Language China Immersion (2010)
Spend two weeks in China! Learn basic Chinese, both oral and Chinese character writing while exploring some of China's most popular destinations and attractions! See the Terracotta Warriors, explore historical Chinese palaces, witness the beauty of China's ancient water towns, tour modern Shanghai and pause to take in countless scenes along the way, all while beginning your journey towards speaking a language spoken by over 1/5 of the world's people!
Our Language Immersion program is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to the Chinese language and perfect for individuals or small groups who are interested in coming to China for beginner-level language study, travel and cultural experiences. While Chinese language study is the focal point of this program, SCIC also understands the importance of complimenting language study with other cultural studies to provide each participant with the best understanding of Chinese culture as a whole. Introductions to Chinese history and religion, calligraphy, medicine, cooking, Tai Chi and Kung Fu are included along with language study. Scroll down to learn more!
Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai & Suzhou
Trip Length: 14 Days
Trip Cost: USD $ 1680pp
Experience Required: None
Trip Code: STLI10
Study how to speak Chinese
Oral Speaking Practice Opportunities
Learn about other cultural topics (Calligraphy, Tai Chi and Cooking etc)
See China's famous historical attractions
Visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Visit dynamic Shanghai & splendid Suzhou
Enjoy local activities in each location
Plenty of free time for rest and shopping
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Week 1: Language related activities & Beijing Sightseeing
Spend your mornings in class learning Chinese with our instructors. Spend your afternoons sightseeing in Beijing and practicing your Chinese with local people. Begin your study of vocabulary and sentence structure for basic conversational Chinese and learn how to write basic Chinese characters. Study topics include: Family, Weather, Home & House, Dining, Survival Chinese, Chinese Courtesy, and Shopping & Bargaining. Sight attractions include: The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour. Practice your Chinese with our staff , guides and the local Chinese people you meet throughout your excursions. Traveling, sightseeing, and dining in Beijing provide the perfect environment for you to remember new words and expressions that you learn in class. Aside from your language classes SCIC compliments your language study with daily introductions to other aspects of Chinese culture, including: Chinese history and religion, calligraphy, medicine, cooking, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. Here at SCIC Beijing we also realize that each participant's desired amount of free time may be different, so while we do offer a structured travel plan customized to fit your needs, we also allow you to plan much of your own itinerary.
Week 2: Trip to Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai & Suzhou
Get ready for a fun-filled adventure! Pack your bags and board the train to Xian, one of China's most historical cities! This ancient capital city located in Shaanxi Province is the hometown of the famous Terracotta Warriors among other world renowned sights and attractions. Next, head to Shanghai! Known as the "Oriental Pearl", this modern metropolis lies on the estuary of the Yangtze River and is impressive for its amount of historical sites as well as unique modern architectures. Stroll along the historical bund while staring up at some of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Oriental Pearl TV tower. After Shanghai, break away to the nearby city of Suzhou, our last destination before returning to Beijing. Reputed as the "Oriental Venice", due to its abundant ponds and streams and water towns, Suzhou is sure to touch your heart. Enjoy exquisite Chinese cuisines in each of your destinations and experience all the entertainment and nightlife that China has to offer. Free time is included at every stop along the way to make sure you have some time to plan your own itinerary.
Imagine yourself now taking in the lush scenery of the winding Great Wall, strolling along paths once walked by the Emperors of China in the Forbidden City, bicycling through the narrow alleys of traditional Chinese neighborhoods, seeing in person every dimension of the Terracotta Warriors, boating through the pathways of an ancient water town, breathing in all of China's local life and tasting all the delicious treats and cuisines along the way, all while increasing your knowledge of traditional Chinese health practices. Let SCIC Beijing help you do all this and more! !