If you want to learn standard Mandarin Chinese, then Beijing is an excellent choice! The advantage of choosing to study Chinese at one of our schools in Beijing is that you’ll hear standard Mandarin (originally Beijing’s local dialect) spoken both in the classroom, and outside on the streets.
We have two Chinese language schools in Beijing offering a wide range of Mandarin Chinese courses. On a Chinese course at our Beijing (Haidian) school, you’ll have all the comforts of a modern metropolis, as well easy access as some of China’s most famous treasures. The Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China are all firm favourites with our students!
Our Beijing (Haidian) school offers Mandarin Chinese language courses (from one week to a whole academic year), specialist Chinese courses and work experience. As a student at our Beijing (Haidian) school, you can choose to stay with a Chinese host family, or else in a student residence or in a shared student apartment. Stay with one of our carefully selected Chinese host families and immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture!
Our school in Beijing (Haidian)
Our school in Beijing is in the city’s Haidian District, a lively area popular with Beijing’s students and intellectuals. Our school is located in a comfortable, modern building with 7 classrooms and a student lounge.
Our school provides free Internet access for students, and for a small charge you can also use the gym on the ground floor of the building.
When you fancy a bite to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are many reasonably priced restaurants around the school, offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western cuisine.
Courses in Beijing (Haidian)
The class sizes at our Beijing (Haidian) school are small (average 5-6 students, max 10) so you’ll receive plenty of individual attention. You can choose from our Standard, Intensive or One-to-One courses, or try one of our specialist courses including Calligraphy (writing Chinese characters) and Chinese Kong Fu.
Work Experience in Beijing
If you want the opportunity to speak Chinese in a professional environment, our Chinese Work Experience Course is ideal. Choose from our short term course (4 weeks Standard Course + 4 weeks internship) or our long term course (10 weeks Standard Course + 10 weeks internship). We can arrange internships in a variety of industries including import-export, marketing, consulting and business services. Tuition, single room accommodation, internship placement and a one way airport transfer are included in the price of your Work Experience Course.
Our Beijing (Haidian) school offers a variety of accommodation options. One of the best ways to experience Chinese daily life and immerse yourself in the language is to stay with one of our carefully selected Chinese host families. You’ll have a private room, shared bathroom (usually a shower room), and two meals a day with the family. Mealtimes are the ideal opportunity to practise with your Chinese host family the Chinese you have learnt on your course.
If you’d prefer a private bathroom, why not stay in our student residence with single room and private bathroom? We can also arrange Internet access in your room, if required. If you’d like to live like a local, try one of our student apartments. You’ll still have a private bathroom, but will share the living room and other facilities. If you have any questions about our accommodation options in Beijing, please do contact us.
Like our other schools in China, our Beijing (Haidian) school organises a program of activities to make sure you get the most out of your Chinese course. Examples of optional activities include Chinese cookery, traditional entertainments at Beijing’s Teahouse, and trips to the Great Wall and Summer Palace.
How to get there
Our Beijing Option One school can arrange an airport transfer for you if required. Please contact us for details.