Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Chinese language courses are taught in Chinese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with a
- Shanghai, China
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Our school is located in the heart of city. We provide high quality Chinese courses and a professional friendly learning environment. We organize accommodations for our international students and we arrange many culture activities and excursions to ensure that our students can enjoy not only the Chinese language course, but also the vibrant city of Shanghai.
Our teachers are all university educated and we offer a cultural activity program each week but remains optional.
Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Chinese language courses are taught in Chinese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with any situation they are likely to encounter.
Intensive Program: 6 group lessons daily (30 lessons per week) or Combined Program: 20 group lessons weekly PLUS 5 private lessons weekly (25 lessons per week) All programs also include: * Use of teaching materials and instructional documents * Letter of acceptance for visa application * Maximum class size: 12 students * Accommodation with a host family or in an apartment * Free internet access * Placement test on the first morning at beginning of course. * Optional cultural and social activities, weekend trips * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
- Setting Description:
- Shanghai is probably the most evocative city for an outsider in the whole of China. Beijing may be more purely, mysteriously Chinese but only Shanghai offers such a heady brew of half-digested images and preconceptions. For the second city of the world's oldest surviving ancient civilization, Shanghai is surprisingly new. Literally 'On the Sea', Shanghai is a port city on the Huangpu River, where the Yangzi River empties into the East China Sea. The area was marshland until the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1126), when refugees from Mongol and other northern nomad invasions settled the area. By 1291, Shanghai had become a county capital. The growing city got its wall in 1553 (prophetically, against Japanese pirates) and a customs house in 1685. Shanghai was only thrust into the spotlight in June 1842, when a British seaborne force captured it during the First Opium War. One of five cities pried open to Western colonial trade by the Treaty of Nanjing, Shanghai gained foreign districts control
- 2 Weeks Standard Course: $440 USD 2 Weeks Intensive Course: $720 USD
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