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2012 China Summer Camp in Shanghai
Posted by: somelikeitrocks (IP Logged)
Date: March 25, 2012 05:26AM
2012 China Summer Camp in Shanghai!

Mandarin Study, Activities, Tours and more!
Diverse cultural environment. Mix of student nationalities.
5 Start dates. 2-6 weeks flexible length


MandarinRocks 2012 China Summer Camp 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. The program is held every summer since 2005. In 2012, China Summer Camp in Shanghai starts on 06/11, 06/25, 07/09, 07/23, 08/06. All levels in Chinese including total beginners to advanced are accepted. Age group 7-11, 12-15, 16-22. Book and secure your spot 6 weeks in advance.

The 2012 China summer camp in Shanghai is open for booking now. We eagerly anticipate your visit this summer and look forward to bringing you the unique experience for a lifetime.

Overview
People from around the world have been enthralled and enticed by the mystique of the unique culture of China. A visit to China is an opportunity to experience the cultural diversity and grandeur of the world's most populous country. China is growing faster than any other country, so isn't it time you take a visit to this great culture and magnificent history?
Shanghai is the “New York” of China. There is no place more exciting than Shanghai in China! It’s growing faster than any other city in the entire world. Shanghai is the most chosen destination for language students, a great place not only for learning Chinese, but also for exciting experience. To learn and study Chinese in China, probably there is no better choice than Shanghai.

Since 2005, MandarinRocks has been successfully hosting residential, day programs for primary school, middle school and college students coming from all over the world in this amazing city. The China Summer camp program allows international youth to make friends their age from other countries, enhance Chinese language skills, acquire a profound understanding of the Chinese culture and lifestyle, and increase their awareness of a variety of world cultures. The past summer camps proved to be consecutive success with returning students every year!
In 2012, MandarinRocks continues to offer this enriching opportunity for students aged 7 to 22 years old from the world.

Summer Camp in central Shanghai
Shanghai is a fun place for enjoying your summer break with plenty of historic attractions, museums, galleries, theaters, cinemas, exhibitions, amusement parks dotted around the city. It serves as the optimal environment for learning Chinese. A visit to Shanghai is an ideal opportunity to explore all that China has to offer! Our program is located in Jing’an District in Central Shanghai.

Full Camp. Day Camp. Family Camp.
Choose from 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks

Type 1. Full Camp
The full residential program embodies the essence of Mandarin China Summer Camp philosophy: by studying, living and practicing languages together in a total Chinese immersion environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, students will not only improve Chinese rapidly, but also learn interpersonal skills and make friends to last a lifetime. Camp staffs stay with students all the time and take care of everything. Both airport pick-up and drop-off offered. All meals provided. Family accompany won’t be necessary.
Type 2. Day Camp
In day camp program, students take morning Chinese lessons and afternoon activities on weekdays. Daily lunch is provided. Students come to school every morning from Monday to Friday and stay with their families during evenings and weekends.
Type 3. Family Camp
For kids travelling with parents, we offer customized family camp that give parents the option to take Chinese course, activities and weekend excursions, etc. Suitable for family travelling together that need special arrangement

Major Program Components
Welcoming, Study, Housing, Activities, Excursions. Support. We take care of details and you will have memorable experience in Shanghai this summer
-Mandarin course
The Mandarin Chinese course is the most important component of our summer camp. There are 20 lessons every week, with 4 lessons every day, Monday through Friday. Each lesson is 45 minutes in length.. The maximum size of each class is limited to 10 (average 3-6) to ensure every student gets full attention from teacher and has ample time for practice. Evaluation test will be given on first day to place students into appropriate class. The carefully designed curriculum emphasizes conversation and communication, so that students may take full advantage of their surroundings and apply what they’re learning by speaking with friends during the rest of the day. The summer camp faculty is experienced in teaching young people of various ages and implements a wide array of techniques and activities that speak to every age group and learning type.
-Activities
After morning language classes let out for the day, the afternoons are packed with a variety of activities, all designed be both age-appropriate and fun! We divide the summer camp afternoon activity program into four categories: city exploration, cultural workshops, sports and recreation. By participating in so many different types of activities, students never stop having fun!
-Tours
Every weekend students will explore a different city or interesting attraction near Shanghai with our camp counselors. These trips introduce students to the great diversity of Chinese culture and geography. In 2012, the travel destinations include two former capitals in Chinese history, Hangzhou and Suzhou, the famous ancient water town Qibao, the largest and best amusement park in China Songjiang Happy Valley and a unique "Agritainment" tour in Chongming island.
-Accommodation
Full camp students all live in safe, clean student accommodation. Accommodation is generally arranged based on gender and age. Students of same gender and close in age stay in together (double or triple occupancy in one standard dorm room, four in larger room). There are desk and chairs in the common area (also equipped with TV, broadband internet access, air conditioning, fridge and other basic facilities). Our camp staff stays with the junior students (7-15) during evenings and weekends throughout the whole program to take care of every personal need or concern that each student may have. Single room or special accommodation could also be arranged for students or families upon request. We organize transportation between accommodation site and school daily. All meals are included in full camp option.

Session Dates
Start on 06/11, 06/25, 07/09, 07/23, 08/06
Duration 2, 4, 6 weeks, all programs finish before 8/18
Bookat least 6 weeks in advance

Eligibility requirements
The language programs are open to applicants of all nationalities between 7 and 22 open for foreign travel Chinese culture. All levels are accepted.

Booking deadline to this program is 6 weeks before your chosen start date. Later bookings might be possible but only accepted on case to case basis. We have a finite number of spots available. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Details and Enrollment on MandarinRocks Website at http://www.mandarinrocks.com/Chinasummercamp.asp
and http://www.mandarinrocks.com/Chinasummercamp_Shanghai.asp



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