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Learn Chinese in Beijing: Courses

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

Academic Term Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 12, 24, 36 or 48 weeks language course duration
  • 30 group language lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people per class

A long term Mandarin Chinese language course in Beijing, ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to study Chinese in depth 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 Mandarin Chinese language skills. This course consists of 30 group lessons a week; 4 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon (See Course Methodology for further details). The morning classes focus on practical Chinese: listening and speaking. Afternoon classes allow students to learn Chinese characters and how to read and write whilst strengthening their conversational skills. This course is the perfect choice for those preparing for the HSK Chinese exam.

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Standard Mandarin Chinese Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 2 to 20+ weeks language course duration
  • 20 group language lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people (average 6 students) per class
  • 4 group lessons a day
  • International student mix

A short term Chinese language course aimed at those who need to build on current communication skills or learn Mandarin Chinese conversation skills from scratch with an immersion course in Chinese. Short term Mandarin courses in Beijing concentrate on conversation skills: through speaking and listening, role-play, group dynamics and vocabulary games. Focus is also on dealing with personal experiences and daily situations (see Course Methodology for further details). Chinese characters are studied at higher levels and also the development of the four tones. A great choice to learn the communication essentials of Chinese pinyin, listening and speaking skills. Four interactive group classes every morning focusing on practical Chinese conversational skills which gives you the rest of the day to practice what you learnt in your own time or explore the city.

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Intensive Mandarin Chinese Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 2 to 20+ weeks language course duration
  • 30 group language lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people per class

This Mandarin course consists of six group lessons a day allowing you to make the most of your time. Available at five main language levels, each of which is divided further into sub-levels to make sure you’re placed exactly where you should be. You will improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, the fundamental four building blocks needed to build a strong foundation for language (see Course Methodology for further details). For students who wish greater intensity than the Standard Chinese Course, these extra classes further provide greater depth to the learning process, in the same vein as the Academic Term courses, but for a shorter duration.

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Combined Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 2 to 12+ weeks language course duration
  • 20 or 30 group Chinese lessons
  • PLUS a further 5 Chinese private tuition lessons per week
  • Max. 10 people per group class
  • Levels: Beginner/Advanced

Short term Chinese language courses in Beijing aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their Chinese language learning with a course in China, with additional private tuition study. Ideal for those with business, professional or specific academic needs and limited time available. The additional private classes review and practise morning work and discuss daily linguistic concerns or can be used to develop Chinese business skills, or look at Chinese culture/history in detail.

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HSK Exam Preparation

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 30 group lessons plus 5 private lessons per week
  • Max 12 students per group class
  • Additional private classes review and practise morning work & discuss daily linguistic concerns or can be used to develop Chinese business skills, prepare for the HSK exams, or look at Chinese culture/history in detail

China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the standardized national test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese and is used by all Chinese universities to assess the enrolment of foreign students and by a number of Chinese companies looking for foreign workers. An intensive combination of 6 group classes and an additional private tutoring lesson a day covering reading, writing, speaking, listening, test preparation and more, the school offers you a complete HSK preparation curriculum for all 6 levels. Classes are taught by qualified, experienced teachers and tailored to your current Chinese level and future HSK goals, we will ensure you attain your highest possible score possible!

For the HSK Level 3 you need to know 600 words, according to experts you can achieve this by learning 6 hours every day during 2 months.

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Private Tuition Course

  • Open to 16 yrs + age group throughout the year
  • Recommended for 19 yrs + age group
  • 2 to 10 weeks+ language course duration
  • 15, 20 or 30 private lessons per week

An extremely intensive Mandarin Chinese language course in Beijing, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a two+ week period. 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.

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