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SCHOOLING IN BEIJING

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:54 pm
by inbeijing
For reasons cultural and bureaucratic, foreign and Chinese children in Beijing generally attend separate schools. Although most public schools in the city enroll foreign students, boast high academic standards and are more affordable than private international schools, many foreign parents are reluctant to send their offspring to these institutions. Conversely, while many rich Chinese parents would happily pay tens of thousands of dollars to place their kids in international schools, most such schools are legally prohibited from admitting Chinese nationals. So it’s mainly foreign kids who attend schools that cost as much as US $22,000 per year.

International School of Beijing-ShunYi (ISB) 北京顺义国际学校

The international School of Beijing is an English-language day school serving over 1,800 students from more than 50 nations, pre-Kindergarden (3/4 years) through grade 12. ISB boasts state-of-the-art facilities and offers special programs in Model United Nations, China studies, performing arts, fine arts and athletics. High school students may choose to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

Accredited by: NEASC, NCCT

Tuition: USD 8,250 to 21,300

Average class size: 4-20 Students

Address: 10 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District, Beijing 101300 北京市顺义区安华街10号

Tel: 8046-2345 ext. 1041

Fax: 8046-2003

Website: www.isb.bj.edu.cn

Email: admissions@isb.bj.edu.cn

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) 京西学校

Students follow the International Baccalaureate Curriculum Programs (IBPYP, IBMYP and IB Diploma), designed to create independent learners. WAB also provides an extensive range of extra-curricular activities throughout the week and community sports each weekend.

IB World School

Accredited by: CIS, NEASC, NCCT

Tuition: (Annual, including Capital Levy):
Nursery (1/2 day)
Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Grades 1-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11 Opening Aug 05

USD 9,335
USD 14,555
USD 16,595
USD 17,195
USD 18,215
USD 19,900
USD 20,900

Maximum class size: Nursery and PK (14); K(20); Grade 1 – Grade 10 (21); Grade 11 (17)

Address: 10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu, Beijing, 100103 北京朝阳区来广营东路10号

Tel: 8456-4155 ext. 1051/51/53/54/55

Fax: 6433-3974

Website: www.wab.edu

Email: wabinfo@westernacademy.com

Beijing BISS International School北京BISS国际学校

BISS is an independent, co-educational day school, which offers an English language international curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students from the expatriate community. Founded in 1994, BISS has approximately 400 students from 45 different nationalities. BISS is the 1st school in Beijing authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for Kindergarten to Grade 6 & 10 and the IB Diploma for Grade 11 & 12. A wide range of after-school activities include cultural experiences, music, arts and crafts, drama, sports and the school student newspaper. The school also organizes an Activity Week programme, sports day, science fairs and the United Nations Day celebrations.

IB Programme

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Diploma Programme (DP)

Grades
K-6
7-10
11-12

Tuition (Annual):
Kindergarten
Grades 1-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

USD 9,900
USD 16,500
USD 17,600
USD 19,900

Average class size: Approx. 20

Address: 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xi Li (North Third Ring Road), Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029 北京市朝阳区安贞西里四区17楼

Tel: Admissions, 6443-3151

Fax: 6443-3156

Website: www.biss.com.cn

Email: admissions@biss.com.cn

The British School of Beijing 北京英国学校
First School in Beijing to offer the English National Curriculum to children aged 2-11 years. The new Secondary School opened in August 2005, providing continued British education for 11-14 year olds. BSB is full staffed by British trained and experienced teachers and is committed to small class sizes.
Tuition (Annual, No Capital Levy Charged):

Pre-Nursery / Nursery Mornings

Nursery Full Day

Reception

Grades 1-6

Grades 7-9

USD 7,650
USD 11,475
USD 12,750
USD 13,770
USD 15,700

Average class size: Small

Address: 5 No. 6 West Street, Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区三里屯路西六街5号

Tel 8532-3088

Fax: 8532-3089

Adress:No.9 An Hua street, Shunyi District 顺义区安华路9号
Tel:8047 3588

Website: www.britishschool.org.cn

Email: info@britishschool.org.cn

Dulwich College Beijing

Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) is non-denominational, co-educational school which will provide an international education in China for expatriate children aged 12 months to 18 years. DCB represents Dulwich College London, a 400 year old school that is one of the most prestigious independent schools in the UK. DCB has three Montessori kindergartens in partnership with MSB in Beijing and has a sister school in Shanghai.

