China Language

Ancient traditions, modern technology, and the most spoken language in the world.

Immerse your students in ancient Chinese traditions, expose them to modern culture, and the popular language of Mandarin.

A culture and language trip to China will expose students to the language in a way that they cannot get in the classroom, help them improve their pronunciation and confidence, and encourage them to step outside their comfort zone.

Present information and learning concepts in a way that is meaningful to your students with visits to Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an. Although Mandarin Chinese is a difficult language to learn, the opportunity to immerse in Chinese history and experience local culture in China will give your students the chance to appreciate why learning this complex language will benefit their future.  

Be amazed at the culture, history and the infrastructure of the country - and of course, the food. Walk the Great Wall of China, visit the silk market in Beijing, experience Shanghai’s nightlife with a night cruise along the Bung, the famous waterfront and symbol of Shanghai. See students appreciate China’s history and culture and watch as they develop their Chinese Mandarin.

Trip highlights

  • Climb the Shanghai Tower
  • Cruise down the Huangpu river
  • See the Water Moon Cave on the Li River
  • Cycle China’s Great Wall
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Visit the historical Tiananmen Square

Trip inclusions

  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7
  • All flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities

Trip inclusions

  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze
  • Free travel for teachers
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7
  • All flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities

Trip highlights

  • Climb the Shanghai Tower
  • Cruise down the Huangpu river
  • See the Water Moon Cave on the Li River
  • Cycle China’s Great Wall
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Visit the historical Tiananmen Square

China Language Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

DAY 2: SHANGHAI TOWER, YU GARDENS AND THE BUND

After breakfast climb the Shanghai Tower and enjoy the views from the second highest building in the world at 632metres. Visit the beautiful Yu Garden and then enter the bazaar, a bustling market with all kinds of exotic items. Take a cruise down the Huangpu river and cruise past the Bund and the financial centre. This evening enjoy an incredible acrobatic show that combines Chinese history with martial arts and special effects.

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What to expect on a Language trip to China

On a school trip to China, you can expect students to practice their mandarin, grow in global citizenship, as well as learn more about China's unique culture. Your students will better understand China's ancient traditions and how they influence modern living. You will also get to sample traditional cuisine and be mesmerised by the dramatic scenery of China.

Trip activities

Xi'an

Pronounced 'see-an', Xi'an was once the terminus of the Silk Road and home to many emperors, courtesans, poets, monks, merchants and warriors. The glory days of Xi'an may have ended in the early 10th century, but a considerable amount of Xi'an's Ming-era ancient city has survived. A trip to Xi'an is not complete without a visit to the Army of Terracotta Warriors. One of the most famous archaeological finds in the world, it is home to a collection of thousands of life-size warriors constructed in 246–221 BC

Shanghai

Shanghai is the second most populous city in the world. As a major city and hub for international trade and finance, Shanghai has substantial economic importance. Renowned for its museums, historic buildings and sights such as the Shanghai Tower, the beautiful Yu Garden and the enchanting Huangpu river, this expanding city is an exciting and unique place for students to visit on a school language and culture trip to China.

Beijing

With so much on offer, you could easily spend weeks immersed in Beijing. However, some must-do's for school groups on a tighter timeframe include a rickshaw tour through the enchanting Hutong, a Tai Chi experience at The Temple of Heaven, and visits to both the Forbidden City and Summer Temple. Both an imperial gem and a modern wonder, Beijing is the perfect destination to complement any school trip.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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