3-Week Chinese Language Training for Foreigners

3-Week Chinese Language Training for Foreigners

Are you passionate, and serious to come to China and learn? Looking for the ultimate and unique place to spend three weeks in China and learn Chinese language while immerse completely in its culture? If your answers are “YES”, then the WTIS’s (in conjunction with The Great Learning Center) intensive adult Learning and Teaching program (L&T) is the program that works best for you! Seek No Others! This program is intense, intuitive, and of course lots of invigorating FUN in everyway that you will forget about its “intensity”. You will find no other Program like this guaranteed!

 

你對於學習華語是否充滿了熱情,你是否在尋找一個能讓你全然沉浸於優美中國文化之中的學習環境,如果答案是肯定的,那太湖大學堂『學習與教學並進課程』絕對會是最適合你求精求藝的選擇。三週密集的語文及文化進修課程雖為密集,但卻不會造成壓迫感,取而代之的是豐富有趣的規劃,讓學員們能樂在學習、享受生活。

 

We understand that many English speakers are interested in the type of Chinese language training that involves real world experiences, and which is more hands-on than just sitting in a college classroom. At the same time, many foreign teachers tell us they want to learn real Chinese culture. Well, real Chinese culture is the specialty of the Taihu School environment. Martial arts, Chinese medicine, calligraphy, meditation, Chinese cooking, harmony with nature, Chinese music, … all of these topics are taught at our school whereas you would be hard-pressed to find them in a curriculum elsewhere.

 

我們瞭解許多外籍人士對於體驗式、實用性高、能動手操作的中國文化學習方式感興趣。不僅如此,外籍老師們亦不斷的向我們表達他們渴望學習真正的中國文化與其精髓的精神,那正是太湖大學堂的辦學宗旨,亦是地理環境的優勢。無論是武術、中醫、書法、靜定、中國烹飪、中國樂理,到與大自然和諧相處的態度,皆是我們與眾不同,專業且重要的課程項目。這些是其他教育機構所無法提供的。

 

Therefore the L&T program offers a three-week program designed specifically for students to learn, explore, and experience Chinese language & culture taken place in our campus located in Jiang Su Province of China. (About one hour drive away from Shanghai) Not only does this program provides daily academic Chinese language courses, but also culture lectures on Chinese Calligraphy, Traditional Tea Ceremony, Zen Meditation, Martial Arts, Conceptual knowledge in Chinese Traditional Medicine, and Chinese Literature Recitation and many more!

 

Why not spend 3 weeks with us, immersed in Chinese culture and language training. Food and housing are provided, you only need a ticket! WTIS is looking forward to your coming.

 

故此,我們特別位學員設計了三週的『學習與教學並進課程』,以學習、體驗、探索華語及中國文化為主軸。每天除了固定的華語課之外,更規劃了書法、茶道、禪修、武術、中醫概論,中國經典朗讀等多元課程。如此豐富的學習規劃皆在距離上海僅一小時車程的江蘇省吳江市-太湖大學堂校園內進行。

 

何不花三週的時間,讓自己完全沉浸在語言學習和中國文化的環境裡。食宿都為你打點好了,你只需要一張機票。 太湖大學堂期待你的加入。

 

About WTIS – Taihu Great Learning Center

The WujiangTaihu International School (WTIS) – Taihu Great Learning Center, founded with the goals of spreading Chinese cultural thought and the self-cultivation practices inherent within Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, continues carrying forward the original spirit of Nan Huai-Chin by periodically offering adult training seminars for individuals and organizations. A typical training course, conducted over a 1-4 day period, might include how-to lessons on: Meditation, Confucian Introspection, Human Health and Nutrition, Practical Chinese Medicine.

Our goal is to offer a combination of the best of Eastern and Western culture–such as views by Lao Tzu, Kuan Tzu, Lieh Tzu, Mencius, Confucius, and Shakyamuni Buddha that can be combined with Western science and management methods, which will lead us to apply their great spirit better throughout our daily life time.

