Course: Chinese Language Program

Go Abroad China

Program Description

Course: Chinese Language Program

Go Abroad China

Gac Chinese Language Program

Learn Chinese in Beijing for example (or any other city) for a semester, a University Mandarin Program, small group program, intensive & private tutoring, study tour in China, Shanghai Mandarin School; you can be assured we have a program that will suit your needs! Go Abroad China has already welcomed over 4000 students from all over the world to learn Chinese in China! Invest now and come to China to experience the Go Abroad China’s Chinese language courses: Chinese courses Beijing, Learn Chinese Shanghai programs or in other cities. You and your language skills won’t regret it!

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Learning Mandarin Chinese in China does not have to take a significant chunk of time out of your lifestyle. Course start dates are flexible (our schedule accommodates YOURS!) while the course duration must be completed in week-long blocks. The program is broken down into three parts, all of which will help you tap into your learning potential and enhance your opportunity to quickly master Chinese. Life in Zhongguo - China in Mandarin - is pleasantly surprising.

Go Abroad China reworked its programs over many years until we found the perfect combination of activities and learning styles to benefit our students' ability to speak Chinese in the long run. Each element focuses on the different skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking from a different angle, giving students a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience in a short amount of time. If Beijing is not your city, check out how you can learn Mandarin in Shanghai. Learn China and understand the people, food, culture, modern scenario, language, etc. See more below!

To apply for your Chinese course or semester abroad programs, please complete the online registration.

For any inquiries about Chinese Mandarin courses, please contact inquiry@goabroadchina.com, or you can call our Toll free in China: 1-800-314-2508 and 86-18612879069.

Intensive Chinese Language Program's Overview

Our most flexible option to study Chinese in China, you can go to a small Chinese school Shanghai with our classes beginning every Monday of the year for varying levels. Classes run for three hours Monday to Friday. The teachers at our partner school all have years of experience and a passion for teaching. They have all received thorough training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and are officially certified. Our partner school uses simulated everyday situations as the main teaching approach, enabling students to learn quickly and in a relaxed manner that is immediately applicable outside the classroom and abandons the test-oriented teaching mode, putting a greater emphasis on intensive speaking and listening exercises throughout the teaching process. Before you begin class, we will assess your level of spoken and written Chinese and assign you to a class that will match your level. If you only have a few weeks to study abroad in China, or can only get certain dates off work to come out, we will be able to accommodate your schedule.

So, why should you join the Go Abroad China's Small Group Program?

Teacher Rotation

Our teachers are rotated regularly to keep the learning atmosphere fresh. We do this so that our students can fully benefit from the instructors’ varied strengths and teaching style. The course includes four to six hours a day of formal study, with a ratio of 1 instructor to 5-10 foreign students.

Well-structured Curriculum

Learning Mandarin Chinese, we operate on a well-thought-out curriculum to suit both our short-term and long-term students, ensuring that all students get the best lessons and support during their time of the study. Our lesson plans are carefully organized, bearing in mind the interest, time frames and learning style of our applicants.

Full Immersion

Besides the conventional classroom style learning, at Go Abroad China we also value the importance of after class activities as an additional aspect of learning Chinese language and understanding the culture. As such, GAC organizes several out of class activities during the week and city tours over the weekend, helping students better appreciate the Chinese language and culture. Additionally, we also encourage our students to take part in language exchange; we offer a complete assistance service package, from departure to arrival in China, orientation, visa support, accommodation, business and networking outings, etc.

Flexibility

Because some of our students need to balance Chinese study with work, travel or other commitments, we offer flexible class hours, total program length and commencement dates to meet any requirement from our applicant and make things as convenient as possible for them.

Course Dates

Find more info about the price structure and dates here.

The Small Class Mandarin Program has the following features:

  • Small class style learning format.
  • Absolute beginner all the way through to proficient classes and an intensive Mandarin program.
  • The curriculum can be customized according to the applicant’s requirements.
  • Flexibility with the schedule of classes.
  • Free electives to choose from: some are language based, others more cultural.
  • Language exchange program with a Native Chinese Speaker.
  • Pre-selected tutors with years of professional experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
  • Free guided city tours, outings, and other activities.
  • Accommodation is sharing an apartment with a Chinese roommate or homestay.
  • Part-time job introduction, as well as taking part in an internship.

1.University Mandarin Program's Overview

Go Abroad China’s unique learn Chinese in China Program is facilitated in partnership with some of China’s top universities, with the support of professional language teachers in Beijing, Shanghai language programs (with Jiaotong and Fudan University) and Nanjing. When you choose a China study abroad program for a semester or more, you will find yourself living in one of those cities.

