Sprachcaffe Chinese language programs for Teenagers in Beijing; Ages 15-21
Beijing; the Past and the Present, China’s ancient rulers displayed their power through the construction of magnificent palaces, imperial residences and scores of temples. The Great Wall of China lies a mere 60 km away from the city.
Today Beijing is home to a population of approximately 18 million, as well as being the country’s political and cultural centre. The city’s clear planning and the efficient transport system have made Beijing very accessible and easy to experience, while at the same time the city retains the majesty and splendor of places such as the Forbidden City.
Many Beijingians speak Mandarin Chinese and are traditionally very open and willing to communicate. China’s top universities are mostly in the northwest of the city centre.
Our school lies right within the Imperial Ancestral Temple, in the Wen Hua Gong building.
This area is surrounded by the concealed yet imposing beauty of the Forbidden City, with trees and hundreds of years old and garden landscaping in Chinese style.
Beijing in a Nutshell
Beijing is the second largest city in China and is the northern administrative municipality.
• Famous for
Chinese food; Jin and Mongol dynasties; vast population; unique cultural heritage; the Great Wall of China.
• School surroundings
Our school is centrally located within the Imperial Gardens in the Wen Hua Gong; the cultural Palace of Beijing; which is surrounded by the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square and the shopping area Wangfujing are just a short walk away.
• Cities, towns and villages nearby
Tianjin, Shenyang, Taiyuan.
• Places of interest
The Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, Mao's Mausoleum, Square of Heavenly Peace, Wangfujin.
• Special events
National Day (1st October), Chinese New Year, Beijing Pop Festival, Beijing International Kite Festival.
• Public transport facilities
Metro, bus and taxi.
Our school is located in a charming red building decorated in a mixture of Chinese and European styles. The building itself is part of the Forbidden City and the gardens of the Ancestral Temple.
Our school is well-known for our qualified, professional teachers who are all native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. A more active learning style and communicative learning method is used. We also have an easy beginner’s level to get started.
There´s a maximum of 15 students per class
and we will provide you with learning material
throughout the course.
• 12 classrooms
• Accredited by Business and Commerce Bureau of China, ALTO, WYSE
• Free tea and coffee are served in the school lobby
• Canteen is open for lunch between 12:00 and 13:30
• Internet access is available at the school
• Library Service free of charge
In all our courses Mandarin Chinese is taught and courses themselves are held in Chinese. However, our teachers also speak other foreign languages and a word or two can always be translated to help students!
Included in the price is the Standard Course with 20 lessons per week
• 4 lessons per day; 5 days a week from Monday to Friday; 1 lesson = 45 minutes
• Maximum of 15 students per class
• Ages between 15 and 21 years
• Groups and levels will be set up according to the result of a placement test
During the first days beginners will only be taught the aspects of speaking and listening; the characters will be dealt with later in the course.
You will stay in a 2 or 4 bedded room in our residence, at just 10-minutes walking distance from or school. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore our residence includes a restaurant, launderette, TV lounge and Internet corner. Breakfast and dinner are served in the residence, for lunch you will get a hot meal at our school.
Included in the price is our Residence - with full board (Mo-Fr)
• 2 or 4 bedded room with ensuite bathroom
• Full board, Breakfast and dinner will be served in the residence, lunch is a hot meal at
• Restaurant, launderette, TV lounge and Internet
• Bed linen is provided; students are requested to bring their own towels
• 10 minutes walk on foot to our school
After class you can expect almost every afternoon or evening a varied leisure program. We will visit the beautiful parks and gardens, explore the city at night, or stroll through the shopping streets.
We will also give you an insight into Tai Chi, the Chinese shadow boxing. You shouldn’t miss the sightseeing highlights such as the Great Wall, Biyun Temple, Summer Palace or Xiang Shan. Parties, sports competitions or quizzes will complement your experience.
Included half- and full-day excursions depending on the length of your stay
1 week: 1 half-day
2 weeks: 2 half-day
excursions + 1 full-day excursion
3 weeks: 3 half-day
excursions + 2 full-day excursions
Included in the course price are the following services:
• Chinese language course
- Standard Course with 20 lessons per week, 5 days per week, 1 lesson = 45 minutes
Participants are between 15 and 21 years old
All levels, groups will be set up according to the result of a placement test
Course material and books will be lent
Course certificate at the end of the course
• Our school is closed on the following holidays
None. (There are no holidays during our U20 program in Beijing.)
• Activities & Excursions
Sports, picnic, museums, sightseeing, quiz evenings, student parties and more.
• Included half- and full-day excursions depending on the length of your stay
Included in the accommodation price are the following services*:
* Adult participants can also organize accommodation themselves and only book the courses with activities.
• Supervision by our trained Teamers
• Accommodation in our residence
Residence: 2 or 4 bedded room with ensuite bathroom, full board with hot lunch (except weekends).
• Transfer from and to the airport
Please organize arrival in Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) on Sunday between 08:00h and 17:00h and departure between 08:00h and 15:00h on Saturday.
Transfer from and to Beijing Capital International Airport is included within theses times:
1st transfer at 09:00h for arrivals until 0 8:00h
2nd transfer at 13:00h for arrivals until 12:00h
3rd transfer at 18:00h for arrivals until 17:00h
Private transfer is available at any time for a surcharge.
Please note that we only offer unaccompanied minor service if required by the airline.
Course prices 2016
U20-Standard (4 lessons/day)
1 lesson lasts 45 minutes • All Prices are stated in Euro(€) +1 week price is the price for every additional week after the 4th week Maximum group size: 15 participants • No lessons will be held on these public holidays: ./.
Accommodation prices 2016
Residence - double room - full board Residence - 4 bedroom - full board
640 € 560 €
1180 € 1020 €
1720 € 1480 €
2260 € 1940 €
540 € 460 €
The weekly accommodation price includes accommodation from Sunday prior to your course until Saturday after your course. Extra nights are available for a supplement. • Prices are stated in Euro(€) +1 week price is the price for every additional week after the 4th week
Course starting dates 2016
Course starting dates 2017
04.07 (A) • 11.07 (A) • 18.07 (A) • 25.07 (A)
01.08 (A) • 08.08 (A) • 15.08 (A)
Courses always start on Mondays and end on Fridays Course starting dates marked with an (A) are also suitable for absolute beginners
Last Minute Offers
At the moment we unfortunately do not have any special Last Minute Offers for Beijing U20.