Founded in 2005, the Sinology Institute has taught over 4000 students from over 100 countries.
A government licensed institution of linguistic research and Mandarin language learning whose primary purpose is the advancement of Mandarin learning techniques through constant research and its immediate application in class.
Maintains close ties to the Ivy League of Chinese academia, including Beijing University, Beijing Foreign Language University, Beijing Normal University, the Confucius Institute, and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
A combination of modern and traditional elements, giving you the most unique learning environment in all of Beijing and its surroundings feature some of the most famous sights such as the Drum and Bell Towers, Houhai Lake and Nanluoguxiang.
An insider’s favorite, the Coal Hill is the elevated feature right north of the Forbidden City. As a matter of fact, when leaving the Forbidden City via the north gate you just have to cross the street (by underpass) and you are there. Its opening times are changing constantly but if you go during the morning or early afternoon you will be sure to gain admission.
A must see for any Beijing traveller, the Forbidden City features what used to be the Emperor’s main dwelling back in the days. While it is without doubt that its architecture is very impressive it also tells you a little bit about Chinese culture. The grandeur of the facility namely stands in stark contrast to the humble lives many of the common people have been leading for many, many years.
I never played Mahjong and I rarely see people playing this game in South Korea. During my time studying Chinese in Beijing, I saw many old people play Mahjong and they looked really into it. I thought maybe this game is complicated but also very interesting to play. I really wanted to try it.