Curriculum:

Pre-School to year 2 – Montessori Programme.

Year 3 to 11 – National Curriculum of England and Wales.

Year 12 and 13 – International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Tuition (Annual):

RMB89,100-168,000

Beijing Riviera Campus

Address: Beijing Riviera, No.1, Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100103北京朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园

Tel: 8450-7676

Fax: 8450-7990

Legend Garden Campus

Address:Legend Garden Villas,89 Jichang Lu, Shunyi District

Tel:6454-9000

Fax:

Sanlitun Campus

Address:No. 7 Sanlitun Beixiao Jie,Chaoyang District

Tel:6532 6713

Fax:

River Garden Campus

Address:River Garden Villas Kindergarten, Houshayu, Baixinzhuang,Shuyi District

Tel:8046 5132

Fax:

Website: www.dcbeijing.cn

Email: admissions@dcbeijing.cn

Australian International School Beijing (AISB) 北京澳大利亚国际学校

AISB is the first and the only school in Beijing Offering a genuine Australian Outcome-Based Curriculum. The program places emphasis on what skills are learnt through an inquiry based model of education. The curriculum encourages a developmental and integrated approach to learning. AISB is committed to offering the best Primary School program. The campus facilities include a gymnasium, 4 basket ball courts, 2 tennis courts, a 400-meter professional running track, a football/soccer oval and a Performing Arts Center.

Tuition (Annual):

USD 11,000 – 12,500

Address: NO.7 Lou Zi Zhuang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100018北京市朝阳区楼梓庄路7号

Tel: 8439-0808

Fax: 8439-2680

Website: www.aisb.com.cn

Email: jasmine@aisb.com.cn

Beijing City International School (BCIS)

Beijing City International School is an independent, co-educational day school offering an international curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. It is opening its elementary section offering Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes, and higher grade levels will subsequently be added in the following years. BCIS is a prospective member of the European Council of International School (ECIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The school is located in the heart of the city and is close to the diplomatic compounds, as well as accessible to various expatriate residential developments along the airport expressway.

Tuition (Annual):

kindergarten

Grade 1-6

USD 12,000
USD 18,000

Address: No. 77 Bai Zi Wan Nan Er Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 北京市朝阳区百子湾南二路77号

Tel: 8771-7171

Fax: 8771-7778

Website: www.bcis.cn

Email: admissions@bcis.cn

International Academy of Beijing (IAB) 北京IAB国际学校

IAB provides an American core curriculum including Bible/character training, with the following extras in the regular program: Mandarin Chinese, ESL, SRA reading laboratory, computers, art, ballet, Taekwondo, vocals and instrumental music, etc. There are also tutorial services available after school. The 22 acre campus includes a stable with more than 10 thoroughbred horses, which can be ridden by IAB students in an after school English riding program. Enrichment Week provides opportunities for IAB students in upper grades to travel to other parts of China to investigate the historic, cultural, and geological aspects of various regions. Throughout the academic school year, other field trips are made within the Beijing area. In addition, the students also engage in benevolent outreaches and special projects.

