Learn Chinese in a Small Group in China.

Want to learn Chinese in China but short on time? Hate larger classes? Looking for a group or family class? Small group classes are just the thing.

Start speaking Mandarin in just a few weeks with our intensive small group language classes. More than just a language program, the small group intensive Mandarin classes offer you an unforgettable experience that combines flexible accelerated learning with exciting and interesting Chinese activities. See the famous and not so famous sights like the Forbidden City or the Dragon Escalator; experience adventure; try out cultural activities like Thai Chi, Calligraphy or Kung Fu. Enhance your experience by adding in an internship, volunteering or additional travel around China.

Our small group Chinese language program is perfect for individuals who prefer smaller classes, need flexibility because they have limited time, groups wanting a personalized experience or even families. The intensive program will help you to start speaking Mandarin within a few weeks.

Learning to speak Mandarin can open doors for you and make a positive impact on your career (especially if you pair it with practical work experience through an internship). You don’t have to be a University student to learn Chinese either, and we have a range of courses available to suit you, from small group classes through to university programs.

Come to Zhongguo (China in Mandarin), and you will be amazed at what you see!

Why come to China to Learn Chinese?

Here are reasons why you should learn Mandarin Chinese, and more so, why you should come to China to learn it:

  1. Experience one of the world’s oldest civilizations juxtaposed with modern living; get immersed in the rich sights, sounds and flavors of China, they’re unique!
  2. Learn to speak the world’s most spoken language faster than you ever could by learning at home (and get in loads of practice with the locals while you’re here).
  3. Challenge yourself and grow; develop critical thinking and confidence, learn to adapt, get to know yourself better, and develop skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.
  4. Add an experience to your résumé that will make you stand out from the crowd. Both college and employers value the characteristics you have and develop as an international student and intern.
  5. See some of the world’s oldest buildings, meet endangered pandas, explore the vast regional areas of China that range from mountains to deserts, and get the chance to see record breaking bridges and futuristic architecture.
  6. Make new friends for life that live all over the world (you may even have opportunities to visit them in their countries later on!).
  7. Gain global perspectives from the world’s largest exporter, get to understand international trade and how to do it well.
  8. Many companies across the globe, especially multinational corporations either have a presence in China or do business with China. The demand for English/Mandarin Chinese speakers is high, but the number of people who are fluent in both is low. This opens up amazing opportunities for your future!

About the curriculum

Basic
Intermediate
Advanced
HSK Preparation
Business Chinese
For students who haven’t started learning Mandarin yet, or have just started learning. The Basic Chinese level will help familiarize you with the basic Mandarin language. You will learn basic pronunciations, tones, and rules and start gaining a vocabulary of Chinese words. You’ll learn enough to be able to hold basic conversations in Mandarin to hold short conversations and express yourself in day-to-day or business situations. You’ll also learn some simple Chinese characters and some Chinese culture.
For students who already have a basic grasp of Mandarin. The intermediate Chinese class level is for those who would like to advance their Mandarin proficiency, so they are better at reading Chinese, speaking Chinese and writing Chinese. In this level, you improve your ability to differentiate between the four tones, further review Mandarin phonetic symbols and characters and examine basic sentence structures with regard to application and appropriate use. You will expand on your sentence structures and enlarge your vocabulary, further improving your ability to easily participate in short conversations at work or during daily activities.
For people who have intermediate proficiency in Mandarin, but want to advance their skills, especially for business use. In the advanced level, you will improve your comprehensive through improved listening, reading, writing and oral skills. You will add idiomatic expressions, complex sentence structures, complex language patterns and topic-specific vocabulary to your repertoire. Your language proficiency will become more sophisticated, enabling you to communicate in-depth on a wide range of business and social topics and express your opinions.
The HSK, known as “Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi” in Chinese, is the standard Chinese Language Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers, such as foreigners and overseas Chinese. The primary objective of the HSK is to evaluate the level of standard Mandarin that one has learned.
For professionals who already have a sound knowledge of Mandarin, but who’d like to enhance their proficiency in Mandarin specifically for business settings, or who are looking for a curriculum based on business Mandarin. In this class, your language course material is customized to your business goals, enabling you to be able to use Mandarin for your business area, including specialized vocabulary. The Chinese lessons are designed for business people within any industry who need Chinese for work. Lessons could include, for example, vocabulary for meetings, negotiations, and presentations, legal vocabulary, financial vocabulary or Mandarin for business correspondence.

