One of our EBT Education's primary missions is offering the best programs for Chinese language study, so we have chosen the best certificated teachers with long experience of teaching Chinese to foreigners as second language. The immersion programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. Accelerated teaching methods allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and advanced students to gain expression proficiency at an abstract level. Topics studied include everyday situations and Chinese culture, society, and history. And we offers choices of electives, afternoon tutors, EBT trips, language exchange programs, etc.
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Teachers of the programs are native Chinese and each has a degree in teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. Up-to-date, carefully selected materials are used in class, giving participants valuable information on modern-day Chinese culture and society while at the same time developing their language and communication skills.
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Chinese language study (core class): ptop
20 class hours for Chinese study every week (30 class hours every week for the intensive programs. For more information of the intensive programs, please go the last theme intensive programs on this page)
Classwork focuses on developing oral expression, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and grammar. Up-to-date materials are used to introduce modern day China , its social and economic life, culture, history, and literature. General aims of the classes are as follows:
Oral Expression Classes: focus on developing participants' oral expression and pronunciation skills. At the lower proficiency levels simple topics related to daily life are taught, and more specialized and complex topics are taught at the higher proficiency levels.
Listening Comprehension Classes: focus on developing participants' listening comprehension skills and the ability to understand the language when spoken at a normal speed.
Reading Comprehension Classes: focus on developing participants' reading skills in both comprehension and speed.
Writing Classes: focus on the fundamentals of the radical system, bushou, composition of characters and stroke orders.
Grammar Classes: focus on the fundamentals of Chinese grammar, sentence structures, expressions, and phonetics.
Programs are from 4 weeks to one year. A ll programs accommodate proficiency levels from Total Beginner to Proficient. See description below. ( For other start dates and shorter or longer durations, please contact email@example.com ).
4 weeks *, 6 weeks , 8 weeks *, 9 weeks , 12 weeks *,
1 Semester *, Academic Year
*Note: intensive programs only have 4 weeks, 12 weeks and 1 semester.
With the aim of increasing the student's language fluency and awareness of Chinese culture, history, and art, a range of free electives are offered in the afternoons. The number of electives offered varies depending on program duration and may include the following:
Language Focused Electives
Chinese Character Writing: Classes introduce the radical system, bushou, composition of characters, stroke orders and basic characters.
Chinese Songs: Classes introduce Chinese songs including traditional folk and current pop songs. Lyrics are written in pinyin (romanized Chinese characters) and hanzi (Chinese character text). Singing is an excellent way to improve language skills and vocabulary.
Non-Language Focused Electives
Traditional Chinese Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Classes introduce the ancient Chinese concepts and beliefs of what constitutes the human body and illness, and include diagnostic methods and treatments using herbal medicine and massage.
Chinese Painting: Classes introduce elements of the traditional art of Chinese watercolor painting under the guidance of a professional artist.
Calligraphy: Classes introduce the various calligraphy styles and features, participants then focus on perfecting one style of this ancient art form.
Taiji Quan (Taichi): Classes introduce this relaxing and gentle martial art aimed at improving health and overall physical and mental fitness. The basic Yang Taiji style is taught.
Language Exchange Programs ptop
Free Language exchange programs (introduce local people as language exchange partners)
Getting to know locals is an integral part of the program. It provides language and cultural interaction between participants and Chinese students, marking the beginning of many lasting friendships. This program provides the perfect opportunity to practice the language and encourages cultu