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How You Will Learn with the Chinese Immersion Courses

Mandarin Immersion Program Overview

Immersion consists of 8-hour training a day, either in one-on-one or small group classes. Each day progressively builds upon your newly acquired language skills and vocabulary.

You will be assigned a team of 2-3 instructors, who rotate throughout the day, to keep the class refreshing, interesting, and dynamic. Real world activities are organized as a valuable and fun opportunity to engage in social conversation outside the classroom.

Immersion consists of the following formats, depending on your level and your specific learning requirements:

  • Introduction to the language & culture
  • Pre-immersion warm up
  • Immersion
  • Reflection time
  • Tutorial
  • Language structures
  • Activities in the real world

Evening & Weekend Activities of Mandarin Immersion Program

Evening and weekend activities(Optional, extra fees required) can be organized upon participants' request. This may include, for example, cultural workshop, such as Chinese Kungfu, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese movie, Chinese songs, etc., which provides a great opportunity for your appreciation and personal experience of the Chinese culture. Guided tours or excursions can be organized over weekend for half day or full day. Participants will have an opportunity to either do shopping in a typical Chinese market and enjoy the bargaining process in Mandarin or visit scenic spots or others places of interest in the city. Please note that evening or weekend activities are not included in the program fees. The cost for participation is usually inexpensive. In case there are any costs involved, such as ticket, public transport and meals etc., the participants will need to cover their own costs, as well as the accompanying teacher's costs.

A Typical Immersion Day in the Mandarin Immersion Program

A sample of a typical day in our Mandarin Immersion Program is as follows:

9:00am - 10:00am Language & culture introduction
10:00am - 10:30nn Pre-immersion warm up
10:30am - 12:30nn Immersion
12:30nn - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm - 2:00pm Reflection time
2:00pm - 3:00pm Tutorial
3:00pm - 5:00pm Immersion
5:00pm - 6:00pm Activities in the real world
Evening & weekend activities
(Optional, extra fees required)
Chinese culture workshop, guided tours,
excursion and other outing activities

Chinese Immersion Program Introduction