We understand you have other responsibilities, or maybe you would like to use the time to explore the beautiful environment. Now you can!
We get it, you fell in-love with Yangshuo
Are you a climber, pursuing your dream of climbing, and you would still love to learn the Chinese language? Or perhaps you are a mom and you have to devote all your attention to your children?
Maybe you do not want to study Mandarin on such an intense level as you have other responsibilities that need your attention. Well, that is ok with us! We know you are immersed in the Chinese culture and learning the language is just one aspect of the big picture!
We consider your needs
If you have a job or have other priorities this course is geared towards you. You are given the freedom to determine the intensity of your learning with a minimum of two hours per week Mandarin study.
We understand you have responsibilities and other pressures so we can even offer you the same all-inclusive package that’s given to full-time students! Now that's what I call a deal!
At Omeida we provide you with the opportunity to learn Chinese on a more relaxed part-time basis. Our Part-time Chinese Course is a 6 month or 1-year program for anyone, with a limited budget or limited time.
As a student, you will have a minimum of two to a maximum of six, 45 minute long Chinese language lessons per week.
The curricullum 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 course content 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!
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. 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?
As this course is aimed at the individuals who wish to study on a more relaxed time frame, you must plan to reside in or around Yangshuo for a minimum of 6 months in order to qualify for this program.
You don’t need to be able to speak Chinese before you come, also no previous experience or qualifications necessary!
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.
We require that you pay a 200USD application fee to ensure your placement in our class.
Here are two examples of how the Part-time course cost could be calculated. For your reference:
The course is XXX for the first week and then depending on the length your cost will decrease"
Finally, your dream to learn Chinese in China within reach! Once you have paid your deposit, Omeida Chinese Academy guarantees your class with no cancellations from our end.
Look at all these benefits of the Part-time Course!
We offer you the amazing language partner service so you can practice your Mandarin after class (5:00-6:00 pm on weeknights). We offer this service at no extra cost to you, totally 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 and West Street so that you know where to buy all the necessities. SIM card, dumplings, toilet paper etc.
A great way to immerse yourself in the culture right away!
This course includes full Visa assistance to make the Visa process as smooth as syrup!
We are here to support any needs you may have. From arranging transport to helping you wash laundry and directing you to the bank.
The staff at Omeida are all fluent in English so you won't feel misunderstood. 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!
Twice a month, On Wednesday nights we have a very exciting Cultural Class, hosted by a different guest speaker every time. You will have the chance to learn about Chinese traditions or try some incredible food variations, calligraphy painting, traditional Chinese musical instruments, Tai Chi.
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 Saturdays, we arrange fantastic outdoor trips to places like the tea plantations, sunrise viewpoints or rice fields!
We will provide you with any tool necessary to achieve your study goals. This includes textbooks and learning materials.
The textbooks we provide you contain all the content we cover in class. You can keep the books afterwards so you can revise what you have learned.
This ensures you can gain confidence as well as peace of mind.
An opportunity to volunteer!
Help others, help yourself! 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.