Reviews of Global Exchange Education Center, Beijing, China - Page 2

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.

Average Rating

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Global Exchange Education Center, Beijing, China
4.0/5.0 
(82 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
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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 
Accommodation
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
4. Sep. 2006
51. (36 years)  - 
51. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 3 weeks

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30. Aug. 2006
52. (32 years)  - 
52. Individual Chinese - 2 weeks

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The good level of some teachers
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Dorm is very good option
30. Jul. 2006
53. (31 years)  - 
53. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 6 weeks

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Lessons in small groups and very flexible, if you want to change the schedule
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Try to find an own accomodation where chineses students live as well
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This school focus more on speaking and accepts an "easy" way of studying. If you search for a serious fast way where you are forced to do a lot of studying, pick a different school.
17. Jul. 2006
54. (69 years)  -  United Kingdom
54. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 4 weeks

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possibility to have private lessons instead of group course
30. Apr. 2006
55. Daniel (24 years)  - 
55. Intensive Individual Chinese - 1 week

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25. Apr. 2006
56.  -  France
56. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 8 weeks

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The flexibility of the teachers. Some of them were very patient and helpful.
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Try to speak Chinese most of the time you can, speaking English with other students doesn't help much!
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Some of the teachers are very efficient and do the best they can to help. If they had a library..., it would really helps the students!
25. Apr. 2006
57. (45 years)  -  Great Britain
57. Intensive Individual Chinese - 2 weeks

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All teachers used same methodology. Hence exposure to different speakers without hickups in course
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All staff extremely helpful and friendly. Very prepared to customize course to requirements of trainees
24. Apr. 2006
58. (39 years)  -  Denmark
58. Intensive Individual Chinese - 2 weeks

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Try to have as few teachers as possible
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Very flexible and helpful. I only had private lessons but still had a good time with other studenst. Well organized and you can study at your own level and speed.
22. Dec. 2005
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59. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 2 weeks

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As I was in China it was not high season so we were only 2 students in the first week and 3 students in the second week.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Send the "Welcome information" to the students in advance.
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I have the impression that the school stresses more teaching the spoken language and if anything was written than in 90% of cases in Pin-Yin. I wanted to learn also Chinese characters. In total I was satisfied and think I was tought by good teachers.
19. Dec. 2005
60.  -  France
60. Intensive General Chinese-small group - 1 week

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the teacher's qualification and the good atmosphere
19. Dec. 2005
61. Daniel  - 
61. General Chinese (22 hours/week) - 4 weeks

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25. Aug. 2005
62. (27 years)  -  Italy
62. General

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The opportunity to meet different people, the really high quality of the teachers, and the fact that the teachers changed each 2 hours.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Don't forget to bring with you the map the school will give you.
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I found Michael really helpful and committed in all his effort (even when when I got lost in the night and I had to call him). The location of the school is quite close to other schools-university and all the information received the first days helped me to socialize and get around in Beijing. I would only suggest the school to make a kind of selection about levels. I think there should be an "entrance-test" to understand each student level, and then group students in class based on their level.
19. Jul. 2005
63. (67 years)  -  United Kingdom
63. One-to-One

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Teachers and staff very friendly and helpful. One to one lessons excellent value
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Stay with a host family near the school. Buy a 2nd hand bike and explore Beijing. Go on the weekend trips organised by the school, especially the Great Wall at Simatai. Buy a SIM card for your mobile phone
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Although a small school, it is very efficiently run. The administrator, Michael Wang, was very helpful in advising and sorting out any problems
28. Apr. 2005
64. Nina (30 years)  - 
64. General

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27. Apr. 2005
65. (24 years)  - 
65. Super Intensive (+35h)

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the teachers are great!
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great wall at simatai, panjiayuan
7. Apr. 2005
66. (24 years)  - 
66. General

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The very flexible schedule. They keep the school open the whole year. This school program suits better business men and University students.
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If you can't speak Chinese, you need to speak English in the class.
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Now they don't have a study room. The boss and teachers of this school are very friendly and help foreign students very much!!
10. Mar. 2005
67. Christine (47 years)  - 
67. Super Intensive (+35h)

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3. Feb. 2005
68. (29 years)  -  Australian
68. General

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classes were small so we could concentrate a lot on our individual needs, and we all had a chance to talk!
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i liked having the two teachers, who were both excellent but obviously taught and explained things in a different way that made it easier for me to pick up chinese.
4. Jan. 2005
69. Anonymous (34 years)  - 
69. One-to-One

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It would be good to have more conversation to get used to new language and its pronouncation.
24. Sep. 2004
70. (20 years)  - 
70. One-to-One

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9. Sep. 2004
71. (45 years)  - 
71. One-to-One

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small and flexible
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private lessons, possibly in combination with group teaching
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Ensure, that if you stay in a Chinese family, at least somebody speaks a little English. Furthermore, ask for a host family, which leaves nearby the school.
3. Sep. 2004
72. (37 years)  - 
72. General

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Very nice teachers. Group classes and one-to-one lesson very good. Special Culture Lessons!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Organized transfer from the airport very usefull, if you have never been in Beijing. If you will arrive in summer take good care about the air conditioning. Vitamins or sweaters are useable.
Other comments
In any case of quetions ask Michel Wang leader of Global Exchange Education Center: He will help you very quickly!! Special services, very helpful and calmative. With his phonenumber in my pocket I felt anywhere in Beijing very safe.
18. Aug. 2004
73. (23 years)  -  Australia
73. One-to-One

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The People
10. Aug. 2004
74. (26 years)  - 
74. General

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small class size
21. Jul. 2004
75. (29 years)  -  Holland
75. General

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friendly staff
12. May. 2004
76. Jakob (23 years)  -  Austria
76. One-to-One

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don't take an unofficial taxi when you arrive:-)!
1. Apr. 2004
77. (27 years)  -  Germany
77. One-to-One

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family-like, good advice for sightseeing
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home stay programme
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The stay in Beijing was great. Besides my language improvements I liked to stay within a Chinese family and experience the Chinese culture.
9. Sep. 2003
78. (34 years)  -  New Zealand
78. One-to-One

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It had a nice and friendly atmosphere and the teachers were very sweet.
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Buy the six-ticket deal to the residences of Beijings famous personages - a facinating insight into the contemporary representation of China's modern history.
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I had a lot of fun, enjoyed the lessons and the ma jiang, and appreciated the interest in the other things I was in Beijing to do. It's hard being away from your family but since I felt that I slotted into another one it was made more bearable.
29. Apr. 2003
79. (29 years)  -  Germany
79. General

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Perfect individual consideration and help for all needs.
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I was only there for a week so I cannot judge perfectly. Due to SARS, we were only 2 students, so the lessons were very intensive.
22. Jan. 2003
80. (25 years)  - 
80. One-to-One

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Personal adjusted classes
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The Greal Wall of course:-)
20. Dec. 2002
81. (23 years)  -  Switzerland
81. One-to-One

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special recomodations for teacher rosmarie
24. Nov. 2001
82. (47 years)  -  Usa
82. One-to-One

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good teacher (rosemary)

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