Mandarin Language Courses in Guilin in China

Location: China: Yantai

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round

Travellers Worldwide

https://www.travellersworldwide.com/

Suite 2A, Caravelle House 17/19 Goring Road Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4AP England

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Phone: +44 1903 502595

Description

The best way to learn a language is to live, eat and breathe it!

Immerse yourself in the Chinese language and culture through our Mandarin language courses in Guilin. We offer training at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels with trained professionals who have studied TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language).

We use approved teaching methods and offer flexible modules so that you can apply your newly acquired language skills in practical situations according to your specific needs, such as learning the language for leisure or for work/business purposes.

You'll start your programme with a CULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK. You'll learn about the rich cultural life of China in a fun-filled week of meeting the local people, tasting the local cuisine, learning about Chinese customs and exploring.

You'll also visit the Confucius Temple in Fengyan, make dumplings, practise calligraphy, taste oil tea, learn some rituals, visit village family homes ... and learn to understand the Chinese customs and beliefs.

You'll then go on to participate the your choice of Course level, either Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced

Highlights

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WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
* An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into the Orient and Chinese culture.
* Knowledge of a language spoken by billions of people worldwide, a language that is growing in importance at the same speed that China itself is growing in importance in world affairs.
* New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
* An entry on your CV or resume that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
* And best of all.. an unforgettable experience!

REVIEW:
"I already believe that this placement has had a positive impact on me. The fact that I was able to do all this on my own, leave the comfort of my own country and fly half way around the world to learn one of the most difficult languages out there is no small task, yet I managed it. I have met here some really lovely people from all over the world whom I would never have met otherwise, and as I learn more of the language, the experience can only get better.

The whole thing was great!! My room mate is fantastic, she's from Thailand, she seems to have taken me under her wing! She feeds me, cleans the room and helps me with my Chinese as she is at a much higher level than me, in return I help her with her English. Communication is slow but we get by with the help of a dictionary, phrasebook and sign language!

I would recommend this to others, but they have to be prepared for a huge culture shock. I knew things would be very different out here, but I never could have anticipated this!! China is so very different from anywhere else. Plus in Yantai they are unaccustomed to foreigners and so going out on your own can be daunting at first as people stand and stare at you, I've known people fall over and walk into things because they've been so busy staring at us Westerners!!

It would suit someone who is patient. Things tend to happen very slowly in China, they love paper work and this can get a little irritating after a while. You need to be open minded and realise you're in a place completely different to your own country. I couldn't have done this without the help of Travellers, thank you for all your help."

Can you describe a typical day?
" Lessons start at 8am, so I get up around 6.45 to allow time for a shower and getting dressed. It's a 3/5 minute walk from the accommodation to the classroom. Everyday there is a comprehension class, usually first period, with a 15 minute break every 45 minutes. At 9.40 we get a 20 minute break until the second period begins, this is either reading, speaking or listening. Lessons finish at 11.40, at this point 28,000 students try to get food at 8 dining halls! We tend to eat off campus as it is nearly as cheap, but the places are slightly quieter plus the food is better!

Afternoon classes are all optional and run between 2pm and 3.40 - the only one I'm taking is Tai Chi. On the other days, the afternoon is free. We use this time to study, catch up on homework, go shopping, or to the beach, sometimes we take a trip into town, or just stay in out room, watch TV, read etc." - Amy

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Type of Programs
  • Experiential Learning
  • Language Immersion
  • Outdoor Education
  • Gap Year
  • Work Experience

Languages
  • Chinese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Chinese
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

What's Included:
► Arranging the internship
► Full pre-departure support and assistance
► Funds protection insurance
► Meeting you at the nearest Airport
► Course fees and materials
► Accommodation and Food
► In-country team support and backup
► 24-hr emergency support
► Certificate of Completion

Further Info:
► Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency number.
► Wi-Fi / Internet are available in the public areas.

Credit Available

yes

Typical Volunteer
This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of a different culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a love of children! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities.
Age Range
17 - 70+
This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Guest House
  • Independent living

Participants Travel to China

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
within 5 working days
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded

1995

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