Total Immersion Program (T.I.P.)

Sponsored by:

  • State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People's Republic of China

  • Beijing Language and Culture University

  • Chinese Education Connection

  • The Shangli Foreign Language School

Program Administrators

Ada Din, Director & Associate Professor, Beijing Language and Culture University
Paul He, Teaching Director, Beijing Language and Culture University
Jessica Yu, President, Chinese Education Connection
Mike Wang, Foreign Teachers Placement Service Director, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, PRC


Program Objectives

  • To develop and refine English skills with special emphasis on oral communication and pronunciation
  • Create interactive classroom activities to practice communication based on research-based pedagogy
  • Explore American culture and the power of culturally authentic resources

Key Topics

  • American Culture: American Media, Cultural Comparisons, Cultural Traditions, Daily Life, Education, Family Relationships, Food, Holidays, Housing, Perspectives on China, Social Issues, Stereotypes, Table Manners, Transportation
  • Oral Communication: Developing Spontaneous Speaking Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Interpretive Communication, Presentational Communication, Focused Pronunciation: Minimal pairs (such as b, th, v, w)
  • Pedagogy: Classroom Management, Cooperative Learning, Differentiating Instruction, Interactive Speaking Activities, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Strategies, Teaching Strategies & Techniques