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[Age 4-12] Mandarin Learning - Discover China in Switzerland

Together with Cindy & Amelie, embark on a play-based journey to various cities in China. Through fun and engaging activities, children learn about Chinese history & culture, art of eating and Mandarin language.

[Age 4-12] Mandarin Learning - Discover China in Switzerland
[Age 4-12] Mandarin Learning - Discover China in Switzerland

Time & Location

01 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 05 Jul 2024, 17:00 CEST

OSE Center, Rue du Bugnon 8, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

About the Event

About the Event

This camp is mainly in Mandarin with English & French in supporting

We will be (pretending) flying out from Switzerland Geneva to the following cities: Hong Kong, Chengdu, Xi’an, Pekin and Shanghai during the week. Each day is full of local main attractions, delicious food tasting, art and culture. Back home city Lausanne on Friday afternoon for a welcome back party where all parents will be eager to hear about the trip!

Skills and knowledge that your children will sharpen and get:

  • observation, organization, learning a new language and presentation skill
  • know what is famous, important and symbolic of each city, as well as 10 related Chinese words
  • 10 useful daily Chinese greetings and expression per day
  • learn about Chinese cultures through calligraphy, dancing, storytelling, crafts, poems…etc
  • taste 2-3 famous cuisine of each city each day
  • a week full of learning, fun, teamwork, friendship and new perspectives through new language
  • some symbolic summer travelling souvenirs from the camp

Planning for the week

  • MONDAY, DIM SUM CULTURE - Day and Night in Hong Kong:

We depart together to Hong Kong, a city where EAST meets the WEST. Under the lead of Cindy, we will visit Victoria Harbor, ride the Peak Tram for a panoramic view of Hong Kong, walk through the streets of Kowloon Markets, and have some great food and Dim Sum!

  • TUESDAY, PANDA BASE - Play with National Treasure:

Enjoy a playful time with Panda. Chengdu, home of the giant panda. We will "visit" the Giant Panda National Park under the guidance of Amélie. We will see the newborn baby pandas, the "Netflix" pandas Hua Hua and Ya Ya. In the afternoon, we will "visit" Du Fu's Cao Tang (杜甫草堂), where Du Fu, the famous realist poet of the Tang Dynasty, used to live.

  • WEDNESDAY, XI’AN OLD TOWN - Emperor Tomb & Poetry:

On the third day, led by Cindy, we will "discover" the Terracotta Warriors and horses of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a feudal dynasty that unified all of China. The Terracotta Warriors come in all shapes and sizes and are a great vehicle for recognizing ancient Chinese art (sculpture) and culture (Tang poetry).

  • THURSDAY, A DAY OF THE EMPEROR - Forbidden City:

On the fourth day, with Amélie, we will visit the "Forbidden City", where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worked and lived. Through "A Day of a Little Emperor", we will see how a day in the life of an emperor used to be spent if he wanted to become a qualified emperor.

  • FRIDAY*, SHANGHAI PEARL - From East to the West:

On Fridays, we will visit our last city: Shanghai. Check out the landmark here: the Oriental Pearl Tower. After tasting the specialty "Xiaolongbao", we will go back to the West from the East, review our 4-day trip together, make our own travel journal, prepare our own travel speech under the guidance of Cindy and Amélie, and improve our Chinese speech and expression skills together. Finally, we will present the results of our learning to our parents.

* Parents are invited for a special celebration session at 16h on Friday.

A typical day in the camp will be:

Morning: start with check-in and onboard the flight, followed by a short introduction of our approaching destination, greeted by a local guide then start our tour. Children learn about major tourist attraction points, keys words, greetings and expression in Mandarin.

Lunch: a hot meal at noon with various special cuisine, then a short relaxing moment.

Afternoon: resume with breathing exercise to reconnect with self and others, make crafts related to the topic and finish with body movements (in/outdoor) and group sharing.

Light snack: at 16h and finish at 16h30 – children will spend some time playing together.

We aim for a balance of indoor and outdoor activities, self and group activities. During the day, we will also invite your children to part-take some tasks and responsibilities.

Price includes:

- A hot lunch at noon and a light snack at 16h

- All art and craft materials, and some additional goodies complementing the them

- Usage of rental facilities and props

Preparation and to bring:

- 1 set of clothes to change (safeside), protection gear for a warm day (i.e., hats, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion)

- Encourage and prepare your child for a fun journey together.

We want both you and your children to enjoy our camp as much as possible.

Tickets

  • Early Bird Fun Price

    [Enjoy this discount if register before 1st May]

    CHF 500.00
  • Special Fun Price

    CHF 550.00
  • Regular Fun Price

    CHF 600.00
  • Day registration - 3 Days

    [Choose this one for 3 days only]

    CHF 360.00

Total

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