Member of ACSI (Association of Christian School International)

Tuition (Annual + Capital Levy):
Kindergarten
Grades 1-5
Grades 6-8

USD 10,400
USD 13,000
USD 14,800

Average class size: 15

Address: Office Tower 3, Lido Place, Jichang Rd, Jiangtai Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100004 北京将台路丽都饭店办公楼3号楼

Tel: 6430-1600

Fax: 6430-1208

Website: www.iabchina.net

Email: iab@iabchina.net

Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) 北京耀中国际学校

YCIS Beijing provides international, bilingual education to the expatriate community. From early childhood (two years old) to graduation, YCIS Beijing offers a research based international curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England from K2 to Y11. In Year 12 and 13 students take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. YCIS Beijing strongly emphasizes the importance of learning Chinese language and culture at all levels and graduates are fluent in at least two languages (English and Mandarin).

Tuition (Annual):

Pre-school (age 2-3)

K3-Grades 13

USD 10,750
USD 15,300
(Second child 15% discount; third child 25% discount)

Average class size: 15-22

Address: East Gate of Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025 北京市朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门

Tel: Admissions, 8583-3731 ext. 25

Fax: 8583-2734

Website:www.ycef.com

Email: inquiry@ycef.com

French School of Beijing (LycEe FranCaise de Pekin) 北京法国学校

The Lycee Francais is an international establishment following the French national curriculum allowing for easy transfer between French Schools all over the world. The school caters to ages 2-18. A wide range of modern educational facilities is available including libraries, internet access and physics and biology laboratories. Extra-curricular activities include art, soccer, chess, embroidery, music, basketball, volleyball and Wushu.

Affiliated with: the National Association of French Foreign Establishment

Tuition (Annual):

Euro 1,028 - 2,713 (Current Price)

Address: 13 Dongsijie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing北京朝阳区三里屯东四街13号

Tel: 6532-3498

Fax: 6532-5245

Kindergarten

Address: 4 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing北京朝阳区三里屯路4号

Tel: 6532-7881

Website: www.lfp.com.cn

German School of Beijing (Deutsche Botschaftsschule Peking) 北京德国使馆学校

The school offers classes from kindergarten to grade 13 and the German "Abitur" examination which gives access to university. Classes follow German curricula and are taught by German teachers. Foreign languages taught include English, Chinese and French.

Tuition (Annual):

Euro 5,100 - 7,800

Address: 49A Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 北京朝阳区亮马桥路49A

Tel: 6532-2535

Fax: 6532-7031

Website: www.dspeking.net.cn



Japanese School 日本学校

Consisted of primary school and high school, the school usually admits only Japanese citizens although exceptions are sometimes made for children who pass the entrance exam. Classes are taught in Japanese.

Address: 6 Jiang Tai xi Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区将台路6号

Tel: 6436-3074 / 6436-3250(Inquiry)

Swedish School Beijing 北京瑞典小学

Instruction is in Swedish and covers from 3 years old up to Grade 6. The curriculum is based on the Swedish baccalaureate system. Supporting the teaching of Scandinavian culture and language in general and Swedish culture and language in particular, the school was established for Swedish families but it also serves the Norwegian, Danish and Finnish ex-patriot communities as well, in order to support their children's continued connection with their native language and customs.

Tuition (Annual):

RMB 65,000

Address: Gahood Villa, Xi Bai Xin Zhuang, Hou Sha Yu Zhen, Shun Yi District, Beijing 101318

Tel: 6456-0826/27/25

Fax: 6456-0824

Website: www.swedishschool.org.cn

Email: swedishschool@netchina.com.cn (during school year)
Email:swedishschoolbeijing@yahoo.se (all the time)

The Pakistan College of Beijing北京巴基斯坦使馆学校

The Pakistan College of Beijing was founded in 1969 and has continued to grow within the walls of the Pakistan Embassy. Students from K to Grade 12 are taught in English, except Urdu and Islamic education, which are reserved for Pakistani pupils. Pakistan College Beijing includes students from 45 countries. The coursework follows the prescribed curriculum of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Islamabad.

Address: 1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区东直门外大街1号

Tel: 6532-1905

Fax: 6532-2715

Indian Embassy School 印度使馆学校

Founded in 1968, this primary school is comprised of two kindergartens and elementary grades 1-4. The student population is 100 children from 24 countries. Classes are taught in English. There is a waiting list for some classes. English and math tests are given before placement in grades 1-4. The school closely follows the Indian Central School Board curriculum. The social studies syllabus is modified to maintain the international character of the school.