GAC's China semester programs are designed to immerse participants in Mandarin Chinese in a number of ways including formal class instruction, after-class tutoring, language exchange program with a Mandarin Chinese native speaker and by taking part in culture electives and outdoor excursions. Accelerated teaching methods allow participants with a lower proficiency level to acquire the tools they need for effective oral communication within a relatively short period of time. For already advanced students, these Chinese classes aim to improve the students’ proficiency with complex Chinese expressions. The Chinese Language immersion programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. We cover topics from daily situations, culture, society to history so that you get to live the language Beijing style as an example of one of our cities. Our instructors and teachers are highly experienced and professionally qualified Mandarin native speakers, with a university degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. We welcome participants of all levels to come and study together! This type of arrangement is best suited to those who study a semester abroad.

Learn Chinese in Beijing, learn Mandarin in Shanghai or any other preferred city and master the Chinese language in our exciting and comprehensive language immersion program. Choose from a minimum of one week through to a whole year’s course, from beginner to advanced levels. Many have said that Mandarin Beijing programs are the most popular.

As a language student, start by noting down that China in Mandarin is Zhongguo: the rest will follow.

Program Highlights

  • International recognition for outstanding academic performance.
  • Learning Mandarin Chinese, get total immersion in the language and culture.
  • Affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs.
  • Program fee covers tuition, accommodation, visa support documents, textbooks, certificate after completion, welcome pack, culture electives, social activities & guided tours, networking events, total support & complete service pack, etc.
  • Accommodation includes homestay or shared apartment with a Chinese roommate.
  • College credit transfer available.

Course Highlights

  • A comprehensive and balanced curriculum integrating all aspects of the Chinese language: Speaking, Listening, Comprehensive Chinese, Extensive & Intensive Reading, Newspaper Reading, Grammar, Classical Chinese, Chinese culture, Chinese affairs and Writing. (Please note that all courses may depend on the participant’s level of Chinese and whether it's intensive or standard).
  • The appointed professors and instructors are native Mandarin speakers with degrees in Chinese Teaching and experience spanning many years.
  • Classes are available for complete beginners and also for those who have studied Chinese before.
  • The Standard Chinese Language program has 20 hours per week; the Intensive Chinese Language is 30 hours per week.
  • Short-term program: 4 to 12 weeks.
  • Long-term program: a semester or full academic year.
  • Language Exchange Program with native speakers.

Free electives:

they may be language and non-language focused. Electives are based on the proficiency level of the student. These electives include Chinese History, Business Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Characters, Mandarin Proficiency, Chinese Film, Chinese Calligraphy & Painting, Chinese Fashion Terms, Chinese songs, HKS lessons, Taichi, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Er-hu (all electives are dependent on Mandarin proficiency level and program selected).

How do course credits work?

You could be learning Chinese in Shanghai or whichever city you prefer; all of the Chinese universities that Go Abroad China partner with are accredited directly by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

At the end of each University Learn Chinese program, the university issues an academic transcript. This document lists the courses each student has taken, the number of hours they attended class, and their final grades. Grades are largely based on the final exam, with some weight given to a midterm, homework, and attendance. Most students interested in transferring credit to their home universities will need to get the program approved in advance.

Because the programs are 20 class per week, they are considered full-time study (really, more than full-time study by western university standards!). A four-week program is approximately equal to a one-semester Chinese course at a western university; a semester is several courses and should be awarded 12 to 15 credits in the US (a full semester's worth of classes). Why don’t come to China and study in China?

Learn more about our Mandarin Language programs in Beijing, Learn Chinese Shanghai and Nanjing etc and learn through our China immersion methods.

University Mandarin Program – Components

The Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing Chinese Mandarin Language Programs are organized in partnership with some of China’s top universities, Mandarin School Shanghai; studying abroad for a semester will have you studying at one of the following institutions:

Core Language Classes

Study Chinese in China with courses offered at the following schools:

  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Shanghai Fudan University
  • Nanjing University

Language Exchange

Getting to know the Chinese locals is an integral part of the Mandarin Language semester abroad programs. If you go with the ‘shared apartment’ type accommodation, it allows for language and cultural integration between the participant and Chinese flatmate and neighbors, marking the beginning of special friendships and to learn outside of your Chinese class, helping to improve cultural and social exchange. Whether you take a Chinese course in Shanghai or any other city, we encourage language exchange because of how fast it will help you learn Chinese fast and get you to live the language.

