UK Mandarin Immersion Retreats

Take part in immersive weekend Mandarin retreats for learners & native speakers based in the UK

Learning Chinese from outside of Chinese speaking countries can be a challenge. It’s hard to find opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the language without travelling abroad.

So we recently partnered with mandarinretreat.com to organise a weekend immersion retreat bringing together a group of English and Chinese native speakers for a trip to Scarborough on the north east coast of England. You can read a full account of this experience in this blog.

The trip was an opportunity for Mandarin learners to practice their language skills in a supportive, 100% Mandarin speaking environment. It also enabled native Chinese speakers to experience British culture, see beautiful scenery and sample delicious local food.

We’re planning a series of these retreats to enable more people to take part with the next one taking place in Scarborough on 16th-18th September. If you’re a Mandarin learner in the UK you can book your place via the website here or get in touch with any queries via the contact page. Chinese natives speakers who are interested in taking part can register their interest by completing this survey.

我们是一群热爱中国文化和学习中文的英国人我们想为中国朋友们安排一场周末旅行,与你们分享我们的文化,带你们看看最美丽的海滨风景,品尝最美味的英国饭菜(炸鱼薯条!)

这会是一个全中文的项目。如果你想帮助老外学习中文、了解中国文化,或者想探索更多的英文文化,请完成这个调查,与我们取得联系,并让我们知道你的想法。这样我们就可以根据你的需求,安排我们的活动。


This weekend retreat taught me the most Chinese I’ve ever learned in one weekend and I got to meet some amazing people as well. I can’t wait to do it again.”

Karl Baker, Mandarin Learner