Chinese Language Program

The optimum program with qualified instructors, curriculum and course material, and which is very affordably priced

The Student

Any person whose native language is not Chinese and who is not living in China.

Program Description

The program is 80 hours of Chinese language immersion, and is equivalent to a one-year course in the United States. Exclusive concentration in the Chinese language includes Basic and Intermediate Chinese, Conversation, Listening Comprehension, Composition, and use of the Chinese Dictionary.

Classification

Students will be divided into four classes of two categories based upon results of the test before enrollment

Teaching Material

Teaching material for both basic and intermediate Chinese is edited and published by Beijing University and Beijing Language Culture University

Class Schedule

Class sessions are held Monday through Friday with four periods daily. Each class is 50 minutes in length.

Course Content

The courses are taught with specific concentration predicted on the proficiency levels of the students, and are divided into two categories, Basic and Intermediate.

a. Basic Chinese:

Pin Yin System, character, phraseology, listening and conversation, and use of the dictionary and Chinese history.

b. Intermediate Chinese:

Intensive reading, writing, conversation, Chinese culture, history and poetry.

Course Curriculum

Students are given a daily 90 minute-homework assignment in addition to a daily quiz. Weekly tests are administered to ascertain the student¡¦s progress, comprehension, and proficiency. At the end of the program, each student is required to perform in mini-drama or presentation to demonstrate his or her language skills.

Instructors¡¦ credentials

Instructors are from the Beijing International Language Institute and the teaching organizations authorized by the Chinese National Education Committee.

Cultural Excursions

Students are taken on an excursion to see firsthand what they have learned in the classroom. Excursions include tours of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Hong Qiao Market, Summer Palace, Beihai Park, Fragrant Hill, Jing Shan, Children¡¦s Palace, Cultural Street, Botanical Garden, Zoo, families¡¦ homes, acrobatic show and Beijing Opera, Animal preserve, party with students on the cruise boat, Crocodile Training Center, apple orchard, ¡§ Bird Forest¡¨, Terra Cotta Warrior, City Wall, ceremony of entering Xian city, Ban Po Museum, Yu Yuan Garden, Nanjing Road. Visit will also be made to Xian, Dalian and Shanghai.

Class Size and Academic Calendar

The classes are intentionally limited to a small size in order to provide personalized attention to the individual needs of the students, and to facilitate comprehensive learning. The number of students for each class is between 6 and 12. The academic calendar for the program will be Summer, 2001 with the U.S. departure date on June 30, 2001. With the program running on a continuous basis, for groups of twelve (12) or more students, the scheduling will be contingent on their collective needs.

Instructional Language

Instructors provide instruction in both English and Chinese.

Student Criteria

Students must be between 12-22 years of age. For Basic Chinese, there are no language proficiency requirements. For Intermediate Chinese, students are required to have a fluency in basic Chinese in speaking, reading and writing. A test will be administered at the commencement of the program to determine the level of fluency of the students. Students under the age of 12 must have parental permission.

Student Housing and meals

There will be two students per room Each room will have bathroom and air conditioning. During cultural excursions, students will stay at four-star hotels. Students will regularly dine at cafeterias on campus. For the purposes of cultural introduction, students are treated to a Beijing Duck Dinner (7 courses) and an authentic dumpling dinner.

Program Costs

The cost of the program will vary depending upon the city from which the student departs. The costs are as follows:

Los Angeles, San Francisco: $2698,
Hawaii : $2875
San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland $2758
East Coast, Mid-west, Southern part of U.S. $ 2998

The program includes tuition and fees, books, housing and meals, insurance, transpacific and domestic air fare, cultural excursions, group visa processing fee, and departure tax (U.S. and China). Cultural excursions include transportation, admissions, meals, and lodging. All cultural excursions are escorted by bilingual, professional guides.

Any expenses extraneous to those stated are excluded.

Classes are taken without transferable credit in the United States.

Application & Information

For application and additional information, please contact PTS via our Contact Us link.

 

The Itinerary For Chinese Study - 2002

D1

SAT

USA fly to Beijing

D2

SUN

Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to China Conservatory.

D3

MON

Chinese study in the morning, shopping, to buy some commodity.

D4

TUE

Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas.

D5

WED

Chinese study in the morning, visit Wangfu Street.

D6

THU

Chinese study in the morning, visit Cloisonné factory.

D7

FRI

Chinese study in the morning, meet with Chinese students and visit their homes.

D8

SAT

Today you are going to visit one of the wonders in the world--The Great Wall and Pick fresh fruit in the orchard in the afternoon.

D9

SUN

Visit the Forbidden City and the famous Tiananmen Square.

