(Mandarin) Chinese school in Beijing: Sprachcaffe

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Key points

  • City with an extraordinary architectural and cultural heritage
  • School is ideally located in the imperial gardens
  • Quality school with a friendly atmosphere and excellent teachers

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
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Accommodations
Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Germany, France, etc..
ratings
7 authentic opinions

Please note that programmes and classes are temporarily running at the student residence, Xihua Jade. The residence is centrally located between the Forbidden City and Wangfujing – Beijing’s shopping area. There is a large conference room and private corners for individual classes or mini groups.

In the magnificent imperial gardens, a stone's throw away from the Forbidden City, our partner school is situated in the building of the Cultural Palace, at the heart of the Tartar city of the Manchus, one of the last remains of old Peking. The school as spacious and bright classrooms with a view out over the gardens. A real haven of peace and refinement, the park with the century-old trees is ideal for walking, chatting or studying some ideograms in the shade of the pavilions of another time. The cafeteria, a popular place of relaxation during the lunch break also allows you to access the Internet. Classes in a reduced-size group (maximum 8) will allow you to study Mandarin in an intensive way in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A few minutes' walk away, you will find Wangfujing, the liveliest shopping street in the city, the vast Tien an Men Square and the metro of the same name which will lead you to the four corners of the "Northern capital".

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 260.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, half board
1
260
810
2
470
1520
3
680
2230
4
890
2940
6
1310
4360
8
1730
5780
12
2330
8380
16
3090
11140
24
4610
16660
Extra week (24+)
190
690
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 04.03 / 18.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 13.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 07.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 18.11 / 02.12 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 05.04 / 30.04 / 01.05 / 07.06 / 13.09 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
04.02.2019 - 08.02.2019
30.09.2019 - 04.10.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 360.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Residence, single room, half board
1
360
910
2
670
1720
3
980
2530
4
1290
3340
6
1910
4960
8
2530
6580
12
3530
9580
16
4690
12740
24
7010
19060
Extra week (24+)
290
790
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 04.03 / 18.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 13.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 07.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 18.11 / 02.12 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 05.04 / 30.04 / 01.05 / 07.06 / 13.09 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
04.02.2019 - 08.02.2019
30.09.2019 - 04.10.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (to be paid on site) 15 EUR
Course material (to be paid on site) (Renting fee) 4 EUR
Workshop classes (per week) (Calligraphy) 115 EUR
Workshop classes (per week) (Taïchi) 115 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (03.02-09.02.2019 / 16.06-24.08.2019 / 29.09-05.10.2019) 20 EUR
Extra night in a residence 88 EUR
Extra night in a residence (03.02-09.02.2019 / 16.06-24.08.2019 / 29.09-05.10.2019) 92 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 60 EUR

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.9/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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7 students gave their opinion about this school

62 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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41 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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25 years old - Germany
/ 5
Eine fantastische Reise, Gut organisiert. Professionelle Lehrer. Schon mit wenigen Sprachkenntnissen wird man sehr viel besser akzeptiert und die Menschen dort freuen sich über jedes Wort Chinesisch, das sie von Europäern nicht erwarten würden. Fließend Englisch sprechen dort nur wenige.Beijing: sehr spannende Stadt, wenig europäischer/westlicher Einfluss macht die Stadt authentisch und besonders interessant. Leider ist der Smog unvermeidbar. Die Schule "Sprach Cafe" ist am Rande der verbotenen Stadt gelegen und damit schon im abgegrenzten Gebiet. Dadurch ist die Umgebung der Schule sehr ruhig und angenehm und bietet eine tolle Lernatmosphäre. In der Kantine der Schule gibt es jeden Mittag ein authentisch chinesisches Gericht.
2 weeks, March 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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57 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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43 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2013 – January 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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19 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June 2012
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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Trips offered by the school
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35 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, June 2010
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Residence
Our partner school's residence is situated in the Xidan district which is 3 metro stations, that being 10/15 minutes away from the school. In a very calm area whilst being at the heart of Beijing, you will stay in a single room with a private bathroom and will share the living room with the other students. Meals (breakfast and lunch are taken in the school's cafeteria on days when classes take place. You can also book a double room if you come with another student.

Hotel
Depending on your budget and your particular wishes, our partner school in Beijing also proposes several hotels for you to stay close to the school. Prices and additional information available on request.

Much more than a city, Beijing is a world in itself. Of the former Khanbaliq, Marco Polo said this "You must know that the city of Cambaluc hath such a multitude of houses, and such a vast population inside the walls and outside, that it seems quite past all possibility. To this city also are brought articles of greater cost and rarity, than to any other city in the world." The enthusiastic report of the Venetian is still applied today.

Beijing has a past stretching over many millenia, an incredible range of tourist, cultural and historic attractions and, at the same time, a pulsating activity that never seems to stop. There are so many things to discover during your afternoons following a tennis match in front of the Imperial Temple. A wide-ranging programme in view among the 9999 chambers of the Purple City, the magnificent Palace gardens in summer or the Temple of Heaven to quote only the most famous. Very inexpensive, public transport is a great way of crossing through Beijing and its surroundings. The Great Wall is only 60km away from the centre and in the evening, in order to taste a Mandarin Fish or to go out with your friends, head for Wangfujing…

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