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Kids Mandarin & Martial Arts Summer Camp at Tsinghua University


Education for Your Child's Future!

Program: Mandarin & Martial Arts Immersion Program for Kids
Location: Tsinghua University Summer Camp in Beijing
Dates: June 25 - July 20, 2007,
July 9 - August 3, 2007,
July 23 - August 17, 2007
Ages: For Children (10 to 13) and Teens Ages (14 to 17)

The following Mandarin Chinese and Martial Arts Kids Summer Camp is exclusively arranged for PRC Study participants in association with Tsinghua University. Students receive all the benefits of studying at a first class university, with a curriculum designed for kids enjoyment. The language classes are taught on campus by certified teachers from Tsinghua University and students who complete the course will receive a certificate.

Registered now before the seats are all filled up! Maximum 20 students / age bracket / session.

  • Mandarin & Martial Arts Youth Adventure Program Overview
  • About Tsinghua University
  • Program Entry Requirements
  • Mandarin & Martial Arts Program Components
  • Chinese Language Proficiency and Placement Test
  • Sample Time Table of Mandarin & Martial Arts Program
  • Visa Information
  • PRC Study Team
  • Best Way to Learn a Language is to Live it!
  • Fees and Schedule
  • Register

  • Mandarin & Martial Arts Youth Adventure Program Overview

    PRC Study and Tsinghua University's Youth Adventure Program combines Mandarin Chinese language studies and martial arts with fun-filled culture-related workshops, social and sporting activities, and excursions to make learning more enjoyable.

    Catering to all levels from beginners to advanced, students will have their days and evenings packed with exciting and educational trips and activities to learn more about Chinese culture and way of life, as well as ample opportunities to practice and enhance their Mandarin Chinese language skills in real life settings while keeping fit!

    The program is tactically designed to provide the most comprehensive and balanced curriculum in and out-of-the classroom.

    The Youth Adventure Programs offer all students (first time or frequent travelers) a safe and memorable immersion experience whilst making new friends, not only from China, but from all over the world.

    About Tsinghua University

    Established in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of the most reputable and famous universities in China. Originally called the "Tsinghua School", the university was renamed the National Tsinghua University in 1928. The university sits on the "Tsinghua Yuan" site, a former imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty.

    A comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, Tsinghua University is recognized as a world-class institution for both education and research. Tsinghua University offers an excellent environment for studying: strict, diligent, creative and challenging. The university has made conscious efforts to offer a world-class curricular system and top-notch teaching content and methods, so as to cultivate students' ability and creativity.

    This past year, Tsinghua University student enrollment reached over 25,000, and about 1000 foreign students coming from over 50 countries.

    Program Entry Requirements

    Applicants must:

    • Be 10 to 17 years old
    • In good health
    • Have good school grades

    For students below 10 or above 17 years of age who are interested in studying at Tsinghua University. Please contact PRC Study at [email protected] about program registration.

    Mandarin & Martial Arts Program Components

    PRC Study and Tsinghua University's Mandarin Chinese Language (Putonghua) Programs are tactically designed to provide complete immersion as they offer the most comprehensive and balanced curriculum, in and out of the classroom, for learning the Chinese language.

    Mandarin & Martial Arts Program Comprises of the Following Immersion Components:

    1. Mandarin Language Chinese Classes
    2. Martial Arts Training
    3. Interactive Learning Approach
    4. Chinese Cultural Workshops
    5. Social & Sporting Activities
    6. Sight-Seeing Tours & Excursions
    7. International Friendships
    8. Language Exchange Buddies
    9. Library & Reference Materials
    10. Food & Meals
    11. Accommodation
    12. Insurance & Medical Membership

    1. Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

    The Mandarin Chinese language classes are held at the Tsinghua University, one of the leading top-tier universities in China, recognized for producing outstanding students.

    The Mandarin Chinese language classes incorporates all aspects of the Chinese language including, speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, phonetics and pronunciation, with a constant focus on Chinese culture and way of life.

    Students at elementary levels will first develop their skills by learning the fundamental essentials with topics related to everyday lifestyle situations, while advanced level students will be presented with more complex and specialized subject matters including history, current affairs and society.