Housing

Go Abroad China offers many different types of accommodation to suit our students’ needs and budget. Clean and comfortable, all of Go Abroad China’s housing areas are carefully selected, safe & secure with 24 hours security. Most apartments are equipped with all amenities; they are located within walking distance of metro/bus lines that can take you throughout the city. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included. Housing is guaranteed for the entire duration of your program.

Accommodation can be with a host family, which is particularly useful for those in the study abroad China programs; learn Chinese in Shanghai and grab this unique opportunity. Other options include a shared apartment with a young Chinese professional, private apartment, student dormitories or a standard three-star hotel. For more information on accommodation, please click Go Abroad China Housing on our website.

Culture Electives, Social Activities, Guided Tours

In addition to providing structured Chinese language classes and other corresponding services, here at Go Abroad China we further offer elective workshops. The electives are designed to broaden students and participants’ Chinese linguistic skills and cultural awareness in the fields of art and history. Our social activities include guided tours and excursions to the Forbidden City, Summer Palace; we also have calligraphy, Chinese painting, Tai chi, martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese cooking, volunteering, etc. Exciting opportunities to learn Mandarin outside of the classroom are also on offer. Please click Go Abroad China Activities on our website for more details.

Networking Events

Go Abroad China arranges various Business and Networking Events, which students may choose to take part in. Networking provides additional opportunities for our participants to meet influential foreign and Chinese individuals from the business community and get connected with them, exchange important business information and industry knowledge. For those taking a summer internship in China, for example, this is the best elective provided.

Total service pack: Support and Assistance

Go Abroad China has a comprehensive service package that covers everything from pre-departure procedures in a participant’s home country right through to the end of the program selected. Other services include airport pickup, accommodation, visa support documents, 24-hour hotline support, assistance with the core program and much more. All in all, we take care of everything while you focus on studying and experiencing the Chinese culture. For more details, please click on the Go Abroad China Total Service Pack on our website.

2. HSK Program's Overview

The HSK, known as “Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi” in Chinese is the standard Chinese Language Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers, such as foreigners and overseas Chinese. The main objective of the HSK is to evaluate the level of standard Mandarin that one has learned. The modern HSK test begins at level 1 all the way till level 6. The Ministry of Education in China has long approved the HSK test, and additionally, it is an internationally recognized qualification of the modern Chinese Language.

For foreigners, an HSK qualification is important in the following ways:

  • Once you know your Chinese proficiency level, you can use it to find good employment inside or even outside China.
  • You can easily enroll at a Chinese University, even increasing your chance of landing a scholarship to come to China to study.
  • Once you speak Chinese, it is very convenient when socializing, networking and creating valuable business contacts with Chinese people.
  • Opportunities are wider when you are fluent in more that one language, especially since Chinese’s influence continues to grow globally.

At Go Abroad China, we offer an affordable, highly effective and thorough HSK preparation course which can be taken as a summer language program, or at any other time too. In this course, you will find yourself learning basic Chinese language, oral Chinese, we teach you the best methods that you can utilize to attain the highest marks possible in this test, we introduce mock tests to slowly help you get familiar with this type of exam. The content that you will study focuses on listening, reading comprehension and paraphrasing, grammar, writing; all these aspects are important and form part of the HSK test.

The GAC designed HSK preparation program requires participants to take classes for 5 days a week for usually four hours a day. The duration of the program ultimately depends on the students, but normally the time frame can be a month, 3 months and 6 months, as an applicant you can decide on your own commencement date, we only require a month of advance notice to prepare everything for you.

Other features of the Go Abroad China HSK preparation course include:

  • Classroom style can be one-on-one tutoring or small class format.
  • Flexibility with the schedule; students can agree together with the teacher about the exact daily time-schedule.
  • We accept absolute beginners, people who’ve had previous introduction to Chinese, etc.
  • Study hours are 4-6 hours daily, but students will be expected to put in an additional effort for homework.
  • Pre-selected tutors with years of professional experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
  • Free guided city tours, outings, and other activities.
  • Accommodation is sharing an partment with a Chinese roommate.

HSK Program - Components

The Go Abroad China HSK Preparation Program components are as follows:

Core Language Classes

GAC’s HSK preparation course consists of 4-6 hours of class time per day. The main areas of study are general Chinese, Business Chinese, and besides these, you can also choose to focus on law, business & commerce, current affairs, reading & speaking etc, and top of all that, we focus on teaching you the best methods to use in order to pass the HSK test and obtain your qualification. The Chinese language instructors are often rotated to promote efficient and fast learning, and for students to benefit from different teachers. Students can choose Go Abroad China’s One on One Tutoring Program or Small Group Study Program as a learning format. When you choose to actually learn Chinese in China, you are going to progress faster, plus the change of teaching methods will be a great change for you!

