Chinese Courses in Beijing, China
Beijing is endowed with rare cultural heritage due to its long history. The Great Wall, one of the great wonders of the world – and the only man-made structure that can be seen from space-, extends several hundred miles from Beijing well into the depths of the Gobi desert. The northern suburbs of Beijing are home to the poetic and picturesque Summer Palace. In the heart of the city lay the Forbidden City, easily the most splendid of all the imperial palaces in the world; and just beside it is the Temple of Heaven which was the place of worship for emperors of various dynasties, and it is home to some of China’s greatest ancient architectural. These four places listed above have been selected by the United Nations as world heritage sites, ensuring their protection for generations to come. Also, be sure not to miss the Beijing Hutongs, or courtyard compounds, these old laneways and traditional buildings have been a center of history and culture in the city for generations and are best enjoyed during a lazy afternoon walk.
Chinese Courses at Mandarin House Beijing Chinese Language Center
Mandarin House Beijing is dedicated to providing Chinese courses of the highest quality to students from all over the world. By employing professional and enthusiastic Chinese language teachers and staff and by utilizing a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum, Mandarin House Beijing provides the perfect learning environment for rapid language improvement. Mandarin House Beijing also offers students extensive support services to ensure that their stay in China is culturally as well as educationally enriching.
From the moment you arrive, Mandarin House Beijing’s dedicated and friendly staff will assist you in every aspect of your experience, from courses and accommodations to excursions and activities around the area. Located in the Central Business District, the Mandarin House Beijing School offers an excellent learning environment to local expatriates and overseas students wishing to study Chinese in Beijing.
What makes Mandarin House Beijing unique?
- Mandarin House Beijing puts a strong emphasis on both practical and essential skills. Half of the class time (50%) is concentrated on speaking and listening comprehension, role-play, group dynamics and vocabulary games. The remaining class time is spent reviewing, and dealing with personal experiences and different daily situations. In order to enhance our students’ listening comprehension, we will change a teacher every four to eight weeks.
- Professional Text books. Materials developed by our own or other professional organizations. Hand-outs such as newspapers and magazines
- Multimedia-CD-ROM, Audio CDs.
- A developmental report every 20 to 30 lessons will allow students to check on their own progress. Students can also get personalized feedback from their teachers at any time.
- Quality Control. Mandarin House Beijing conducts session evaluations in order to assess and monitor the performance of each teacher. The Training Department conducts regular meetings and also observes classes and supervises the team of teachers.
General Chinese Courses – Description:
All students take a Chinese Language placement test consisting of a written test and an oral test upon arrival. This allows us to determine their appropriate course level and group placement before the start of the course. The following levels are offered:
Beginner Chinese Courses
Beginner Level classes will cover: Chinese phonetics and tones, 300 words, 50 grammar and sentence structures, 1000 common sentences and conversation including self introduction, day and time, daily schedule, like and dislike, grocery shopping, asking for directions, taking a taxi, making a phone call, visiting a friend, making an appointment and making reservations at a restaurant, etc.
Elementary Chinese Courses 1 – 2
Elementary Levels will cover: 600 words, 100 grammar and sentence structures, 2000 common sentences and conversation including shopping for clothing and shoes, at a hair salon, hobbies, Chinese zodiac signs, weather, city sightseeing, excursions, moving, talking to a maid, hotel reservations, booking tickets, gift giving, money exchange, at a post office, seeing a doctor, transportation, joining a tour group and Chinese Spring Festival celebrations, etc.
After finishing the above levels, you will understand simple messages, instructions and directions. You will be able to talk about everyday activities and use basic grammatical constructions.
Intermediate Chinese Courses 1 – 3
Intermediate levels focus on topics concerning the overseas experience in China, whether it be living in, working in or sightseeing within China. All the texts are composed of dialogue using conversational Chinese from everyday situations; the lessons are practical and interesting.
Advanced Chinese Courses 1 – 2
When you enter the advanced levels, you will have a good comprehension of most non-specialist texts and a very good understanding of grammatical construction.
