Summer 2018 "YingHua in Beijing"
Language & Leadership Institute
June 25 to July 22, 2018
The YingHua Language School is proud to offer its highly successful 4-week Chinese language program in 2018 in Beijing, China - for students between 8 and 18 years old. In its 15th year of operation, the program is co-organized by the Beijing Yanjing Professional Cultural School! (Yanjing), a nonprofit educational organization approved by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. Yanjing will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating most activities under the direction and guidance of YingHua. (Download a flyer or brochure from below links for distribution.)
1) Cultural experience;
2) Language learning;
3) Leadership training and EQ-character building;
4) Physical fitness;
First Three Weeks (June 25 to July 15)
The first three weeks include intensive language classes (60 hours), as well as culture activities, sightseeing, and cultural shows.
The Basic and Elementary levels are suitable for students who do not speak Mandarin Chinese at home. The Intermediate level is suitable for students who speak Mandarin Chinese at home or can understand spoken Mandarin. The classic reading material for the Intermediate level is "Journey to the West."
Students who speak Mandarin at home and can recognize over 800 characters may be placed in the special Extensive Reading class aimed at strengthening character recognition and sight-reading vocabulary. The classic reading for this level alternates between "The Romance of Three Kingdoms" (in odd-numbered years) and "Outlaws of the Marsh" (in even-numbered years).
Language classes are held five days a week, four 45-minute periods a day, and include a weekly test. Students will be given a comprehensive assessment at the end of the third week.
Culture activities. Besides language learning, students will practice Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, the abacus, folk songs, handicrafts, paper-cutting, and Chinese word processing (20 hours). In the afternoons & some evenings, students will participate in swimming, feather-kicking, Chinese yo-yo, basketball, soccer and martial arts (20 hours).
Room and Board. The dormitory is inside the four-star Yong An Hotel. This facility has been providing excellent services to our program since 2010. The courtyard-style complex provides dual-layer security at the courtyard and building entrances. Situated at the Embassy Area, the Yong An Hotel is within walking distance to the new U.S. Embassy and close to the China Agricultural Exhibition Center located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing by the Third Ring Road.
Two students will share an air-conditioned two-room suite, a private bathroom with shower, two televisions, and a telephone. A large cafeteria is also on campus with the very popular breakfast buffet. The dining service serves mostly Chinese food with some American favorites. Students may use computers to send email or read news from major sources (i.e., Yahoo!, CNN, etc.) 2-3 times a week.
Fourth Week (July 16 to 21)
The fourth week will give the students a unique opportunity to exercise their language and leadership skills. They will travel to Beijing Taiyang Cun School in the eastern suburb of Beijing to provide a free 4-day summer camp to underprivileged children, most of whom are orphans or homeless children. Our students will be responsible for designing and implementing activities including English-learning, cultural awareness games, friendly competitions, student performance, decorating the learning environment, and beautifying the campus.
This week, language learning becomes "real" As the Beijing students do not speak much English. We will go hiking a section of the ancient Great Wall ruin. There will be many other leadership-development, character-building, and culture-immersion activities.
Logistics. “YingHua in Beijing" 2018 Summer Language & Leadership Program is limited to 35 students. Register early as no applications are accepted once capacity has been reached.
The students will be escorted from the New Jersey / New York area on June 24 and return on July 22. Dr. Liao will stay with the program throughout the four weeks.
$4,580 including a $80 registration fee, tuition, room & board, books, hotels, travel accident insurance, and ground transportation for study and travel, but not international airfare, visa fee, medical insurance, medical expenses, and other personal expenses.
Deposit of $580 is due in 7 days after online registration to secure a spot. Subsequent sibling registration may waive the $80 registration fee.