Mandarin House Language School is one of the most famous language schools in China. Courses are offered in the main cultural, social, business centers of the country - Shanghai and Beijing. Courses in the "Paris of the East" will allow to improve Chinese and get acquainted with millennial history of the country, main sights of the city.
Shanghai center of Mandarin House is conveniently located in the center of the business capital in Asia. In Beijing, language courses also provide an extra-curricular program to explore world-famous landmarks in China (the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace and others). The school is located in the heart of the business district, it is convenient to travel to any place in the city.
Founded in 2004, the language school is the only accredited IALC in China. In addition, the school is recognized by Chinese National Council for the teaching of language as a foreign language.
Highly qualified teachers - native speakers - work with students at the school. Each of them also speaks fluent English. This provides additional comfort to study in the language center.
Chinese courses are accepted by students with any level of basic preparation, from beginning to intermediate and advanced level. Groups are formed according to the knowledge of students. This ensures maximum effectiveness of the learning process.
Short information. Programs for children and youth with an emphasis on speaking skills, focused on the development of communication skills.
About the course. The Chinese language course provides an academic load of 20 lessons per week. The minimum duration of the program is 2 weeks, the maximum - 8. In the classroom, students are invited to study Chinese grammar, vocabulary. They also have the opportunity to practice reading and writing. The emphasis is on listening to speech, working on pronunciation. Extra-curricular activities provided by the program, contribute to the development of skills through communication in an informal environment.
Students age: 13-19 years (children from 7 years and older are admitted only with a parent or guardian).
Start Dates: 23.06 - 16.08.
Enrollment requirements: any level of proficiency in Chinese.
The result of the training: the development of general language skills for communicating in Chinese in everyday life.
Class size: 12 people.
Duration of the lesson: 50 minutes.
The cost: from 1450 USD for 1 week . The price includes the curriculum (services of teachers, methodological materials), testing in the distribution by groups, final certification, accommodation and meals, Internet access, off-site weekly excursion, 5 extra-curricular activities, meeting / seeing off at the airport.
Short information. Programs with different intensity of studies, aimed at adult students and providing for the possibility of studying common, separate aspects of the Chinese language.
About the course. Adult courses provide the opportunity to study Chinese on one of the following programs:
Students age: 16+
Start dates: year-round.
Requirements for admission: Chinese - at the level from A to C.
The result of the training: increasing the level of Chinese proficiency, developing communication skills, pronunciation correction, acquiring experience of communication in the language environment.
Class size: 10 people. [ 999.45]
Duration of the lesson: 50 minutes.
Students from 7 to 19 years old are offered accommodation in a family (in a single room). The host family is selected individually. In the house students are provided with everything necessary for comfortable living.
School programs provide three meals a day. Also, on a daily basis (Monday-Friday), students also receive snacks during breaks between lessons.
Adults are offered accommodation in apartments (selected / recommended by the school) on a self-service basis.
The cost of living for students over 18 years old is:
Language courses include rich extracurricular program. Entertainment activities (barbecues, discos, concerts, performances, competitions) take place at the school every day. The same goes for sports. Students are given an opportunity to keep fit in gyms, clubs and centers near Mandarin House. The cognitive program provides for short excursions up to 3 times a week. 1 full day excursion is planned for every Saturday.
Lessons in children's and adult courses take place in the morning.
Example of the daily routine:
In Shanghai and Beijing, Mandarin House has a modern infrastructure. Each school is equipped with a minimum of 20 spacious bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards, a library, computer and linguistic centers. Also in the academic buildings there are cozy lobbies for students. In walking distance from the educational building in Shanghai and Beijing there are cafes, shops, banks.
Studies are held all year round. The school is closed between 16 and 22 February.
Beginners start dates: 25 Jan, 29 Feb, 28 Mar, 25 Apr, 23 May, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug 9, 10, 7 Nov, 5 Dec.
Other programs: beginning every Monday.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.