Tianjin


JHF's Language Learning Program in Tianjin

JHF cooperates with New Century Language and Culture Center, a private language school in Tianjin. The school is a partnership between a Chinese teacher, Li Qunhu, and his former American student, Charly Pine, from earlier Tianjin days. Mr Li comes with experience both in teaching Chinese in the US and in running a language exchange program in Beijing. New Century knows what foreigners need to learn Mandarin Chinese and employs modern teaching methods to help them reach their goals.

 

New Century chooses and trains their teachers carefully, and they are willing to offer one-to-one tuition, which we recommend for our language learners. In addition, New Century uses textbooks that have been tried and tested for years with foreign students in Taiwan and have been adapted and printed for use in mainland China. New Century offers two full semesters a year, comprising of about 17 weeks for each one, and they also offer classes during the Summer and Winter holidays. The quality of language learning at New Century is excellent with numerous advantages over university programs and other language centres in China. For more information please see their website: www.newcenturychinese.com or directly contact the office at office(at)newcenturychinese.com.

Costs and Accommodation while language learning at New Century with JHF

2012-2013 fees: 16,000 RMB per semester (approx US$2540)

  • Includes basic tuition and activities (one a week) arranged by the centre.
  • Basic tuition includes the cost of 10 hours of individual instruction per week. Students are given the option of increasing class time to a maximum of 15 hours per week. Each additional hour of instruction a week is a percentage of the basic tuition, for example one extra hour a week is 10% of 16000 RMB, and two extra hours a week are 20% of 16000 RMB, etc.
  • Textbooks and accompanying CDs are provided by the centre at an additional cost (approx 200 RMB per semester).

Small group tuition

2012-2013 fees: 12,000 RMB per semester (approx US$1900)

  • Includes basic tuition and activities (one a week) arranged by the centre.
  • Basic tuition includes the cost of three hours of instruction per day, five days a week. Group size: up to five students.
  • Textbooks and accompanying CDs are provided by the centre at an additional cost (approx 200 RMB per semester).

Fees for couples: Spouse discounts are available as long as one member is enrolled full time.

Initial service and processing charge: about 500 RMB

Some additional costs in China include: Student visa renewals (cost depends on nationality), one time health exam (600 RMB), ID photographs (50 RMB), & residence permit (400 RMB for 11 months or less, 800 RMB for 11+ months).

 

Each semester consists of 18-19 weeks, which includes 16-17 weeks of class and 1-2 weeks of vacation/travel time.

 

Accommodation: Language learners are accommodated near the school for the first three months. Later, when their language is adequate, language learners can choose to move into their own rented apartment. The cost of accommodation provided near New Century varies: a one bedroom apartment ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 RMB per month, and a two bedroom apartment ranges from 2,000 to 3,500 RMB per month. For other accommodation in Tianjin, costs depend on lifestyle and whether the apartment is shared. However, an apartment may cost from about 1,500 to 4,000 RMB per month, and at least two months rent in advance is usually required.

 

The Tianjin cluster has about 30 associates living and working in Tianjin. In addition to those learning language, some associates are teaching English, and others are working with development projects (education, medicine, disabled children). Seven different countries are represented so it is quite a diverse group!

Last updated on: Thu Sep 20 14:49:42 2012 by: Rachel Mark
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