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Beijing International Chinese College (BICC) is a highly accredited educational institution which was founded in 2005. BICC is dedicated to the international promotion of Chinese language and culture, specialising in Chinese language tuition. We also offer a diverse range of cultural courses, an annual Summer Camp and an annual Chinese Workshop Program offering training to international teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. The language courses we offer include Group courses in Regular Chinese, Intensive Chinese, HSK Preparation and Business Chinese. We also offer one-to-one Chinese language tuition.

BICC is situated in the heart of Beijing, surrounded by the everyday hustle and bustle of the city. It is an ideal place to develop your Chinese language skills, whilst surrounded by Chinese language and culture. Our school will not only offer expert Chinese language tuition, but unrivalled pastoral care and exceptional sports and accommodation facilities.

The diversity and flexibility of our course structure, caters to each student’s individual goals and requirements. It allows each student to study hard and improve their Chinese quickly, whilst taking part in the cultural activities and attending the social events organised by the school each week. We regularly arrange trips to the Great Wall of China, Acrobatic shows, Kung Fu shows and festive dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our school offers a pleasant and warm atmosphere that can be enjoyed by each student, whilst experiencing the once in a lifetime opportunity of living in Beijing.

BICC is approved by the Beijing Municipal Government to enrol children of foreigners in China and international students. Our school is the only institution in Beijing that can arrange your Visa for you. We have also been approved by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) to hold the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), BCT (Business Chinese Test) and YCT (Young Learner Chinese Test). We also run many training projects for the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China of the Department of Aid to Foreign Countries.

If you are interested in our school and would like to know more, please visit our website: http://www.hibicc.com

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hibicc

BICC now offers JW202 form (Student Visa) to all the students.

Now get college credits for all the classes taken at BICC.

BICC is the only private school approved by :

Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China

Beijing Municipal Education Commission

The International Society of Chinese Language Training

Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau

Beijing NGO Association

Hanban

BICC is recommended by :

Belgium Embassy

Poland Embassy

Belarus Embassy

Cambodia Embassy

Thai Embassy

Egypt Embassy

Kazakhstan Embassy

Pakistan Embassy

Japan Embassy

Nepal Embassy

Lao Embassy

Philippines Embassy

Bahamas Embassy


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daofeishi

What do you mean by "approved"? Is it an accredited institution? Do you have diploma-track programs, and if you do, what kind of diploma?

Also, when did embassies start endorsing schools ಠ_ಠ

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hibicc

Approved as in it accredited. Only private school so far in Beijing that can issue JW202 form (student visa) only because its registered as a school with the government, not as a company. http://hibicc.com/aboutus.php?id=30 You can see yourself for recommendations.

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hibicc

Skylee : Thank you. We saw other schools posting their first opening thread here so we thought it might be a good idea to have one of ours. Thank you again.

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imron

@skylee, as per the guidelines for commercial posters, they're allowed a single thread to post information about their business/services. This can't go in Classifieds because threads in Classifieds don't allow people to reply.

That being said, hibicc already has an existing thread, which I've now merged with this one. No need to have multiple threads saying the same thing in different places.

@hibicc, please only add new information to this, rather than simply repeating what you have stated previously.

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hibicc

Beijing International Chinese College 2013 Summer Camp

28 Days - 9900RMB ($1600USD) All Inclusive | No hidden cost.

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Date: June 25th' 2013 - July 22' 2013

Price: 9900RMB

Apply online by clicking here : Apply Online

For detailed schedule click here.

Cost includes:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • All tuition
  • All study materials
  • Guardian fee
  • Three meals per day
  • Welcome and farewell banquettes
  • Shared apartment accommodation (on campus)
  • All tours and entry tickets
  • Activity expenses
  • All performances
  • City transportation
  • Tour guides

Cost excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses (items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips to guides or drivers, phone calls, faxes, excess baggage charges)

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hibicc

This training program is ONLY for embassy officials in Beijing. Its being hosted by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and being organized by Beijing International Education Exchange while all the classes are held at Beijing International Chinese College.

Anyone who is holding a diplomatic passport and living in Beijing can join this course.

This is a free course.

To join please call Leo at : 15101536076

To read news on BICC website click here.

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Pauan

Well, such a coincidence to find a post by BICC here.

I took a course from BICC last year. It was my first time I went to China(and abroad in general). I had no knowledge in mandarin and the purpose of the trip was to learn it. I ran into BICC online and decided to learn with them.

We exchanged several e-mails as I had many doubts and they were very patient answering. I took a 8-week course and opted to stay in their dormitory. It happened that one month before my arrival they had to remodel their dormitories to fit the pattern of some education council, or whatever. Then they put me in an apartment without any extra costs.

In my first night in Beijing, I got a visit from two of my teachers who wanted to check if I was ok, since I got to the apartment as soon as I arrived in the airport.

I think the two months I stayed in China was one of the most exciting and delightful experiences I had in my life, and I should partially say thanks to BICC, who provided me assistance from the very beginning.

Their classes are also fine and small, so I could learn mandarin in a very good and fast pace.

Back to Brazil, I started learning chinese in a local chinese course and my chinese teacher who had already received other students who previously studied in China was quite impressed with the quality of the chinese I learned in China.

Well, this was my testimonial to BICC, I only do this when I really trust one service.

Now, I have questions to BICC.

This fitness center is quite new, isn't it?

