Best language schools in Beijing (ranked based on student reviews)

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Rating: 4.6

4.65 reviews

Rating: 4.8

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3

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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The school is located within the Central Business District of Beijing, the most flourishing area of the city with many... More

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Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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5008CNY 4778CNY
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That's Mandarin

Dongcheng District

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

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The Beijing campus is located in the city center, between 2nd and 3rd ring, a 10-minute walk to Sanlitun, close to... More

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Intensive Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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5000CNY 4775CNY
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Hutong School

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Based in the centre of the city’s lively Sanlitun area, close to the Central Business District, Hutong School Beijing... More

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Intensive Chinese Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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7400HKD 7055HKD
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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The modern language school is located in the heart of the central business district of Beijing. Located nearby are... More

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Conversational Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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669€ 640€
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Culture Yard

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Culture Yard is a language school and culture center founded in 2009. Based in a cozy hutong courtyard in central... More

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Intensive Chinese 60 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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2400CNY 2280CNY
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Go Abroad China

Chaoyang District
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by QE (Quality English) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by CEELE (Calidad en la enseñanza del español Como lengua extranjera)

Go abroad China (GAC) is located in the culturally rich and diverse city of Beijing. The school is located in the... More

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Chinese at a university - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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Includes accommodation -
1905US$ 1865US$
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Key Facts about Beijing

Beijing: Beijing, one of the biggest cities in the world, is not only interesting due to the great economic boom they are experiencing but especially because of its astonishing history and culture.Beyond the modernity, Beijing offers a bountiful mixture of traditional lane houses (hutong), parks, architectural and cultural treasures and exquisite temples.

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 120 (2019).

Population: 11,717,000

Time zone: +18h. (GMT +8)

Region: Beijing,

Currency: CNY (1 CNY = 0.1477 USD)

Name of city in Chinese: 北京

Beijing quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (101 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in China. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 50 (rankings of universities in Beijing)

High season: August

Low season: February

Average course price per week: 2,820 CNY

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:84* (16% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (China average):20.64 CNY (47% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type I
  • Plug Type C
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Beijing Capital International (PEK) - 24 km. from Beijing city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 32,00 CNY, 44 minutes.

Main stops: Bcia Terminal 1 to Guangqumen

Every 10 minutes, 40,00 CNY, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Beijing PEK T2 to Dongzhimen, Dongzhimen to Beijing Station

Taxi: 113 CNY, 40 minutes drive to city center of Beijing

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • USA: Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Detroit Wayne County, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Australia: Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

Weather in Beijing

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Events in BeijingBest time to take a language course in Beijing

National Day
National Day

01 October 2020Traditional Chinese festival. Moon cakes are eaten, there are dances for young people and parades with lighted lanterns. Incense is burnt in honour of the ancient gods, the lion dance is performed and lanterns are hung from bamboo poles.

Confucius' Birthday
Confucius' Birthday

27 October 2020The birthday of the most famous Chinese philosopher is celebrated at the Temple of Confucius of Beijing.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

January 2021In China, this important traditional festival is also referred to as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It is the longest lasting festival of the Chinese calendar. Spectacular celebrations and festivities.

Labour Day
Labour Day

May 2021Labour Day in China commemorates workers and labour struggles. It is celebrated with local and rural festivals, markets and events of all types.

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival

June 2021A three-day holiday culminating in a magnificent dragon boat race. People eat zongzis and commemorate the life of the great poet and scholar Qu Yuan.

Hungry Ghosts Festival
Hungry Ghosts Festival

August 2021Buddhist celebration where the souls of the dead come back to Earth. The temples celebrate the event with ritual offerings of fake money or food.

What to do in Beijing

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Capital Museum
Capital Museum
Hòuhai Lakes
Hòuhai Lakes
Great Wall
Great Wall
Happy Valley Beijing
Happy Valley Beijing
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    FAQ about schools in Beijing

  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Beijing is 61.4. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Beijing with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Beijing electricity is 220 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type A, I, C.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Beijing is Beijing Capital International (24.9 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Beijing.
  • Schools in Beijing offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: HSK.
  • See the climate table of Beijing and the event calendar of Beijing with events such as National Day, Confucius' Birthday, Chinese New Year.
  • 2280US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Chinese course in Beijing. The average cost of a language course in Beijing is 3,425US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at LTL Mandarin School as the best.
  • LTL Mandarin School has received the best overall rating in Beijing.
  • LTL Mandarin School, located in Jianguo Rd. 88, Xiandai SOHO, Building B, 504 has been voted as the school with the best location in Beijing.

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