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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 focus on oral Chinese. The comprehensive training is to provide participants with systematic Chinese knowledge. Allied Gateway Real Life Instruction intends to foster your Chinese application competence. Extra curriculum & activities are offered to enhance participants' China experience greatly.

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.

Features
The Mandarin Immersion Program consists of two parts: the Class Training and the Real Life Instruction. 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 weks exclusively to our 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
  • All levels offered: beginner to advanced level
  • Program lengths ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Real Life Instruction
Curriculum
Classes are divided into 3 basic levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. A placement test will be conducted after enrolment.

Curriculums 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.

Duration

Morning

Afternoon

Total hours/week

4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks

8am -12pm
Chinese class


Electives

20 hrs/week
excluding electives

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, China Today
Advanced Class Main Courses
Advanced Chinese, Audio-visual Chinese and Chinese Speaking, Advanced Chinese Extensive Reading, Advanced Spoken Chinese, Reading from Chinese Press, Survey of Literature, Applied Writing, An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Modern Chinese Vocabulary, Modern Chinese Grammar, Modern Chinese Phonetics, Business Chinese, Chinese Customs
Electives
Chinese History, Chinese Calligraphy, Traditional Chinese Painting, Taijiquan (shadow boxing) and Chinese Wushu

  • 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 weeks sample

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 beginner, intermediate and advanced 3 basic levels. 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.

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 ZWSHSISU
4W:Feb
28 Feb - 27 Mar 15 Dec 15 Jan
6 weeks ZWSHSISU
6W:Feb
28 Feb -
10 Apr
15 Dec 15 Jan
8 weeks ZWSHSISU
8W:Feb
28 Feb -
24 Apr
15 Dec 15 Jan
12 weeks ZWSHSISU
12W:Feb
28 Feb -
22 May
15 Dec 15 Jan
4 weeks ZWSHSISU
4W:Sep
01 Sep -
28 Sep
15 Jun 15 Jul
6 weeks ZWSHSISU
6W:Sep
01 Sep -
13 Oct
15 Jun 15 Jul
8 weeks ZWSHSISU
8W:Sep
02 Sep -
27 Oct
15 Jun 15 Jul
12 weeks ZWSHSISU
12W:Sep
02 Sep -
24 Nov
15 Jun 15 Jul

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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