Mandarin Rocks- Chinese language immersion program

Immersion Programs: ?

Chinese immersion

School Location: ?

BLDG 15, Lane 872 Kangding Road,
Jing’an District , Shanghai, China

Average Weekly Cost: ?

$600.00 U.S.

School Social Media: ?

Speak To A Person: ?

Phone: +86 21 62550715
Skype: none

Where To Stay: ?

Homestay: Yes- We have them
Other: Yes- We have dorms or rentals

MandarinRocks is a leading Mandarin Chinese language school in Shanghai building on the vision "Total Solution to Language Barriers". Founded in 2001, we have had over 10 years experience providing top Mandarin courses in Shanghai for thousands of foreign students and professionals with proven methodology and experienced faculty team. MandarinRocks is only Mandarin school in Shanghai that has been honored School Quality Guarantee Seal for 7 consecutive years and latest Excellence Award 2012 by Languagecourse.Net, the world’s most visited independent source for best language schools worldwide. The school is also a member of IPSA Consortium, the well known worldwide organization for only the best internationally recognized language schools and study abroad programs in over 42 countries.

1. General Chinese, Business Chinese, HSK Preparation

A. General Chinese 20 (20 group lessons per week)
This popular course includes four group lessons a day. Based on their level, participants can acquire a basic knowledge of the Chinese language or improve and perfect the knowledge they already have. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all integrated in the class to develop and improve students overall language skills. It is designed for students who wish to learn Chinese whilst experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Shanghai.

B. General Chinese 30 (30 group lessons per week)
The intensive course includes six group lessons a day. In addition to regular group classes in the morning which give students the opportunity to learn the grammar and practice the four key language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) while interacting in a small group environment, this course offers an additional two group classes in the afternoon that focus on providing students with practical experience and a focus on writing and speaking in everyday situations. Students will earn beyond the specific content of their level's curriculum and focus on real communication and situational context.

C. Combined General Chinese 20+5 (20 group & 5 individual lessons per week)
This course is ideal for combining the experience of learning the language in a group whilst at the same time receiving individual classes. The group classes in the morning encourage student interaction and help you improve your practical communication skills. The individual classes in the afternoon allow you to work on areas you may feel need extra practice or which are of particular interest to you. T

D. Combined General Chinese 20+10 (20 group & 10 individual lessons per week)
This excellent course offers you the opportunity to supplement a general Chinese group course with 10 individual lessons. Two individual lessons daily allow students to reach specific learning goals more quickly.

E. ndividual General Chinese 20 (20 individual lessons per week)
The one-to-one program is ideal for determined students who want to maximize progress during a short stay in Shanghai.

2. Business Chinese

A. Business Chinese 20 (20 group lessons per week)
The course is most popular among executives and professionals but also suitable for students who want to pursue a business career that relates to China. Classes introduce key business concepts and subjects and develop practical language skills for the modern business world.

B. Combined Business Chinese 20+5 (20 group & 5 individual lessons per week)
This program is geared towards students and business professionals who want to explore particular business-related topics in Chinese. The individual classes in the afternoon allow you to work on areas you may feel need extra practice or which are of particular interest to you.

C. Combined Business Chinese 20+5 (20 group & 10 individual lessons per week)
If you want acquire the language skills necessary to communicate in business and legal situations in shortest time possible, this is the perfect course for you. Two individual lessons daily allow students to reach specific learning goals more quickly.

D. Combined Business Chinese 20+5 (20 group & 10 individual lessons per week)
If you want acquire the language skills necessary to communicate in business and legal situations in shortest time possible, this is the perfect course for you. Two individual lessons daily allow students to reach specific learning goals more quickly

3. HSK Preparation
Individual HSK Preparation 20 (20 individual lessons per week)
HSK (new) was created for students seeking admission to colleges and universities in China. It is designed to demonstrate Chinese proficiency for academic purposes. It is the only mandarin proficiency test recognized by Chinese government.

Chinese Language & Culture Immersion
The teaching methods used at MandarinRocks Chinese language school are based on practice and communication. Small group sizes ensure plenty of personal attention, which proves to be extremely effective in language learning. The lessons are taught in Chinese in which students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Work Immersion
Study-Internship in Shanghai is a featured program running on all year round basis arranged by MandarinRocks combining intensive Mandarin Chinese learning and internship experience in your industries of interest in companies & organizations operating in Shanghai, China.

Chinese Immersion Camp
MandarinRocks China Summer Camp in Shanghai is an ideal balance between Mandarin study, leisure and travel. It is open to participants of all nationalities between 7 and 22 with quest for foreign travel and Chinese language & culture.

New Year's Holiday held on January 1st and 2nd is a national holiday and celebrated throughout the city, with lion and dragon dances at the Longhua Temple

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) - falls according to the traditional Chinese calendar (entire week starting on January 30th in 2014). Shanghai positively explodes with vibrant red during the festivel with a plethora of lantern shows, dragon dances, outdoor bazaars and spectacular incessant firework displays.

Lantern Festival – on the 15th day of the first lunar month, marks the end of China's New Year celebrations. In Shanghai, delicate lanterns of all shapes illuminate the Yu Yuan Garden and locals feast on sticky stuffed rice balls.

Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival – held from March 9th to 11th, prestigious designers and models have been assembling together to offer a visual feast of the gorgeous fashion culture and the varied future trends.

Longhua Temple Fair – takes place in the third lunar month, when the peach blossoms are in full bloom and, as the belief goes, a dragon visits to grant people's wishes.