Address: 1 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 北京市朝阳区日坛北路1号

Tel: 6532-1827

Beijing Fang Cao Di School 北京市芳草地小学

Fangcaodi is a state-run primary school that has been accepting foreign students for over 40 years. Classes are in Chinese. The uses the same textbooks as other Chinese schools in the municipality and places a strong emphasis on math and Chinese. Fee-based after school activities include badminton, arts, crafts, Wushu and rollerblading.

Grade:

1 - 6

Tuition (Annual):
Chinese Students
Foreign Students

RMB 160
RMB 6,000

Address: No. 1 Ritan Bei Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 北京市朝阳区日坛北路1号

Tel: 8563-5120 ext. 2004

Website: www.fcd.com.cn

New School of Collaborative Learning (NSCL) 北京协力国际学校

The New School of Collaborative Learning is a bilingual (English/Chinese) intercultural international school that combines American and Chinese teaching methodologies. Its academic curriculum was designed in collaboration with distinguished educators from Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Small classes, individualized instruction, focused on encouraging lifetime habits of self-motivated learning. A wide range of extra-curricular activities is available, including student government, yearbook, sports, languages, drama, filmmaking and dance. Facilities include a media center/library, theater, computer lab, athletic field and track and basketball courts.

Tuition (Annual):

Kindergarten

Grade 1-2

Grade 3-4

Grade 5-6

Grade 7-8

Grade 9-12

ESOL immersion (7-12) additional

USD 10,500
USD 11,500
USD 12,500
USD 13,500
USD 14,500
USD 15,500
USD 1,500

Maximum class size: 15

Address: Cui Ge Zhuang, Nai Dong Gong Ye Qu Bai Lou, Chao Yang District, Beijing, 100012 北京市朝阳区崔各庄奶东工业区白楼

Contact person: Jon Zatkin (Head of School)

Tel: 6437-9366

Fax: 6437-9366

Website: www.nscl-beijing.org

Email: nscl@nscl-beijing.org

Beijing No. 55 Middle School 北京市第五十五中学

Number 55 Middle School is located in a small Hutong opposite the Beijing Asia Hotel near Worker’s Stadium. The school has a separate section for over 300 foreign students in grades 7-12 with class sizes of 10-25. The school has a playing field and gym. There are boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. This is a school for families with children who are determined to leave China fluent in Chinese.
The school offers International Baccalaureate classes in English, Chinese, math, geography, physics, and a few other subjects. Students who graduate from the full program and pass the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Language Level Test) may be admitted to Chinese universities as regular students. Self-study credit can be arranged through the University of Nebraska, although the student is on his/her own to take the course and pass the exams. A school bus is available from certain areas of town including the Asian Games Village, the Lido/Lufthansa area, and the Jianguomen area.

Address: No. 12, Xin Zhong Jie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区新中街12号

Tel: 6416-9531

The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB)

For over thirteen year MSB has focused on a strong academic grounding, while encouraging the development of your child as a responsible, resourceful, confident person who is well equipped for life. We recognize that each child has individual learning needs; therefore our students have a unique opportunity to be the best they can be in their formative years.

Tuition (Annual):

USD 13,000
(Toddler fees please contact office for options)

Riviera Main Campus & Offices

Address: Beijing Riviera, No.1, Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100103 北京朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园

Tel: 8450-7676

Fax: 8450-7575

River Garden Campus

Address: River Garden Villas, Hou Sha Yu Bai Xin Zhuang, Shun Yi, Beijing 103100北京顺义区后沙峪乡白辛庄村裕京花园

Tel: 8046-5132

Fax: 8046-1194

Riviera Kindergarten

Beijing Riviera, No.1, Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100103北京朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园

Tel: 8450-7175

Fax: 8450-7102

Sanlitun Campus

Address: No.7, Sanlitun Bei Xiao Jie, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100027 北京朝阳区三里屯北小街7号

Tel: 6532-6713 / 6532-4518

Fax: 6532-6997

Website: www.msb.edu.cn

Ivy Academy

International Program
The Ivy Academy is a Multiple Intelligences (MI) Pre-School for children ages 2 to 6. Created in collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Education researchers, lead teachers are also graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and other top universities. In the classroom, this translates to customized activities for each child based on his or her personal profile as determined by teacher observations and assessments.