D10

MON

Chinese study in the morning, enjoy Beijing Opera, take part in playing, study Painting mask.

D11

TUE

Chinese study in the morning, visit " Xiu Shui Market".

D12

WED

Chinese study in the morning, visit Beihai Park.

D13

THU

Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Curio City.

D14

FRI

Chinese study in the morning, visit " Cultural Street".

D15

SAT

Take bus to suburb of Beijing to visit farmer's house.

D16

SUN

Take bus to Langfang to visit The City of Song Dynasty.

D17

MON

Chinese study in the morning, join the Hu Tong tour in the afternoon.

D18

TUE

Chinese study in the morning, visit The Summer Palace in the afternoon.

D19

WED

Chinese study in the morning, visit Jingshan Park and climb the hill.

D20

THU

Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Chinese Gongfu School.

D21

FRI

Chinese study in the morning, graduation party.

D22

SAT

Fly to Shanghai CA1519(1000-1200am), Visit Pudong Economic Zone. In the afternoon visit the Bund and Nanjing Road.

D23

SUN

Visit Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and Chenghuang Temple, take train to Zhengzhou T282(1950pm-0819am+1).

D24

MON

Arrive Zhengzhou in the morning, Visit Yellow River Site, Henan Museum As early As in the New Stone Age, the dawn of civilization began to appear in Henan.

D25

TUE

Zhengzhou--Shaolin -Luoyang (by bus) Visit the White Horse Temple, Longmen, Shaolin Temple.

D26

WED

Luoyang-Xi'an (take train T61 11:21am-18:26pm)

D27

THU

Visit the Wide Goose Tower, Terra Cotta Worriers, Ban Po Museum.

D28

FRI

Visit the Shanxi Museum and City Wall, in the evening take train back to Beijing.

D29

SAT

Xi'an -Beijing- USA Arrive Beijing in the morning, you have a litter time to go shopping, then transfer to Airport.

* 0730-0800am Breakfast/0820-1200am Studying Chinese/ 1200-1230pm Lunch/ 1330-1530pm Studing Chinese/after 1530pm Visiting time/ 1900pm Dinner/ Doing homework at night.

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D1



SAT



USA fly to Beijing



D2



SUN



Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to China Conservatory.



D3



MON



Chinese study in the morning, shopping, to buy some commodity.



D4



TUE



Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas.



D5



WED



Chinese study in the morning, visit Wangfu Street.



D6



THU



Chinese study in the morning, visit Cloisonné factory.



D7



FRI



Chinese study in the morning, meet with Chinese students and visit their homes.



D8



SAT



Today you are going to visit one of the wonders in the world--The Great Wall and Pick fresh fruit in the orchard in the afternoon.



D9



SUN



Visit the Forbidden City and the famous Tiananmen Square.



D10



MON



Chinese study in the morning, enjoy Beijing Opera, take part in playing, study Painting mask.



D11



TUE



Chinese study in the morning, visit " Xiu Shui Market".



D12



WED



Chinese study in the morning, visit Beihai Park.



D13



THU



Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Curio City.



D14



FRI



Chinese study in the morning, visit " Cultural Street".



D15



SAT



Take bus to suburb of Beijing to visit farmer's house.



D16



SUN



Take bus to Langfang to visit The City of Song Dynasty.



D17



MON



Chinese study in the morning, join the Hu Tong tour in the afternoon.



D18



TUE



Chinese study in the morning, visit The Summer Palace in the afternoon.



D19



WED



Chinese study in the morning, visit Jingshan Park and climb the hill.



D20



THU



Chinese study in the morning, visit Beijing Chinese Gongfu School.



D21



FRI



Chinese study in the morning, graduation party.



D22



SAT



Fly to Shanghai CA1519(1000-1200am), Visit Pudong Economic Zone. In the afternoon visit the Bund and Nanjing Road.



D23



SUN



Visit Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and Chenghuang Temple, take train to Zhengzhou T282(1950pm-0819am+1).



D24



MON



Arrive Zhengzhou in the morning, Visit Yellow River Site, Henan Museum As early As in the New Stone Age, the dawn of civilization began to appear in Henan.



D25



TUE



Zhengzhou--Shaolin -Luoyang (by bus) Visit the White Horse Temple, Longmen, Shaolin Temple.



D26



WED



Luoyang-Xi'an (take train T61 11:21am-18:26pm)



D27



THU



Visit the Wide Goose Tower, Terra Cotta Worriers, Ban Po Museum.



D28



FRI



Visit the Shanxi Museum and City Wall, in the evening take train back to Beijing.



D29



SAT



Xi'an -Beijing- USA Arrive Beijing in the morning, you have a litter time to go shopping, then transfer to Airport.