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 has two schools: a Chinese school for foreigners and an English school for native Chinese students. The two schools live and study on the same campus, allowing for endless opportunities for interaction and cooperation. This serves as an excellent bridge for enthusiastic students to meet and help one another comprehend each other’s native language. Though each school focuses on a different language, both are filled with students that share a common goal and have the skills to help one another meet that goal.
To even further encourage interaction between our two schools, we’ve developed a “language partner program” which provides our students with free, 1-on-1 tutoring with native Chinese speakers learning English. It’s an excellent time to get help with your homework, review core concepts of the days lessons, or simply hangout and practice your Chinese.
At an affordable cost, you can choose to have your tuition cover the cost of your housing and meals along with your Chinese classes. If not, the town of Yangshuo still provides comfortable living as well as quality Chinese food and Western food at a fair price as well.
The affordability of Yangshuo also helps us keep our courses reasonably priced. Schools situated in larger cities can uphold similar standards to ours in their curriculum, but the cost always will be significantly higher because operating is simply more expensive in large cities.
Our school is situated in one of the most beautiful regions of China. Surrounded by an endless landscape of southern China’s famous Karst hills, Yangshuo is a famous foreigner-friendly travelers’ destination. The town is relatively small, clean, an excellent source for almost any Western comfort, and a hub for all sorts of guided and unguided outdoor activities (cycling, rock climbing, bamboo rafting, kayaking, hiking, etc.).
The main draw to this area is its surrounding scenery. The region is defined by its tall, steep hills that are intimately dispersed across the landscape of beautiful winding rivers. Those who haven’t heard of Yangshuo have certainly seen it represented in traditional Chinese ink paintings. Yangshuo is a truly captivating place, and it’s free for our students to go out and explore.
Several times every week, we provide our students with extracurricular opportunities to become further immersed Chinese culture. In any given week, we’ll have some sort of social night where we do group activities with Chinese students learning English and a Saturday outing where we do something around Yangshuo or the nearby countryside. Once every two weeks, the Chinese Academy has a cultural event where students will learn some unique piece of Chinese culture (calligraphy, taiji, tea-making, and many more). Outside our regular activities, your experience will also be enriched by holiday celebrations, monthly class dinners, and everyday interaction with native Chinese students.
In every case, our goal is to keep you completely immersed in the Chinese language and culture. We’re leaving you with the tools to dig as deep as you want.