February 20 2014
WildChina is excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our exclusive 2014 program, Real Beijing: A Chinese Language & Cultural Summer Camp! For the first time ever, Beijing’s premier international school and leader in Chinese language learning—the International School of Beijing (ISB)—and Beijing-based award-winning travel company WildChina are working together to offer a two-week foreign language summer camp for passionate students of the Chinese language. Designed for students aged 13-18, this summer camp is for all language abilities and backgrounds—whether you’re already in Beijing, elsewhere in China, or based in the US and looking for a summer camp abroad, this summer camp will take your language to the next level. ISB and WildChina combine the latest, state-of-the-art technology and teaching methods for the Chinese language with adventures around the bustling Beijing capital and beyond. Students, it’s time to roll up your sleeves!
[caption id="attachment_12716" align="aligncenter" width="655"] Meet a local Beijing artist on the 2014 Real Beijing Summer Camp in July[/caption]
In the mornings, ISB educators will work together with students on interactive simulations that give them the vocabulary they need to communicate; in the afternoons, students will be out and about meeting and chatting to traditional folk artists, playing soccer against local students, or picking their way through colorful, lantern-lined street markets and using the new language skills they learned earlier in the day. On the weekends, they’ll kick the adventure up a notch with excursions like a hike and overnight camping at the Great Wall, a visit to the Forbidden City, and much more.
[caption id="attachment_12718" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Make dumplings in the Beijing hutongs on our 2014 Chinese Language Summer Camp[/caption]
If you’re worried this camp will mean a summer of dictation and textbook memorizing…don't!
ISB takes pride in being a pioneer of Chinese language education and is passionate about facilitating learning, not force-feeding it—in other words, they aim to be the “guide by the side, not the sage on stage”. This approach ensures students are engaged in their own learning process and keeps them excited and curious about the language—something we all know to be a challenge when learning a language in the classroom. WildChina’s exclusive access to thought-leaders, sites, and activities, will give students the chance to really use their language in real-life situations. You’d like to buy that shirt? Time to get out your bargaining vocabulary! ISB educator Chunman Gissing says, “students get most excited about figuring out how to say what they want in their own words—and then using it in real life”. Well, that’s what this summer camp is all about.
What: A two-week Chinese language summer camp that introduces students to the real Beijing
Where: Beijing, China
When: June 29 – July 12, 2014
Who: Students aged 13-18
Why: Because this camp will set you up for a lifetime of learning—and you’ll enjoy it all the way!
Interested in signing up? Read more and download the application on our website here. To get answers to your questions, shoot our education team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the program flyer here.