Omeida provides is a comprehensive Mandarin Chinese course package. Our comprehensive course package provides you with a standard weekly schedule of 15 lessons (30 if you choose the intensive course-load) where you will learn the fundamental aspects of the Chinese language. Your course will be taught in a class of no more than 2-4 students with one of our professionally trained teachers.
Our Chinese language teachers are all college graduates with degrees in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and have prior experience in teaching Chinese. The difference between us and other schools is we guarantee you will be taught by a professional teacher and not just a native speaker. Our staff has been professionally trained on how break-down Chinese into simple, learnable segments to all skill levels, ages, and learning types.
Omeida offers small classes of 2-4 students, providing an interactive and engaging learning environment, designed to maximize your speaking opportunities.
Our highly qualified teachers incorporate Western teaching methods and use resources including textbooks, videos, audio recordings, and games to ensure your learning is accelerated and enjoyable. This differs from the other with larger sizes, which focus on memorization and repetition.
Depending on your goals, you can opt to take three or six 45 minute classes per day. The standard course-load consists of three classes either in the morning from 9-12 noon or from 2-5pm, leaving you with more time to enjoy Yangshuo and the surrounding countryside. If you chose the intensive course-load you will have classes in BOTH the morning and afternoon to accelerate your learning process.
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We will place you in a class with other students at a similar proficiency level from anywhere between beginner to proficient (levels 1-9). A placement test is given prior to starting your course to ensure you are placed at the correct level. We will arrange your placement test at a convenient time for you, usually via Skype about one week before your arrival on the Sunday before your classes begin. View the different class levels.Your teacher will then regularly evaluate your progress and may periodically move you up to a new level.
Omeida can organize a language partner so you can practice your Mandarin after class from 5:00-6:00pm on weeknights. There is no extra cost for this service. View a sample timetable
Once you have paid your deposit, your class is guaranteed to run—that way you can book your flights and begin planning your trip to Yangshuo straight away!
You can participate in a variety of free after school activities such as volleyball, basketball, ping pong, badminton, foosball,and video nights.Every Thursday evening Omeida Language Academy organizes a social night for all students and teachers, which is a great way for you to practice your Mandarin. Activities include BBQs, cocktail nights, tongue twister competitions, quiz nights, and singing competitions. Each month, Omeida holds two cultural lessons where students can learn how to do things such as calligraphy, Taiji, paper-cutting, the art of tea-making, traditional Chinese painting, etc. Students are welcome to participate in all of these activities at no extra cost.
You can also take part in the weekly Saturday outings which are organized for students and teachers. Activities may include rafting, floating down the Li River, cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, sight-seeing and trips to ancient villages. We also organize a monthly class dinner, where all our teachers and students get together to enjoy delicious food and good company. The cost varies depending on the particular activity.You can view the prices and packages here
You have the option of choosing the tuition-only package which includes everything in the all-inclusive package, excluding accommodation and meals.