Intensive Course

Do you want to learn Chinese in China and you are looking for the perfect place? Look no further! Omeida Chinese Academy offers you an intensive course package, that will turn you into a pro, fast!

So you say you want to speak Chinese

Are you a business man or an entrepreneur that has an interest in International trade and you have discovered an opportunity? So you have the mind of a hard worker, you can see your success on the horizon. There is just one piece missing, you need to speak Mandarin, right? Or maybe you are an Expat in China and you have some time on your hands. You want to cram as much Chinese into four weeks as you can? You are at the right place!

This course will give you a head start!

This course is geared toward you if you are interested in increasing your level of Mandarin quickly in a short period of time. You are given the support and the resources to open your mind to understanding how the Mandarin language was constructed. Looking at the elements to see where they were derived from. You are bound to excel with nearly five hours of class each day! Before you know it Mandarin will be rolling off your tongue like a waterfall!

Course Overveiw

Intensive Chinese

30 lessons / week

What does this course entail?

At Omeida we provide you with an intensive Chinese study course. We teach you the four fundamental aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing of pinyin and Simplified Chinese characters while helping you focus more on practicing conversations. These skills are integrated and taught simultaneously.

As a student, you will have six, 45-minute long Chinese language lessons per day. That is a total of 30 lessons a week.

The day is divided into 3 classes in the morning from 9:25-12 noon and the other from 2-4:35pm.

The curriculum is a set program covering the basics of the Mandarin language

Your course can begin on any Monday, at any time of the year.

How many students are in one class?

We offer small classes of 2-4 students. Maximum six students in peak seasons.

This adds value to your time and will ensure you get the quality attention you need! You will have an
interactive and engaging learning environment, designed to maximize your speaking opportunities.

Who will be my teacher?

We only allow fully qualified teachers with degrees in teaching Chinese as a foreign language to guide you. All our teachers have prior experience in teaching in order to help you learn Chinese in China. The key difference between us and other schools is that we guarantee that a professional teacher will teach you and not just a native speaker. Our staff are professionally trained in how to break-down the Intensive Course into easy-to-remember segments, therefore, the course will suit all skill levels, ages, and learning types. We do this to ensure you make rapid improvement and enjoy your classes at Omeida!

A bonus in the intensive course. We give you extra insight and perspective and help you learn faster, you will usually have two teachers, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
What teaching methods do you use?

Our highly qualified teachers incorporate Western teaching methods. They use resources including textbooks, videos, audio recordings and games to make sure you enjoy learning Mandarin. This differs from other colleges where you may have to deal with large classes and course content which focuses on memorization and repetition. In the Intensive Course you will use different textbooks, one in the morning class and another in the afternoon focusing on different aspects. We ensure that you will learn quickly, so you can enjoy the difference at Omeida!

How do you determine my Mandarin level?

We will place you in a class with other students at a similar level anywhere from beginner to proficient.
A placement test is given before starting your course in order to make sure you are placed at the correct level.

We will arrange your placement test at a convenient time for you, (usually via Skype) about one week before your arrival. Your teacher will then regularly evaluate your progress and may periodically move you up to a new level.

What are the requirements to apply?

 You don’t need to be able to speak Chinese before you come, also no previous experience or qualifications necessary!

This Intensive Course is open to anyone who is independent enough to take care of themselves in a different country. However, we require that if you are below the age of 12 you need an adult to accompany you.

What is the cost of the course?
  • We take into consideration that you have very specific needs, therefore, the fees will vary depending on the duration and the course load. We provide a unique course calculation to determine your costs.

  • You can choose between the fully inclusive package or the tuition only price.
  • You can calculate your course fee here
  • 200USD application fee

  • We recommend a minimum of four weeks to be a good time frame four you, however, we do offer shorter course times if you are limited for time.
Look at all the benefits you get when you enroll for the all inclusive Intensive Chinese Course!

Accommodation

Shared Twins Bedroom with a native Chinese roommate, so you can practice as much as possible out of class & make friends easily.
2-10 minute walk from school.
Rooms include:

  • bedding/blankets
  • 24hr hot water
  • air-conditioning/heating
  • internet access
  • free use of washing machine
  • View photos of the accommodation.
    Alternatively private room available
    100-250RMB extra per week

    Meals

    At Omeida we have a canteen where all the students enjoy a meal together. You will be invited to this as it is traditional for everyone to sit together at meal times.


    We serve authentic Chinese meals from Monday to Friday, Including vegetables, meats, rice and soups. Lunch is at 12pm and dinner is at 6pm. Alternatively, there are also many Western restaurants to choose from readily available in Yangshuo!

    Textbooks

    At Omeida we will provide you will all the necessary tools to achieve your study goals. This includes all the textbooks and learning materials.


    The textbooks we provide you, contain all the content we cover in class and you can keep the books afterward so you can revise what you have learned


    This ensure you can gain confidence as well as peace of mind.

    Language Partner

    We offer you the amazing service whereby we organize a language partner so you can practice your Mandarin after class from 5:00-6:00 pm on weeknights. We offer this service at no extra cost to you, for free!


    Language partner is usually arranged on the first Monday or Tuesday after arrival, your language partner can show you around town to places such as the supermarket, West Street so that you know where to buy all the necessities such as SIM card, etc.


    A great way to immerse yourself in the culture right away!

    Cultural Immersion

    Twice a month, On Wednesday nights we have a very exciting Cultural Class that is hosted by a different guest speaker every time. You will have the chance to learn about Chinese traditions and try some incredible food variations, beautiful calligraphy painting, music instruments, tai chi practice.


    On Thursday evenings we have a social night where we connect with the students at the English school, we take part in events like BBQ, cocktails nights, competitions, and games.


    On some Saturdays, we also arrange out-door trips to the tea plantation or rice fields!

    Support

    This course includes full Visa assistance to make the Visa process as smooth as syrup!


    We are here to support any needs you have from arranging transport, helping you wash laundry, to directing you to the bank.


    The staff at Omeida are all fluent in English as well, so you will not feel misunderstood at Omeida We believe there is no such thing as a stupid question, so if you have anything you are unsure about take a look at our FAQ page or feel free to ask! We love hearing from you!

    What does a typical day at Omeida Chinese Academy look like?

    08.00 to 08.45 Breakfast on own accord, near school
    09.25 to 12.00 Chinese lessons
    12.00 to 12.30 Lunch in school
    12.30 to 13.45 Break time
    14.00 to 16.35 Chinese lessons
    17.00 to 18.00 Language partner / Wednesday nights: Cultural night
    18.00 to 19.00 Dinner at school
    19.00 to 21.00 Thursday nights: Social activity, e.g. BBQ
    Other times you can use the students lounge to do self study or watch movies.

    Questions?

    If you have any questions be sure to check out our FAQ page or feel free to send us your question.

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    An opportunity to volunteer!

    You help us out, and we will help you in return! This means that we require that the volunteers provide some sort of regular service for the school, an opportunity to serve the community or showcase some of your talents and skills. The volunteer option provides students with the same all-inclusive package, except volunteers receive a discount on tuition costs and are completely exempt from the standard housing costs.
    Click here for information about our Volunteer program.