What is the course schedule?
Both of our packages (2-Week Summer or 4-Week Summer) include the intensive Chinese learning program with 20 hours of classes per week.
You will have classes in the mornings, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. It will be 4 classes in total with a duration of 45 minutes each, and a 10-min break in between.
Who are the teachers?
All our teachers are native Chinese speakers, university graduates with majors in Chinese language education or Chinese literature. Besides, they have also previously obtained a “teaching Mandarin as a second language” certificate before they joined us and successfully completed That’s Mandarin’s mandatory Teachers Training Course (TTC).
We have high requirements for our teachers, and only hire 5% of applicants.
What teaching methods do you use, and which learning platform?
We've developed our own teaching and learning methods. We use our own in-house Chinese learning platform NihaoCafe for all classes. You will be able to find all your class materials, read the teacher’s comments, review your lessons, and schedule your classes.
Will the classes be taught in English?
All of our classes are taught in Chinese to give students a fully immersive Chinese experience. Even for absolute beginners, our teachers will only use limited English to help you understand them. Our teacher will use pictures, videos, signs, and gestures to help you learn.
As your Chinese level progresses, less and less English will be used in your classes and you will be able to understand more and more Chinese every day.
Do you provide accommodation?
Yes. We can help you to arrange your accommodation in Chengdu. Please contact us directly to get more information.
Is summer weather in China comfortable enough to come to study the language?
Yes! It’s super sunny in China during this period. Besides, we have air-conditioners in every classroom.
Will it be possible to travel across China or just enjoy the Chinese summer?
Yes, it will. You will have classes in the morning on weekdays which means you will have the whole afternoon and evening for yourself. Your Saturdays and Sundays will be free, so you will be able to explore China & Chinese culture while your stay.