Chinese Language and Culture
Summer Camp in China
Tailor-made Program for Kids and Teenagers
Our Chinese lessons focus on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a well balanced way, while each has its own emphasis. The teaching materials we use, offering 12 level of classes, are written specially for our program by BLCU language professors having 15 years of professional experience in running teens Chinese summer camp. For beginners, speaking and listening abilities will be emphasized while for intermediate/advanced level students, the course will develop in depth their skills on Chinese characters recognition, long paragraph reading and writing, as well as fluent conversation.
Diversified Courses and 1-on-1 Tutoring
Besides the intensive general Chinese lessons each morning, to motivate students to learn we arrange diversified language skill development exercises: themed Chinese workshops, debates, role playing, mini-projects, group assignments and more. We also organize a lot of 1-on-1 Chinese tutoring sessions to help students to practice Chinese as much as possible. Fully immersed in a Chinese-only environment, students will have the opportunity to improve language skill and explore the Chinese culture in a real-life setting.
Small Size Classes
Our students come from all over the world, mostly between 10 and 17 years old, having different Chinese levels. They will accept level assessment on the first day of camp, and be placed into different groups according to their language proficiency and age. In a small-class setting, students are able to be very involved in an interactive environment. Each student can receive individual attention from teachers and achieve best studying result. The teacher to student ratio is 1:5.
Fully Qualified Teachers
We have a group of experienced professional Chinese language teachers. They all hold Master degrees majored in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and have years of experience in teenager Chinese education. They have a wide variety of fun and efficient teaching methods to help students to achieve significant progress after the courses. At the end of the program, an official certificate will be granted to each student and a personalized report will be sent to parents.
Traditional Culture Absorption
Chinese language learning and Chinese culture understanding are both emphasized in our program. We provide various culture courses to help students to develop interest in traditional Chinese culture, which will benefit their language learning.
After Class Activities
We organize a variety of outdoor activities which enable students to enjoy their camp life. Students can participate in plenty of sports like football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, ping-pong. Students will have one afternoon session to watch a Chinese movie in the cinema. In addition to daily Chinese classes, we arrange study session each day in the evening aiming at help students achieving maximal learning result. Tutors will be present in the study session to answer students’ questions in homework, and help students in Chinese character writing.
Fun and Educational Excursions
To well balance the “learn” and “fun” of the camp life, we carefully select various sightseeing tours to the most famous attractions and cultural visits to the world-class museums inside and outside of Shanghai. These activities are fun, educational, provide insights towards Chinese culture, and enable students to learn more about the local people, their customs, as well as the social environment in the country.
Culture-enhancing Field Trip
Hangzhou, Beijing and Nanjing are well-known throughout the country as iconic cities of ancient China. The field trip to these famous historical cities is a fantastic experience for students to discover the charm of China’s classic past. During the trip, professional tour guides will provide quality services aiming to give students deeper understanding of the historical sites explored.
Accommodations and Meals
In Shanghai: We cooperate closely with famous universities in Shanghai to provide beautiful, convenient and extremely safe campsites. Our students study and live in perfect self-contained campus with spacious surroundings and extensive facilities.
The residential accommodation in university owned on-campus hotel is of high standard (4-star standard), located short distance from classrooms and all available facilities on campus. Rooms are double occupancy, only open to guest students and teachers, equipped with air-conditioner, bathroom with 24hours hot water, all sets of furniture, cable TV, free wifi connection, phone access, 24h security guard.
Breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant, in buffet style. Lunch and dinner are served at school cafeterias. A variety of nutritious dishes are provided for each meal, compliant with national food safety standards. During outings, we take students to Shanghai local specialty restaurants for dinner. Bottled water is offered every day.
We take great care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, and for this reason we offer students a real fully immersed on-campus camp life. Everything can be easily found right on campus: groceries, cafe/food shop, bank, hospital, post office, spacious sports fields and various sports facilities.
In Hangzhou/Beijing/Nanjing: During the field trips, students will be staying at 4-star standard high quality comfortable hotel in Hangzhou/Beijing/Nanjing. Students will have the opportunity to taste local-styled gastronomy restaurants.
To make the camp life easier for students, we provide a wide range of free camp services:
2020 Program Dates and Tuition
- Session 1: June 23 – July 08, 2020 / 20,500 RMB (about 2,870 USD*)
16 days: Shanghai + Trip in Hangzhou, Zhouzhuang Session 1 Itinerary Download
- Session 2: July 04 – July 21, 2020 / 22,800 RMB (about 3,192 USD*)
18 days: Shanghai + Trip in Hangzhou, Zhouzhuang Session 2 Itinerary Download
- Session 3: July 07 – July 24, 2020 / 23,800 RMB (about 3,332 USD*)
18 days: Shanghai + Trip in Beijing Session 3 Itinerary Download
- Session 4: July 19 – August 04, 2020 / 23,000 RMB (about 3,220 USD*)
17 days: Shanghai + Trip in Beijing Session 4 Itinerary Download
- Session 5: July 23 – August 07, 2020 / 20,500 RMB (about 2,870 USD*)
16 days: Shanghai + Trip in Nanjing, Zhouzhuang Session 5 Itinerary Download
(*Price in USD is subject to change with RMB/USD currency exchange rate fluctuations).
The price includes everything after arriving in Shanghai, except personal expense of the student. It includes Mandarin course, 1-on-1 tutoring, Chinese workshops, cultural activities, city tours, field trip, full board package: twin room accommodation, three meals a day, bottled water and snack, 24/7 assistance, airport transfer, laundry.
|Early Bird Discount:|
applications and payment on or before March 31st
|RMB 1000 off|
|2 family siblings||RMB 500 off per applicant|
3 or above (siblings/friends)
|RMB 1000 off per applicant|
|Returning Student||RMB 1000 off|
|*Only one of the above promotions can be used at a time|