Studying Chinese in Yangshuo
Yangshuo is visited by people from around the world and has a very multi-cultural feel. You can study Chinese while visiting some historical relics and scenic attractions, countryside and local people's families. The courses will make your vacation a pleasant, meaningful and unforgettable experience. It is an ideal place to combine study with travel.
- General information related to the courses
- Intensive Chinese course
- Survival Chinese course (you are on this page now)
Survival Chinese course
The Surival Chinese Course focuses on effective communication. It's specially designed for tourists who might not have a lot of time to study Chinese and wish to quickly grab some useful Chinese expressions for traveling.
The course is fully personalized to suit the needs of the students. You can choose what topics you want to learn and how much time you want to spend on a specific subject. High quality customized teaching materials and methods are used for the lessons. After each lesson, outdoor lessons can be arranged as well, to practice and improve pronunciation, listening and confidence in a real-life setting. Being understood is always the key.
Janie is as flexible as her teaching schedule allows her to be. Since students sometimes meet new friends and occasionally wish to attend activities during lesson hours, this is not without importance.
Mike, 56, Canada - 22 October 2012
As a quick summary, your classes were EXCELLENT!
Rating 5/5 - 2-week Survival Chinese course
I hope all is well. It is your Canadian student Mike, finally sending you feedback. Sorry, I have been busy since returning home.
Janie, as a quick summary, your classes were EXCELLENT! I really truly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I am now committed to continuing my learning of Chinese here in Canada.
You have a very professional and thorough approach that is ideally suited to complete beginners such as myself. Chinese speakers here are surprised at the progress I made in just 9 lessons.
Keep up the good work. I look forward to returning to Yangshuo to the Yangshuo Tai Chi school so I can continue my Chinese study with you.
I wish you good luck! I really enjoyed the lessons with you. Please send me your revised course notes.
Joeri, 77, Netherlands - 22 July 2011
Abundant pleasure and remarkable results
Rating 5/5 - International - Survival Chinese course
Letter of recommendation. Nijeveen, 荷兰，2011年 7月 22 日
To whom it may concern. This is to certify that Janie Chen (陈婧) taught Chinese in the Netherlands at different levels and to students of different age over a period of three months in 2008 and 2011.
She taught children in the age of 7 to 11 years at primary school "De Wel" in Nijeveen. She did plays and studied Chinese songs as well and showed a gift in handling these foreign kids, who did not speak anything but Dutch. Her way of teaching these young kids was full of enthusiasm, which was awarded with abundant pleasure and remarkable results.
Secondly she taught a group of teenagers at " Scholengemeenschap Stad en Esch" in Meppel. These older kids were also very happy with her. Apart from the Chinese language they studied calligraphy, and the making of dumplings.
Thirdly she taught adults at "Hànyǔ" , a language Collegein Nijeveen. All students there were happy with her teaching, especially with her emphasis on correct pronunciation. They all regretted that she had to go back to China.
It was a pity that we did not succeed to get an official working permit for her. The Dutch government is very strict in this respect. We hope that she will return in not too far future.