Approved by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission and the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau, Beijing International Chinese College (BICC) is a professional educational institution devoted to the international promotion of the Chinese language. Founded in 2005, BICC not only focuses on teaching international students the Chinese language but also offers training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. We are one of the executive members of the 8th Council of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching.
Since the beginning, BICC has enrolled thousands of international students and organized many important projects for the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Chinese Language Office, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission. These programs include the Seminar on Chinese for Government Officials from Developing Countries, the Seminar on Chinese Culture for Government Officials from Developing Countries, training programs for Chinese teachers from abroad, HSK, YCT, BCT exams, A-PLUS training programs for Chinese teachers, training programs for Chinese language teachers/volunteers working overseas, and the Chinese Culture Festival for International Students in Beijing.
Furthermore, BICC closely cooperated with Beijing Language and Culture University, Huazhong Normal University, Fangcaodi International Primary School, Beijing No. 80 Middle School, and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. At the same time, BICC also cooperates with many schools, educational institutions and established enterprises in America, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, New Zealand, and Korea. BICC is rapidly developing into a high-level Chinese learning and teaching base with distinguishing features.
The school is headed by Honorary President Xu Jialu and President Geng Xuechao. Honorary President Xu Jialu is the former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, a well-known Chinese language and literature expert, and the current president of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching. President Geng Xuechao is the former director of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, the vice president of the Chinese Association of Higher Education, the president of the Beijing Association of Higher Education, and the director-general of the Beijing Association of Non-government Education.
Why choose BICC?
- Exceptional Teaching Standards: With expert teachers, small classes, high levels of individual attention and engaging lessons, you can be confident that whatever you hope to achieve at BICC, we can help you get there - fast.
- Outstanding Resources and Facilities: All of their campuses have exceptional facilities and resources to support their students' studies. Many of their classrooms have interactive whiteboards. Their study centers provide a wealth of high-quality learning resources and include multimedia centers offering free internet access and Wi-Fi. On-campus fitness and recreation centers where BICC students can swim and workout for free.
BICC MaiZiDian branch has normal classrooms for group classes, private classrooms for one on one lessons, cultural activity rooms to facilitate the different cultural activities like paper cutting, Chinese calligraphy, mahjong, etc, a library/reading room and a break room with a computer where students can have coffee/tea. To achieve effective teaching results, most of the classrooms are set up with multi-media equipment and the Internet. All of the classrooms are well-decorated with a combination of Chinese and Western culture to ensure the students a good study environment and experience at BICC.
Located at International Art and Culture Enterprise Zone, Maquanying is BICC main campus.
The campus is equipped with:
• Multimedia classrooms, multi-purpose amphitheater, reading room, cafe, gym, and indoor sports hall.
• The dormitory is 1 minute from the campus.
BICC's Sanlitun campus was opened in 2010. It is located in the heart of Beijing's Central Business District (CBD). This campus is only 5 minutes walk from Hujialou subway station exit E on line 10.
BICC Sanlitun branch has normal classrooms for group classes, private classrooms for one on one lessons, cultural activity rooms to facilitate the different cultural activities like paper cutting, Chinese calligraphy, mahjong, etc, a break room where students can have coffee/tea. All of the classrooms are well-decorated with a combination of Chinese and Western culture to ensure the students a good study environment and experience at BICC.
Their Sanlitun Branch also offers a free pass to the wellness center (fitness room, sauna, and pool) 10 minutes from the school campus.
BICC is recommended as a preferred Chinese language school by over 20 embassies in Beijing, including:
- Embassy of Seychelles
- Belgium Embassy
- Switzerland Embassy
- Hungary Embassy
- Romania Embassy
- Belarus Embassy
- Albania Embassy
- Bolivia Embassy
- Yemen Embassy
- Poland Embassy
1) Homestay in Beijing
Host families are familiar with taking adult students, so you will have the freedom to come and go as you choose. Most importantly, you will feel welcome in the family home and practice Chinese throughout your stay. Chinese Homestay is the best option for accommodation.
The average travel time to and from school is 20 minutes. You can purchase a travel pass for the bus & train. You will receive information about this on your first day of school.
During your Homestay in Beijing, the family will provide half board accommodation i.e. breakfast and evening meals on the weekdays and full board on weekends. If you have any special dietary requirements, you should inform us of this before you arrive so we can select the most suitable family for you.
You will have your own single bedroom. The family will provide a fresh set of towels each week and change the bed linen once per week. The family will also include your basic laundry items, such as jeans, tee-shirts, etc. once per week.
You will be advised of your Chinese Homestay address and details before your arrival in Beijing. You can arrive on either a Saturday or Sunday and Depart also on a Saturday or Sunday. Check with us first, should you wish to arrive on a weekday.
2) Maquanying Dormitory
MaQuanYing dormitory is located just in front of their MaQuanYing campus, very convenient for the students to get to class.
The dormitory has:
- 81 rooms (single & double) well-equipped with bed, TV, desk, wardrobe, air conditioner, and furnished bathroom.
- Hall with tables and chairs so the students can meet and talk together.
Please note that the distance from the Maquanying dormitory to the Sanlitun campus is around 1 hour by subway.