Mandarin on the Move

Bridging The Gap China’s courses combine Mandarin Chinese learning with sightseeing and cultural activities in the Yunnan province, China.

We provide a unique Mandarin Chinese learning experience with emphasis on learning Chinese whilst travelling. Consequently, we limit the amount of classroom time and ensure a teacher travels with students everywhere.

Not only will you get the chance to practise the Chinese you’ve learnt in real life situations, but you will also visit some of China’s most spectacular sights.

Great programme. Before coming out i was fairly nervous about how i would cope; however, from both an organisational and teaching perspective, i needn't have feared...

George Bradshaw
Small class size certainly helped, as it really was more tutoring than classes. Also good having the teacher as guide, as you can practise what you have learnt in bars, restaurants, etc...

Tom Scrope

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Typical day in Kunming

9:00 - Local or western breakfast at the guesthouse

10:00 - 12:00 - Chinese lesson

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 - Chinese lesson

15:30 - 16:30 - Practical Chinese – testing language skills outside (e.g. bartering at a market, buying tickets)

16:30-­‐18:00 – Rest/free time

18:30-­‐19:30 – Dinner

20:00 onwards – Free time/homework

Typical day travelling (Dali, Shaxi, lijian, Shangrila)

9:00 - Local or western breakfast at the guesthouse/hostel

10:00 - 12:00 - Chinese lesson held in an informal setting (e.g. café, guesthouse)

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 - Cormorant fishing or ride bike around Erhai lake

16:30 - 17:30 - Rest/free time

18:00 - 19:00 - Dinner in Old Town

19:00 onwards - Free time/walk around the Old Town

When you have free time we encourage you to explore the location you are in, practise your language skills, make new friends and immerse yourself in this unique culture.