Study in Beijing at BMA (Beijing Mandarin Academy)

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Beijing Mandarin Academy

Study in China at the Mandarin Academy Our most flexible option for learning Mandarin Chinese, BMA is a private Chinese language school with classes beginning every Monday of the year for varying levels. Classes run for three hours Monday to Friday. The teachers at BMA all have years of experience and a passion for teaching. They have all received thorough training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and are officially certified. BMA uses simulated everyday situations as the main teaching approach, enabling students to learn quickly and in a relaxed manner that is immediately applicable outside the classroom and abandons the test-oriented teaching mode, putting a greater emphasis on intensive speaking and listening exercises throughout the teaching process. Before you begin class, BMA will assess your level of spoken and written Chinese and assign you to a class that will match your level. If you only have a few weeks to study abroad in China, or can only get certain dates off work to come out, BMA will be able to accommodate your schedule.

Located in the center of Wudaokou, BMA is right in the hustle and bustle of the local area. Within a 100m radius of the school, you have restaurants and cafes from almost every corner of the globe, which makes for great exploring and food experimentation! All with the knowledge that everyone you bump into is either Chinese, or studying Chinese so you'll be able to speak Chinese on a minute-to-minute basis. Pop into one of the local cafes at any time of the day to find other students, Chinese and foreign, huddled over their lattes and green teas, studying away! Learn more about what it's like to live and study in Beijing...

*Courses are open to all age groups.

All CSA Programs include:
Transportation: Airport pick up; to and from CSA activities
Welcome Pack: Includes local mobile phone and orientation materials
Orientation: Local orientation materials including city map, emergency card, taxi card and welcome dinner
24 Hour Assistance: Should any problems arise at any time during the program, CSA staff members will be available on call anytime day or night! 

 

Short Term Intensive Packages

Program includes:

  • 4 weeks Beijing Mandarin Academy
  • 4 weeks Homestay Accommodation
  • 10 Hours per Week Private Tutoring

BMAShort Term Intensive Programs

Course Application Due Start Date Prices From
12 Weeks Intensive 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $5,925 USD  ►
8 Weeks Intensive 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $3,955 USD  ►
6 Weeks Intensive 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $2,965 USD  ►
4 Weeks Intensive 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $1,975 USD  ►

 

BMABeijing Mandarin Academy Programs 

Course Application Due Start Date Prices From
12 Weeks + 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $1,945 USD  ►
8 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week    $1,140 USD  ►
6 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week    $965 USD  ►
5 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week    $840 USD  ►
4 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week    $750 USD  ►
2 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week    $570 USD  ►

 

CSA DragonBeijing 1-On-1 Program

Course Application Due Start Date Prices From
12 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $3,540 USD  ►
8 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $2,360 USD  ►
6 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $1,770 USD  ►
4 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $1,180 USD  ►
2 Weeks 1 Week Before Classes Begin Every Week $590 USD  ►

 

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Our two cents...

 

BMA start dates are very flexible and therefore a great choice for students who are looking for short term courses. Their flexibility also makes it a good option for students whose preferred time of travel does not coincide with university start dates. The small classes allow for students to practice spoken and listening skills and also assist with every day conversational topics. BMA asseses each students level so that they can join a class that will match their standard and allow them to progress as quickly as possible. BMA courses are ideal for introduction to Chinese courses, especially for students who plan to travel or work and need a basic level of comprehension. However, classes can also be tailored for more advanced levels.


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Course Descriptions

BMA offers three levels for short term students.

Elementary Level: The purpose of this course is to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. The course has an emphasis on oral skills with classes in listening and speaking with initial presentation of the written language, both reading and writing.

 

A large emphasis is placed on mastering the phonetic system so as set a good foundation for further Chinese studies with the correct pronunciation and intonation. While the learning of sentence patterns is a major component of the course, efforts will be made to help students handle simple everyday tasks such as greeting, introducing friends and relatives, identifying people or objects, asking for one's personal information (including name, occupation, nationality, address, phone number), expressing gratitude to someone, sending someone your regard, making a reply to a complimentary remark, talking about your family, your school and your studies, looking for someone, seeing a guest off, asking the time, making an appointment, making an invitation, making a suggestion, asking for someone’s opinion, buying something, and offering congratulations.

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 1 No experience required Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 2 250 characters; approx. 1-2 months Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Elementary 3 500 characters; approx. 3-4 months Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

 

Intermediate Level: The purpose of this course is to continue to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese by expanding on the base of elementary Chinese. The course will provide instruction in all four language skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first year Chinese will be repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage. While many of the linguistic tasks students will learn to handle are similar to those of first year Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. In this course students are required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese.

By the end of this course, students are expected to deal with daily-life related Chinese in a target language environment with no difficulty. Topics covered include: buying things, making an invitation, making an appointment, offering congratulations, asking for one's age, asking for opinions from others, presenting a gift, asking the way, making a telephone call, refusing politely, shopping, entertaining a guest, asking for information, complimenting, exchanging amenities, making a plan, asking for permission, welcoming a guest, waiting for someone, proposing a toast (if you are above 21 years old), confirming something, talking about ball games, seeing someone off, traveling, and buying tickets.


Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 1 1000 characters Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 2 1750 characters Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Intermediate 3 2500 characters Comprehensive (reading/writing) Chinese 7.5 hours;
Oral Chinese 7.5 hours

 

Advanced Level: The purpose of the course is to continue to develop their skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese.

Students will continue to improve their linguistic skills with a manageable degree of challenge. At the functional level, this course aims at helping students solidify their ability to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. It seeks to enable students to understand face-to-face conversations on most familiar topics, give factual accounts, read materials written in formal expression, and write simple essays, reports and other types of correspondence. There is a heavy emphasis on reading from this level covering topics such as current events, social sciences, history, and literature. Discussions on the reading materials will be conducted regularly to develop students' skills of abstract reasoning, narration and description.

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 1 3250 characters Oral Chinese 7.5 hours
Colloquial Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 2 3250 characters Oral Chinese 7.5 hours
Business Chinese 7.5 hours

Course Expected ability or experience Weekly Class Arrangement
Advanced 3 3250 characters Oral Chinese 7.5 hours
Chinese News 7.5 hours

 

Further Elective Courses: Any students can take these available electives. The speed of the class depends on the students’ ability to comprehend, and the instructor is quite flexible with this. The goal is to ensure the students to learn the most out the classes.

  • HSK Preparation
  • Popular Chinese
  • Chinese TV Drama
  • Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Idioms
  • Chinese Pronunciation
  • Business Chinese
  • Chinese Television News
  • Chinese Newspapers

 

 

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  • Beijing

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    3610 Capital Mansions,
    6 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang
    Beijing, 100027
    Phone: (+86) 10 8468 3799 
  • London

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    154 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 4LN
    United Kingdom
    Phone: (+44) 0207 377 84 
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    China Study Abroad Ltd
    Rm 604-7 Dominion Centre
    43-59 Queen’s Road East
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