Visit China

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The Confucius Classroom at Alderman White School is planning to organise regular Student Summer Camps in China from 2017. The purpose of the student camp is to enable students to learn Mandarin in a target language environment and enhance their language ability especially in listening, speaking and reading. The camp will also inspire students by allowing them to experience a very different way of life and culture and savour the delights of authentic Chinese cuisine. During the visit, the students will be able to meet Chinese students of the same age, experience secondary-school life in China, exchange ideas about education with Chinese students, as well as explore the some of the many local sights. What better way is there to prepare students for a more global future?

Proposed dates of the Camp

During half term in Oct 2017.

Organizers of the camp:

The Confucius Classroom at Alderman White School, Nottingham Confucius Institute and Fudan University (one of the top 3 universities in China)

Target Group:

Students aged between 16-18 who have followed a course in Mandarin through CCAWS or any NCI teaching hubs for at least 3 months or for  40+ hours are eligible to apply.
All participants  are required to register for one of the YCT assessments.
Places are limited to 20.

Summer camp details:

The two week trip will cover 2-3 typical cities in China as well as places of scenic interest nearby. The initial proposal is to visit Shanghai, Ningbo or Hangzhou.

Proposed activities:

  • The summer camp will focus on teaching Mandarin to the CCAWS students whilst also offering exciting cultural lessons and activities including;
  • around 20 hours of Chinese learning
  • traditional Chinese cultural activities
  • visits to local historical and cultural places of interest
  • activities with local Chinese students
  • home visits will be organized with host schools where possible
  • more activities tbc.

Estimated budget:

The camp is generously funded by Hanban for all the in-China costs, including language and cultural lessons, food and accommodation, travel and transportation as well as some of the planned visits.

Students will be responsible for their visa costs, travel insurance, UK domestic travel costs, international air travel and pocket money.

Visa Insurance UK travel International travel Pocket money Total amount
£151 ≈£20 ≈£60 £410-£650 £50-£300 ≈£690-£1200

How to Register:

Details TBA

Proposed Visits for Principals and Headteachers

The Nottingham Confucius Institute is organizing a visit for principals and headteachers to China in 2017. The purpose of the visit is mainly to enable local leaders in education to have a deeper understanding of the current education-system in China as well as the methologies used. By visiting education-departments and secondary schools in China, principals can discuss and share the latest teaching-methods and ideas in all subjects especially maths. It is also a good opportunity for the WHP schools to build relationships with Chinese schools and set up bilateral programmes. The visit should enable school-leaders to return to the UK with ideas and initiatives which will benefit their own schools.

Possible Dates: 10 days during the 2017 Easter holiday / May half term/ Oct half term.

Target Groups: the headteachers and deputy heads of WHP primary, secondary schools and 6th Form

Number of the group: 15-20 principals including the group lead teacher

Organizers: Nottingham Confucius Institute and Fudan University

Key details:

  • visit to the education-departments of Yangpu District/Ningbo City
  • visit to Fudan University,one of the top 3 universities in China and the Fudan Confucius Institute Office
  • visit to the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus and the Nottingham Confucius Institute branch on the Ningbo Campus
  • visit to some secondary schools in Shanghai/Ningbo, experiencing lessons in a Chinese school, discussons with local principals and teachers
  • experience traditional Chinese cultural events
  • visit sights around Shanghai and Ningbo

Estimated budget:

All the expenses in China, including visiting education bureaus and campuses, food and accommodation, travel and transportation as well as some visits to key sights will be covered by Hanban. Group members will be responsible for their visa costs, travel insurance, UK domestic travel costs and international air travel:

Visa Insurance UK travel International travel Total amount
£151 ≈£20 ≈£60 £410-£650 ≈£640-£880

How to Register:

Registration has not opened yet.