Tuition: USD 9,900 to 14,500

Maximum class size: 10-15

Address: East Lake Villas D-101, No. 35 Dongzhimenwai Street, Beijing 100027 北京市朝阳区东直门外大街35号东湖别墅D-101

Contact: Sean McClung, Ed. M. (Director)

Tel: 8451-1380

Website: www.ivyacademy.cn

Email: admissions@ivyacademy.cn

Bilingual Program
Classes are taught in both English and Chinese in a Multiple Intelligence environment, in a preparation for your children to be able to transition to a Chinese elementary school upon graduation from the program.

Tuition: RMB 25,200 – 50,000

Maximum class size: 15-20

Address: 36B Seasons Park, Dongzhimenwai Street, Beijing 100027 北京市朝阳区东直门外大街乙36号海晟名苑

Tel: 8453-0366

Website: www.ivybilingual.cn

Email: admissions@ivybilingual.cn

Canadian International School of Beijing
The Canadian International School of Beijing (CIS) was founded during the fall of 2005. It was with the strong support of the Chinese Government, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Canadian Government that the official establishment of CIS was made into a State Level Project.
On September 2006, CIS officially opened its doors to welcome parents and students from all over the world. CIS currently has students representing over 30 countries and this number is growing ever so quickly as our enrollment increases. CIS operates under the strict guidance and oversight of the Ministry of Education in Canada. The founding organization of CIS has a long and successful history of operating schools in China. Currently, the organization has three other schools in China, including one International School in Shenzhen, and two schools delivering the Canadian Curriculum to Chinese Nationals in both Beijing and Shenzhen.
CIS offers a world-class facility with an internationally recognized Canadian education curriculum. The grade levels at CIS ranges from Montessori to Grade 12 with a maximum capacity of 1700 students.

Tuition (Annual):

RMB56,000-RMB132,800

Address: No. 38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District北京朝阳区亮马桥路38号

Tel: 6465-7788

Fax: 6465-7789

Website: www.dspeking.net.cn

Oxford Baby Bilingual Kindergarten 小牛津双语幼儿园

The internationally qualified Oxford Baby Bilingual Kindergarten is organized and invested in by Silo 9 China Baby Education Limited. The schools of the kindergarten include the An Hui, Hui Zhong, Nan Xin, SOHO City and Olympics Garden kindergartens in Beijing, Lantingshanshui & amp; Qinyunlinhai in Dalian city. All are centrally administered by the Beijing Oxford Baby Bilingual Kindergarten Education Development Center. It covers approximate 20000 square meters, which can provide accommodation for 1000 children. At the moment there are 300 employees and many foreign teachers.

Address: No. 308, Hui Zhong Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 北京朝阳区亚运村慧忠里308楼

Tel: 6492-8001

Fax: 6493-6656

Website: www.oxfordbaby.org.cn

Email: center@oxfordbaby.org.cn

Eton International School 伊顿国际学校

Eton International School offers enriched Montessori curricula for all children ages 1 through 9. A member o the American Montessori Society, Eton offers community centered American style early education in world-class learning environments. Eton’s caring and certified Montessori instructors come from throughout the English speaking world and Eton’s 5 Beijing locations offer convenience for working parents.

