October Half Term Mandarin Immersion Camp

十月Half Term沉浸式假期中文营-LCA精选课程

We are extremely pleased and grateful that our return to teaching with Summer Holiday Camp has been smooth and successful.  It was fully booked in majority of venues for most weeks and we have received countless positive feedback from parents. Parents have told us that getting back in the classes has really helped boosting confidence in speaking Mandarin for their children.

Following on from the success, we are now taking bookings for October Half-Term Holiday Intensive Courses which will run from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October in Kensington Olympia, Islington, Greenwich and Kingston.

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
• Classroom to be set outdoor whenever weather permits
• Attendees to follow good hygiene practices
• Improved clearing methods to support play equipment
• Increased daily cleaning routines of venues
• Staff awareness of how to be alert of the danger of Covid-19

More information on how we keep your child safe

October Half Term Camp 2020

Date

Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October

Where:

Kensington/Brook Green/Hammersmith: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Masbro Road, London W14 0LT
Islington: St Mary’s Parish, Upper Street, Islington N1 2TX
Greeenwich: James Wolfe Primary School, Randall Place, Greenwich SE10 9LA
Kingston: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, The Fairfield, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2UP

Who:

3.5-5 yrs, and 6-9 yrs, upper beginner-native speakers (full day)

Time: 9:30-15:30  | Fee: £275/week, £60/day, earliest drop off 9am, £5 per day, late pick up time varies at different venue, please check before booking, £10/hr.

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:  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 £40/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/person discount?
A: Yes the following discount is available for multi-week and multi-person booking, the discount will be refunded to your account once we receive your booking online.

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

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

Q: What is the class size?
8-15.

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