Chinese Language in Shanghai or Beijing


    Study in Shanghai or Beijing, China
    Chinese Language & Culture: 20 hrs / wk
    2 wks: $1195 / 4 wks: $2095 / 6 wks: $2995 USD
    Start any Monday – Minimum age 16 yrs

    The Program

    Study Mandarin Chinese and experience the culture in Shanghai or Beijing, China. Shanghai is an exciting metropolis that blends the best of both worlds – oriental and western. Beijing is the center of Chinese heritage and government, offering many historical sights to see. Programs are available weekly year-around, with a minimum of 2 weeks stay. Open to all students and adults from all countries- minimum age is 16 yrs. Non-beginners can start on any Monday, while absolute beginners should plan to start the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month. Housing is available in shared student type apartments, private studios, or stay with a Chinese host family. Program is located in the center of both locations. Join us !

    The Location: Shanghai or Beijing, China

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    All students take four(4) group lessons a day, M-F. Classes are held from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Small group classes of less than 12 students (average about 5). Placement test given to determine which course level. Non-beginners can start on any Monday. Absolute beginners should plan on starting the 1st or 3rd Monday of each month. Open to all students and adults. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Courses are “immersion” focus on practical Chinese language skills of speaking, listening, and reading phonetics with emphasis on conversation. Actual course descriptions can be obtained from the instructor upon starting the course.

    Absolute beginners ( no previous lessons) should start the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.

    Academic Credit

    2 – 4 credits for 4 week program. See the “Academic Credit” section of the main menu for details.


    A variety of activities may include: guided visits to Yu Gardens, Qibao Old Town, The Bund, Pudong, Anji, and Zhujiajiao. Learn to make dumplings, play Mah-Jong, and Chinese Calligraphy. See the bustling markets and remnants of old town. Optional attendance. Small fee may be required for entrance fees and transportation. Overall, lot’s of fun things to do!!



    Housing is provided by apartments, and local host families.

    Apartments – private room (furnished), shared kitchen and bathroom. Nearby location. Self-catering.

    Host families – local Chinese family – single room, plus 2 meals daily (breakfast & dinner). Travel time (back – forth) could be 30 – 60 minutes by local transportation.

    Select housing preference on the registration form. $350 USD per week for either apartment or host family, plus a one time $100 housing placement fee.

    You can also arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know.


    Waterfall in a park in Shanghai

    Dates and Fees

    * Minimum age 16 yrs
    * Housing costs extra
    * 4 classes per day / 50 minutes per class
    * Non-beginners can start on any Monday
    * Absolute beginners (no previous lessons) should start the 1st or 3rd Monday of each month
    * Exact dates and balance due is provided in the confirmation documents.
    * Price (balance) may vary due to exchange rates, and any CSA discounts given.

    2 weeks $1195 (USD)
    4 weeks $2095 USD
    6 weeks $2995 USD

    * Addtl week is $450 USD extra – housing not included

    more students in shanghaiHolidays

    • Jan 1st – New Years
    • Feb 11 to 15 – Spring Festival
    • April 4 – Qing Ming Festival
    • May 1 – Labor Day
    • June 12 – Dragon Boat Festival
    • Sept 19 to Oct 4 – National Holiday


    Plan on arriving the day before classes begin to check-in your housing (1 -2 days prior – weekend). Earlier arrivals will require you to arrange own housing. Airport pick-up (Shanghai or Beijing) is available…. Let us know in advance (e-mail flight details). School staff person meets you at the airport…and escorts you to the school or housing. Otherwise, you can take airport transportation on your own for less (public taxi, or private taxi with English speaking driver – can be hired at airport transport desk). Passport & Visa: Both are required. Use your CSA confirmation to apply for your short-term visitor visa. You need a passport first, before you can apply for a visa. See the “Visa/Passport” section.

    Great Wall of China


    Minimum age is 16. Open to all students and adults from all countries. Passport and Entry Visa required. All students apply for own passport and visa.


    Register Now - to get started. Pay deposit to be confirmed. Early registration advised.