Conversational Chinese Course in Guangzhou

Location: China: Guangzhou

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year, May Term

Dates: Course starts every Monday (except beginners)

2956 Florence Dr SW Grand Rapids, MI 49418-9736 United States


Since the establishing of Mandarin House, we only focus on teaching Chinese as a foreign language in China - you learning Chinese and getting to know Chinese culture at the same time in everyday and business life. Our greatest strength is focusing on the basics - teaching the Chinese language! All of our energy and attention we devote to you and your desire for learning our language and to get to know our country and culture.

School Building:
- Located in the iconic Victory Plaza
- Right in the middle of the new CBD
- Easily accessible by subway lines 1 and 3 Exit D
- Nearby attractions include the historic Shipai Village, Guangdong Museum, Central Library and Opera House
- Free Internet access
- Number of classrooms: 9


Structure and Requirements of Conversational Course:
Mandarin House "Star" Chinese Course will lead you to achieve rapid progress in your Chinese by focusing on practical language skills of speaking, listening and reading phonetics with special emphasis on conversation. Classes meet for four group lessons a day, which gives you spare time for self-study.

- The minimum age is 16 years old
- Starting dates: non-beginners can join on any Monday
- From Monday to
- 20 lessons per week
- 4 group lessons a day
- 50 minutes per lesson
- Maximum 10 students in a group class
- Learn conversational skills
- International student mix
- Duration: From 2 weeks to as many weeks as you would like

Study Abroad - Earn U.S. College Credits!
Students studying with Mandarin House can receive transferable credit from Brookhaven College, a fully accredited, comprehensive American community college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Brookhaven College offers MAP (Multinational Academic Program) participants one of several flat fees, determined by residency and number of courses (not credit hours) The current fees are USD 250 - USD 600 for 1-2 courses (up to 8 semester hours of credit) and USD 450 - USD 800 for 3-5 courses (up to 17 semester hours of credit) Please note that this is optional. Only students who want an academic transcript from Brookhaven College pay these additional fees directly to Brookhaven College.

First Year Courses:
- CHIN 1311 Beginning Chinese I (Requires 64 contact hours*) 3 semester hours of credit
- CHIN 1312 Beginning Chinese II (Requires 64 contact hours*) 3 semester hours of credit
- CHIN 1411 Beginning Chinese I (Requires 80 contact hours*) 4 semester hours of credit
- CHIN 1412 Beginning Chinese II (Requires 80 contact hours*) 4 semester hours of credit

Second Year Courses:
- CHIN 2311 Intermediate Chinese I (Requires 48 contact hours*) 3 semester hours of credit
- CHIN 2312 Intermediate Chinese II (Requires 48 contact hours*) 3 semester hours of credit

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School

  • Chinese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Chinese
  • English

Cost in US$:

Price from: USD 299 a week

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- The course
- All course materials
- Placement Test
- Certificate of attendance on completion of your course
- Wireless and broadband internet

Not included:
- Accommodation
- Airport/train transfers
- Social and Cultural Activities Fees

Social Activities in Guangzhou:
- Yuexiu Park
- Chen Family Ancestral Temple
- Climb the world highest TV Tower
- Pearl River Cruise

Cultural Workshops:
- Go wild with a Chinese brush
- Get to knoe the Cantonese cuisine
- Cook your own dumplings
- Chinese painting and songs

Real Life Chinese Activities:
- Tea culture and ceremony
- City brief intro and explore neighborhoods on foot
- Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Other

Participants Travel to China


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
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