Mandarin students come to China to learn how to speak Mandarin, but outside of the classroom the only opportunity many get to practice the language they are learning is when they are ordering food in a restaurant or bargaining for shoes in the market. Building friendships with locals can be hard to do, and the large expatriate community makes it easy for foreigners to have a social life without having to use Mandarin at all.
Students studying English may never get a chance to practice what they learn, unless of course it is needed in their workplace.
Our school is the only school in Shenzhen to offer a platform for students to interact with the native speakers of the language they are learning. We provide many opportunities for our Chinese students to practice English with our foreign students, and vice versa. Our students are given many opportunities to form friendships with native speakers and receive quality time to practice their new language outside of the classroom.
These interactions can create life-long friendships that have the potential to be the difference needed to help the student achieve fluency. This outside of the classroom experience is essential for language learning, and greatly expedites the learning progress.
Some of our combination activities include dinners, movies, karaoke, travel, sports, contests, and presentation planning.
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Jiahua’s Lobby Lounge
Who said you need to star at a 5 star hotel just to have a 5 star coffee and hang out in a 5 star lounge? At Jiahua, we have our own 5 star lobby lounge where all students are welcome to hangout before and after classes. Want to watch a movie? Throw a DVD into our projector and watch it on the big screen! Want to play pool with Mandarin or English students and practice the language you are learning? Go ahead! And bring your friends! In this lounge everything is free, and you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. We offer great coffee, great furniture, and a great atmosphere. You may never want to go home, and you don’t have to!