    All teaching staffs are trained, qualified, and have valuable experience teaching younger international students. Class materials are carefully selected according to different learning levels, enabling students to have fun and be stimulated at the same time. Additionally, a certificate will be given upon completion of program.

    2. Martial Arts Training

    Learn Tai Ji, Chang Quan and more! Designed for fun and as a form of exercise for children, the classes are taught by expert teachers from Beijing's leading sports universities. The Martial Arts component is considered excellent training for health and well-being. Not only will daily exercise increase participants' self-esteem, mental agility and concentration, it will also improve general fitness, speed, endurance and flexibility.

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    3. Interactive Learning Approach

    A highly interactive student-centered approach is used, with focus placed on giving students ample opportunities to practice Mandarin Chinese, martial arts, and enhance cultural knowledge through:

    • Classroom Settings
    • After-class Private Tutorials
    • Elective Workshops
    • Language Exchange Program
    • Social and Cultural Activities
    • Guided Tours and Excursions
    • Everyday Living in China
    • International Networking

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    4. Chinese Cultural Workshops

    PRC Study and Tsinghua University takes pride in helping students discover the wonders of China and to get more indepth knowledge of Chinese culture by offering interesting workshops related to Chinese art, history and culture.

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    5. Social & Sporting Activities

    Many fun-filled social activities are organized to enhance the participants' China adventure. Activities such as the karaoke sing-a-long, Peking duck feast, bowl-a-rama, shoot-the-hoops, dragon boating, and the Chinese Acrobats are an absolute blast!

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    6. Sight-Seeing Tours & Excursions

    PRC Study also realizes that an added advantage in learning Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) quickly and effectively is to get deep into the Chinese's rich and colourful culture and society. As such, other than social, cultural and sporting activities, PRC Study organizes guided tours to visit landmarks in and around Beijing, throughout the week to help you apply what you have learnt in class in out-of-class settings as well as allow you to get better acquainted with fellow students, as well as with local Beijingers.

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    7. International Friendships

    Children and teens from all the world's continents have participated in PRC Study summer programs. Offering a multi-cultural environment, the summer camp

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    8. Language Exchange Buddies

    Interacting with locals is an essential part of the immersion program, as such from time to time, local Chinese students may join in on some social and sporting activities. Not only does this provide the perfect opportunity to practice Putonghua, it also enables cultural and social exchange and an opportunity to make new friends.

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    9. Library and Reference Materials

    The PRC Study library consists not only of Chinese language books and dictionaries to help you in your Chinese language studies, but also a reference section on Chinese culture, history, art and society. There are also additional sections for books on other foreign languages, novels and reference materials on different subjects.

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    10. Food & Meals

    China is a connoisseur paradise offering a baffling array of Chinese cuisines. To further enhance the cultural experience, participants will be served a variety of Chinese cuisine guaranteed to please the palate! Taste the popularly known Peking Duck to Imperial and Shanghai foods, and much more! Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included in the program fees.

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    11. Accommodation

    Dormitory accommodations located inside Tsinghua University will be provided for participants. The dorms are newly constructed and are clean, comfortable and safe with 24 hours security.

    Accommodation is included during the entire two weeks program. Subject to availability and additional cost, extended stay can be arranged upon request.

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    12. Insurance & Medical Membership

    Travel and Medical Insurance is included in the program fees. Insurance is mandatory for all foreign students in China. The Insurance covers emergency medical and dental treatment, pro-rata return of program fee in case of curtailment, personal liability and more. For more information, please click here .

    Beijing now boasts several world-class hospitals and clinics, which offer a high standard of both Chinese and Western medical care with multi-lingual Doctors from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Following are some of the medical facilities PRC Study students may use:

    • Beijing Emergency Medical Centre
    • Beijing Friendship Hospital
    • Beijing International SOS Clinic
    • Beijing United Family Hospital
    • Beijing Vista Clinic
    • International Medical Centre

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    Chinese Language Proficiency and Placement Test

    Chinese Language Proficiency Level Chinese Characters / Expressions
    Beginner (Level A) 0 - 800
    Elementary (Level B) More than 800
    Intermediate (Level C) More than 1500
    Advanced (Level D) More than 2500
    Super Advanced (Level E) More than 3500

    Students are first placed according to the Chinese language proficiency level they indicate on the application form. During the morning of your first class day, you will be tested in three areas: grammar, comprehension, and fluency. Based on the test results, you will be placed in a class best suited to your current comprehension and fluency level. The class will be both comfortable and challenging. Please click on Chinese Language Proficiency Level for detail description on the various proficiency levels.