Making it easy for you

Finding the right school to learn Chinese can be complicated, especially if you want a high level of flexibility! Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons! GAC can help you define your tailored Chinese learning program, enrol you in your chosen program, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC organizes affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language courses. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you.

Over and above the great package inclusions we offer, GAC also provide small group Chinese classes that offer:

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Teacher Rotation

Where possible, we rotate our teachers are regularly to keep the learning atmosphere fresh which allows our students to benefit from the instructors’ varied strengths and teaching style. The course can include between two and six hours a day of formal study, with a ratio of one instructor to 5-15 international students.

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Flexibility

We offer flexible class hours because some of our students need to balance Chinese study with work, travel or other commitments. The program length and commencement dates can also be arranged to meet any requirements our applicants have and make things are as convenient as possible for them.

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Full Immersion

Besides the conventional classroom style learning, we also value the importance of non-classroom activities to enhance your knowledge of the Chinese language and understanding of our culture. GAC organizes several out-of-class activities and city tours. We also encourage our students to take part in language exchange.

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Well-structured Curriculum

We ensure programs include a modern and well thought out curriculum to suit both our short-term and long-term students, ensuring everyone gets the best lessons and support during his or her time of study. Our lesson plans are carefully organized, bearing in mind the interest, time frames and learning style of our applicants.

Why Choose GAC?

Transferring to an international university in another country can be a complicated process. Making sure you have everything sorted, from choosing the right place to study to transferring credits, organizing visas and getting around can do your head in. Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons! GAC can make sure you get into the university of your choice, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC arranges affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you. With GAC you get:

University Placement

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Visa Support

Orientation and Welcome Support and Activities

Accommodation

Networking Opportunities

Airport Transfers

Cultural and Outdoor Experiences

Certificate and Course Credits

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Why Choose Go Abroad China's Chinese Programs

Internationally Recognized Language Programs

GAC partner with the top universities in China to provide you with internationally recognized language classes that accelerate your mastery of the Chinese language. Learn together with fellow students, business people and expats from across the world. Classes can be supplemented with one-on-one tutoring or additional small group classes. Students can choose a standard 20-hour study week or an intensive 30-hour study week. Classes are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who are bilingual, comprehensively trained, and who have years of Chinese teaching experience.

A Choice of Destinations

GAC offer programs in a number of Chinese cities, giving you the chance to choose the type of experience you would like. Join us in Beijing or Shanghai for the hustle and bustle of a modern city, or go for something quieter in Nanjing, Dalian is great for those that love history while Hangzhou is perfect for those who love natural beauty. We have something for everyone.

Experience all China has to Offer

GAC programs include a range of activities to keep you busy exploring and getting to know new people. From visits to the top historical landmarks such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City or The Pagoda, to social activities and adventure outings such as hiking or rock climbing. Experience the culture through cultural activities such as calligraphy, Kung Fu, Thai Chi or local cooking classes (and more). Meet the locals and practice your Mandarin while you live amongst them, and while you’re at it you may just get to learn the local lingo!

Comprehensive Packages that are Value for Money

Our packages include many of the extras our competitors charge extra for. Your packages include everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel hassle-free; from pre-departure support to visa documentation, insurance and medical aid, orientation, social and cultural activities and more.

Around the Clock Support

The GAC team are here to support you throughout your experience, from helping you through your application to 24/7 daily support during your stay here in China and even once you’re home through our Alumni team. Our goal is to ensure that we’ve taken care of everything so you have a hassle-free stay.

Customize Your Experience

As one of the few comprehensive China program providers, we can mix and match the main components of our programs to tailor your stay to match your interests, goals and studies. Combine language studies with additional classes at university, add additional Mandarin classes to extend your learning, take an internship, see China by adding in some extra trips or make a meaningful contribution by volunteering. Come any time of year for any duration, we’ll make it work for you!

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. Your program will include:

  • A small class style learning format perfect for individuals, groups, and families
  • Classes tailored to your level of Mandarin proficiency, from absolute beginner all the way through to advanced classes and an intensive Mandarin program
  • The curriculum can be customized according to your requirements
  • Flexibility with the schedule of classes
  • Free cultural or language-based electives to choose from
  • A language exchange program with a native Chinese speaker - one of the best ways to grasp the Chinese language is to talk to Chinese people in everyday conversations
  • Pre-selected tutors with years of professional experience teaching Chinese as a foreign language
  • Free guided city tours, outings, and other activities
  • Accommodationin a private or shared apartment with a Chinese roommate, or homestay
  • Opportunities for part-time job introduction, as well as taking part in an internship.

