“It’s been a great experience from language learning to workshops to getting out into the city. They’ve obviously learned a great deal. And so have I.”
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WHAT DO KIDS LEARN AT OUR CHINESE CAMP?
We designed our Chinese Camp to make Chinese learning easy and fun and, more importantly, to produce great results.
All Chinese lessons will be taught using our in-house designed, innovative teaching methods.
Rich Cultural Activities
Learn not just the Chinese language, but gain knowledge about the Chinese culture and history.
Eye-opening Field Trips
Discover famous attractions in China that are full of wonders and understand how China has developed over time.
Curriculum & Methods
All of our Chinese classes focus on building students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
You will learn survival Chinese plus additional vocabulary that will allow you to communicate more effectively and have meaningful conversations with the local people.
Reading & Writing Class
Kids will learn how to write and recognise Chinese characters. With a focus on most commonly-used characters, campers will be able to recognise shop names, read a menu and write basic characters.
Topic Chinese Class
In this class, practising and improving speaking is the main aim. A different topic will be discussed each lesson, ranging from introductions to birthdays and everything in between.
Students will act out scenes from a Chinese storybook or movie. This technique is great for improving speaking and listening skills, as well as building up confidence using Chinese in real life.
Real World Practice
Kids will take trips off campus to places where they can use the vocabulary they have been learning. Activities include buying vegetables at the market or buying museum entrance tickets.
Games & Others
We use a variety of methods, like games, story telling, etc., depending on the students’ learning styles to make lessons more engaging and interesting, and thus encourage learning.
Diverse Cultural Activities & Sports
Rock climbing is a good way for our campers to stay active and keep fit while at our Chinese Camp. It’s challenging but fun at the same time!
Football seems to be a popular sports among our students, both boys and girls. It’s a great way to exercise and enjoy being out on the field.
Cool down in the summer with your own hand-painted fan. Learn traditional fan ink-painting techniques and design your fan in our workshop.
Chinese traditional paper cuts are often used to decorate doors and windows. Many carry meanings of good luck or fortune to be displayed during festivals.
Mahjong is a game similar to the Western card game, rummy. It is played with a set of 144 tiles marked with Chinese characters and symbols.
Chinese Chess or Xiangqi is a game of strategy and logic for two players, similar to the international chess game. It’s extremely popular in China.
Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, has been around since the 12th century and is a great way to get fit, as well as learn some basic self defence.
Opera mask painting
In our Chinese Opera mask painting workshop, you’ll learn about the meaning behind each mask and have a try at making one.
Chinese dumplings come in various sizes, shapes and flavours. In this class, we will learn how to make jiaozi, the most common dumpling.
Paint a panda
China and pandas often go synonymously Learn how to paint this cute and cuddly animal using traditional Chinese painting technique.
Making cold dishes
Learn how to make some simple cold, Chinese dishes with the help of our master chef teacher and enjoy your cooking with your classmates afterwards.
In our calligraphy master classes, learn how to hold an ink brush, write your name or even a whole poem like the ancient Chinese scholars.
Rice, grains and beans are not only staple food in China. They can also be used to create beautiful artworks, as you will see in this class.
Field Trips / Excursions
Visit some of the best museums, parks, shopping districts and tourist destinations in China.
The Great Wall
Climb China’s most famous and, arguably, most photographed landmark – the Great Wall. A visit to Beijing is not complete without seeing this wonder of the world, also listed as a UNESCO heritage site.
Beijing might be one of China’s biggest and busiest cities, but you can still find some peace and quiet in the parks. Take some time off to visit the park, play games and meet the local people.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is situated to the south of Beijing city centre. It sits in the middle of a large complex and park which is pleasant to stroll around in the afternoon sunshine.
Walk around Beijing’s most famous square where the body of the first Chairman of China, Mao, resides. You will also be able to explore the nearby shopping streets and other attractions.
Hutongs In Beijing
Hutongs are traditional dwellings of Beijingers and can be found near Tiananmen Square. Today, many of the best preserved have been converted into shops, restaurants and bars.
Temples In Beijing
There are many temples in Beijing, both the Daoist and Buddhist temples, including Confucius Temple, Dragon Temple, Lama Temple and the oldest Buddhist Temple in Beijing – Tanzhe Temple.
Museums In Beijing
There are hundreds of museums in Beijing where you can learn about China’s history and culture, such as the National Museum of China and Beijing Science & Technology Museum.
Summer Camp students can enjoy the outdoor on a good weather day and visit a lake to have a picnic. Those who are keen, can ride a boat on the lake while enjoying the scenery.
Pose for photographs in front of Shanghai’s iconic, futuristic skyline and explore the city’s colonial past through a walk past the old British-built edifices and the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
Play football, fly kites or even take a boat trip for an afternoon. Endless possibilities and fun abounds in a day out at one of Shanghai’s many lush and green parks.
Experience ancient China, right in the middle of metropolitan Shanghai. Explore the beautiful gardens, try xiaolong bao dumplings and pick up some souvenirs, all at the ancient Yu Garden.
Get lost in the winding alleys of one of Shanghai’s only remaining old districts full of traditional Shikumen residences. Keep an eye out for the “Toilet Restaurant” and the cat cafes.
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Venture a short distance out of Shanghai to one of the regions best-preserved water towns. Make sure to try some of the delicious local snacks on offer like sweet rice cakes and sesame cakes.
Spend an afternoon with the cute animals at the Shanghai Zoo. They’ve got everything from bears to rabbits, tigers to snakes and, of course, China’s national animal – pandas!
Have the chance to learn Chinese history at the Shanghai Museum, see dinosaurs at the Science and Technology Museum or be creeped out by creepy crawlies in the Insect Museum.
The local market
Visit the Chinese market and get a master class in bargaining Chinese-style. You’ll have the opportunity to see a traditional Chinese vegetable market and visit several souvenier makers.
City bus tour
Take a bus around the best sights Shanghai has to offer. Explore the city in comfort – sit back, relax and watch the streets speed by, all the while learning about Shanghai’s colourful history.
Meander down Shanghai’s longest, most famous pedestrian street. Be dazzled by neon lights and the diversity of shops both large and small, with a large selection of Chinese and foreign goods.
“The students seem to enjoy all the activities and especially the field trips. It’s a very different experience than just learning Chinese in the classroom.”
Zoe S.Teacher of a girls′ school group
“Our trip program was personalized so that the students could learn similar curriculum as they did back home. And everyone definitely enjoyed the field trips and food. ”