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We believe in practical language learning which is why our curriculum consists of 50% in-class instruction + 50% trips & activities Our Curriculum We believe that the best way to learn Chinese is through full language immersion. All enrolled students mu
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our college and high school summer abroad programs consist of 50% in-class instruction and 50% trips & activities. By blending academics with experiential learning, our intensive curriculum truly embodies learning without borders. We also accommodate to the different learning levels of our students by providing programs for new learners (students with no prior exposure to Mandarin Chinese) and experienced learners (students who possess an intermediate level of written and oral Chinese). The new learners will go from writing their first Chinese characters to comfortably engaging in conversations with native Chinese speakers (in just 2 weeks!). Some English will be used in the first three days of the program to ease students into the Language Pledge. The experienced learners will be challenged to use Chinese to delve deeper and engage in discussions on historical, political, and social implications of Chinese culture. Also, this program is open to worldwide applicants as the entire program will be conducted in Chinese only. Our adventure-filled trips not only facilitate practical language learning, but they also allow students to unfold and discover the exciting city of Beijing. Trips include an overnight trip to the Great Wall, 798 Art District, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, and old Beijing hutong homes. Our Cultural Activities Classes will give students the unique opportunity to explore language learning through doing. Examples of activities include: Chinese martial arts, cooking, Chinese traditional massage and calligraphy. Our modern housing facilities are secure and safe. They are conveniently located near the classrooms, and most students will share double rooms. Our onsite resident director will live in the same building as the students and will be accessible 24/7. Our Trips and Activities are designed with safety as our number one priority and will be conducted by our bilingual staff. All students will be provided with Beijing cell phones that have staff and emergency contact numbers programmed in the phone. We invite you to join us and to experience our unique “Moving Classroom” as we travel to some of the best sites in Beijing, China!

We believe in practical language learning which is why our curriculum consists of 50% in-class instruction + 50% trips & activities Our Curriculum We believe that the best way to learn Chinese is through full language immersion. All enrolled students must sign the Language Pledge that says that they will not speak any language other than Chinese for the duration of the program. Our curriculum was built by a team of Tsinghua University professors and is designed to take full advantage of the Language Pledge for both New Learners and Experienced Learners. (Note: The Language Pledge for New Learners has a grace period for the first three days of the program.) Trips Our adventure filled trips not only facilitate practical language learning, but also allow students to unfold and discover the exciting city of Beijing. These seven trips will leave students with a meaningful expression of Beijing. Students will experience the following planned trips: Overnight at the Great Wall- Students will spend the night in suitable accommodations. On this overnight trip students will hike the great wall and enjoy activities in the surrounding area. These activities may include: horseback riding, slow toboggan down the great wall, exploring villages near the great wall, orchard walks and much more. 798 Art District- Students will have a chance to see some of the most captivating art modern China has to offer as well as interact with resident artists. Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Wangfujing- This trip is dedicated to exploring famous sites and areas located in the center of town. Students will visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and explore the famous Wangfujing area. Later in the evening students will enjoy a traditional Peking duck dinner. Shopping- Students will have a choice to pick from: Zhongguancun, the capital of electronic goods, The Silk market, that has everything from socks to tailors, or the Zoo market, which houses enormous amounts of clothes and shoes. Traditional Chinese Courtyard Houses and Hutongs- Students will discover the old city, by exploring these traditional Chinese houses. Students will interact with local hutong residents, make dumplings, ride in a rickshaw and explore the Hou Hai park area. Lama Temple, White Cloud Taoist Temple and Ox Street Mosque- Students will choose from three different religious sites to explore religion in China. Cultural Activities Classes These classes will give students the unique opportunity to explore language learning through doing. These classes will also be conducted with Chinese speaking staff. Cooking: This fun and interactive class with introduce students to the art of Chinese cooking. Students will shop for the ingredients needed to make authentic favorites like Kung Pao Chicken and stir-fried noodles. Chinese Martial Arts: Spring into action and discover the exciting world of martial arts. Students will explore Chinese Martial Arts as an art form, method of survival, and as a sport. Massage: After a long morning of studying students will enjoy learning Traditional Chinese Massages. This clothed massage will give students the opportunity to learn techniques involved in TCM massage in Chinese. Calligraphy: Students will enjoy trying their hand at putting ink to paper in order to explore calligraphy.

? Program Dates: New Learners Option 1: June 20 - July 3 (application deadline: April 1) Option 2: July 8 - July 21 (application deadline: June 15) Experienced Learners: Option 1: July 8 - July 21 (application deadline: April 19) Option 2: August 12 - August 25 (application deadline: July 1) TUITION FOR ALL PROGRAM IS USD $3025. A deposit of $400 is due five business days after acceptance to the program. What’s included in tuition? · Class fees and materials · Comprehensive Medical Insurance · Housing in modern facilities · 2 meals per day · Transportation to and from activities · Airport pick up and drop off · Pre-departure Materials · Guidance for applying for a visa · Related fees for all trips · Cell phone and Transportation card · 24 hour emergency and non emergency service · Moving Mandarin: Discover Beijing T-shirt What's NOT included? - airfare to and from Beijing Capital International Airport - visa fees - passport fees - anything not mentioned above
Setting Description:
Our summer abroad programs will be held on the Capital Normal University campus.

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