太湖大學堂之學習中心,成立的宗旨在於傳播中國文化思想和修身養性的概念,包含佛家、道家和儒家思想皆為我們所提倡的。此外最重要的任務是延續弘揚南懷瑾大師原創的精神,為此學習中心會定期的針對個人或組織提供培訓研討會。研討會為1~4天的培訓課程,內容涵蓋:冥想(靜定)、儒家的反思、人類健康和營養、實用中醫概論等主題。

我們的目標是提供最好的東、西方文化交流,例如將老子,孟子,孔子,釋迦牟尼佛的看法與西方的科學和管理法做結合,以將所有概念及先人智慧餘生活中發揮至淋漓盡致。

 

About the Program

The Learning and Teaching program at WTIS offers two sessions per year with each session for a period of 3 weeks.  It is a full-time, intensive education program designed for those who desires to accelerate their learning in Chinese language and learning about Chinese culture through daily language courses, lectures and seminars.  Typically, the enrollment class per session is limited to 15 to 40 students.

This program is designed and intended for recent college graduates and/or career changers with passion to learn Chinese language and culture, while given the opportunity to teach as an integral part of the program curriculum.  Students will study and reside in the WTIS campus, located in the suburbs of Jiang Su Province in China and immerse themselves in a predominately Chinese environment where accelerating both their written and verbal Chinese language skills as well as an in depth understanding of Chinese culture through critical works in the program are their primary objective. The program will provide students with an opportunity towards the end of the program for a weekend to one of the most famous and historical mountins in China:  Huang Shan or Wu Dang Mountin.  This unique and effective 3 weeks program involves both the Learning and Teaching components on a daily basis, although the teaching aspects of the program is minimal as compare to the learnig aspect.

關於課程

太湖大學堂的『學習與教學並進課程』每年只開放兩梯次的招生,每梯次為期三週,限15~40名學員參與,屬全職性、密集進修班。希望經由日常生活互動、每天語文課程,及各種中國文化相關的講座及研討會,能加速學員們對於華語及中國文化的熟悉度,以達到密集進修的宗旨。

該課程最主要是針對大學應屆畢業生,及正處於工作轉換期者。目的在於提供那些對於學習中國語言及文化有一定熱情者,一個『學習及教學並進課程』的機會。學生全程將居住於太湖大學堂校園內,校園位於中國江蘇省吳江市郊區。透過沉浸式的文化洗禮,可有效的加速他們口語表達的能力,同時也更能深入體驗及瞭解中國文化。於課程末學員將有機會前往中國歷史上著名的黃山或武當山一探密境之美景。三週的『學習及教學並進課程』是太湖大學堂獨特的課程設計,即便教學的佔比較少,但學員將依舊能從獲取中西文化差異的經驗質。

 

The Learning Aspect: Students enrolled in the program will be learning through daily routined courses that are specifically designed and thoughtfully placed into three main categories:

Daily Chinese Language courses: Students will attend Chinese language courses on a daily basis to enhance and accelerate basic verbal and written Chinese language skills. The course will also involve Chinese character recognition through special programs and methods of teaching to drastically improve character recognition.

Weekly Chinese Culture lectures: Students will attend three times a week on lectures of the following topics: Chinese Literature Recitation, Traditional Chinese Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Basic Acupuncture Concept, Concept of Yin and Yang, Introductionto Taoism, as well as Zen Meditation and Chi, tought by WTIS faculty members who are experts in their areas of specialization.

Daily Self Study: Students will spend 2 hours dedicated to self study as part of the program, and during this period of time program teachers will be assigned to monitor and attend to students’ personal language skill developments, Q&A, and feedbacks.

The Teaching Aspect:  Students enrolled in the program will be required to dedicate a small fraction of their time in teaching and/or coaching in selected topic during the course of their program.  This is part of the curriculum targeted to strengthen, and practice their day to day communication skills a through teaching or coaching environment to a group of Chinese working professionals and local Chinese students (1st grade to 6th grade).  Students will be required to elect one or more teaching courses in the topics provided of their choices to fulfill the teaching aspects of the program.  Selected topics for students to teach can be found in the application form under section “Teaching Aspect – Topics you would like to Teach”.

