This unique Chinese Immersion program allows you to gain a real insight into modern-day China from two very different perspectives.
Students spend the first half of their Chinese language course at our central Shanghai school, within walking distance of the city’s most famous nightlife and shopping districts. Your teachers will encourage you to start speaking Mandarin from Day One, whatever your level. Support staff are also on hand to help you settle into daily life in China – from showing you the cheapest cocktail bars on our Wednesday night outings, to helping you open a Chinese bank account.
- Maximum language progress
- Explore China off the tourist-trail
- Overcome cultural challenges
- Flexible duration and starting dates
- Full 24/7 support in both locations
You will then take the train to the city of Chengde, China’s old Imperial Summer Capital, nestled in the mountains of Hebei province. Although it’s home to UNESCO World Heritage palaces and temples, Chengde has managed to stay off the tourist-trail, and so you are unlikely to meet any other foreigners during your time here. There is certainly no expat community or import supermarket in Chengde – this is real, authentic China, where you will need to draw on everything you’ve learned so far. The second half of your language program will be all about complete immersion – studying in 1-on-1 classes, and speaking Chinese to everyone you meet.