CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSE 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 280€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme.
- Code : G/CHI/CLC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
We offer Chinese language 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 work/business purposes. Our courses cover Mandarin, both spoken and written (characters and pinyin). They are run in small groups or, particularly at more advanced levels, on a one to one tutorial basis so that they can be tailored to individual needs. Following initial language learning at our Centre in Fengyan, SKYPE delivery can be arranged so that tuition can continue remotely for individuals who wish to travel in China – or even after they have returned to their home country. Our Courses (particularly at more advanced levels, are tailored to individual needs.) ‘Taster’ programmes These are included in our Cultural Immersion week. This week is the start point for those on their first visit to China and who have very little or no Chinese language. It covers the basics and will at least get you to the level of shopping for basic requirements and ordering food in a restaurant! See separate programme description). Beginner level classes These focus on practicing everyday phrases and conversations that will help you to get by in China in a variety of situations. These classes will enable you to tour China and get the most out of your visit in China: whether simply meeting and greeting people, buying local foods and bargaining for a good price, or travelling around. They will also, if you are teaching English in China, enable you to use classroom phrases that every teacher might need: ‘please be quiet’, ‘show me your exercise book’, ‘repeat after me’ are good examples. Our tutors will also accompany you on various visits so you can practice your skills. At beginner level, you can learn quite a few phrases in one week, however 4 weeks is recommended. To facilitate learning during these longer periods, ‘Skype’ tutorial delivery can be arranged after the first week, wherever you are in China, or even after you have returned to your home country. Intermediate and Advanced Level These courses are for those who have already attained some proficiency in the Chinese language through previous study and/or those who already have Chinese language qualifications. They will include written and spoken Chinese, using both pinyin and Chinese characters. These courses are intended to build fluency in both spoken and written conversations. They are likely to appeal to those who want to take their language learning further, whether to supplement the learning they have already had in their home country in a supported ‘immersion’ context, or whether they need that fluency to further their studies in China or business. For intermediate and advanced level Chinese language options, three to six months is recommended to achieve proficiency. Once again, to facilitate learning during these longer periods, ‘Skype’ tutorial delivery can be arranged after the first week, wherever you are in China, or even after you have returned to your home country. The aim is for participants to improve their spoken and written Chinese whether starting completely from scratch or looking to improve their current level.
Accommodation is in shared bedrooms of 2-8 people. Upgraded accommodation options are available for couples, families or those with a slightly larger budget who prefer 4* hotel luxury. Rooms in the centre are equipped with fans, hot and cold water and western style toilets. Wifi is also available in the center. ‘Optional Extras’ for accommodation whilst at Fengyan: To stay at our centre in rooms for families or couples (Please note however that such accommodation is limited and depends on availability at the time of booking) or to stay at a nearby western style 4star hotel with your own room and air conditioning (This option is particularly attractive to somewhat older participants who have a slightly larger budget and choose to spend that on their ‘home comforts’)
Guanxi became an autonomous region of China in 1958 and is found in the far south of China. It is a beautiful area marked by mountains, rivers and valleys. There is a small local shop which sells snacks but to reach ATMs and shops, it is a 30 minute bus journey into the town There are so many wonderful sights and places to visit in this area and a guide book can tell you everything you could want to know, but here are a few ideas: The Li River: ?this river spans 80km from Guilin to Yangshou and is decorated with rolling hills, unique cliffs, caves and comfortable boats and should not be missed! Yangshuo: ?a picturesque city famous for its surrounding hills, rivers and bar streets! Seven Star Park: famed for its rock formations, the park includes many different attractions including the Flower Bridge, SevenStar Cave, Camel Hill and even a zoo!
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 280€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme. Reception at KWL (Guilin Liangjiang International Airport) on Sundays at the arrival. Paper and stationery to facilitate language learning (this can equally be bought in China)
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