- Mandarin Immersion Program Overview
The Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) provided by New Concept Mandarin is the most effective way to learn Chinese! It is designed to help you to communicate in Chinese as rapidly as possible. The program allows you to immerse yourself in real life experiences that require you to utilize and develop your Chinese communication skills through authentic daily practice and activities.
Different from a traditional classroom course model, in our Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) you learn to manage daily communication in Chinese much as you would in the real world. You have the great opportunity to discover the local Chinese people and Chinese culture during the learning process. Instructors and staff from New Concept Mandarin are dedicated to supporting you through the whole learning experience. We teach you to communicate comfortably in practical daily interactions.
Our Immersion Centers are located in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hong Kong.
- Mandarin Immersion Program Philosophy
The Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) is based on the need to acquire practical Mandarin communication skills in real life and work.
Researchers have noted that language learners upon leaving traditional courses still have difficulty with their real life communication, noting the wide gap between the complexity of the communication reality they encounter and the simple structures they learn in their courses. To avoid the problems of having learned a lot of language structures and grammar but not being able to communicate in real life, our Mandarin Immersion Program involves learner participation in natural, complex, real world communication and focuses heavily on managing daily communications in real life and work. Immersion allows you to learn in weeks what would normally take a year or more.
Our Mandarin Immersion Program is designed to offer you the opportunity to have an authentic and guided instructional learning experience. Given that knowledge and application are two different levels of learning, this program helps you to utilize and practice your knowledge about Mandarin in an applied context. The Immersion program will lead you to practice and explore your Mandarin communication skills as well as integrate and internalize knowledge of the Chinese language.
- Mandarin Immersion Program Approach
Our immersion experience is based on action learning and experiential learning concepts. It will get you think and speak Mandarin from day one of the program. You learn to communicate in Mandarin by immersing yourself in an authentic Mandarin speaking environment, using Mandarin in real life interactions to complement and reinforce teaching activities.
Teaching in this just-in-time fashion can involve various methods of instruction including classroom learning, practice sessions, seminars, workshops, presentations, as well as guided tours.
In the classroom, we will focus on the meaning and contents of Mandarin rather than drills on pronunciation and grammar. You pick up the native like accent and correct sentence structures by using Mandarin in a Mandarin context. From day one you will begin working on improving your conversational skills.
With our Mandarin Immersion Program, learning does not stop when you leave the classroom. Since you are learning and living in China where Mandarin is the first language, you will have to utilize what you learned in class, out on the streets. Just going to the store to buy a Coke means that you will have to use Mandarin. Though challenging at the beginning, in no time you will quickly acquire the Mandarin skills needed to deal with this, and far more difficult situations in China.
Remember, the only way to really learn a language is to practice it. In our Mandarin Immersion Program, you are going to use Mandarin all day, every day! When you participate in our Mandarin Immersion Program you will have plenty of time, and countless opportunities to practice your Mandarin communication skills. In a very short period of time you will find that you will be able to effectively communicate in Mandarin!
- Immersion Program Introduction
- Immersion Program Introduction
- Immersion Program Level Description
- How You Will Learn
- Immersion Program Enrolment
- Admission Requirements
- Immersion Program Schedules
- Enrolment Procedures
- How to Pay
- Program Terms & Conditions
- Immersion Center and Accommodation
- Immersion Center Introduction
- Immersion Program Teachers
- Accommodation & VISA