How do I enrol for the GCSE/HSK exams?
For GCSE in Mandarin, you need to enrol with a registered centre. Usually, this can be done through your school.
Any student can enrol for the HSK exam and we will assist you with the registration and find you the nearest examination centre.
Yes, if you want to join our classroom lessons, you can have a 30 minutes trial lesson with a group which matches your level. Unfortunately, we do not give free trials for private tuition.
Can I have a free trial lesson?
Yes, the siblings will have 10% discount off the tuition fee when the class size is 6 pupils, and above, you will have to pay for the whole term.
If my children's sliblings also join the course, do I
have a discount?
Can I join your events if I am not a student of Q.H. Language Exchange?
Yes, everyone is welcome to join our events, but you will need to pay a different fee from our registered students.
Do you provide all necessary materials for the classes?
We provide copies of any material which is not featured in the course book. However, you will need to buy your course book yourself.
What is the size for group lessons?
The size of group lessons in our locales is 6 - 12 students. However, we also accept larger or smaller groups if the client wishes to use their own locale.
GCSE / HSK
Where do I get the past papers for GCSE Chinese?
Your registered examination board should be able to provide you with all past papers on request.
Where do I take the GCSE/HSK exams?
For GCSE, you need to sit your listening, reading and writing exams at the registered exam centre. The spoken exam can be done at home with your tutor only if you have permission from the registered exam centre.
For HSK, you need to sit your exam at a designated examination centre for all exams.
What is the difference between the GCSE and HSK exams?
GCSE stands for General Certificate in Secondary Education. The certificate is normally recognised in the UK only. HSK is the Standard Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Test. An HSK certificate is valid without any limitation in China. The Major Uses of HSK Certification are:
To certify that you have obtained the required Chinese proficiency to enter a college or university in China as an undergraduate or graduate student
To serve as a reference when you apply for a job position that requires a certain level of competency in Chinese
To win scholarships to study in China
What is the controlled assessment for GCSE exam in Chinese?
Controlled assessment is a new approach for those GCSE subjects which require internal assessment, for example, oral and written exams. The oral exam is marked by your assessor, not the exam board.
Do you offer assistance with visas for programmes in China?
Yes. For group bookings, the packages we provide include the visa application.
For individuals, you can apply for your visa either by yourself or through us for a small service charge.
Do they have time to be allowed to call the parents? How can they keep in touch with the families?
Normally students will bring the cell phone; counsellors will show them how to use a local SIM card, so they can call or email their parents. Also, parents can write to us if there is anything we should pay attention to. Also, we have our own Facebook homepage to upload pictures every day. Parent will know how things are going here.
Is this summer camp allowing parents to join too?
Yes, parents could join, we can help them to book the same hotel as students. Also they can choose to take part in the Inner Mongolia trip with us, and also we offer private Chinese lessons for parents.
Camps in China
About the pocket money, how much would it be enough for 3 weeks? Can we bring dollars?
Usually, we recommend 500 RMB /week, 1,500 RMB for 3 weeks. Our counsellors will take students to do the money exchange if needed. We strongly suggest that we keep my pocket money for students in case they spend it on useless stuff or lose it. The student will get 100 RMB every time they ask for the pocket money.
What does the program price include and exclude?
Program price includes:
- Enrollment fee - Course fee including textbooks and study materials
- Activity fees as per the Program Schedule
- Certificate issued by RICHBLCU Learning Center
- 24/7 bilingual counsellors and supervisors for the group of students
- Accommodation relating to the Program
- Three meals a day, seven days a week
- Daily bottled water and fruit
- Laundry service
- Camp T-shirt
- Chinese SIM card for cell phone (exclude call rate)
- Transportation fees relating to the Program (including train fare of field trips)
- Airport pick-up and drop-off - Beijing city tours including admission fees
- Field trips city tours including entrance fees - An official group photo and a souvenir DVD of camp life - Travel accident insurance
Program price does not include:
- The cost of transportation from students’ place of residence to Beijing and return, as well as expenses due to the delay and cancellation of the flight and overweight luggage fine.
- Students’ private expenses (such as personal shopping, compensation for damage to hotel/public facilities)
- Call rate
- Medical expenses that cannot be covered by insurance
- Chinese visa application fee