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Summer "Travel and Study in China" Program

Mercan Training School in Taiyuan, China

The Mercan Training School in Taiyuan, China will be opening its summer "Travel and Study in China" intensive Mandarin Chinese course. Anyone looking to improve his/her level of Mandarin, and has a desire to experience China is invited to participate in this program.

Mandarin is the standard accent of 70% of China's huge population of 1.3 billion people, making it the most spoken language by native speakers in the world. As China becomes an increasingly more important player on the world scene in both politics and business, knowledge of Mandarin will give an advantage to those who have a need to converse with the Chinese people in business relations or otherwise.

In addition to study, students participating in this program will also visit many famous sites, both in the Beijing area and historic Shanxi Province, where Taiyuan is located. This program will provide the students not only with a greater knowledge and ability to use Chinese's primary language, but also a chance to experience China's rich history and culture that no other country could possibly offer.

July 9- August 25, 2002

$US 2,200 (18,000 RMB)

Registration deadline:
July 1, 2001
Visa requirements:
30 day tourist visa, which will be extended.
China contact:
Nick Howe Address: same as company address
Tel: (86) 351-4155588 or 4156688

All hotels, transportation and fees in Beijing, Jinci, Pingyao, and Wutai Shan; lodging in Taiyuan, tuition and all study materials for the Mandarin Chinese language study course.

Ability to speak English and an interest in Chinese language, culture, and history. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Hua Du Hotel 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District Beijing China

Local telephone number:

Mercan Training School
Shuixi Guan Nanjie 1st Floor
Taiyuan, Shanxi 030002
Tel: (86) 351-4155588/4156688 #18
Fax: (86) 351-4810190

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