Language Exchange

The language exchange integrates our international participants with our local native speakers and encourages communication between the two parties. If you choose to live in a shared apartment with Chinese, this exchange happens more efficiently, marking the beginning of new friendships and getting to know the local Chinese people. Overall, this program encourages culture and social exchanges; it can also be a way to learn to speak the Chinese language for free and figure out how to live the language.

Housing

Go Abroad China offers different accommodation options for our program participants in consideration of their preference and budget. Clean and comfortable, all of our housing options are carefully selected and have 24-hour safety guarantee. Our apartments are equipped with all modern amenities and are within walking distance of the metro and bus lines that run all throughout the city. Utilities and Wi-fi are also included in the housing option.

Our accommodation options include: living with a Chinese host family, sharing an apartment with a Chinese flatmate, private apartment or a standard three-star hotel. For more information about our housing types, click on Go Abroad China Housing on our website.

Culture Electives, Social Activities, and Guided Tours

Together with our language based, official classes, Go Abroad China additionally offers elective workshops and activities that participants can get involved in. Our aim with these activities is to broaden students’ awareness of Chinese Culture, History, and the Arts. These activities are extensive and cover almost all the areas mentioned above; they include Chinese calligraphy, painting, Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese cooking. Our outings are fun and exciting; guided tours are to Beijing’s famous landmarks and city tours; we take our participants to the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and volunteer opportunities. Exciting options to learn Mandarin Chinese outside of the traditional classroom can also be made available. Please click on Go Abroad China Activities on our website for more details. With regards to the cost of living in China, you will have to finance your own personal spending including meals and other entertainment. However, joining any of our pre-planned weekend activities is free of costs!

Networking Events

Go Abroad China arranges various Business and Networking Events, which students may wish to participate in. This provides a useful platform for our participants to learn how to network in China, meet influential foreign and Chinese business individuals from the business community and impart useful industry knowledge and current trends.

Total Service Pack: Support and Assistance

Go Abroad China has a comprehensive, complete service package that covers everything from a pre-departure procedure in an applicant’s home country, all through to the end of the program in China. We offer full assistance with planning for your selected program, airport pick-up, accommodation, visa support documents, 24-hour hotline support and many other essential services. At GAC, we take care of everything else while you just focus on studying and making the most of your experience in China. For more details, please check the Go Abroad China Total Service Pack on our website.

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the most common standardized national test, which is used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese. All Chinese universities accept this test to assess the enrollment of foreign students. Also, this test is required by a number of Chinese companies which are looking for foreign workers.

3.One On One Tutoring Program's Overview

Go Abroad China’s One on One Mandarin Language Tutoring Program is designed specifically in accordance with the individual participant’s requirements and level of Chinese Language proficiency. This type of program is best suited to those people who have particular requirements, such as having Chinese Mandarin classes that only focusing on a specific area of study. As a participant, you get to choose your location, time schedule and how you want to study, making this program one of the most flexible among our offers.

Our selected private tutors are native Chinese speakers with a broad experience, and are qualified at teaching Chinese as a foreign language; in fact, you may find that the tutor you get assigned to also has experience teaching at one of the reputable universities around Beijing and Shanghai. As a participant, you have the luxury to customize your classes in close discussion with your tutor; he/she will share information about how to learn the Chinese language especially if you want to do some extra studying by yourself.

We at Go Abroad China can provide surety that anyone wishing to study Chinese faster, with hard work and effort in this tutor-style format will definitely get the desired results. You can learn Chinese for beginners, business Chinese, HSK preparation, other areas like general Chinese focusing on speaking and reading, commerce & business, law, economics, current affairs and much more. Of course, students are encouraged and supported with all materials they need to study modern Chinese Language.

The tutoring program has the following features:

  • One on One class learning format.
  • Absolute beginner all the way through to proficient classes available.
  • The Chinese Language curriculum is customized to the individual student, such as those looking to focus on a Chinese speaking course, writing, etc.
  • Flexibility with the schedule of classes.
  • Free electives to choose from: some are language based, others more cultural.
  • Language exchange program with a Chinese Native Speaker.
  • Pre-selected tutors with years of professional experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
  • Free guided city tours, outings, and other activities.
  • Accommodation can be homestay in China or shared apartment with a Chinese roommate.
  • Part-time job introduction, as well as taking part in an internship.

