Mandarin Immersion Program with LTL
Achille with his Homestay
The Mandarin immersion program combines an Intensive Chinese language program in Chengdu with studying in a complete immersion environment in China’s old summer capital, Chengde. They are different cities!
Studying Chinese in Chengde is probably the best way to learn Chinese in China, simply because of the lack of opportunities to speak English.
However, be aware. This isn’t somewhere we recommend complete beginners go and study Chinese straight away. This will do no one any benefit which is why we created the Mandarin Immersion Program:
1 – Come to Chengdu (or any other LTL based city) and get a foothold with your Chinese
2 – Move onto Chengde, this is where the real immersive experience begins! Study Chinese and speak Mandarin 24/7
Mandarin Immersion Program : Step 1 – Chengdu 成都
Chengdu – Picture Perfect
You can choose to study in a small group or individually, live in a homestay or apartment or your own accommodation.
There is plenty of flexibility here. Chat to us if you are unsure what options suit you best. Generally most of our students stay with a homestay because it helps enhance your Chinese even faster.
The same will be said for individual lessons compared to group classes simply because lessons are tailored solely around you.
During this time, you will improve your Mandarin language skills, learn how China and its society work and get ready to take the next big step into a real immersion environment.
Mandarin Immersion Program : Step 2 – Chengde 承德
Before going to Chengde, we will get you ready and prepared with our pre-Chengde meeting.
This is where we discuss your preferences, desires and iron out any issues so everyone knows exactly where you stand.
After that, it’s time to make the journey from Chengdu, to Chengde.
After this, you will move to Chengde where you will not speak a word of English anymore and be speaking, dreaming and living Mandarin 24/7.
Accommodation options here are homestay or shared apartments, although it must be said 95% of students in Chengde stay with a Homestay.
Your friends will exclusively be local Chinese which again, will only enhance your ability to speak Mandarin.