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    Chinese Language in Beijing

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    Study in Beijing, China 2014 – 2016
    Chinese Language & Culture: 20 hrs / wk
    2 Weeks – $1895 / 4 Weeks – $3495 USD
    Housing Included – Minimum age 16 yrs
    Start any Monday

    Tianamen Square

    The Program

    Study Mandarin Chinese and experience the culture in Beijing, China. Beijing is the center of Chinese heritage and government, offering many historical sights to see. Programs are available weekly, with a minimum of 2 weeks. Non-beginners can start on any Monday, while beginners start on specific dates as mentioned in the Dates section. Housing is available in student type apartments, private studio, or stay with Chinese host family. Minimum age is 16. Open to all students and adults. Program is located in central Beijing. All levels offered. Non-beginners can start any Monday. Housing included. Minimum age is 16 yrs. Join us!

    The Location: Beijing,China

    Forbidden Palace

    Courses

    All students take four(4) group lessons a day, M-F. Classes are held from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Small group classes of less than 12 students (average about 5). Placement test given to determine which course level. Non-beginners can start on any Monday. Absolute beginners must start on one of the designated start dates (see dates and price section). Open to all students and adults. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Courses are “immersion” focus on practical Chinese language skills of speaking, listening, and reading phonetics with emphasis on conversation. Actual course descriptions can be obtained from the instructor upon starting the course.

    Absolute beginners ( no previous lessons) should start the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.

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    Academic Credit

    2 – 4 credits for 4 week program. This is a private language program, not a university program, but credit is possible. See the “Academic Credit” section of the main menu for details.

    Financial Aid

    See the “Financial Aid” text of the Main Menu….located in the “Academic Credit”.

    Activities

    A variety of activities may include: guided visits to Tiananmen Square, the 798 Art Area, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Olympic Park, Birds Nest National Stadium, and Forbidden City. Learn Chinese calligraphy, how to make noodles, eating Beijing Duck, and other cultural activities. Attendance is optional. Small fee for entrance and transportation may be required. Overall, lot’s of fun things to do and see!

    Housing – Included

    Housing is provided by apartments, and local host families.

    Apartments – private room (furnished), shared kitchen and bathroom. Nearby location. Self-catering.

    Host families – local Chinese family – single room, plus 2 meals daily (breakfast & dinner). Travel time (back – forth) could be 30 – 60 minutes by local transportation.

    Select housing preference on the registration form.

    You can also arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know.

    Great Wall of China

    Dates and Fees

    * Minimum age is 16 yrs
    * Housing included (apartment or host family + meals)
    * 4 hrs per day, M-F / 20 hrs per week
    * Non-beginners can start any Monday
    * Absolute beginners (no previous lessons) should start the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.

    2 weeks $1895 USD
    3 weeks $2695 USD
    4 weeks $3495 USD

    Addtl week = $800 USD extra per week – includes housing.

    more students in beijingHolidays:

    • Jan 1st – New Years
    • Feb 11 to 15 – Spring Festival
    • April 4 – Qing Ming Festival
    • May 1 – Labor Day
    • June 12 – Dragon Boat Festival
    • September 19 – School Closed
    • Sept 30th to Oct 4th – National Holidays

    Arrival

    Plan on arriving the day before classes begin to check-in your housing (1 -2 days prior – weekend). Earlier arrivals will require you to arrange own housing. Airport pick-up is available for $75 USD one way. Let us know in advance (e-mail flight details). School staff person meets you at the Shanghai airport…and escorts you to the school or housing. Otherwise, you can take airport transportation on your own for less (public taxi, or private taxi with English speaking driver – can be hired at airport transport desk). Passport & Visa: Both are required. Use your CSA confirmation to apply for your short-term visitor visa. You need a passport first, before you can apply for a visa. See the “Visa/Passport” section.

    Requirements

    Minimum age is 16. Open to all students and adults from all countries. Passport and Entry Visa required. All students apply for own passport and visa.

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