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Mandarin Immersion Summer Program (4 or 8 weeks)

 

Program Description
Study Chinese and experience the unique Chinese culture during Summer holiday. Learn Chinese and practice the language on a daily basis in authentic real life environment. Plus the Real Life Instruction held once a week that is specially designed to enhance your spoken language ability. Transcripts and certificate available. Electives include Chinese painting, Taiji Boxing, Chinese Knot and calligraphy.

Different mandarin level classes are available, from beginner, the intermediate to the advanced.

By placement tests, participants are distributed to classes matched.

Program Dates
There are 2 stand alone terms freely to join in, each for 4 weeks.

Also, they can be applied together as an 8 weeks summer course.

Program Name

Program Code

Program Dates

Application Deadline

Payment Deadline

Mandarin Immersion
Summer Program in
Shanghai
ZWSHFDU
4W:Jul

12 Jul -
06 Aug

15 May 20 May
ZWSHFDU
4W:Aug
07 Aug -
31 Aug
5 Jun 10 Jun
ZWSHFDU 8W:Jul 12 Jul -
31 Aug
5 Jun 10 Jun

* Classes will be offered on some of the weekends to make sure a full 4-week school days.
* The 8-week course is combined with 2 of 4-week courses. There is a one-day break between the 2 sessions.

Program Highlights
Real Life Instruction
Four electives on Chinese Culture
Huangpu River Night Cruise
Acrobatics Show
Hangzhou Weekend (extra pay)
Ancient Town of Zhouzhuang (extra pay)

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. 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. Extra

  • Total immersion in Chinese environment
  • Comprehensive language training
  • Beginner to advanced level
  • Free Real Life Instruction
  • Extra curriculum activates – weekend sightseeing and electives

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
Summer
Shanghai
Program
8:00 - 11:35

Chinese class
14:00 – 15:30
afternoon Chinese class or 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: Huangpu River Night Cruise, 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 16 years old
2. Be in good health

For 4-week program day to day schedule, please click here
For 8-week program day to day schedule, please click here
For more information on How to Apply, please click here.
For Application Form, please click here.

 
 
 
 
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