For students learning Mandarin Chinese, a school language trip to China will be an experience of a lifetime. The importance of Mandarin in global terms is increasing, so it is certainly an advantage to have a good level of understanding of the language, which will improve with total immersion. An understanding of the culture is also of huge benefit to young students, as it is not only one of the oldest in the world, but is also so different to European cultures.
Our school Chinese trip to Beijing not only includes visits to historical and cultural attractions, such as the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, but also offers the opportunity for students to visit a local school. This will allow them to practise speaking Chinese with local students of their age group.