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World Link Education

World Link Education's unique Chinese Language Programs are designed to immerse participants in Mandarin through class instruction, after-class tutoring, language exchange with native Mandarin speakers, and optional electives. The immersion programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. Accelerated teaching methods allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and advanced students to gain expression proficiency at an abstract level. Topics studied include everyday situations and Chinese culture, society, and history.


* Total immersion in the Chinese language
* Small classes averaging 5 to 8 students*
* Total Beginner to Proficient classes available
* Short Term programs: 4 to 12 weeks
* Long Term programs: Semester or Academic Year
* Intensive language classes
* Free after-class language tutoring
* Free Electives: language and non-language focused
* Language Exchange Program with native speakers
* Native Chinese teachers with degrees in teaching Mandarin and years of experience teaching Chinese to foreigners
* Free guided tours, excursions, and activities
* US college credit transfer available

Classwork focuses on developing oral expression, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and grammar. Up-to-date materials are used to introduce modern day China, its social and economic life, culture, history, and literature. General aims of the classes are as follows:

Oral Expression Classes: focus on developing participants' oral expression and pronunciation skills. At the lower proficiency levels simple topics related to daily life are taught, and more specialized and complex topics are taught at the higher proficiency levels.
Listening Comprehension Classes: focus on developing participants' listening comprehension skills and the ability to understand the language when spoken at a normal speed.
Reading Comprehension Classes: focus on developing participants' reading skills in both comprehension and speed.
Writing Classes: focus on the fundamentals of the radical system, bushou, composition of characters and stroke orders.
Grammar Classes: focus on the fundamentals of Chinese grammar, sentence structures, expressions, and phonetics.


This unique program aims to immerse participants in the Chinese language, culture and way of life by combining Chinese language classes, tutoring and optional electives with the following free additional Total Program features.

* Activities with Native Chinese Speakers
Activities with Chinese students and native speakers are held throughout the program in order to facilitate the use of Chinese and encourage cultural and social exchange. Activities may include: basketball, bowling nights, karaoke nights, games nights and more.

* Social Activities
A wide range of activities are organized throughout the program including the welcome lunch, Peking Duck feast, bowling night, karaoke, basketball, Chinese movie, and touch rugby. A WLE dinner and social evening is held once a month. The social events and dinners are provided free.

* Guided Tours
Free half day or full day tours are held on weekends to allow students to discover the city's major historical and cultural attractions, including the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Tian'anmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Admission, transportation and English speaking guides are provided at no extra cost. These tours provide an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge of China's rich history and cultural heritage.

School name:World Link Education
Address:Hauptstraße 169
Zip & city:69117  Heidelberg
Phone:+49 (0) 6221 180 485

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