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Learn Chinese in Beijing College Two

Chinese Language Courses

All classes are held in Mandarin, and will focus on speaking and listening with phonetic transcription.

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  >  Standard Chinese Course
  >  Intensive Chinese Course
  >  Combined Chinese Course
  > Chinese Private Tuition Course

  >  Tai Chi Classes
  >  Chinese Painting Classes

  >  Chinese Course Methodology

Academic Term/Year Chinese Course
8, 10, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks Chinese course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group
20 group language Chinese lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Timetable: 09.00 to 12.30hrs
Daily lesson structure (as Standard Course)
A long term Mandarin Chinese language course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to study Chinese in depth in Beijing over a number of months for maximum impact and progress. In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long term retention of key language skills. The programme goals and objectives are structured for long-term study. Thus it is ideal for students who wish to attain a more in-depth and continuous study of the language. Spending several months abroad is the ideal way to completely immerse yourself in another language. With this Chinese course, you can place emphasis on learning, as well as on getting to know the country, its people and culture over the course of several weeks or even months. Four or six daily lessons guarantee effective progress and free time for extra curricular activities.

Standard Chinese Course
2 to 10 weeks Chinese language course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group
20 group language Chinese lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Timetable: 09.00 to 12.30hrs
Daily structure:
1 lesson - grammar and general vocabulary exercises
1 lesson - conversation
2 lessons - reading, understanding texts, listening, writing
The course structure may vary depending on the individual teachers and students. The topics usually refer to current articles from local newspapers and magazines. The teachers in Beijing work with texts that match the students' language skills. In this way, the texts and topics can be discussed actively by the group. This is a short term Mandarin Chinese language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills (intermediate or advanced level) or who want to learn Chinese in Beijing as a beginner, with an immersion course in Chinese. At beginner level the college concentrate on developing spoken and listening skills, only as students progress will written and character work be introduced.  The courses suit all language levels and are carefully graded to ensure structured language development throughout your studies.

Intensive Chinese Course 
2 to 10 weeks Chinese language course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group
30 group language Chinese lessons per week
Max. 8 people per class
Timetable: 09.00 to 12.30hrs & 13.00 to 14.30hrs
Daily structure:
2 lessons - grammar and general vocabulary exercises
2 lessons - conversation
2 lessons - reading, understanding texts, listening, writing
The course structure may vary depending on the individual teachers and students. The topics usually refer to current articles from local newspapers and magazines. The teachers in Beijing work with texts that match the students' language skills. In this way, the texts and topics can be discussed actively by the group.  Designed for students who wish greater intensity than the Chinese Standard Course, these extra classes further enhance the learning process in small group lessons.

Combined Chinese Course
2 to 10 weeks course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group
20 group plus 10 private lessons per week
Max 8 people per group class
Timetable: 09.00 to 12.30 + private tuition varies
Enjoy the camaraderie of the group classes and the flexibility of the private lessons in a combined programme which ensures good progress and involvement in the day to day live of the language school in Bejing.

Chinese Private Tuition Course 
1 to 6 weeks language course duration
Open to 18yrs+ age group throughout the year
10 or 20 private Chinese lessons per week
Timetable: Varies
An intensive Mandarin Chinese language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their Chinese for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence. The format of the individual lessons is totally determined by the needs and desires of the student. The hours of this course are flexible which makes it possible to book such a language course together with another course option. This Mandarin course is also ideal as a tutoring or support course to focus on problem areas. You decide the number of daily lessons: two, four or six. All aspects of the language are taught in as short a time possible without being overly demanding. You decide, whether you put the emphasis of you stay abroad on learning, thus leaving less free time for extra curricular activities, or on getting to know the country and its culture.  If you require specialised Chinese lessons, for business or professional reasons (rather than general language work) please let us know, as the school will add a small surcharge for such specialisation.

Tai Chi Programme
Offered: April to October each year
For students interested in studying Tai Chi, a weekly supplementary programme can be booked through the college. Suitable for beginners or those with prior Tai Chi experience.  Lessons take place in the college garden.
The Primary focus of the class is to learn the fundamentals of posture, stance and movement. You will learn how to root the feet in order to issue energy, to develop a center line "vertical axis" to turn, to drop the body's weight, increasing stability, to fix the joints in order that body manifest as single unit of energy.  Rolling the tendons to absorb and reflect energy. Cultivate empty and full to generate movement. The Tai Chi teacher began his martial arts studies near the Shao Lin Temple at the age of eight.  Martial arts became his passion and love in life and he has diligently learned, practiced, trained, researched and taught these arts ever since.

Chinese Painting Course
Offered: Year round
If you wish to follow a Chinese Painting PM course, you are welcome to book this as a supplementary course, on a one week + basis.  Lessons take place at the college.
Traditional Chinese painting is a combination of the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving in the same picture, which can reflect the 5000-year-old Chinese culture. In class, you will be taught some of the theory and basic skills of painting and how to draw a simple picture with a Chinese brush by following the teacher's instruction, the brush, ink, rice paper, and ink-stone are all provided by the college.