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Mandarin Immersion Academic Year Program

Our Mandarin Immersion Program aims to be the most effective way to learn Chinese. Our mission is to enable program participants to communicate fluently in real life situations in Chinese with solid Chinese knowledge after one year's training.

Program Schedules and Dates
Programs below are offered to learners of all level from total beginner to advanced level.

Program Name



Application Deadline

Enrollment Deadline

1 Year
Shanghai Program
24 Feb -
16 Jan
25 Dec 25 Jan
03 Sep -
30 Jun 30 Jul

Our Mandarin Immersion Program consists of two parts: Class Training and the Real Life Instruction. The Class Training integrates all different skills of the language: speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. The Real Life Instruction is held every two weeks exclusively to participants. Instructions are carried out in real life situations with one subject each section. Subjects include eating, transportation, theatre, shopping etc.

The program allows you to immerse yourself in real life experiences that require you to utilize and develop your Mandarin communication skills through authentic daily practice and activities.

  • Total immersion in the Chinese environment
  • Comprehensive language training
  • Beginner to advanced level
  • Intensive language training: hours/day & 25 days/week
  • Real Life Instruction

Classes are divided into 3 basic levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. A placement test will be conducted after enrolment.

Curriculums are designed to meet the needs of each proficiency level and the program length to ensure you progress rapidly and able to communicate in Chinese in a more effective and efficient manner.

Program Name



Total hours/week

1 Year
Shanghai Program

8:30am -11:50am
Chinese class
Mon - Fri

2pm – 3:30pm
Every Tue and Thu

Excluding electives

Beginner Class Main Courses
Introductory Chinese, oral Chinese, listening comprehension and introductory Chinese reading
Intermediate Class Main Courses
Intermediate Intensive Chinese, Chinese Reading, Chinese Pronunciation, Fundamental Writing, Intermediate Chinese Listening Comprehension, General Contemporary Chinese Grammar, China Today
Advanced Class Main Courses
Advanced Chinese, Audio-visual Chinese and Chinese Speaking, Advanced Chinese Extensive Reading, Advanced Spoken Chinese, Survey of Literature, Applied Writing, An Introduction to Chinese Culture, Modern Chinese Vocabulary, Modern Chinese Grammar, Modern Chinese Rhetoric, Business Chinese, Chinese Movies

Skills for HSK, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Cooking, Calligraphy, Painting, Seal Cutting, Music, Movie Appreciation, Chinese Tourism and Culture, Shanghai Dialect. Free enrollment after class starts.

  • All the classes integrate all the different skills of the language: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, phonetics and vocabulary.
  • All levels offered: Beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • Practical, concise and up-to-date materials are used

Focuses and Objectives





  • Solid foundation of Phonetic knowledge
  • Chinese character structure
  • Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Simple sentences and daily conversations
  • Greetings/ introductions, money/numbers and dates
  • Social introductions, discussing weather, asking directions
  • Chinese culture
  • grasp 3,051 words and 1,604 Chinese characters
  • basic living, study and social intercourse
  • equivalent to HSK Rudimentary B Level or above.



  • Vocabulary building and sentence structure in expressing opinions, likes and dislikes and feelings
  • Discussions and descriptions: hobbies, interests, job, family, hometown
  • Comprehensive reading: newspaper and other materials
  • Culture understanding
  • Composition
  • grasp 5,253 words and 2,205 Chinese characters
  • having quite good listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities equivalent to Chinese high school graduate



  • Enhancing students’ overall Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • helping students contact to and understanding further and wider of Chinese culture and society.
  • grasp more than 7,000 words and 2,550 Chinese characters
  • Able to comprehend Chinese broadcasting and TV programs as well as newspapers
  • equivalent to HSK Intermediate A Level or above.

Placement Test
Classes are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced 3 basic levels. An overall placement test including reading, writing, speaking and listening is carried out at the beginning of the program in order to place you in the environment suits you the most. Beginners don’t need to take the test.

All levels offered:


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plus(+) and minors (-)


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Airport Transfer
With flight details, we can provide free airport arrival-pick-up service to program participant.

Accommodation is optional at extra cost.

Standard campus dorms for single and double occupation are available on first come first served basis. All rooms are fully furnished with airconditioner, TV, telephone, bed, desk, book shelf and private bathroom with 24 hours hot water. Public kitchen and washing machine are provided at each level.

Accommodation checks in one day before program start-date, checks out the next day to program finish-date.

How to Apply
To apply, you need to meet requirements below
1. Above 18 years old
2. Be a high school graduate
3. Be in good health

For more information on How to Apply, please click here.
For Application Form, please click here.

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