The Columbus School of Chinese (CSC), in partnership with the Confucius Institute at East Central Ohio ESC, is pleased to announce Summer 2016 dates for our Flushing Chinese Immersion Weekend programs: June 3-5, 2016 (Adults); June 10-12, 2016 (Youth ages 12+). This three-day program is an immersive Chinese language and culture experience for students who have completed Beginner I and above.
The Flushing area of Queens, New York, boasts one of the largest Chinese communities outside of China. Flushing provides learners with authentic opportunities to apply language skills and cultural knowledge outside of the classroom and become comfortable with life in a Chinese environment.
Over the course of this program, CSC China experts will guide students through real-life scenarios and cultural experiences that will increase learners’ confidence in their language ability and deepen their practical understanding of Chinese culture and society.
Participants will interact with native Chinese speakers in a variety of settings:
Interact with cab drivers;
Purchase items through bartering;
Ask for directions;
Order food, interact with restaurant staff;
Experience a Chinese banquet;
Participate in authentic Chinese recreational activities, and more.
Dates: June 3-5, 2016 (Adults); June 10-12, 2016 (Youth ages 12+)
Cost: Approximately $1,000 per student, depending on student number and other factors. Program cost includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation and instructional fees. Past programs have cost between $800-1,200.
Past Student Testimonials:
“I enjoyed our immersion trip to Flushing, NY. I was forced to use Chinese in order to communicate. This trip has strengthened my excitement for learning Chinese.”—Raju, Flushing Trip Participant 2012
“Take it from someone who’s been there. You don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your Chinese!” —Brian, Flushing Trip Participant 2013