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Chinese Language Immersion in Shanghai
Today, the Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai’s Old Town is all that remains of the city’s pre-colonial past. Colonial are visible in the period architecture in the French Concession, as well as the grand old buildings - the Customs House, Peace Hotel and Shanghai Club - along the grand parade of the Bund.
Across the river from this picture of the past is Shanghai’s future, the Pudong New Area, with the outrageously modern Orient Pearl Tower, containing a museum that traces the city’s rise against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Shanghai has seen a lot of history and has kept many relics of it intact, with municipal conservation policies preserving large swathes of the colonial architectural inheritance.
Add to this a city government that has not been too narrowly focused on commerce to neglect wider urban planning issues and the result is one of China’s most elegant cities and certainly its most sophisticated and cosmopolitan.
The Huangpu River separates the old and new Shanghai, with the historic Bund promenade on one side and the futuristic Pudong New Area on other. The Old Town contains some cultural delights, such as the Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, while Renmin Square is the focus of the city’s Communist tradition, the site of many a protest and home to the Shanghai Government.
Shanghai experiences climatic extremes, with bitter winters and hot and humid summers. The most popular time to study is normally during the autumn, summer or spring months.
Our Chinese language immersion allows you plenty of time to discover the culture & city of Shanghai.
CHINESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN SHANGHAI CHINA
CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL & COURSES, STUDY ABROAD IN SHANGHAI CHINA
Learn Chinese in Shanghai,enjoy your Chinese learning vacation in this city of FUN! This second city of the world's oldest surviving ancient civilisation, Shanghai is actually very new with soaring modern art-deco skyscrapers.
Shanghai is also a port city on the Huangpu River and if you want to get away from the modern aspect of Shanghai, visit the former French Concession area with its grand old buildings along the riverfront (more)
Planning for your language immersion
:: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: You need to apply for a tourist visa for entry
:: Arrive independently into Shanghai.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You can request an airport transfer (extra charge).
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.
& location map
- Located in the heart of the city
- Right off Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
- Restaurants, shops and cafes in the vicinity
- Three subway lines provide easy access
- Relaxation area, café corner, free Internet access
- 20 bright and spacious classrooms
Language course details
You have the following course options:
4 lessons daily (20 group lessons per week) 6 lessons daily (30 group lessons per week)
:: We accept all language levels / ages 16+
:: Unlimited course length
:: A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
:: Course runs Monday through Friday
:: Course materials are included
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
:: Maximum 12 students per group class
Host Family: (private room)
:: Breakfast & lunch included Monday-Friday
:: Internet access
:: Access to equipped shared kitchen; shared bathroom; washing machine, refrigerator; TV, air-conditioner with heating
:: Travel time is average 30 minutes on public transportation
Shared Apartment: (private room)
:: Internet access included; telephone; bed linen, towels, blanket; access to equipped shared kitchen; shared bathroom; washing machine, refrigerator; TV, airconditioner with heating; water, gas and electricity included
:: Cleaning service once a week
:: Apartments of 2 to 8 bedrooms shared
:: Travel time is from 5 to 30 minutes on foot or public transportation
After class & weekend activities
Enjoy social & cultural outings during the week with other students and optional weekend excursions. Chinese characters, Chinese medicine, Chinese cooking workshops are available
Ccultural opportunities could include: workshops in Chinese characters, Chinese medicine, Chinese cooking or spend a day with a Chinese family (10am - 3pm).
Excursions: Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou & Huangshan, Moganshan Mountains, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, Promenade des Anglais, Renmin Square, Hongkou Park, Century Park, (one of largest urban parks in China!)
Start dates & program prices
:: Course Start dates throughout the year
:: Set Start dates for beginners
:: Course ONLY option available
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars
How to Book & Pay
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If you prefer NOT to book & pay online, please click on the link in the above "Start dates & program prices" section, you can book manually this way by filling and submitting the form below the pricing section.
We require a deposit of $300 (or 10% if over $3000) to book any language vacation.
We guarantee the highest quality Language Courses...
- Busy, evocative, historic city!
- Central Location (Old French Concession District)
- Be prepared: Shanghai experiences climatic extremes!
- Academic credit available
Arrival airport: SHANGHAI
Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport is Shanghai’s former principal airport, now supplemented by Pudong Airport, which will be the new hub for international traffic. Traffic from Hong Kong, however - in theory a ‘domestic’ destination - still travels through Honqiao. The airport is situated 18km (11 miles) southwest of central Shanghai, approximately a half-hour taxi ride away.
Students will require a tourist visa to enter China, parents / guardians will be expected to apply directly for this, we will supply all lettters required.