 

Choose Where You Want to Live and Learn Chinese

Go Abroad China offers you a range of Chinese cities to live and study abroad in.

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What’s Included in a GAC Language Program?

At GAC, our primary aim is to make sure your stay in China is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Over time we’ve found that our students ultimately become our friends. Our programs can easily be customized to suit your needs. Whether you want to come and learn Chinese and study in China for a  few weeks, over winter or summer, for a semester or an academic year, Go Abroad China have a program for you. If you still have questions or want to know more, why not contact us? Our team is here to help you every step of the way.

Your program fee includes the following:

Pre-arrival Support & Visa
Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All GAC Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.
Dates and Fees
Programs can start at any time and run throughout the year, inquire now to find out what programs are available for your preferred dates. Fees will be based on the final package components selected. We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss dates, promotions, full, and partial sponsorship opportunities.
Housing
We offer three different housing accommodation options. The accommodation fee is already included in the program cost and is guaranteed for the duration of the student’s stay in China.
Safety and Support
We understand your concern for your safety while in China and we take this very seriously. Our team have many years’ experience in working with and supporting you. Safety and security form part of our policies and we provide full support throughout the program (24/7); including travel and living arrangements, visa documentation, pre-departure guide, airport transfers, orientation, study materials, familiarizing you with your university or language school and surroundings, and bilingual program coordinators.
Welcome and Orientation
To ensure that students and parents understand how the program works, what they can expect, so you understand the rules, regulations, city hazards, school rules and receive a cultural briefing, we organize orientation sessions. A parent session is available prior to students departing, while students take part in a group orientation once they arrive in China. Students will also be supplied with a welcome pack with necessary information and goodies they need for their stay.
Workshops and Seminars
Interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions are included in the package. These workshops and seminars have been developed to help our participants get well-acquainted life in China, things to expect, components of Chinese culture such as music, art, shows or performances, traditional food, calligraphy, Tai Chi and more.
Chinese Language Classes
Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All GAC Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.
City Tours and Excursions
We organize trips to famous and fascinating historical sites such as The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and many more. In addition to these tourist sites, we organize trips to Chinese schools, universities, business enterprises and the countryside to let students enjoy all the aspects of the region they are staying in. Social activities are also included, enabling students to get to know their fellow participants and make friends for life.
Cities
Our programs are available at a number of Chinese Cities and are run in conjunction with China's Top Universities. The most popular destinations are Beijing and Shanghai, however, other cities also have much to offer. Talk to our coordinators about where you would like to stay while you are here.
Insurances
Our service package covers all the day-to-day needs from visa support documentation to insurances and medical aid membership. We understand you need to know you will be safe and looked after while here and that should anything happen, they will have the best medical care. Our team work hard to ensure that these situations do not arise and ensure we understand any health requirements you may have before you arrive. We work hard to ensure all our policies are up to the expected standards. You can be assured that we'll look after you.
Volunteer Opportunities
To enhance your learning experience in China, we have a selection of community projects and volunteering opportunities available. These include helping out at a local hospice, orphanages or poorer schools that need additional support.
Language Exchange Program
Living in China is a great way to speed up your learning experience, enabling you to engage with roommates and neighbors, develop great new friendships and learn outside the classroom. Our programs include the opportunity for language exchange with a native Mandarin speaker to help accelerate your learning experience through practice.

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Four Easy Steps to Learning Chinese in China

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Step one: Apply online

Once you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to learn Chinese in China, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.

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Step two: Assessment

To make sure we know what you want from your Chinese learning experience – why you want to study abroad, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Learn Chinese Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.

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Step three: Confirmation

To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your study visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.

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Step Four: Start your Chinese study experience

Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!

Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.

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Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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Learn Chinese the fastest way in an immersive and culturally rich experience which will fast track your learning experience. Have all your needs taken care of and broaden your horizons, be more independent and make friends for life!

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Promotions & Financial Aid

We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.

Our prices range from US$3,280 to US$11,480 depending on your accommodation and length of stay.

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