Nothing is as immersive, thrilling and educational as learning Mandarin in China, especially in the city of Dali, a Unesco World Heritage Site located in Yunnan province in the south-west, a culturally rich and naturally beautiful part of the Chinese landscape.
Yunnan province is home to Shangri-La, an enchanting mountain paradise with tourist attractions such as the Buddhist Little Potala Palace, the largest prayer wheel in the world, and Tibetan culture and art, all of which will enchant and capture your imagination.
The school, located in Dali, an ancient city that rivals Shangri-La for beauty, provides a stunning environment in which to study. And a nice bonus is that Dali is never cold! With average temperatures of 20 degrees and a lot of bright sunshine, fresh air and clear skies, it is a comfortable and pleasing climate to live and learn in.
Study Trip Tailored to You
If you plan to go to China for a while and you can’t find a programme with the right time and location then you can take a “Study Trip Tailored to You”. You will get more than you imagine.
We understand how valuable some face to face time with your teacher can be, so we decided to offer specific one-on-one lessons between you and your experienced teacher for an improved and more personal learning experience. The teaching method was created especially for Western students: the main focus is on speaking in “everyday” situations and practicing real-life communication using what you have learned.
Your One-to-One lessons are delivered by highly skilled, experienced and passionate teachers, whose emphasis is on fun as well as a very effective learning experience. Our teachers inspire students with their enthusiasm, and promote the acquisition of the Mandarin language according to the learner’s own interests and level.
Monday to Friday
10:00 – 14:00 (3 hours of One-to-One lessons + 1 hour of cultural activities)
Every Learn in China programme is packed with activities, excursions and local visits, all carefully designed to be both educational and fun. The programme of interesting and varied activities takes place for an hour every weekday afternoon and is chosen to be suitable for practicing communication in Mandarin and enjoying yourself from the very first day until you leave. Your teacher will accompany you to make sure you get the maximum language learning benefits.
Monday: Introduction to Chinese calligraphy.
Tuesday: Introduction to tai chi.
Wednesday: Introduction to Chinese Opera.
Friday: Cooking class.
Saturday: Tour around the ancient town of Dali.
Sunday: Rest/Free time.
Monday: Introduction to the Chinese art of tea.
Tuesday: Chinese style karaoke night.
Wednesday: Introduction to Chinese chess.
Thursday: Introduction to mahjong.
Friday: Chinese film night.
Saturday: Chinese style dinner.
Week 3 Onwards.
Please contact us for more information.
24/7 Practical Assistance
The comfort of our students is something we consider very important. We will be there to support you and ensure everything is in order during your time at the school.
Our team are always on hand if you need anything, you will be given our course coordinator’s contact details for if you require help or advice etc. at any time.
Price Information and Dates
Start and end dates: You are free to choose your course start date and length (minimum two weeks).
The price includes:
- Your own room in a Chinese architecture style hotel.
- One-to-One Mandarin classes (each week includes: 15 hours of lessons + 6 hours of cultural activities).
- Transfer to and from the airport in China.
- Practical assistance throughout your stay.
- Medical insurance.
|Lesson Times||4 hours each day|
|Lesson Days||Monday to Friday|
|Course Length||2 weeks+|
|Cost||£1,300 per 2 Weeks|
|Class Levels (view chart)||HSK 1-6/Beginner-Advanced|
|Maximum Class Size||1 (All lessons are one-on-one)|
|Start Dates||At a time convenient to you|