Tuition (Annual): USD 4,000 - USD 12,850

(10% discount for all new students enrolled before May 1, 2005)

Office Of Admissions (Palm Spring Campus)Address: Palm Springs International Apartments, No. 8 Chaoyang Park South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100026 北京市朝阳区朝阳公园南路8号棕榈泉国际公寓
Tel: (8610) 6539-8967 Fax: (8610) 6539-8937
Email: info@etonkids.com

Lido Campus
Address: Lido Place, Jichang Road, Jiangtai Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区将台路丽都广场
Tel: 6436 7368
Email:lidoadmin@etonkids.com

Pinnacle Plaza Campus
Address: Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District, Beijing 北京市顺义天竺开发区日祥广场
Tel: 8046 5338
Email: pinnacleadmin@etonkids.com

Global Trade Mansion Campus
Address: Block D, Floor 3 Global Trade Mansion, Guanghua Lu (next to Hanwei Plaza) 北京市朝阳区光华路世贸国际公寓D座3层
Tel: 6506 4805
Email:gtmadmin@etonkids.com

Oriental Plaza Campus
Address: Centennial Heights Apartment, Podium Level, Oriental Plaza, Dong Chang An Jie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 北京东城区东长安街1号东方广场
Tel: 8515-0691
Email:opmadmin@etonkids.com

Website: www.etonkids.com

Beanstalk International Kindergarten 青苗国际学校
Established in 1993, the Beanstalk International School currently offers an international curriculum and extensive activities for students from pre-school through grade six. The mission is to instill students with high academic, behavioral and social standards while empowering them to become fully bilingual, multi-cultural global citizens equipped with the knowledge and integrity to function successfully in the 21st century.

Campus 1: Beanstalk International Bilingual School

Address: No. 38 Nan Shi Li Ju, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 北京市朝阳区南十里居38号

Tel: 8456-6019

Registration fee:

USD 200

Capital Levy:
3-6 years
6-12 years

USD 1,000
USD 2,000

Tuition (Annual):
3-6 years
6-12 years

USD 5,800
USD 8,800

Campus 2: Beanstalk International Kindergarten

Address: No. 40 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 北京市朝阳区亮马桥路40号B座1层

Tel: 6466-9255

Registration fee:

USD 200

Capital Levy: 2-6 years

USD 1,000

Tuition (Annual): 2-6 years

USD 7,600

Website: www.bibs.com.cn

Email: admission@bibs.com.cn

The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten北京巧智博仁国际幼儿园

The Children’s house has two facilities, at the China World Trade Center (Guomao subway station), and the Kempinski/Lufthansa Center. An International Montessori Kindergarten with English instruction for children age 1-6. After School Ballet, English, Music, Chinese and Kungfu Classes available.

Tuition (Annual):

Nursery

Pre-Primary

Primary

Reception Class

USD 7,500-9,600
USD 5,500-11,700
USD 6,450-12,500
USD 13,000

Beijing Lufthansa Center Kindergarten

Address: Unit114, Lufthansa Center Tower, No. 50, Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 北京市朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心114室

Tel: 6465-1305 / 64653388 ext.4477

China World Trade Center kindergarten

Address: Level 1, North Lodge, No. 1 Jiang Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004 中国北京建国门外大街1号国贸中心北楼1层

Tel: 6505-3869 / 65052288 ext.81299

Website: www.montessoribeijing.com

Email: info@montessoribeijing.com

Learning Chinese

In 2005, some 40,000 international students – a number that is increasing by 5,000 per year according to the Straits Times – were in Beijing to study what is quickly becoming the world’s new must-speak language.
Most students of Putonghua join programmes offered at Beijing’s 70-plus universities, but an increasing number enroll in private schools or hire a tutor.
What opinion is right for you? The majority of those selecting private study have jobs or occupations that prevent them from becoming full time students. A vocal minority, however, choose private programmes because, they argue, while universities provide a good base for language study, they suffer from outdated textbooks, tired teachers and large classes. At the very least, if you’re looking for more than a primer for the HSK exam or a record of attendance, you should consider looking outside the hallowed gates of Beijing’s Universities.

