Intensive study is ideal for university students looking to study in China over their winter or summer break. Intensive learning is also great for those who aren’t able to fit language study into their normal schedule but are able to get away for a short period of concentrated studies. Some intensive learners come to New Century in order to prepare themselves for an important Chinese exam or a Chinese job interview.
Intensive study at New Century brings with it the flexibility to custom design a learning experience. We work around the availability of intensive learners to create a schedule and a study plan that meets a student’s needs. In addition to taking class for 3-4 hours per day, options include language activities that relate to a student’s area of interest (for example, business students visiting a variety of local businesses and talking with management), daily help from a language partner, culture lectures, and home-stay accommodation. Let us help you design an ideal intensive learning experience!
Intensive learners have the simplest and most flexible method for scheduling classes at New Century. Intensive learners simply need to contact us to inform us of their availability and study goals. We will then work with them to create a study plan that fits their schedule and goals. Some important questions for an intensive learner to consider are:
1. When would my ideal class starting and ending dates be?
2. How many days per week would I like to take class?
3. How many hours per day would I like to take class?
4. Would I like to take part in language and culture activities if they are available?
5. Would I like to meet daily with a language partner for tutoring and help?
6. Would I prefer to live in a dormitory or with a local Chinese family?
7. What are my language goals for this time of study?
8. Do I have any special areas of interest that I would impact my study plan?
We will be glad to help learners think through these questions, providing answers to questions that may arise. These questions can be conveniently answered by filling out our enrollment form. Once we receive this information from you we will be well on our way to putting together a high-quality, custom designed study plan for intensive learning.
I. Scheduling & Payment
a. Intensive learners simply need to contact us to inform us of their availability and study goals. We will then work with them to create a study plan that fits their schedule and goals.
b. Classes should be scheduled and a tuition deposit paid at least six weeks before an intensive student’s first day of class. A late fee will apply to those who schedule or pay later than this.
c. Payment for the remainder of a student’s tuition and other fees is due on the Friday of a student’s first week of class.
II. Cancellation & Rescheduling Policies
a. Up to 25% of classes can be rescheduled before the end of your study time at New Century, subject to the student giving at least 24 hours advance notice, and subject to teacher availability. If notice is given with less than 24 hours advance notice, one class hour is charged and this cancellation also counts toward the 25% allowed cancellations.
b. If a class is missed during the last week of your study time at New Century, it cannot be made up