

ZWBJBL
4W: Aug

04 Aug-
31 Aug

03 Jun

03 Jul

4 weeks Intensive

ZWBJBL
4WI: Aug

04 Aug-
31 Aug

03 Jun

03 Jul

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 to 8 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 at the university.

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
Summer
Beijing
Program

8am - 12am
Chinese class

2pm - 4pm
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, 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

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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