12 days
Beijing and Shanghai
A FRESH APPROACH TO LANGUAGE IMMERSION 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language classes, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Accredited classes at our EF International Language Schools provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Beijing. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to China
 
Day 2: Beijing
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Check in to your hotel to rest for the evening
 
Day 3: Beijing
  • Visit the Forbidden City, a Chinese imperial palace
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, site of the student-led demonstrations in 1989
 
Day 4: Badaling / Beijing
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China in Badaling
  • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony
  • Attend “The Legends of Kung Fu” show
 
Day 5: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese Art
  • Master art-related terms while practicing your conversational Mandarin in a morning language lesson
  • Visit the Yonghe Lamasery temple, home to Han Chinese and Tibetan artwork
  • Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone, a unique complex of galleries and boutiques housed in old factories
 
Day 6: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese History and Heritage
  • Visit the temples, gardens and lakes of the Summer Palace, and take a Taiji lesson
  • Learn about the dynasties that have ruled China during an interactive language lesson
  • Take a calligraphy lesson
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with a local Hutong family
 
Day 7: Beijing
Daily Theme: Daily Life in China 
  • Learn about daily life in China and practice your Mandarin
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven and play Chase the Ace, a traditional Chinese card game, alongside locals at the popular hangout spot
  • Work on your language skills with vendors at the famous Pearl Market
 
Day 8: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese Culinary Traditions
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge
  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in an afternoon language lesson
  • Prepare a meal at a cooking class led by a local chef
 
Day 9: Beijing
Daily Theme: Youth Culture in China
  • Continue practicing your conversational skills in a morning language lesson
  • Relax at a local athletic center and try your hand at popular Chinese sports
  • Meet and get to know the pen pal with whom you’ve been corresponding before tour during a school visit
 
Day 10: Beijing / Shanghai
Travel to Shanghai, China's most populous city.
  • Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Enjoy free time on the Bund, a popular mile-long riverfront area
  • Witness thrilling aerial displays during a traditional Chinese acrobatics show
 
Day 11: Shanghai
  • Enjoy free time to visit local markets and practice your bargaining skills
  • Explore Shanghai’s sites on a guided tour: Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden
 
Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Beijing. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to China
 
Day 2: Beijing
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Check in to your hotel to rest for the evening
 
Day 3: Beijing
  • Visit the Forbidden City, a Chinese imperial palace
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, site of the student-led demonstrations in 1989
 
Day 4: Badaling / Beijing
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China in Badaling
  • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony
  • Attend “The Legends of Kung Fu” show
 
Day 5: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese Art
  • Master art-related terms while practicing your conversational Mandarin in a morning language lesson
  • Visit the Yonghe Lamasery temple, home to Han Chinese and Tibetan artwork
  • Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone, a unique complex of galleries and boutiques housed in old factories
 
Day 6: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese History and Heritage
  • Visit the temples, gardens and lakes of the Summer Palace, and take a Taiji lesson
  • Learn about the dynasties that have ruled China during an interactive language lesson
  • Take a calligraphy lesson
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with a local Hutong family
 
Day 7: Beijing
Daily Theme: Daily Life in China 
  • Learn about daily life in China and practice your Mandarin
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven and play Chase the Ace, a traditional Chinese card game, alongside locals at the popular hangout spot
  • Work on your language skills with vendors at the famous Pearl Market
 
Day 8: Beijing
Daily Theme: Chinese Culinary Traditions
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge
  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in an afternoon language lesson
  • Prepare a meal at a cooking class led by a local chef
 
Day 9: Beijing
Daily Theme: Youth Culture in China
  • Continue practicing your conversational skills in a morning language lesson
  • Relax at a local athletic center and try your hand at popular Chinese sports
  • Meet and get to know the pen pal with whom you’ve been corresponding before tour during a school visit
 
Day 10: Beijing / Shanghai
Travel to Shanghai, China's most populous city.
  • Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Enjoy free time on the Bund, a popular mile-long riverfront area
  • Witness thrilling aerial displays during a traditional Chinese acrobatics show
 
Day 11: Shanghai
  • Enjoy free time to visit local markets and practice your bargaining skills
  • Explore Shanghai’s sites on a guided tour: Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden
 
Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 10-night stay in centrally located tourist hotels with private bathrooms.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Great Wall of China, Yonghe Lamasery, Dashanzi Modern Art Zone, and Summer Palace with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets

  • Language lessons

    Each accredited class at your EF International Language School provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, a cooking class, a Taiji lesson and more.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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