School Holiday Mandarin Immersion Camp
Look no further if you want your child to improve Mandarin quickly in a safe and fun environment! The objective of this Immersion 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 weekly themed indoor and outdoor activities such as Art, Science, Calligraphy, Drama and Sports. All classes are led by specialist qualified teachers.
2019 Camp Weeks and Themes:
May Half Term Camp 2019
Tue 28 May – Fri 31 May （4 days): Pop Song & Kungfu (Kungfu Camp: one day a week at each of our venues)
Summer Holiday Camp 2019
Week 1: Mon 22 Jul – Fri 26 Jul : Time Travel to China
Week 2: Mon 29 Jul – Fri 2 Aug: Great Chinese Menu
Week 3: Mon 5 Aug- Fri 9 Aug: LCA Calligraphers & Artists
Week 4: Mon 12 Aug – Fri 16 Aug: Pop Song & Drama X-Factor
Week 5: Mon 19 Aug – Fri 23 Aug: Chinese Character Wizards
Week 6: Tue 27 Aug -Fri 30 Aug (4 days): Crazy Chinese Maths
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
2-3 yrs, beginner – intermediate (half day)
Structured Mandarin lessons with creative activities and projects such as arts & crafts, singing & dancing, sporty games (indoor & outdoor ), theatre & language games.
Time: 9:30-12:30 |Fee: £140-£175/week, earliest drop off 9am, £5 per day
3.5-5 yrs, and 6-9 yrs, upper beginner-native speakers (full day)
Time: 9:30-15:30 | Fee: £220-£275/week, 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.
Q: When do you run your Camps?
A: Every school Holidays apart from Christmas – there are 5 Holiday Camp Seasons:
- February Half Term Holiday Camp
- April Easter Holiday Camp
- May-June Half Term Holiday Camp
- July-August Summer Holiday Camp
- October Half Term 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?
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?