Learn Chinese in Shanghai, China!
If you choose to study Chinese in Shanghai, you’ll be learning the language in China’s largest city, a city full of history and culture. Shanghai is also a young and vibrant city, known for its cosmopolitan outlook and fast pace of life. The Shanghainese love to celebrate, so as a student in Shanghai, you might find yourself joining the dragon and lion dances at the Spring Festival, or sampling the local beer at the city’s Beer Festival in July! If you want to see the very latest trends and fashions during your Chinese course in Shanghai, look no further than Nanjing Lu, China’s number one shopping street. Alternatively, visit the famous riverside Bund area, for striking architecture and a bit of old-style Shanghai sophistication. Learn Chinese in Shanghai, a city where anything is possible!
Our school in Shanghai
Our Chinese school is located right in the heart of downtown Shanghai in a comfortable, air-conditioned building. There are 10 spacious classrooms, as well as a school garden, where you can relax with fellow students and practise the Chinese you have learnt in class. Our Chinese school in Shanghai has free Internet access and wireless Internet hot zones. You can choose from a range of Mandarin Chinese courses, including our Standard Course (20 lessons/week) and our Combined Courses, a combination of the Standard Course and 4, 8 or 10 private lessons/week. The maximum class size is just 8 students, and the teachers are all fully qualified, native Chinese Mandarin speakers.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||22|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (150) - Winter (60) per week|
|Affiliations:||HSK Testing Centre. IALC. Bildungsurlaub. CSN.|
|Typical activities:||Walking tour around school. Visit Yu Garden. Chinese cooking. Calligraphy workshop. Excursion to the water village. Martial arts workshop. Acrobatic show. Visit Jade Buddha Temple.|
|Paid activities:||Normally the excursions are paid excursions. Price dependent on activity + number of students.|
|School closed on:||30/01 to 05/02 - Chinese Spring festival|
Our Chinese school in Shanghai offers two types of accommodation; shared apartments or private studio apartments. If you choose to stay in a shared apartment during your Chinese course, you’ll have a private, air-conditioned room and share a bathroom and kitchen with fellow students from our school. Free broadband Internet access, free local phone calls and TVs are also provided.
Air-conditioning, TVs and free broadband Internet access and local phone calls are also available in our school’s private studio apartments, which are all very comfortable. This option is perfect if you’d like your own space whilst you learn Chinese in Shanghai!
Whilst you are in Shanghai, you are sure to want to gain a better understanding of the culture, as well as the local area. For this reason, our colleagues at the school regularly offer optional activities, such as guided visits of local places of interest, as well as martial arts, culture and history lessons! As with all our schools, our colleagues will inform you of the exact activities offered on arrival, as well as any additional costs involved (usually for things like entrance fees and transport).
How to get there
Shanghai has excellent transport connections, making it easy to arrive by train, boat or plane. Shanghai has two airports, Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Domestic Airport. We can arrange an airport transfer for you, if required. Please contact us for details.
My China Experience!
China is a country which has always fascinated me and the thought of visiting was truly a life long dream. My trip to Shanghai and Beijing was absolutely amazing. I loved the combination of ancient history and ultra-modern technology and architecture. I can honestly say that the reality of life in China far surpassed my expectations.
Travelling as a complete beginner in Chinese I was slightly concerned about what to expect when I arrived in China, but there was no need to worry! I was met at the airport by the school’s transfer driver Mr Wu who took me directly to my accommodation and after a long flight it was well worth booking this service.
The school was really good and the teacher was really nice, I have learned a lot with him. The school staff was really kind and helpful, they take good care of the students. It was a really nice experience.
I attended the third elementary class and it was excellent. My teacher was also excellent. I am very pleased with the whole experience.