Chinese Courses in Beijing
Full cultural immersion helps all foreign language learning. This
is especially true for Mandarin or Chinese language in general.
Being surrounded by a Chinese-speaking population and Chinese language
media supports the mastering of tonal subtleties which are essential
to meaning in Chinese language. An international Mandarin
Chinese course will enable you to communicate in Chinese while
allow for extensive discoveries of Beijing!
Beijing City Guide
China's capital is an enormous administrative hub with a fascinating
mix of Maoist slogans and MTV culture, skyscrapers and ancient neighborhoods
Main attractions include formidable Forbidden City (Gugong),
the largest palace area world wide with its 9.999 rooms, one room
short of the 10.000 reserved for divinity. Tiantin park
with its incredible Ming architecture is itself a reason to travel
to Beijing. The buildings are immensely clever and intricate manifestations
of religious belief.
Tiananmen Square (Gate of Heavenly Peace) is an enormous
square in central Beijing which has often been used for public parades.
It is a symbol of Mao's Cultural Revolution.
There's a Tibetan temple in Beijing, the Lama temple, is
incredibly beautiful with formidable tapestry and wood carving.
15 km outside Beijing you can find Summer Palace with a beautiful
imperial garden. Check out the marble boat!
Chinese opera is a traditional art form with music, dance,
acrobatic and elaborate costumes and masks blending into a colourful
and fascinating experience. Gestures, movements and expressions
are highly codified and all contribute to meaning and storytelling.
The characters are archetypes rather then individuals and even the
female roles are portrayed by male actors. Beijing opera is the
most refined form and China's capital assembles the best performers
of the country.
Study at Beijing University
Beijing university is a collection of about 30 colleges and 12
departments offering a comprehensive set of study programs to its
students. More than 200 research institutes and centres attempt
to combine education and research.