• Singapore
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
HSK (Mandarin Chinese)
Specialized Courses
Specific Purposes
Class Size
Medium Class (8-15)
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Host family accommodations and a meal plan are included in the course price. Upgrades to the EF Residence are available. Contact the US Based Admissions Team for a personalized price quote.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Some Activities Classes Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

EF Course Certificate & Progress report, 24/7 support of EF's trained staff at home and abroad

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included (Extra)

Transferrable college credit available through our partner in education, the University of Montana

Oct 31, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
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About Program

Singapore might be one of the world's smallest countries but it leaves nothing to be desired. One of only three surviving city states, this Asian metropolis combines the best of East and West.

Take classes at our campus centrally located by everything you'll want to explore. You'll learn from native language speaking teachers, trained in EF's exclusive methodology. After class, practice with locals as you explore the stunning Marina Bay Sands pool, CHIJMES or the National Gallery. Grab Chili Crab and satay with your classmates and be sure to order in Chinese.

At EF, can decide when you want to study, how long you'll stay, and what you'd like to focus on. You can personalize your course with Special Interest Classes like Chinese Characters, Music, and exam prep (Hanyu Exam). Earn transferable college credit for any course 4 weeks or longer, allowing you to make the most of your time abroad.

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Program Highlights

  • Study from 2 weeks up to a full year, start any Monday.
  • Located in the city center, featuring classrooms with the the latest learning technology.
  • Top activities include a tour of the Garderns By The Bay, Singapore River Cruise and Singapore Flyer
  • Choose to reside with a local host family or in the EF Residence, an international dorm.
  • EF students hail from over 100 countries around the world.

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Discover the sights and sounds of Singapore while preparing for a nationally recognized fluency exam.

Prepare for officially recognized language exam like the HSK while working towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese. These exams, recognized around the world, enhance your resume and pave the way to university acceptance and international careers in many diverse fields. You'll participate in 32 fun and interactive language courses focused around preparing for you exam. After class, explore the city and practice your new found langue skills with your classmates who hail from over 100 countries.

Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 14 reviews
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  • Instruction 4.85
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.95
  • Value 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Memory In EF Beijing

There are so many good places in Beijing.
Also it's really safe in Beijing. So student can travel a lot of places.
And can speak chinese with so many people.
There are many foreigners don't know chinese but they can help each other.
And chinese food is amazing!! yuxiangrousi, tancuniurou, tangcuyu, xihongshichaojidan really nice!! you have to come and taste it!! |'m strongly recommend you to come Ef Beijing!!

128 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Having a great time

I am here in the EF Beijing School since 2 Month and I really like it! The Chinese culture is really interesting and completely different. The chinese hospitality is on a really high level, even if the living standards may are not that high,compared to Europe. It will definitely warm your heart when you see chinese people getting so happy when you try to talk in chinese. Learning chinese is actually not as hard as I expected and chinese people will help you to improve your language skills. So if you don't mind to have lower living standards, you will have a great time here in Beijing.

What would you improve about this program?
When the school gets bigger, more courses could be offered which would be a great opportunity for students and teachers at the same time.
121 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My unique Beijing

My story starts when I first came to Beijing as a person who only could introduce myself in very simple chinese. I didn't know anything about the country than the info you get in school. But when I came here I met so much more than I ever thought possible. I met new friends, a new country but more importantly I met my new self. The person I am today, a person I dind't think I could become. Love it!

What would you improve about this program?
The students need more people to help them with something that doesn't concern school and this help needs to be better than it is. It is lacking a lot...
73 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Statisfied customer

Having spend nearly on year at EF's foreigner School in amazing Beijing I can say: I'm able to communicat in chinese during my daily life, I have meet a lot of new friends from all over the world and I have also made many chinese friends. For my profesional life, I am now able to survive any chinese business dinner and I can take a more and more bigger part in negotiations with our chinese clinets and business partners.

The school itself has an perfect location close to Beijing's important Subway Line 5 and is situated in a modern building with a western coffe shop downstairs. All teachers speak a fairly good english and are doing a really good job in helping the students to master Chinese. If there was a problem I could always speak with the other stuff to find a solution for it.

72 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My first time abroad!

I had wanted to visit China for a long time, and the absolute best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture is by living with a host family. The host family I stayed with was actually my favorite part of the trip. They were incredibly welcoming and provided me with everything I needed and more, making sure I was comfortable in their house and outside of it, getting around in a foreign city by myself. When I didn't have classes they would even go out of their way to show me things around the city I would never have known about otherwise. They were like a second family and soon Beijing felt like a second home too. The school was conveniently located five minutes away from a subway stop and a street filled with places to eat between classes. (There's a lady there who sells the BEST milk tea.) The teachers are warm and accommodating, and make sure the level you're placed in is a good fit for you, and not too challenging. (Just make sure to get to your classes nice and early!) The school's guide was great, we always had activities to sign up for - everything from a day hiking the Great Wall to a three-day train trip across the country to Xi'an. I'd recommend you to do whatever you can fit into your schedule! It'll just add to the completely awesome and unique experience.

What would you improve about this program?
I wasn't aware that I could change levels after classes began and thought maybe the level I was initially placed in would get harder as I went, so I stayed in the class, even though it was slightly easy. When one of the teachers approached me on my third week out of five and asked if I wanted to try a harder level I immediately said yes, but I wish I had been offered the choice sooner. My last two weeks were the most challenging but also the weeks during which I learned the most. Maybe they could do weekly evaluations, and check in with the students to make sure everything is to their liking? For students who are maybe too shy to speak up or - like me - didn't know there was another option. I know one of my friends had an issue with her host family and didn't want to speak up because she didn't want to offend them, and I think if she had been directly asked how everything was going it would've been easier than approaching the staff and complaining. But other than that, the program was great.
74 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

I went to China for the first time in my life and spent two weeks in Beijing with loads of activities and things to see. I met some amazing people and the classes were really interesting, but unfortunately for me, I spent too much time on the social side than in class. I was put in a host family which was really far from everything, which meant that when I went out, I would have to either get the first train home or stay at a friends house; the taxi drivers would never want to take me as I think it was a bit too far out. But this was a few years back so things might have changed.

74 people found this review helpful.

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