Reviews of Global Exchange Education Center, Beijing, China

Total No. of Reviews: 82
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Global Exchange Education Center, Beijing, China
4.0/5.0 
(82 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 3.9/5.0 
Facilities 3.3/5.0 
Social activities 3.5/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.0/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
22. Jul. 2014
1. (46 years)  - 
1. Intensive Individual Chinese - 3 weeks

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23. Mar. 2014
2. (27 years)  - 
2. Standard group course - 16 weeks

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25. Feb. 2014
3. (43 years)  - 
3. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 6 weeks

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very good level of competence of teachers
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do not forget to bring a travel guide for Beijing tourist as there is no info available there.
23. Dec. 2013
4. (25 years)  - 
4. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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28. Aug. 2013
5. Daniel (33 years)  -  Germany
5. Standard group course - 2 weeks

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8. Apr. 2013
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6. Standard group course - 4 weeks

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Mary Rose teaching method
8. Apr. 2013
7. (24 years)  - 
7. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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Close contact to teachers.
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Check out the Wudaokou area for the night life!
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Very small school, but it has all what you need!
3. Nov. 2012
8. (24 years)  - 
8. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 22 weeks

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Despite the small size it is a school that I would recommend to everyone, I had a wonderful experience with them.
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Small class size = better learning. I used to live with a Chinese family and it has been one of the most interesting and beautiful experience of my whole life.
2. Oct. 2012
9. Tomoko (40 years)  - 
9. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 2 weeks

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4. Sep. 2012
10. (35 years)  - 
10. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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it was a small structure and therefore very flexible and very efficient. Rosemary, the owner, really organized and efficient
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the Haidian District is an hour away by subway (outstanding service) from the center of Beijing.
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the lessons are held in small groups (in my class eravano in 3), and this helps a lot the learning. The school teaching materials really exceptional. The students very young but very knowledgeable, helpful and with the same method of teaching.
30. Jul. 2012
11. Chantal (25 years)  - 
11. Intensive Individual Chinese - 2 weeks

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27. Jun. 2012
12. (63 years)  -  United States
12. Standard group course - 8 weeks

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Great mix of international students from 11 countries. Helpful staff.
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Best progress if you: take group classes and at least a few private lessons a week, review lessons outside of class every day, and save your barhopping and clubbing for the weekends!
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Staff is great! Classrooms were too hot in late May and early June... need electric fans in classrooms.
5. Dec. 2011
13.  -  Japan
13. Standard group course - 3 weeks

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Join many social activities.
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Staff, teachers are friendly.
18. Jul. 2011
14. (25 years)  -  Sweden
14. Standard group course - 4 weeks

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That the school administrator listened to my needs and suggestions.
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Dare to explore, but be aware that one block on the map is at least a 15 minute walk.
15. Jun. 2011
15. (49 years)  - 
15. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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Competent and friendly teaching staff
30. May. 2011
16. (43 years)  - 
16. Standard group course - 2 weeks

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Reasonable course book, some teachers enthusiastic, very good value for money.
30. Aug. 2010
17. (61 years)  -  France
17. Standard group course - 3 weeks

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The school is very welcoming. Good atmosphere and relations between teachers, students and classmates.
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For French-speakers, like myself, you should know in advance that everything is either in Chinese or in English. Alternatively, you might want a teacher who speaks French.
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I am happy because I made a lot of progress, but for people my age it's difficult. Private classes are a good solution as they allow you to go at your own speed.
7. Jun. 2010
18. Christian (37 years)  - 
18. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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14. Dec. 2009
19. (22 years)  - 
19. Individual Chinese - 4 weeks

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The relation with the professors
14. Dec. 2009
20. (30 years)  - 
20. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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8. Dec. 2009
21. (26 years)  -  New Zealand
21. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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Meeting new students
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Try everything once
12. Oct. 2009
22. (26 years)  - 
22. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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Everything!
12. Oct. 2009
23. (23 years)  - 
23. Standard 20 - 4 weeks

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9. Sep. 2009
24. (21 years)  - 
24. Intensive Individual Chinese - 7 weeks

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all the teachers are very kind, always ready to help you (not only studying problems)
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if you wanna do this kind of trip you have to know that you will find different habits so you must be ready to adapt
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it's a wonderful experience and very useful
1. Jul. 2009
25. (38 years)  - 
25. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 2 weeks

