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Programs

Class: We puts a strong emphasis on both practical and essential skills. Half of the class time is concentrated on speaking and listening comprehension, role - play, group dynamics and vocabulary games. The remaining class time is spent reviewing, and dealing with personal experiences and different daily situations. In order to enhance our students listening comprehension, we will change a teacher every four to eight weeks.

Placement Test: All students are encouraged to take a placement test consisting of a written test and an oral test. This will assess the appropriate course level before starting.

Material Professional: Text books.
Materials developed by our own or other professional organizations. Hand - outs such as newspapers and magazines

Learn in Life: Teachers will organize field trips for students to practice their language in a real life situation.

Developmental Report: A developmental report every 20 to 30 lessons will allow students to check on their progress. However, you can get personalized feedback from your teachers at any time.


Quality System: We conducts section evaluations to assess abilities of each teacher. Our Training Department conducts regular meetings and also observes classes and supervises our team of teachers.

STANDARD CHINESE COURSE
This is our signature program: available at all 7 levels, with each level divided into subgroups to make sure you're placed exactly where you should be. You will have 20 lesson everyday.

The courses guarantee the utmost flexibility and personal attention from the teacher. You can begin any Monday of the year, all year-round for non-beginners. The beginner starting dates are every 4 weeks.

Class size is always limited to 10 students, with an average of 5. The minimum duration is 2 week.

Each course is divided into grammar and conversation. You will study the basic spoken Chinese language skills reading phonetics, speaking and listening and then work to integrate them.


COMBINED GROUP + 4, 8 OR 10 PRIVATE CHINESE LESSONS
This is a 20 morning-lesson standard course combined with 5 or 10 private afternoon lessons per week. The private lessons allow you to go thoroughly into grammar or any of your weak points. You can also choose to study different topics according to your level and in agreement with your teacher.

The 5 or 10 lessons cover Chinese characters, culture, history, etc. These extra lessons serve will lead you to truly dominate the Chinese language in all its contexts.

COMBINED GROUP + PRIVATE CHINESE BUSINESS LESSONS
As you know, one doesn't negotiate in English with Chinese partners. This course is ideally designed for you if your company is doing business with China or if you need to live or travel in China for your job. In addition to the 20 weekly morning standard lessons, you will attend 10 additional afternoon lessons that will meet your specific business language needs. These lessons are very practical, realistic and flexible to adjust to your line of business. Your teacher, very experienced, will use case studies, role-plays, formal presentations and simulations to help you acquire the vocabulary and the ease to negotiate in Chinese in your specific field.

PRIVATE ONE TO ONE
This is a private course designed for those of you who wishes to make the most of their Chinese course and learn at their own pace. Depending on your expectations, you can either apply for a 20, 25 or 30 private lesson course.

HSK 6 WEEK PREPARATION COURSE
China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi , also known as HSK is a Chinese Proficiency Test, designed and developed by the HSK Centre of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers. If you wish to take the HSK test , this course is especially designed for you ! 8 HSK preparation lessons per week (i.e. 2 afternoon lessons 4 days a week) during which you will be trained to the exam tests. This course must be coupled to morning classes such as the standard course.

STUDY & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
This Study & Internship program in Shanghai combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Chinese Study program followed up with a minimum 8 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Internship placements in businesses and organizations are available in the following fields:
Marketing
Tourism & Hotel Management
Economy
International Business & Banking
Language Teacher (English)
Other fields on request

For more information about this program, contact us!


 

Class Schedule & Information

Study from 2 weeks to 6 months or more for students of all ages (18 and older).

Class-Hour: Each lesson lasts 50 minutes.

Class Times: 4 lessons each morning

AM 9 am - 10.40 |10 min break | 10.50 - 12.30

PM 2 pm - 3.40 |10 min break | 3.50 - 5.30

Groups: Small groups of 10 to 12 students maximum per class allowing individual attention and the opportunity for each person to actively participate during the lessons.

Tutor classes one-on-one.
Levels: 7 levels from complete beginner to advanced levels.

Teachers: All our teachers, native speakers, are holders of a university degree. They are qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at all levels.

 

Our Students

Our students come from many different countries. To give you an idea:

from Europe 50%
from the USA 20%
from Asia 20%
from South America 3%
from other countries 7%

They include all age adults: university students, teachers, business, government and international agency staff, and mature adults. Some earn credit, some work in-country or need to learn Chinese for work purposes, and others take courses for enrichment.

 

Group Course Levels

BEGINNER LEVEL You have never studied Mandarin Chinese. You will learn the grammar basics, Chinese phonetics as well as basic Chinese vocabulary to be able to build simple, everyday sentences.

POST BEGINNER You already know a few words or perhaps learned some Chinese years ago but have now forgotten most of it. To acquire a good basis, you will start again from the beginning with the grammar, Chinese phonetics and basic Chinese vocabulary.

ELEMENTARY LEVEL 1 and 2* You have learned some Chinese phonetics and a few words but you cannot express yourself. You will learn basic Chinese vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar using everyday topics. Phonetics, tone exercises and drills ensure that you learn the correct pronunciation and intonation from the very beginning.
*Level 2 is a little more advanced than level 1

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 1 and 2* You have acquired elementary Chinese grammar and you can express yourself on general topics. This course goes thoroughly into grammar, more complex sentence structure and specific vocabulary. You will be able to express yourself better on everyday topics.
*Level 2 is a little more advanced than level 1

ADVANCED LEVEL You are able to hold a conversation and express your opinion. This course will help you improve your reading (newspapers), your listening comprehension (news broadcasts), and your conversational skills. It will broaden your vocabulary and strengthen the grammar structures.

 

Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous knowledge of Chinese is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study programs should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.


 
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