Overview of our Chinese Language Immersion Programs
The Chinese immersion programs offered through Language Skills Abroad are intended to enable the student to study Chinese abroad and learn Chinese as rapidly as possible. Each Chinese language school abroad provides the opportunity to participate in small classes, take private lessons, or both.
The classrooms use the communicative approach for learning Chinese. Students focus on improving their conversational skills from the first day of class. Complete beginners start by covering simple, basic topics such as learning how to identify themselves, explain where they are from… etc. As a student becomes more proficient, in their Chinese courses abroad, more extensive topics, such as economics and politics will be covered in Chinese. While exploring new topics, students learn vocabulary and grammar at a faster rate. Within a short time, the student will find him/herself able to effectively converse in Chinese!
Effectiveness of a Chinese immersion program
During the course of the Chinese language immersion program, the learning doesn’t just stop once class is over. It is best to learn Chinese abroad because while living where Chinese is the common language, you will constantly practice what you learned in class. Those who study Chinese abroad are constantly practicing. Just running a simple errand such as ordering a meal means having to use Chinese gives the needed practice to learn Chinese abroad. Though this may originally be quite challenging, within just a short period of time, you will obtain the Chinese language skills that will help you to communicate fluently in Chinese.
How your Chinese Language Skills improve?
How does one learn Chinese abroad? When studying at a Chinese language school abroad, you are studying all day, each day! Practice makes perfect. When participating in a Chinese language school abroad there is plenty of time as well as numerous opportunities for practicing and improving your Chinese language skills.
Reasons to stay with a host family during your study abroad experience
Chinese language immersion programs are particularly effective because those in Beijing provide the opportunity to live with a host family (though some of the locations offer other accommodation options too). Our Chinese host families, apartments, and residences have all been inspected and approved by the respective Chinese language school abroad. Staying with a host family allows the opportunity to practice the Chinese learned in class in a very natural family environment.
· Host families in our language immersion programs are middle class by local standards.
· Each student participating in the Chinese language immersion program will have a private room and study area.
· Most host families, as well as many of the other accommodation types, are located within walkable distance or a brief bus ride to the Chinese language school. Some of the schools, depending on the season and availability, where the distance between the school and accommodation is farther. Our students are provided with a key to the accommodation in which they are staying and are free to come and go as they please.
Where are the Chinese courses abroad offered?
Chinese courses abroad are offered in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
If you would like to study abroad in Beijing or Shanghai, please Click Here to learn about the immersion programs in each city in which we have Chinese courses abroad.