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Chinese Residential Language Village

Learn Chinese at Sēn Lín Hú and great fun, confidence and success will follow!

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Chinese Residential Language Village

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Learn Chinese

Our Chinese language immersion camp, Sēn Lín Hú, gives our participants the opportunity to practice listening, speaking and thinking in Chinese as they take part in daily cultural activities.

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Authentic Cuisine

<p>Great times with good friends and delicious Chinese food.</p>

Great times with good friends and delicious Chinese food.

Authentic Cuisine

You’ll love exploring the language and traditions of China by tasting authentic Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechwan cuisine. If you finish your meal and are hungry for more, we encourage you to ask for seconds—using Chinese words, of course! Meal times are also a great time to practice your skills with chopsticks. Learn more about Chinese food at Sēn Lín Hú.


<p>Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, as you challenge your mind and body with the grace and power of Chinese martial arts.</p>

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, as you challenge your mind and body with the grace and power of Chinese martial arts.


Learn the graceful movements of martial arts such as gonfu (kong fu) or taìjíqúan (Tai Chi). Enjoy celebrating traditional Chinese holidays such as duanwujie (dragon boat festival) and poshuijie (water festival). China’s rich history and diverse cultural traditions come alive through shufa (calligraphy), làrǎn (batik) or zuocài (Chinese cooking). Learn more about activities you’ll enjoy at Sēn Lín Hú.

Music and Drama

<p>Who is that masked man?</p>

Who is that masked man?

Music and Drama

Whether you witness the drama unfold in the daily Àiqíng gùshì or experience the music of the dízi and èrhú, there is plenty to discover when you live the language and culture by exploring the rich history of music and theatre in China. Learn more about Chinese music and drama at Sēn Lín Hú.



Need-based scholarships are available for Chinese summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents, and the length of the session.

Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Additional information is available here.


Family Weeks & Weekends

Unplug from your daily life and spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family during a Family Fun Weekend or Family Week.

Meet Our Staff

At Sēn Lín Hú, you’ll be surrounded by caring and supportive staff members who enjoy helping you learn Chinese in a fun environment. Some of our staff members are native speakers, while some have learned Chinese as a second or third language—just like you!

Why Learn Chinese?

Chinese is spoken by more than a billion people, making it the world’s most widely used language. Today, an estimated one out of every five people on the planet speaks Chinese. More than five million people in North and South America alone speak Chinese.

Our Site

In early October, 森林湖・Sēn Lín Hú, our Chinese Language Village, lost all of its culturally authentic materials, printed curriculum and program supplies that were collected and built over its almost 40-year history in a tragic fire at Maplelag Resort, home to Sēn Lín Hú for the last decade. Unfortunately, the Maplelag main building will not be rebuilt in time for Sēn Lín Hú to be hosted there for summer 2023.

We’re excited to announce that a location has been secured for this summer! We will be hosting Sēn Lín Hú at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. We understand that you will have questions about what the Village will look like, so we’ve composed a Frequently Asked Questions document.

If you are interested in contributing to our efforts to replace our culturally authentic materials, click here.