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Beijing - Teen Residence Program for 15 - 17 year olds
2013 Teen Summer Program in Beijing, China
Is this program for you?
The Mature Teen Residence Program in Beijing is suited to the student who is looking for a high-quality language immersion program in the cultural heart of China! The program is ideal for students who want to combine daily Chinese (Mandarin) language classes with organized afternoon and weekend activities/excursions. Students will also have some free time to explore Beijing on their own or with new friends. The program is intended for students who are independent, have some travel experience, are comfortable taking public transit, are used to time away from family and are able to effectively manage and advocate for themselves in new and unfamiliar situations.
Famous for its opulent palaces, gold temples, towering walls and ornate gates, Beijing’s magnificent architecture, art treasures and universities have long made China’s capital city the centre for culture, art and learning in China. While visitors to Beijing have traditionally been drawn to famous landmarks such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall, the innovative architecture of Olympic sites such as the 'the birds nest' (the National Stadium) and 'the water cube' (the National Aquatic Centre), provide a dramatic and interesting contrast to the symbols of China's ancient past.
The school is located in the heart of the Central China Place development, a new multi-use neighborhood in the central business district of Beijing that mixes residential, retail, entertainment and business. It is within easy reach of some of Beijing's most popular shopping and entertainment districts and close to various forms of public transit. School facilities include:
Classes take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM. Classes cover all aspects of Chinese. Each lesson is 50 minutes in length. Lessons 1 and 2 are integrated Mandarin with a focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Lessons 3 and 4 are where you put what you learned in the morning into practice with a focus on role plays, supplementary materials and games. The emphasis is always on speaking and you will be encouraged to use Chinese when you are out exploring with your classmates. Please see our sample schedule for more information.
The Culture & Leisure Program
There are 4 afternoons each week of organized culture and leisure activities including martial arts demonstrations, visiting historic sites, making Chinese dumplings and sports (sometimes with Chinese students). There is also a full-day excursion every Saturday (one per two week period) to places of interest in and around Beijing including the Great Wall, the Empress' Retreat and a visit to a traditional Chinese farm (help pick fruit and enjoy a healthy farmer's lunch!). Activities and excursion vary from week to week. Please see the sample schedule for more information.
You will stay in rooms with 4 beds in our residence, just a 10-minute walking distance away from the school. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
This program is an excellent opportunity to become deeply immersed in the culture and daily life of urban China while developing Chinese language skills and making new friends!
The following program features are included in the price:
Please note: Non-Chinese nationals require a visa to enter China. Please visit our China Visa page for details.
For more information or to book this program please call us toll-free 1 888 386 1411
Inside Exploration Inc.