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As a leading Chinese language school and a cultural exchange institute in China, Global Exchange Education Center has been providing Mandarin language courses and cultural exchange programs for over a decade. It started in 1999 as a study abroad consulting agency to help Chinese students to find overseas study programs. Then in 2002, Global Exchange Center launched Chinese language programs for non-native Chinese students. Since then, it has been specializing in high quality, professional and competitively priced Chinese Language Training programs It offers flexible scheduling and customized, personal attention for each student in order to provide the best Chinese Mandarin learning programs in China.
1. Core Chinese language Course
A structured classroom environment augmented with immersive training is the core part of our comprehensive training package. Our core language course integrates the development of four primary language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. In order to maximize your grasp of Chinese, different aspects will receive more focus depending on the duration of your stay. For example, those with short term courses will receive more conversational training, whereas long term students will usually benefit from a more balanced approach.
Three types of classroom instruction:
A. Group courses: group sizes in the Global Exchange Center average 5 people per class, with a maximum of 10. In major universities, the class size averages 20 people.
B. Private one-on-one course: Only available in the Global Exchange Center . These may begin at any time (except national holidays), and can include approaches specially designed to meet the needs of an individual student.
C .Combination of group and private lessons: Classroom lessons can be augmented with instruction from a private tutor.
Two options for host institutes in Beijing:
A. Global Exchange Education Center
* Smaller class size,
* Flexible schedule: We offer short term programs ranging from one week to a few months
* Starting date each month
* Focus on “communicative” instruction
* Comprehensive services for all student needs, such as accommodation, insurance, language partners, after class tutoring and support for daily life.
B. Top universities in Beijing
Beijing Language & Cultural University.
* Prestigious universities with international recognition.
* Larger campus
* Well qualified to provide long term Chinese language training.
2. After-class tutoring
After-class tutoring provides students with opportunities to overcome their individual linguistic challenges in an informal environment. Students can receive assistance with their homework, develop specific language skills, or review classroom material. In addition, the informal sessions allow students to implement their own curriculum, allowing them to receive specialized training in subjects such as business.
3. Language Exchange Partner Program
Our “Language Exchange Partner” program is an excellent platform for our students to expand their exposure to the Chinese language and culture beyond the classroom. The best way to learn about Chinese culture and society is to build connections on an individual level.
Our center regularly recruits Chinese college students seeking to practice English or other languages and interested in making friends with international students.
In order to facilitate this connection, our center can organize activities to allow both international and Chinese students to meet one another. Touring Beijing, meeting for coffee or dinner, and playing sports together will help you develop a relationship with a potential language partner. We provide our students with a list containing background information on Chinese people interested in participating in our program.
Typical activities in “China Business Study Tours”
1. One day crash course of Chinese language and cultures
2. Tour in manufacturers, such as Beijing Capital Steel Group, Yanjing Beer Group and more,
3. Visit traditional Chinese villages meet with local MBA students to discuss visit and experiences
Make contacts with local and expatriate business people
4. Seminars on how to establish knowledge to assist in doing business with China
5. Practice simulated business negotiations with Chinese counterparts
1. Chinese Host Family:
In the home-stay, students live with a Chinese host like the family member. This is the best way for the students to practice the Chinese language in real life environment and to experience the Chinese culture and daily life. It is also a popular way to build connections and friendships with ordinary Chinese people and families. As a family member, you may eat, watch TV, shop and experience daily life with the host family.
Each host family is interviewed by our staff. A security check is completed before a selection is made. After the stay, the Global Exchange Center collects feedback about the host family from the students. Ratings and feedback are important for each host family in order to improve the quality of their home stay service.
The minimum booking for home stay is two weeks.
Standard package includes:
• single bedroom in the family
• Shared bathroom (in most cases, shower-room)
• Breakfast and supper
2. Shared Residential Apartment:
Students may select single room in shared apartment. Each student has her or his own bedroom, but may share bathroom, living room and kitchen with other international students. As the cost advantage, this is the most suitable to long term students. Students have the freedom to live by themselves, also can share experiences with other fellow students.
There are color TV, wireless internet access and PC in each apartment. Students should clean her or his own room, our center arrange once or twice a week cleaning service for living, bathrooms and kitchen to make sure the living environment is nice and enjoyable.
3. International Students Residence / Dorm
The international students residence is located in south east to our center. It is near Beijing
Petroleum Research Institute in Haidian dist. and it is near the fourth ring and Badaling
express way. It takes about 40 - 50 minutes by public transportation to our center.
Each room has a private shower and toilet, color TV, desk, chair, single bed and closet. There is
an internet access in the room.
High season Surcharge:
The high season 2014 will be from July 1, to Auguest 31.
Surcharge amounts: $20 per week for students Residence or Chinese hosts (column 1 & 4 );
$20 per week for rooms in shared apartment (column 2 & 3). No surcharge for hotel booking.
Partial meals (breakfast and supper) are included in Chinese host family option
No meals are included in dorm and apartment options
All the fees listed on the table are for single occupant room.
4. Recommended nearby hostels or hotels:
A: Cinderella Apartment
The apartment is a middle level service apartment.The key value of service apartment is to integrate the comfortable home life with the elegant and noble hotel service. but the area has good food and 24-hour markets nearby. Banks, fruit stands, a shopping mall are walking distance. Staff are excellent and speak English.
1) Facilities： 24 Hour Reception，free Internet Access, air conditioning, housekeeping.
Available of the single room in three bedrooms apartment with shared bathroom and living room and the single room apartment with private bothroom
2) address and direction to our center
No 30,An Ning Zhuang East Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing, China
To our center: 20 minutes walking to our center and there are a few bus lines to our center and there are about 4 bus stops to Shangdi area.
B: The Hotel in Shangdi, Haidian:
The Hotel is one of the most successful economical hotel chains in China. It has about four hundred hotels in about 100 cities in China to provide standarlized, comfortable and clean service to the clients. Its Shangdi hotel is in short walking distance to our center.
1) Facilities：24 Hour Reception，free Internet Access, air conditioning, daily housekeeping,restaurant,water boiler Standard room with two single beds or one large bed.
Here are what some people who used Global Exchange Center said about their experiences. Their average rating across all categories is /5.