One On One Tutoring Program - Components

Go Abroad China's One on One Tutoring program consists of the following parts:

Core Language Classes

GAC’s one on one private tutoring program consists of 4-6 hours of tutoring per day, usually divided between morning and afternoon, or even during the evening. Tutoring sessions can take place in different places, and according to the student’s preferred location, for example, it can be in comfort in your apartment, somewhere on campus, a coffee shop or our office. The length of the program is anywhere from a week to 3 months; the start date is entirely up to you! The main areas of study are general Chinese, Business Chinese, HSK preparation, and besides these, you can also choose to focus on law, business & commerce, current affairs, reading & speaking, etc. Every three weeks, the student gets a chance to give the tutor a progress report to see whether he/she is still satisfied. We also insist upon a further evaluation of the tutor by a senior supervisor once a month. The feedback is helpful as it gives the tutor a platform for improvement and betterment of one’s craft.

Language Exchange

The language exchange integrates a local native speaker and encourages communication with our participants too. Choosing homestay or shared apartment opportunity you will live with a Chinese person and get more chances to practice the language, learn new words and expressions. It also will give you an opportunity to build up a new friendship and get to know more local Chinese. This is like getting some free Chinese lessons in a relaxed setting.

Housing

GAC offers different accommodation options for the participants according to their requirements, preferences, and budget. Our housing options are carefully selected, we are choosing the best homestay families and flat mates for those who want to experience living with a Chinese person and integrate with the culture. The accommodation is safe, modernly equipped with all facilities and the most important it is within walking distance of the metro and bus lines that run all throughout the city. Utilities and Wi-fi are also included in the housing option.

Our accommodation options include: living with a Chinese host family, sharing an apartment with a young Chinese professional, student dormitories, private apartment or a standard three-star hotel.

Culture Electives, Social Activities, and Guided Tours

Language is the main part of the culture, so that is why Go Abroad China offers you not only language courses but also a wide range of elective workshops and fun activities. This part of the program aims to broaden students’ knowledge of Chinese Culture, History and the Arts. Activities are extensive and cover all main cultural aspects of China. Those are Chinese calligraphy, painting, Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese cooking. Above that program, participants enjoy guided tours to main attractions of Beijing, Shanghai or other cities. Students can also take part in volunteer activities; learn more about local Chinese communities and people’s lives. When you study Mandarin in China, it is important to experience the culture too.

Networking Events

Go Abroad China arranges various Business and Networking Events, in which all are students are very glad to participate. Such activities provide a useful platform for our participants to learn how to network in China, meet influential foreign and Chinese business individuals from the business community and impart useful industry knowledge and current trends. Such meetings usually bring to the participants a lot of necessary contacts that they can use in the future for their professional growth and development.

Total Service Pack: Support and Assistance

Go Abroad China introduces you the complete service package that starts working from pre-departure preparation until your last days in China. Full assistance is provided and includes program placement, airport pick-up, accommodation, visa support documents, 24-hour hotline support and many other essential services. At GAC, we take care of everything else while you just focus on studying and making the most of your experience in China.

4.China Study Tour Program's Overview

Go Abroad China offers study tours for groups of international students who want to study and tour China all simultaneously. A GAC study tour promises an exciting experience and ensures that you get a real insight into China. GAC study tour in China program has a unique, combined structure specially crafted to let you have your perfect balance of Chinese language study together with engaging cultural activities and events.

Study Tour Program - Components

Housing

The accommodation cost is already included in the total fee program, and it is guaranteed for the entire duration of the applicant’s time in China. While the study tour program is usually in Beijing most of the time, if however there’s a chance to go to another city, a standard hotel option will be arranged.

Meals

All meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the program plan. As part of the cultural experience, you will learn how to make some of the more famous dishes and eat.

Full Onsite Assistance

We provide full assistance involving travel & living arrangements, airport picks up and drop off, study materials, getting familiar your surroundings, visa documentation, orientation upon arrival, program coordinators who speak both English and Chinese for your convenience, etc.

Chinese Language Classes

Chinese lessons are the main focal point of the whole program and it is our aim to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible so that by the time you leave, you have real improvement in your proficiency and also the ability to carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, as well as having a sound understanding of the Chinese culture.

Workshops and seminars

We conduct interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions to help our candidates get well acquainted with the way of living, things to expect, components of Chinese culture like music, art, shows/performances, traditional food, calligraphy, etc.

City tours and Excursions

We organize trips to visit the city’s most famous and interesting historical sites such as The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and many more places. Besides tourist places, we further organize trips to Chinese schools, universities in China, business enterprises and the countryside to let our candidates enjoy all aspects of the area they are surrounded by. You will get full exposure to how a Hutong school takes care of its students.

**This is our Mandarin house Chinese support all provided to the student client.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese


Last updated August 17, 2018
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