China International Boat Show – held in April. Thousands of visitors fill the Shanghai World Expo Centre to admire high-tech boats and yachts at the China International Boat Show. Side events range from charity regattas and gala dinners to test drives on the Huangpu River.

Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival - held in April, Shanghainese herald spring with the blooming of peach blossoms during the Nanhui Peach Blossom Festival.

Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival - held over one week in May, Thousands of tea lovers, experts and producers visit INTEX Shanghai for the Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival, also known as China Tea Expo.

Shanghai International Music Festival - mid-May, lasting around one week and featuring a range of music-related events and well-attended concerts.

Shanghai Film Festival – held in June, this competitive feature film festival kicks off and ends with celebrities strutting down the red carpet. For those who aren't quite famous enough to attend the opening and closing ceremonies, the film screenings are held in venues across Shanghai.

Dragon Boat Festival - is held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month and commemorates the national hero Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the 3rd century BC to protest against the corrupt emperor. The main celebrations of Dragon Boat Festival include eating Zongzi and holding dragon boat racing.

China Joy – held in July to August, China Joy is similar to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). This carnival will provide a great platform for promoting the development of Chinese electronic industry.

Shanghai International Music Fireworks Festival – Sep to Oct. Crowds gather in Century Park to watch rainbow-coloured fireworks dance in time to musical melodies at Shanghai's International Music Fireworks Festival. Pyrotechnic companies from across the world organise different displays. Past contributors have hailed from Germany and Japan.

Shanghai Tourism Festival – September, a huge urban tourist celebration with the theme of 'Walking into Happiness and Joy', featuring a parade along either East Nanjing Road or Central Huaihai Road.

Mid Autumn Festival – traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. Celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the moon worship in ancient times. The festival is celebrated extensively across the country, and is one of the few reunion holidays for Chinese families.

National Day Holiday – the first week of October, a national holiday commemorating the founding of the People's Republic of China, the golden week for travelling and shopping.

Shanghai International Arts Festival– Oct to Nov, month-long celebrations featuring a range of exhibitions, dancing, acrobatics, concerts and operatic performances.

2014 Shanghai Sports Events
F1 Chinese Grand Prix 2014 –April. The Shanghai International Circuit hosts the annual Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. The circuit measures an impressive 5.451km and brave participants have to speed their way through 56 laps.

Asian X-Games: Shanghai –For four days in April, the world's best alternative athletes fill Shanghai's KIC Jiangwan Sports Centre and compete for prize money in several categories.

IAAF Golden Grand Prix (Diamond League) 2014 –May, one day competition among world’s best track and field athletes.

Shanghai Masters Snookers Tournament 2014–September. The Shanghai Indoor Stadium hosts masterful displays of snooker during the Roewe Shanghai Masters. With top world players like Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and World Champion Neil Robertson competing, there's bound to be some tightly fought frames.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai 2014-Oct. Aside from the Grand Slam, the ATP Masters Series is the highest-ranking tennis competition in the world.

1 Private Studio Apartment
Private Studio Sample
- Fully furnished
- Bedroom: air-conditioner, TV, bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, bed linen, blanket
- Mini kitchen: fridge, microwave, stove, pans and cutlery
- Bathroom: shower, toilet
- Washing machine or access to laundry service nearby
- Free Broadband Internet access
- Water, gas, electricity are provided
- Room cleaning service once a week
- No meals
- Single occupancy

2. Single Room in Shared Apartment (Check Price)
Shared Apartment Sample
- Fully furnished
- 2 to 5 people share one apartment
- Shared living room: air-conditioner, TV, dining table, chairs
- Single Bedroom: air-conditioner, bed, wardrobe, bed linen, blanket
- Shared Kitchen: fridge, microwave, stove, pans and cutlery
- Shared bathroom: shower/bathtub, toilet
- Washing machine or access to laundry service nearby
- Free Broadband Internet access
- Water, gas, electricity are provided
- No meals

- Bookings of apartments start from two week blocks, specifically from Sunday before the course begins to the Saturday immediately following the end of the course.
- Accommodation in apartments cannot be guaranteed for students beyond the dates of their course, early arrival and extension subject to availability.
- All accommodation requires a security deposit due upon arrival (4000RMB or equivalent in USD/EUR for private studio apartment; 2500RMB or equivalent in USD/EUR for single room, in cash only).The security deposit is returned at the end of the stay, provided that there are no damages and the apartment/room is left in good condition.
- Utilities are included on normal use basis; excessive use and waste is subject to surcharge and it will be deducted from security deposit.
- 10% summer surcharge on above housing price from June 01 to August 30

3. Homestay
We have paid special attention to our home stay accommodation, so families and homes that we have inspected and selected share some common important features:
- The home is located in nice neighborhood and have convenient public transportation.
- The home provides a private room fully furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe and air-conditioning.
-The home has all the convenient living facilities, clean and comfortable and enable the student to study quietly
-The family is able to provide a good breakfast and/or a good evening meal daily.
-The families are friendly and helpful and so give the students plenty of opportunity to practice their Chinese.
-Easily reach the school by public transportation with no more than 30-50 minutes traveling time.

4. Serviced apartment, Hotel, Hostel
We can help reserve a room upon request including breakfast or half-board, in one of the categories near the school.

Note: Please note that not like North America or Europe, home stay is a very new concept in China. There are only a few host families in Shanghai, not all of them have experience in accommodating international students or have sufficient skills in English. Short term stay would be rather difficult to arrange.

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