Chinese is one of the major languages in the world and certainly not the easiest language for us to learn! With its' many characters and different meanings you can quickly lose track. Before your trip, we offer you the chance to learn the first principles of the Chinese language. Its a good start: with a little vocabulary you will get to know the country and the people that little bit better .
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Classes begin on a Monday, so you can fly to Beijing on Sunday. You will be met by our local representative on arrival in Beijing. They then bring you to your accommodation (This transfer is at extra cost).
Beijing, Chinese lessons
During your stay in Beijing for 5 days you will receive individual instruction in the Chinese language. The course is tailored to your needs and interests (in consultation with your teacher), and is the quickest and most intensive way to learn the language in a short period. Every day you get 4 x 45 minute lessons, the lesson times are set in consultation with your teacher. The rest of the day you are free to explore Beijing.
You stay in a comfortable studio, located on the same grounds as the school. You can use the bar and restaurant. You can book half-board, which includes breakfast at the apartment and lunch at the school restaurant. Bed linen is provided, though you have to bring your own towels. The school is 10-15 minutes walking distance from the studio.
After and between lessons, you are free to explore Beijing. Beijing is hip and hot '! Visit the Olympic stadiums or dine in Barstreet at the Houhai Lake. There are plenty of trendy restaurants. A culinary specialty that is best sampled in Beijing is of course Peking Duck! The array of dishes in China seems almost inexhaustible. Above the entrance gate of the Forbidden City is still the huge portrait of Mao Zedong, it overlooks the immense Square of Heavenly Peace. Of course you'll visit The Great Wall: a tangible remnant of powerful ancient China.
Beijing, end of extension
Today your extension ends. The group will arrive and you will join them after your final lesson. You can make a good first impression with what you've learnt this first week!
Cost: From £619 per person (based on double occupancy)
Single Supplement: £115
High season surcharge: 12/18/11 to 03/24/12 and 07/01/12 to 08/25/12 and 12/16/12 to 03/23/13: from £ 110 pp
Mid season surcharge: 07/15/12 to 08/18/12: from £ 40 pp
- 5 nights in Beijing in a comfortable studio with half board (breakfast and lunch)
- 4 x 45 minute private lessons in Chinese for 5 days
- Qualified Chinese language teacher
- Course certificate
Other meals, excursions, entrance fees, personal expenses and tips
- Surcharge return transfer (to and from the airport): £100 pp (one way: £55 pp)
- Extra night studio, based on double room: £35 pp
- Extra night studio, single room supplement: £22 pp
- Painting Course: from £185 per person per week
- Tai Chi course: from £185 per person per week