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EF Shanghai

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the largest city of China, and also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial and industrial centers of China.


> School is located in the heart of Shanghai, with restaurants, parks, shopping malls and cafes within walking distance.

> HSK (Chinese Language Proficiency Test) Level 3(B1) possible to be reached in 3 months, Level 4(B2) in 6 months and Level 5(C1) in 9 months.

> Small but cozy school with caring staff.

> Great International mix year round, with students of more than 30 nationalities, 70% Europeans, 15% Americans and 15% Asians.

> Close to local community, with plenty opportunities to mingle with locals.

> Average 45-60 minutes' distance to host families.

> Internship available - minimum A2.

> Beginners date applies. Please refer to Globalnet.

> Shanghai is the largest city of China, and also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial and industrial centers of China.

> Known as a sleepless city, Shanghai has a diverse and colorful nightlife.

> Getting around Shanghai is easy. The Shanghai metro has 364 stations spread throughout the city and connecting major attractions, making is easy to navigate for international visitors.

> Shopping paradise. From the main shopping streets to traditional outdoor markets, Shanghai offers an unforgettable shopping experience.

> Shanghainese is the local dialect but Mandarin is the national language which is widely spoken nowadays.


EF General Course TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 40 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
1 October—12 October

Gain a sound understanding of a language through a wellrounded course.

This carefully composed course is designed to help you move up one course level of ability every six weeks. EF’s General Course includes 26 morning & afternoon lessons weekly, blending classroom and teacher- guided lessons in iLab (total tuition time of 17 hours, 20 minutes). The focus is on communicating clearly in everyday language.

14 General Language Lessons

4 Special Interest Lessons

6 Teacher-Led iLab Lessons

1 Lecture (Double Lesson)

Minutes per lesson: 40.


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EF Homestay

40 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Half board

Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with welcoming hosts in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent.

Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your hosts on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

EF Homestays are typically in residential neighborhoods throughout the city, conveniently located near public transporation. Homestay hosts are carefully selected and we connect with them regularly to ensure their home is suitable and our students are happy. Many EF Homestay Hosts have been welcoming our students for years.

Included in the course price
half board

EF Residence

45 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
No meals

Live in the heart of your destination city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your school by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.


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Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


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About school

4th floor, Huaxin Haixin Building,
No. 666, Fuzhou Road,
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China 
Average age: 22
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