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Summer Language Exchange Programme Fudan University, Shanghai, China

This is a unique opportunity to study Mandarin intensively in a native environment in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China.

You will not only be able to significantly improve your linguistic skills but also acquire a real taste of Chinese culture and society.

LSE has already established an academic partnership with Fudan University Shanghai offering a double degree in MSc in Global Media and Communication.

This is a new development between the LSE Language Centre and the Language Training Centre, International Cultural Exchange School, Fudan University providing Mandarin and English language exchange programmes for students.

Currently, we are able to send two groups of LSE students studying Mandarin to Fudan University. We are able to offer a travel bursary towards the cost of the trip. Students can also apply to the The Fred Halliday Language Award.

You can read two student stories from 2014 and 2013 which will give you a taster of what you can expect.

Group 1: Students who reach Mandarin GCSE or equivalent.

This applies directly to students who finish our LN104 Mandarin Language and Society (Beginner) degree option or a Level 2 Mandarin MFL certificate course at LSE.

  • Length: 8 weeks; 25 teaching hours a week plus social activities
  • Dates: 3 July 2016 to 26 August 2016
  • Content: New Practical Chinese Reader book 2 and 3 (equivalent to LN142 Mandarin Language and Society (Intermediate)
  • Exit Level: A Level. Therefore, ready for LN140 Mandarin Language and Society (Advanced)
  • Number: LSE students only with a minimum of 10 and maximum  of 15
  • Course Fee: 8,000 RMB; application fee 400 RMB
  • Accommodation: Nearby (5 minutes from campus) 4 star hotel. Single room 53USD per night, including breakfast or Twin room 26.50USD per night, including breakfast.
  • Course outline and overview

Group 2: Students who reach Mandarin A level above or equivalent.

This applies to students who finish LN142 or LN140 Language and Society Degree Option or Level 3/4/5 on an MFL Certificate Course at LSE.

  • Length: 5 weeks; 25 teaching hours a week plus social activities
  • Dates: 25 July 2016 to 26 August 2016
  • Content: Intermediate to Advanced Mandarin lessons with general lectures on social science subjects in Mandarin
  • Exit Level: Enhanced Advanced Level. Therefore, ready for LN240 Mandarin Language and Society (Proficiency) or LN340 Mandarin Language and Society (Mastery) subject to assessment
  • Number: LSE students only with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15
  • Course Fee: 5,000 RMB; application fee 400 RMB
  • Accommodation: Nearby (5 minutes from campus) 4 star hotel. Single room 53USD per night, including breakfast or Twin room 26.50USD per night, including breakfast.
  • Course outline and overview

If you intend to apply, please attend the Information Sessions which will be held on;

  • 19 January and 26 January 2016 from 18:00-19:00.
  • Location: 32LIF.G.08.

You will be able to get to know about the application process and key dates. You will also be able to meet the students who went last year to share their experiences. 

If you are interested in the above summer programme but cannot make the Information Session, please review the information sessions slides. You can email the Mandarin Course Co-ordinator Dr Catherine Xiang h.xiang@lse.ac.uk if you have any questions and/or apply for the scholarship using the form above.

Following this meeting you will be able to apply for the scholarship using the form below. The deadline for applications for this scholarship is 23:59 on the last day of the Lent Term.

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