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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 in real life situations in Chinese with fundamental Chinese knowledge after the training.

Program Description
In a view of the length of the program, classes will be focused on oral Chinese. The comprehensive training is to provide participants with systematic Chinese knowledge; while the Real Life Instruction will enhance your Chinese application ability greatly. Extra Curriculum Activities are to enhance participants' China experience. Certificate and transcripts available.

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.

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

Program Name

Program
Code

Program Dates

Application Deadline

Payment Deadline

Mandarin
Short-term
Shanghai
Combination
Program

ZWSHFDU
4W:Jan

05 Jan -
01 Feb

15 Dec 30 Dec
ZWSHFDU
4W:Feb
12 Feb
08 Mar
Extended
01 Jan 15 Jan

Features
The Mandarin Immersion Program consists of three parts: Class Training, the 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 participants. Instructions occur in real life settings with one subject in each section. Subjects include eating, transportation, theatre, shopping, job-hunting, seeing a doctor etc.

  • Total immersion in Chinese environment
  • Comprehensive language training
  • Beginner to advanced level
  • 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
Study-Travel
Shanghai
Combination
Program
8am - 11:35am Mon - Fri
Chinese class
2pm – 3:30pm
Every two weeks
Electives

17.5 hrs/week
Excluding electives and other activities

 

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.
Advanced Class Main Courses
Advanced Chinese, Advanced Chinese Extensive Reading, Advanced Spoken Chinese, Chinese Literature, Applied Chinese Writing, An Introduction to Chinese Culture.

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

Electives and Activities
Electives:
Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Lecture on Chinese knot, Lecture on Taiji boxing
Activities: visit to Yuyuan (Yu Garden), acrobatics show, Shanghai museum, Shanghai museum of Chinese medicine.

Focuses and Objectives

Level

Focuses

Objectives

Beginner

 

  • 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 words and sentence recognition

Intermediate

 

  • 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

 

  • 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 10 levels so that you will be placed in the right level that suits you the most. An overall placement test including reading, writing, speaking and listening is carried out at the beginning of the program.

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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