Linguistic stay in Beijing

China, a vast country with a thousand-year-old history and culture, is today the world’s leading economic power.

You will discover a world that is completely different from ours, from food, to habits and customs, so much so that you will sometimes feel as if you live on another planet.

The school is located in the business district 5 minutes walk from Da Wang Lu subway station and close to many restaurants, 2 large shopping malls, a sports complex with gym and swimming pool, as well as the BEC University. The courses are adapted to western students. Classes are given in very small groups, so that each student receives individual attention from the teachers.

The school provides:

  • 10 class rooms
  • Modern and comfortable premises
  • 1 library
  • 1 rest area
  • 1 rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of Beijing
  • 1 kitchen with fridge and microwave
  • Air-conditioning

School accessible to people with physical disabilities

Mandarin lessons: general information

  • Lesson length: 55 minutes
  • Timetable : classes are from Monday to Friday from 10 to 12 and 1pm to 3pm.
  • Class size: 6 (3 in average)
  • New topics introduced every day
  • Online language test before arrival in Beijing
  • Classes adapted to young people

The program includes :

(each week)

  • 20 lessons of mandarin
  • 5 half-days of activities from Monday to Friday
  • 1 full day excursion (Saturday)
  • Evenings at the residence or with the family
  • Sunday: activities organized in the residence or activities with the host family

After school, students participate in diverse supervised activities.

Examples of activities :

  • Visit the Forbidden City & Jingshan Park
  • Visit old Beijing (Wudaoying and Hutong)
  • Panjiayan Market
  • The Temple of the Lamas
  • Tai Qi Classes
  • Introduction to calligraphy
  • Cooking class
  • Climbing
  • Pottery
  • Table tennis
  • Visit to the zoo, etc.

Excursions

On Saturdays, a full day excursion is organized.

Examples of excursions :

  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Summer Palace
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • The Olympic Stadium (Bird’s nest) and swimming at the aquatic park (Water Cube)

Typical schedule (given as an example and may be modified).

Activities change every week

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Residence

Shared room, shared bathroom, full board

Travel time to school : 45 minutes

Practical information :

  • 2 rooms dormitory-like non-mixed
  • Monday to Friday: lunch at school
  • Sheets provided
  • Possibility to do your laundry

Homestay

Individual room, shared bathroom, full board

Families live in modern apartments in recent buildings equipped with WIFI and air conditioning.

Travel time to school : usually within walking distance of the school or close to a direct bus line (max. 45 min on public transport).

Practical information :

  • Monday to Friday: lunch at school
  • Sheets provided
  • Possibility to do your laundry (once a week)

Travel

Arrival date : Sunday Departure date : Saturday

Airport of arrival :

All Beijing airports

Note : Do not book your plane ticket until we have confirmed your stay.

Information on visa

Do you need a visa to attend this program? For more information on this subject, please consult our page Informations Visa.

Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or by phone if you would like more information on this subject.


Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

From 16/06/19 to 11/08/19

Start of courses : 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1

Programme (course, accommodation, full board, activities & excursions)
DurationResidenceHomestay
1 week 1.265 1.265
2 weeks 2.450 2.450
3 weeks 3.570 3.570
4 weeks 4.620 4.620
5 weeks 5.605 5.605
6 weeks 6.530 6.530
7 weeks 7.395 7.395
8 weeks 8.450 8.450

The fees include :

  • Courses and chosen accommodation
  • Full board
  • The teaching material
  • Activities and excursions
  • Return transfers from the airport
  • Transportation on site
  • Placement test and certificate at the end of the stay
  • All taxes and school administration fees
  • Registration with the local police

The fees do not include :

  • The journey to and from Beijing
  • Optional insurances
  • Visa fees