    Sample Time Table of Mandarin & Martial Arts Program

    Activities Weekdays Mornings 8 am - 12 pm Weekdays Afternoons 1 pm - 5 pm Early Evenings 5 pm - 9 pm Evenings and Weekends
    Language Classes Mornings and/or Afternoons    
    Martial ArtsMornings and/or Afternoons  
    Electivesyesyes   
    Social Activities    yesyes
    Guided Tours    yesyes
    Homework Hour  yesyes 

    Please see Fees and Schedule below for program start and end dates.

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    PRC Study Team

    Chinese Visa is a permit issued by the Chinese visa authorities to foreigners for entry into, exit from or transit through the Chinese territory. Visas are issued according to the purpose of visit. Students studying in China for 4 weeks can obtain an L visa; less than 6 months require an F visa; and more than 6 months require an X visa, as well as a physical examination. It is advised that you register for the program as early as possible, for it takes time for the university to process your student application. At the same time, processing a China Visa may take up to 6 weeks in some countries. For more information on different visa types and application procedure, please click here .

    Once full program fees are paid and enrollment completed, PRC Study will send you the necessary documents to apply for your child's L Visa at the Chinese Embassy / Consulate in your home country. These documents are required for you to apply for a visa to enter the People's Republic of China at the Chinese embassy or consulate in your home country.

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    Best Way to Learn a Language is to Live it!

    The PRC Study Team is multi-lingual, professional and courteous. We are knowledgeable about Beijing and understand both eastern and western cultures. We are available 24 hours a day to offer you a safe and friendly immersion environment to experience, learn and study in the People's Republic of China. The students' success and well-being are our main concerns. Our outstanding reputation is your guarantee!

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    Program Schedule & Fees for the Mandarin & Martial Arts Program at Tsinghua University

    Mandarin Chinese language and martial arts classes with certified university teachers, textbooks and dictionary, single dormitory accommodations, all meals and snacks, travel and health insurance, airport pickup and drop-off, placement test, campus tour, orientation, cultural and arts workshops, language exchange program, supervised homework hour, social and sporting activities, guided tours and admission fees, local transportation, use of student lounge and facilities, and 24 hour PRC Study staff supervision and assistance and more.

    Learning a language is not just about words you learn in a classroom but about the overall China experience, the benefits of which will stay with you forever!

    Please note the application deadline and program payment deadlines for the program offered. All fees are in US Dollars and applying applicant is to pay all bank charges.

    Kids Mandarin & Martial Arts Programs, Dates and Schedule

    Length

    Prog#

    Start Dates 
    M/D/Y
    End Dates 
    M/D/Y
    Application
    Deadline
    Program Fee
    4 Weeks
    (Age 10 - 13)

    KM071SC

    June 25, 2007

    July 20, 2007

    Application:
    May 15, 2007

    Payment:
    June 1, 2007

    US$3000.00 / person
    (Four Weeks)
    KM072SC July 9, 2007 August 3, 2007

    KM073SC

    July 23, 2007

    August 17, 2007
    4 Weeks
    (Age 14 - 17)
    KM071ST June 25, 2007 July 20, 2007
    KM072ST July 9, 2007 August 3, 2007

    KM073ST

    July 23, 2007

    August 17, 2007

    PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE: Mandarin language and martial arts classes with certified university teachers, textbooks and dictionary, single dormitory accommodations, all meals and snacks, travel and health insurance, airport pickup and drop-off, placement test, campus tour, orientation, cultural and arts workshops, language exchange program, supervised homework hour, social and sporting activities, guided tours and admission fees, local transportation, use of student lounge and facilities, and 24 hour PRC Study staff supervision and assistance and more.

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