Mandarin and Culture Program
Learning one or more of the modern languages is particularly useful in today's employment market. Globalization has led to a mingling of languages like never before, and the training that goes into learning a new language opens up a vast horizon of new cul-tures, histories, and works of literature, whether it's for continued personal enrichment or possible graduate study.
China ESL will open up doors with the Chinese culture and give you more opportunities to engage conversationally with them. When looking for a Mandarin course to take, you will want to find one that will give you a good understanding of the Mandarin language, and that is what China ESL provides.
By completing a Mandarin course, you will have the ability to advance personally and professionally. Especially for those that travel for business, this could be an opportunity to open further doors that perhaps you may not have been able to open up before due to the language barrier. Outside of business, speaking Mandarin could help you with communicating with the Chinese culture in your own personal life.
You will not be disappointed as you will be learning something new and exciting and at the same time creating new expanding opportunities with a whole other culture.
Home Stay Program
We welcome participants from all backgrounds to China ESL home stay Program. Participants are given a great opportunity to discover China and to enhance their understanding of local Chinese culture and customs. It is a mutually beneficial way to enjoy a great time, find contacts and build friendship with the local Chinese people and families in one of the most ancient and advancing civilized country.
Your living conditions will be upscale by local standards. Meanwhile, you won't have to give up your privacy and interpersonal relationship with other foreigners as two participants are expected to live in a modern apartment with their own private bedroom. Our host families are generally very well off and belong to the local elite (Government officials, party leaders, business owners, etc.), they will make provision for more exquisite food than you can eat, Internet access etc
By staying with your host family, you will not only get a "home-away-from-home" feeling, but will also have an opportunity to participate in a unique inter-cultural experience. Our host families are carefully screened and rank amongst the wealthiest and most respected families in their respective cities or even in the country. The vast majority are successful middle aged families that want their children to spend time with foreign English speakers for cultural awareness and to improve their language skills. These families will go to great lengths to make their guests happy and will treat them to the best hotels, best restaurants, trips to historical sites and more at no expense to the guests. They feel honored and responsible to welcome foreigners into their homes. These families also will provide our participants with help in learning Chinese mandarin.
Life with a Chinese Family
Chinese are amongst the most hospitable people in the world, they will go to unimaginable lengths to make their guests comfortable and accommodate their every need. We can say without a doubt that you will be treated like royalty during your stay here. In exchange, it is required that you spend one to two hours a day with your hosts chatting and maybe exchanging English and Mandarin Chinese lessons. Overall, respect and an open mind are key to a successful home stay experience. As a family member, you will experience daily life with the host family. In addition, China ESL will make provision for a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week Emergency Support.
* Explore China's historical and cultural landmarks during afternoon or weekend excursions
* Participate in activities such as calligraphy lessons, cooking class, and a traditional Chinese medicine workshop
§ International learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives.
§ Language acquisition is achieved through practical immersion.
§ Increase awareness and adoption of alternative, multi-faceted approaches to learning.
§ Acquire analytical and problem solving skills.
§ Enhanced interest in global issues as well as broadening general knowledge.
§ Self-development and awareness leading to enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem. This is often the most noticeable change in returned exchange students.
§ Enhance maturity and social poise; fuelled by the necessity to confront challenges outside a familiar support network and comfort zone.
§ The integration into another family as well as the development of life-long friendships could foster an appreciation of home and family.
§ A tremendous sense of accomplishment upon completion encourages students to develop independent opinions, make informed decisions and strive to attain fresh goals.
Most important of all, you can be assured of a safe and comfortable environment.