Holiday Immersion Mandarin Camp

假期沉浸式中文营

 

Look no further if you want your child to improve Mandarin quickly in a safe and fun environment!  The focus of this programme is for students to improve their Mandarin through fun activities. As well as structured Mandarin classes, campers will be fully immersed in Mandarin and develop their Mandarin through indoor and outdoor activities such as Art, Science and Sports. All classes are led by inspiring experienced teachers.

COVID SAFETY PROCEDURES

LCA will follow the latest guidance from Public Health England, the DfE and the Government. We will continue to monitor and reassess the situation daily.   We have a stringent set of Covid safety procedures ready to implement at all our camps which are designed to stop the spread of the disease.

• ‘Bubble’ groups of no more than 15 children in each, with consideration for siblings & friends
• Temperature checks for all attendees upon arrival
• Attendees to follow good hygiene practices
• Improved cleaning and sanitising methods to support play equipment
• Increased daily sanitising routines of venues
• Staff awareness of how to be alert of the Covid-19

More information on how we keep your child safe

Date & Theme

July/August Summer Camp

Week 1: Mon 26 Jul to Fri 30 Jul – Time Travel to China 中国行
Week 2: Mon 2 Aug to Fri 6 Aug – Chinese Pop Songs 中国流行歌曲
Week 3: Mon 9 Aug to Fri 13 Aug – Art Wonderland 画功小达人
Week 4: Mon 16 Aug to Fri 20 Aug – Mandarin Story Club 中文故事俱乐部
Week 5: Mon 23 Aug to Fri 27 Aug – Little Mandarin Theatre 中文小剧场

*One more extra week available in Kensington Olympia:
Mon 19 Jul to Fri 23 Jul – Magical Chinese Characters 奇妙汉字

October Half Term Camp

Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct – Mandarin Story Club 中文故事俱乐部

December Christmas Camp

Mon 20 Dec to Fri 24 Dec – Magical Chinese Characters 奇妙汉字

Where:

Kensington Olympia: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Masbro Road, London W14 0LT
(Summer Camp Week 4 & 5: Kensington Primary Academy, 205 Warwick Rd, London W14 8PU)

Greenwich: James Wolfe Primary School, Randall Place, Greenwich SE10 9LA

Islington: William Tyndale School, Upper Street, London N1 2GG

Kingston: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, The Fairfield, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2UP

Who:

3-5 yrs, and 6-10 yrs, beginner to native speaker

Time: 9:30-15:30  |Fee: £55/day for full week booking, £35/day for half day (9:30-12:30), or £60/day for single day booking, early drop off & late pick up time varies at different venues, please check before booking, £10/hr.

Camp Schedule

Who delivers the course?

All courses are led by a specialist experienced teacher and supported by a Teaching Assistant. The quality of our teachers is paramount to the success of our courses so we recruit the best teachers. Check our Teachers Profile Page.

What do previous campers say about the courses?

Our track record:

  • 100% of survey respondents said they were interested in future courses and would recommend them to other parents.
  • 100% of survey respondents felt their child’s Mandarin level is significantly increased.
  • 93% of survey respondents scored the course full marks for their child’s enjoyment.

My son loves going to Link Chinese! He is currently doing the summer immersion program and he is so excited to go each day. The teachers are great & really help the children to learn in a fun and engaging way.

– Mother of Valentino, 6 years

Information & FAQ

Q: So in-short what actually happens in the camps?
The main objective is to improve the children’s Mandarin level through structured lessons and fun, exciting themed activities. It is not like our weekly Mandarin courses, which are divided by levels. In the camp, IMMERSION is the key, the children are immersed in Mandarin, children with different levels benefit their part, and it’s proven to be extremely effective. Within a week, children demonstrate significant improvement on their listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Q: When do you run your Camps?
A: Every school Holidays  – there are 6 Holiday Camp Seasons:

  1. February Half Term Holiday Camp
  2. April Easter Holiday Camp
  3. May-June Half Term Holiday Camp 
  4. July-August Summer Holiday Camp
  5. October Half Term Camp
  6. December Christmas Camp

Q:  Do I have to book a whole week or can I book single days?
A: The Camp is designed to be a week long programme – but yes you can book single days, which is £60/day for full day programme and £35/day for half day programme. The website charges the whole week but please email us the days you want to attend after booking and we will refund you the days.

Q: Do you have multi-week discount?
A: Yes the following discount is available for multi-week booking, the discount will be refunded to your account once we receive your booking online.

£20 off for 2 weeks
£30 off for 3 weeks
£40 off for 4 weeks
£50 off for 5 weeks
£60 off for 6 weeks

Q: What is the Child to Teacher Classroom Ratio?
A: We always operate on a 1- 8 Teacher to Child ratio. There is always 2 Teachers a class at all times.  We have one main teacher and an assistant.

Q: What is the class size?
Maximum 15.

Q: Do the children go outside at all? 
A: Yes – we try to be outside as much as possible, with carefully designed language activities.

Q: What Safety Standards do you have in place?
A: Ensuring every Child’s safety and security is our top priority. All our staff have passed an enhanced police check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We risk-assess every activity, and fully train the instructors who deliver the sessions.

Q: Do you provide food or refreshments?
A: No, children need to bring their packed nut-free lunch, snack and water.

Q:  Do you do a free trial sessions?
A: No. this is a common concern from parents but from our experience you have nothing to worry about. we always have an assistant who is there to look after the younger children and most children come back to our camps year after year.

Q: Do you accept International / Overseas Pupils?
A: Yes – we are happy to accept overseas pupils.

Q: Do you accept children with special needs?
A: Yes – but it depends on the severity. If your child requires 1:1 support at school – you will need to provide your own SEN support person for your child at the camp. We require their DBS certificate and proof of identity before the start of camp.

Q: Where are your Terms and Conditions?
A: Here