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teachers spoke very good english. much light in the classrooms.
24. Feb. 2009
26. (26 years)  -  United Kingdom
26. Standard group course - 30 weeks

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cheap school fees
16. Dec. 2008
27. (38 years)  -  Belgium
27. Standard group course - 4 weeks

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20. Jun. 2008
28. Ana Lucía (34 years)  - 
28. Standard group course of 20 lessons per week - 1 week

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7. Jun. 2008
29. Matthieu (27 years)  - 
29. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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9. May. 2008
30. (53 years)  - 
30. Intensive Individual Chinese - 4 weeks

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very friendly atmosphere and teachers
7. May. 2008
31. (20 years)  - 
31. Individual Chinese - 2 weeks

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20. Mar. 2008
32. Maria Pilar (34 years)  - 
32. Standard group course of 20 lessons per week - 1 week

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22. Nov. 2007
33. (37 years)  - 
33. Standard group course of 20 lessons per week - 2 weeks

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Cliché: the Great Wall
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Small groups & great teachers. Very good experience, but 2 weeks is nothing. I'll have to go back next year. Host family was very nice for me, but if I go back for a langer time, I would prefer a dorm.
8. Nov. 2007
34. (33 years)  -  Spain
34. Standard group course of 20 lessons per week - 12 weeks

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Teachers are very friendly and proffesional
1. Nov. 2007
35. (21 years)  - 
35. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 2 weeks

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don't worry if you don't know the language, in a week time you'll be already able to speak something and be undestood!
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Very nice people, they really take care of you. If you have any problem, just ask them!
10. Oct. 2007
36. Sonja (32 years)  - 
36. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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3. Oct. 2007
37. Katharina (21 years)  - 
37. Standard group course of 20 lessons per week - 3 weeks

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13. Sep. 2007
38. Ann Christin (23 years)  -  Germany
38. Intensive Mandarin course - 4 weeks

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29. Aug. 2007
39. (23 years)  - 
39. Individual Chinese - 4 weeks

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teachers are very helpful.
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It's a very good school to improve your chinese language and to understand chinese culture. Staff are very nice and helpful. School is well-organised. It is located in a beautiful building.
15. Aug. 2007
40. (19 years)  -  United Kingdom
40. Intensive Individual Chinese - 1 week

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The people were so friendly and great teaching
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The beer garden
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Very good, upbeat and nice communal computer area
8. Aug. 2007
41. (23 years)  -  Netherlands
41. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 4 weeks

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Nice people
1. Aug. 2007
42. (38 years)  -  United States
42. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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Global Exchange Center in Beijing is a great school for those who are interested in learning Chinese. The teachers are all very interesting and bright and are for the most part excellent teachers. The classes are small and the materials and resources available for class are effective. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone traveling to Beijing and will myself return in the future.
5. May. 2007
43. Yves-denis (35 years)  - 
43. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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buy yourself a bicycle
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The food at the canteen is not really good. Try to find a other place for lunch
13. Feb. 2007
44. (24 years)  - 
44. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 5 weeks

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small classes, not every day the same teacher
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The teacher are very friendly and young. They always help you.
16. Jan. 2007
45. (22 years)  - 
45. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 14 weeks

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They help you with any kind of problem and all the staff is nice and friendly
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How much you learn really depends on how much effort you put into your learning
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Great Location and Capable Staff
30. Oct. 2006
46. Nancy (56 years)  - 
46. Intensive Individual Chinese - 3 weeks

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This was my fifth Attendance by Global Exchange Education Center, Beijing, China
11. Oct. 2006
47. (60 years)  - 
47. Individual Chinese - 4 weeks

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very flexible scheduling
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My problem was that I already knew quite a few words but could not use them. the private conversation lessons with the excellent teachers really made a huge improvement to my chinese.
8. Oct. 2006
48. (31 years)  - 
48. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 3 weeks

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teacher's irony
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to study after the course
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it was a good experiece
29. Sep. 2006
49. (28 years)  - 
49. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 2 weeks

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helpful staff, good lessons
19. Sep. 2006
50. Kraxner (25 years)  -  Switzerland
50. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 3 weeks

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