學習方面:學習的部份分為三大區塊,所有參與課程的學員,將透過這些精心規劃的課程學習到的中國文化的精粹。三大分類如下:

每日的語言課程:學生每天都將參與語言課程,以達到對華語的熟悉度,加強口語表達及基本書寫之能力。經特殊規劃的課程,將能有效幫助學員提升辨識中文文字的能力。

每週的中國文化講座:學生將每週參與三次與中國文化相關的主題講座,如:中國文學朗誦、傳統中國書法、茶道、中醫理論、針灸概念、陰陽、道教概念、禪修靜定等。

每日自學:學生每天將有兩小時的自習/自學時間,目的在於讓學生有時間消化及吸收一天所學,如遇疑問或需輔助之處,老師會隨時給於協助,並針對學習狀況做反饋,以利學生對自己的學習進度有良好的掌握及理解。

教學方面:參與本課程的學生將分配部份時間投入於教學/授課計劃。教學對象為當地小學一年級至小學六年級的學生。該設計是希望學生能實踐他們所學的日常溝通技巧,包括表達、聆聽、及熟悉各式口音。為此,申請本課程的學生將於『申請表』中勾選『希望授課之項目』,以供校方做相關後續安排。

 

Program Schedule

The program offers fall and spring enrollments. The fall program starts early November through end of November.  The spring program starts in March.  Specific dates of the program for the year will be specified in the application form for that particular enrollment year. The two programs are identical, and students wish to enroll both period in the same program year are welcomed to do so, and returned students will be given the choice to focus and strengthen one to two particular area of language culture studies by request.

Admission Process

Admission: Admission to the program is limited to full-time students only. Students are expected to room and board entirely at the WTIS campus, and complete the entire program in an non interruped three weeks time with their entering class.

Confirm that you are eligible to apply: WTIS Learning and Teaching program is open to qualified candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. Applicants must be responsible on their own to obtain proper visas to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and to ensure that their visas are valid through their period of enrollment.  WTIS is not responsible to apply (or consult) visas for applicants.

Application Submission Dates: Application must be received no later than October 1st  of the same calendar year for the fall session, and January 24th for the spring session.

Program fee:                         USD 3,500. Please note program fee DOES NOT includes

airfare,visa application fee, personal expenses during filed trips, medical expenses that are not covered by insurance.

Accommodation:      Fall session: Nov 03rd ~ Dec 23rd, 2013

Spring session: Mar 9th ~ Mar 29th, 2014

Meals (3 meals per day) are included with accommodation

 

 

Important Dates

Application submission:   

Fall session:  before Oct 1st, 2013,

Spring session: before Jan 24th, 2014

 

Payment date:                                 

Fall session:    before Oct 5th, 2013

Spring session: before Jan 29th, 2014

 

Program starting date: 

Fall session:              Nov 03rd, 2013

Spring session: Mar 9th, 2014

 

課程表

本課程提供春季和秋季招生。秋季課程於11月上旬開始到11月下旬結束。春天課程於3月份上旬開始到3月底結束。課程每年的具體執行日期將以該年度的網站公佈及申請表格上所呈現為準。原則上,春季、秋季的課程架構相同,如對兩季都有興趣的學員,歡迎兩期皆做申請,並於第二期申請表中註明一到兩項欲加強的領域或欲深入瞭解的文化講座項目。

 

錄取過程

申請者需持有學士學位或以上之學歷。本課程為全職性、密集進修規劃,故此請申請人務必瞭解學期間(三週)將不得擅自離開校區、或受到打擾。學習、用餐、住宿等安排將全於太湖大學堂校區內進行。

 

申請者須自行辦理、取得有效之中國簽證,並確該簽證效期長於其結課日期。

 

申請者需於2013年10月01日前提出(繳交)秋季申請表,或2014年01月24日前提出(繳交)秋季申請表。

 

課程費用:       3,500美元。

請注意課程費用不包括機票、簽證申請費、個人開銷、超出醫療

保險給付範圍的費用。

 

住宿:               秋季課程        2013年11月03日〜2013年11月23日

春季課程        2014年03月09日〜2014年03月29日

住宿包含每日三餐膳食

 

 

重要日期

申請提交日:            秋季課程: 2013年10月1日之前

春季課程: 2014年1月24日之前

 

繳費日期:                秋季會議: 2013年10月5日之前

春季會議: 2014年1月29日之前

 

開課日期:                   秋季課程: 2013年11月03日

春季課程: 2014年03月09日