Vacation Chinese Programs
4-week’s immersion in one of the most useful language in the world and its exotic and thriving culture.
Each session is combined with intensive Chinese classes, lectures, and culture workshops and will help you improve your language proficiency and knowledge of the city.
Start Date of the program
Summer Program (Session 1) – Jul.
Summer Program (Session 2) – Aug.
Winter Program – Jan.
Age between 16 and 60, healthy, hold the ordinary foreign passport and valid visa.
Curriculum – full list of courses
Chinese Classes (Compulsory)
Time: 9:00-12:30, Monday to Friday (4 class hours/day)
Levels available: beginners, elementary, intermediate and their subdividing levels.
Course goal: improve your oral Chinese, combined with grammar analysis and topic discussion.
Outdoor Language Practice
The whole class will be taken to an outdoor venue by the Chinese teacher to experience the local customs and improve your language ability.
Lectures (free of charge)
Introduction to Shanghai and its Vicinity: beautiful sight spots in Shanghai and its vicinity that could be reached by public transportations will be introduced so as to bring you closer to the amazing lower Yangzi region.
Introduction to Chinese Characters: introduce the forming rules of Chinese characters by pronunciations, patterns and meanings, etc.
Chinese Pronunciation: introduce the practical pronunciation skills that specially apply to the international students.
Chinese Cuisine: introduce the various cuisines of different parts in China, according to the local climate, products and customs, etc.
Culture Workshops (free of charge)
Chinese Calligraphy & Painting: a traditional art reveals the peaceful philosophical values of Chinese people. Writing brush and ink will be used to paint on the rice paper.
Making Dumplings: dumpling is a traditional food that symbolizes the family reunion and auspiciousness.
Making Chinese Knot: a traditional folk art. Knot various traditional patterns by using a short colored string.
There are a number of accommodation options for students. For full information see the accommodation page here.
About the Application Process
To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.