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Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) 北京语言文化大学 (北京语言学院)

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is the only one of its kind in China with its main task set at teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreign students. As an international University, BLCU has carried on for more than 40 years its consistent aim of “popularizing Chinese language and promoting Chinese culture.” Generations of faculties have been working hard and thus have turned BLCU into an international center for teaching Chinese as a foreign language and a training base for personnel engaged in or concerned with foreign affairs.


Address: NO.15 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083北京市海淀区学院路15号

Tel: 8230-3951

Website: www.blcu.edu.cn

Beijing Foreign Studies University 北京外国语大学

Beiwai teaches over 30 different languages, as well as Chinese. In addition to several short-term programmes, the university offers a four-year BA and two-year MA in Chinese. The Campus is pleasant.

Address: 2 Xisanhuan Beilu, Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区西三环北路2号

Tel: 6891-6549 / 6894-5373

Website: www.bfsu.edu.cn

Peking University 北京大学

One of the greatest universities in China, with one of the nicest campuses in the city, Beida has nearly 4,00 foreign students – the second largest group in the country.


Address: 1 Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District , Beijing 北京市海淀区颐和园路1号

Tel: 6275-1230/1

Website: www.pku.edu.cn

Tsinghua University 清华大学

Regarded as the MIT of China, Tsinghua is one the most prestigious universities in China. Famous alums include President Hu Jintao, ex-Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Chen Ningyang. It offers several Chinese language programmes that include numerous electives.


Address: Chenfu Lu, Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区成府路

Tel: 6278-9437 / 8286-3785

Website: www.tsinghua.edu.cn

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The Bridge School博文瑞智文化学校

The Bridge School specializes in teaching busy adult foreigners Chinese for over 12 years. And it has a reputation of being the best Chinese language school in Beijing, voted by the readers of “City weekend”.

Site 1: Guang Ming Hotel 光明饭店:

Address: Room 1308, 3rd Floor, Liang Ma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 北京市朝阳区亮马河桥路光明饭店3层1308室

Tel: 8451-7605 / 6467-8822 ext.1308

Fax: 6468-0287

Site 2: e-Tower 数码大厦:

Address: Room 903, 9rd Floor, Guang Hua Lu C 12, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 朝阳区光华路12号数码大厦9层903室

Tel: 6506-4409

Fax: 6504-6389

Website: www.bridgeschoolchina.com

Email: info@bridgeschoolchina.com

Language and Cultural Center for Diplomatic Missions外交人员语言文化中心

Not just for diplomats. One-on-One classes range from RMB 70-80 per 50 minute session; classes of 5-10 cost RMB 2,700 for 10 weeks (60 50-minute sessions). Extra fees on weekends and before/after office hours.


Address: 7 Sanlitun Bei Xiaojie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 朝阳区三里屯北小街7号

Tel: 8451-7605 / 6467-8822 ext.1308

Website: www.chinesestudy-lcc.com

Foreign Enterprise Service Group Co. (FESCO) 外企服务集团

One-on-One classes cost RMB 90-108 per hour, plus the teacher transportation fee.


Address: 14 Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳门南大街14号

Tel: 8561-8287

Website: www.fesco-training.com.cn


Berlitz 贝立兹语言培训有限公司
One-on-One classes cost RMB 150 per 45-minute session, and students sign on for 30 classes. Classes of four or more students cost RMB 50 per 45-minute session, and students sign on for 60 classes.


Address: 801 Sunjoy Building Mansion, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区日坛路6号新族大厦801室

Tel: 6593-0478

Website: www.berlitz.com

TLI-CIIC Beijing Mandarin Center 北京汉语中心

Appointed Chinese language training center for world renowned international organizations and companies, the school offers One-on-One classes and mini classes for up to 5 students.

Address: 24A Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 北京市东城区史家胡同24A

Tel: 6512-8366

Fax: 6512-8367

Website: www.tli-ciic.china.com

Email: bjtli@ciicc.com

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