I studied in the Sanlitun Campus and don't remember it. Also I can't imagine where it might be located. Is it in the same building where the courses are taken? Or is it located in that elementary school behind the BICC building? Or is it located in Datunlu Campus? I am quite curious.

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hibicc

Pauan, thank you for your feedback about BICC. BICC Fitness center is fairly new and is in Sanlitun Campus. Its not in the classroom building, its in the building which is in front of BICC.

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hibicc

Second phase of Embassy Official training project.

October 9th 2013 - December 13th 2013

This training program is ONLY for embassy officials in Beijing. Its being hosted by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and being organized by Beijing International Education Exchange while all the classes are held at Beijing International Chinese College.

Anyone who is holding a diplomatic passport and living in Beijing can join this course.

This is a free course.

To join please call Leo at : 15101536076

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hibicc

I work for BICC.

 

Recently we are getting many new students and they were misguided/told by their previous schools that only public universities can offer long term visa/ JW202 form. THIS IS A BIG LIE! BICC is a private school and we issue JW202 form. 

 

In order to issue JW202 form, a school must be approved by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Education and the local Education Commission which in Beijing is Beijing Municipal Education Commission.

 

Few students this month arrived at BICC and they were told by some private schools that they can issue them X2 (short term) visa. Those students signed up at the school and in return they got an admission letter. Their visa's were rejected as the Chinese Consulate back in their country asked for JW202 form. 

 

For someone who is planning on coming to Beijing or somewhere in China to learn Chinese, do ask clearly with the school about the visa process. At BICC we have some students from other schools who paid more than their course fee in the past just to obtain the visa. 

 

The actual fee (including 100RMB service charge) to change the L visa into X2 visa is :

 

 

Country                                 Single Entry                          Double Entry

Kazakhstan                           529                                        700

Uzbekistan                            612                                        885

Armenia                                 520                                        730

Iran                                        800                                        1150

Ethiopia                                 587                                        830

Angola                                    781                                        1122

Congo                                     847                                        1220

Gabon                                    612                                        868

Cameroon                              580                                        820

Cote d’Ivoire                         837                                        990

Moldova                                 555                                        762

Ukraine                                  509                                        713

United Kingdom                   404                                        557

Panama                                 679                                        1300

Brazil                                      469                                        654

Bolivia                                    514                                        721

Ecuador                                 514                                        721

USA                                        1056                                      1056

Venezuela                              685                                        1001

Chile                                       529                                        744

Romania                                612                                        783

Russia                                    493                                        886

Mexico                                   471                                        657

Poland                                   575                                        575

ALL OTHER                            268                                        352

 

 

From L visa to X1 (long term visa for course over 180 days)

 

 

Less than 365 days  | All countries               500

Dependent                                                    300

 

 

If a school says that they can offer X2 visa, make sure they issue some official document which is being issued by some government body. 

 

Attached is a sample of JW202 form.

 

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hibicc

The scholarship is available to anyone from Asia, South America, North America, Russia and Europe. 

 

The applicant should be 18-25 years old. 

 

Student should buy his/her airticket to Beijing and insurance. 

 

Rest everything is covered by BICC/Hanban

 

 

Please look at the attached file for schedule and information about how to apply. 

free summer camp -2014.pdf

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Pauan

When is the deadline for applications? And when the results might come out?

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hibicc

Hello Pauan! We have about 150 scholarships and we are giving them to the students who apply first. We will give these to the first 150 applicants. You/your friend can apply now if you are interested in it. 

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chinese.guru

This is nothing like how this school portray themselves. I was a student at BICC few months back. I contacted them for 1 semester course and everything turned into a mess. The school is always empty as there are no students. I wanted to learn Chinese at a school so that I will make new friends but unfortunately that did not happen. I was the only one in the class with one more student. The teachers are not trained properly and doesn't make any lesson plan. I booked shared accommodation with this school and all the pictures on the site are fake. I paid them 8000RMB a month and they gave me a shity apartment which was 1 hour away from the school. In two months they gave me a room mate from korea, from brazil and from mexico. I always used to get into fight with them about the electricity and water bill as everything was miss manage. I left the apartment after 2 months tho I paid for 6 months but the school did not refund me any money.

 

No one at the school is helpful. They are always loud and angry. I felt helpless as none of the staff was helpful. All the reviews I think about this school are fake. They over charged me for a shared apartment an for the lessons.

 

I strongly suggest students to do their research properly before selecting the school and do not select this school.

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Johnny20270

Looks like you had a bad experience, given the harsh review chinese.guru!

 

It seems notoriously find unbiased reviews about schools in Beijing . After a reading a lot of websites it seems there are either some ulterior motive behind the review or  the review is fake and posted by someone affiliated by the school under review. I see you posted the same review here http://www.thebeijinger.com/reviews/2014/07/15/worst-school-beijing-possibly-whole-china

 

And given you just registered on both websites just to post a negative review, I can imagine that many people think you have a vendetta towards BICC  :nono

 

Its a surprise that you say the school is empty as its a very well known school and comes up first in a google search. Anyway, most people seem to want as few people in class as possible as means more attention per person. 

 

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Pauan

Well, in fact when I was studying there there weren't many students (I started my classes in beginning of january, I was the first student of that year and for one week I was the only student at school) there. In two months, in my class during a long time it was me and another student, just when I was almost leaving the class got two more. But actually I enjoyed it a lot. Since the classes were so small the learning was really fast. I two months I managed to learn quite a lot, specially for someone who never had chinese classes before.

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