After finishing the advanced levels, you will become confident communicating in Chinese, and will understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. You will be able to summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstruction, arguments and accounts in a coherent manner. You will be able to express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely; differentiating finer nuances of meaning even in more complex situations.
Please click on the following tabs for more information on the Chinese Courses in Beijing:
Chinese Language Courses in Beijing:
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Notes: Minimum Age: 16 years old for all group courses. Materials are not included in the prices below (USD 26 – USD 100.00 per level depending on level).
Standard Mandarin Chinese Course: Conversational Mandarin Course. 20 Chinese lessons per week (each lesson is 45 minutes long) focusing on practical Mandarin Chinese conversational skills. Designed for those students who want to make quick progress in the time available. 4 Mandarin Chinese lessons per day (20 lessons per week). Groups of 4 to 8 students, maximum of 12 students per class, minimum enrolment is 2 weeks. (See weekly time table at the bottom of this page).
Intensive Standard Mandarin Chinese Course: Comprehensive Mandarin Course. 30 Chinese lessons per week (each lesson is 45 minutes long), combines the Conversational Mandarin course (see above) with additional writing workshops each afternoon. Designed for those students who want to make quick progress in the time available. 6 Mandarin Chinese lessons per day (30 lessons per week). Groups of 4 to 8 students, maximum of 12 students per class, minimum enrollment is 2 weeks.
Combination Mandarin Chinese Course: 20 Chinese lessons per week (each lesson is 45 minutes long), PLUS 5 private lessons each week. 4 Mandarin Chinese group lessons per day plus 1 private lesson per day. Groups of 4 to 8 students, maximum of 12 students per class in the group portion. Minimum enrollment is 2 weeks.
Chinese Courses in Beijing Prices 2017:
|Course Description:||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra week|
|Standard Mandarin Chinese Group Course**(20 lessons/week)||$765||$1,103||$1,369||$2,009||$2,649||$3,713||$302|
|Intensive Mandarin Chinese Group Course** (30 lessons/week)||$1,015||$1,478||$1,869||$2,759||$3,649||$5,213||$427|
|Combination Mandarin Chinese Group Course**(20 + 5 lessons/week)||$1,157||$1,691||$2,153||$3,185||$509|
**IMPORTANT - High Season surcharge: please add the following amounts per week to course prices during June, July and August 2017:
Standard Course: $51.00 per week.
Intensive Course: $70.00 per week.
Combination Course: $80.00 per week
Starting Dates for group Chinese Courses 2017: Beginners MUST start on the following dates. All other levels are encouraged to start on the following dates if possible, but may start any Monday of the year if they wish: 2 Jan. / 6 Feb. / 6 March / 3 April / 2 May / 29 May / 26 June / 24 July / 21 Aug. / 18 Sept. / 23 Oct. / 20 Nov. / 18 Dec.
Holidays 2017: The school will be closed from 30 January to 3 February 2017 and from 2 to 6 October (there are no lessons during these weeks!). Additional holidays: 27 January, 4 April, 1 May, 30 May (lessons missed during these days will be made up).
Other Chinese Courses offered at Mandarin House Beijing:
Private Mandarin Chinese lessons: Flexible schedule. Minimum booking of 20 Chinese lessons required. Private lessons can start any time of the year.
Price 20176: USD 43.00 per lesson, plus a registration fee of USD 89.00
High Season surcharge: please add 15% to course price during June, July and August.
Business Chinese Courses: Flexible schedule. Minimum booking of 20 Chinese lessons required. Private lessons can start any time of the year.
Price 2017: USD 43.00 per lesson, plus a registration fee of USD 89.00
High Season surcharge: please add 15% to course price during June, July and August.
