Learn Chinese in Qingdao, China
If you choose to learn Chinese in Qingdao, you’ll be studying in a unique location, right on the Yellow Sea. Qingdao is a picturesque coastal city, ideal for sports and relaxation, with warm summers, wide beaches and calm waters. Students at our school in Qingdao really enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, from strolling along the city’s beautiful promenades, to swimming in the sea.
Qingdao is an ideal choice if you want to learn about Chinese culture whilst you study Mandarin Chinese. The city is at the heart of the Shandong province, the birthplace of Confucius and Taoism. Like all our schools in China, our school in Qingdao arranges an optional activities program to help you get the most from your Chinese course. Activities include excursions to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Mt Laoshan. One of our most popular activities is an evening meal in the home of a local Chinese farmer - learn Chinese in Qingdao, and discover the real China!
Our school in Qingdao
Our Chinese school in Qingdao is located in a prosperous area of the city, where the best and most famous of Qingdao’s beaches is found. The school built has bright, well-equipped classrooms, as well as a school cafeteria, library, and student lounge. There is also a school Internet café, providing free Internet access.
The Standard Course (20 lessons/week) at our Qingdao school comprises 15 language lessons, and 5 cultural understanding lessons/week. All our teachers are fully-qualified and experienced native Mandarin Chinese speakers. The average class size is 10 students, so you’ll get lots of individual help and attention.
Students can choose to stay in the comfortable on-site residence, located in the same building as the school, or else in a nearby guesthouse. Our school can also arrange hotel accommodation, if you prefer. In the on-site school residence you can choose a single or shared room, with shared bathroom. The guest house is located near to the beach, but also within walking distance of the school. All the rooms in the guest house have private, en-suite bathrooms.
Our school in Qingdao also offers optional activities, such as dumpling making, Qiqong lessons and climbs up Mt Laoshan. You will be informed as to the exact activities offered on arrival at the school.
How to get there
The best way to get to Qingdao is to catch a direct international flight to Qingdao, or take one of the regular internal flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo or Hong Kong.
Our school can arrange an airport transfer for you if required - a member of staff will meet you and take you to your accommodation. Please contact us for details.
The teachers were very friendly, helpful and patient. They don't teach only the language. They also talk about their culture, eating and their life. That was very interesting and helpful.
The school was very accommodating to my language level, and went out of their way to make sure I had appropriate teaching. I believe it was highly effective and my spoken Chinese is much better than it was when I arrived!
The director of education and both my teachers did their very best to suit my needs and interests. Consequently, I am well satisfied with the progress made.
I enjoyed having a mix of both Chinese from the book and exercises to make us learn the material more quickly. I learned a lot very quickly and am happy with my course.