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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 study Chinese abroad 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. Our teaching approach is designed specifically for Western based students: with the key focal point being how to speak in ‘everyday’ scenarios and getting the most out of your studies through practising Mandarin in the real World.

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 optimum ways to learn Mandarin in China according to the learner’s own interests and level.

Lessons schedule:
Monday to Friday
10:00 – 14:00 (3 hours of One-to-One lessons + 1 hour of cultural activities)

Cultural Activities

Our Learn in China curriculum is bursting with local exercises, trips out and visiting plenty of interesting locals. The whole programme is designed to be both educational and inspiring. Activities generally occur for one hour during the PM of weekday afternoons, with every exercise contributing to the goal to get students speaking more Mandarin and having fun for the entirety of their stay. Your teacher will accompany you to make sure you get the maximum language learning benefits.

Activity Schedule:

Week 1.

Monday: Introduction to Chinese calligraphy.
Tuesday: Introduction to tai chi.
Wednesday: Introduction to Chinese Opera.
Thursday: Table-tennis.
Friday: Cooking class.
Saturday: Tour around the ancient town of Dali.
Sunday: Rest/Free time.

Week 2.

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.
Sunday: End.

Week 3 Onwards.

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Round The Clock Support

Student comfort as well as learning are our primary interests during your stay. Therefore we will be always on hand to offer support and care when needed, making sure you have a fantastic time at our school.

Our local team are extremely approachable should you need assistance and you will be provided with the course leaders contact details should you need any on the spot details or advice.

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.
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Course Details

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
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