Weekly Timetable for Standard Group Chinese Courses:
|09:00 - 09:50||Review||Listening Comprehension||Reading Comprehension||Vocabulary||Presentation/Test|
|09:50 - 10:40||Vocabulary||Vocabulary||Vocabulary||Grammar||Presentation/Test|
|10:40 - 10:50||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|10:50 - 11:40||Grammar||Grammar||Grammar||Conversation||Learn in Life|
|11:40 - 12:30||Conversation||Conversation||Conversation||Review||Learn in Life|
Mandarin House Beijing – Accommodations:
Mandarin House Beijing can arrange you living accommodations during the program to optimize your experience in China. You have a choice of different types of accommodations with an average commuting distance to the school of between 20 to 40 minutes. Requests for living accommodations must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the starting date. Minimum stay is two weeks. For all types of accommodations the price includes accommodations from Sunday to Saturday. To avoid expenses for extra nights, please schedule your arrival on Sundays and your departure on Saturdays.
Host Family accommodations: Staying with a Chinese host family offers the best way to get immersed in the local culture, and practice the language outside of the class-room. Students are placed in carefully chosen and regularly monitored host families. Host families offer a private room and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), or may be booked without meals (similar to an apartment share). All families offer broad band internet access, washing machines, TV, AC/heating and access to the kitchen for those students that want to prepare some meals. Average commute to the school is 30 minutes by public transportation.
Studio Apartments: Studio apartment for private use. 20 to 40 minutes distance from the school. Free broadband Internet access. Telephone with free local phone calls. Cleaning lady will come at least once a week. Air-conditioning with heating, TV, washing machine, dryer, fridge, micro-wave, stove, and cutlery are provided. Bathroom with standing shower. Towels and slippers provided. No meals included.
Mandarin House Beijing – Accommodation Prices 2017:
|Housing Description||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Extra week||Extra night|
|Host Family, single Room, no meals**:||$738||$1,058||$1,306||$1,910||$2,514||$302||$52|
|Host Family, Single Room, half Board (2 meals)**:||$916||$1,325||$1,662||$2,444||$3,226||$391||$70|
**IMPORTANT - High Season surcharges apply to all types of accommodations: please add $62.00 per week to host family ($48 without meals), and $ 92.00 per week to studio apartments during June, July and August 2017
Hostel and Hotel Accommodations are also available upon request. Prices vary depending on hotel, location, amenities, category, etc.
Mandarin House Beijing – Activities:
In addition to their Chinese Courses, a full program of activities is organized by Mandarin House Beijing in order to allow students to fully experience Chinese culture. The following activities are arranged on a regular basis (extra charges may apply depending on the activity):
Help you to pronounce and distinguish 4 tones.
Learn Chinese Painting
A look at thousands of years of Chinese Culture through painting.
Chinese Traditional Calligraphy
Learn basic knowledge of Chinese calligraphy and understand the art style of China.
Laoshe Tea House–Peking Drama, Story Telling, Sichuan Face Off
The window showing national art. 47 leaders of foreign countries, over 500 thousands of foreign tourists and celebrities visited in the past 20 years.
Visit Beijing Museum
Collection of over 250 thousand antiques including rare and unique pieces in the mainland and overseas.
Stroll in Panjiayuan Antique Market
The biggest bazaar of antiques and collectibles in China.
Tour to Hongqiao Market-the pearl Market
The biggest and most complete pearl trade market offering selling the most special marine products in Beijing.
Climbing– Fragrant Mountain
One of Kings’ leisure spots during the Qing Dynasty. Magnificent site with boundless maple leaves!
Tour -go to BaDaLing Great Wall
Tour one of the World’s Cultural Heritage sites.
Explore SiMaTai – the most perilous part of Great Wall
The only part of the old Great Wall keeping it’s original appearance from the Ming Dynasty – amazing, perilous and Marvelous!
Travel to the YanQing KangXi Grasslands — a good place for riding and gliding
A large grassland with Inner Mongolian Style around Beijing. West to Guanting Reservoir, north to HaiTuo Mountain.
Travel to Xi’an
XI’AN is a city with incredible history, as well as a prosperous modern city. The Terracotta Army of Qin Emperor, is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. The Tomb of Yang Yuhuan and Huaqing Pool all date back to the Tang Dynasty, the peak of China ‘s federal period.
Airport Transfers: Airport transfers from the Beijing Airport are available upon request at a charge of USD 89 one-way.