A Day in the Life of a PiB Student
PiB is split into two terms of four weeks each. Each of these terms is equivalent to a semester of college Chinese, making the program in its entirety equal to a year of college Chinese. Classes are held five days a week for four hours each day. Fifty-to-sixty minute individual sessions are held in the afternoons Monday through Thursday, and office hours are held for two hours each evening from Sunday through Thursday.
Chinese Tables with a teacher and 1-2 other classmates are offered twice a week during lunch or dinner time, scheduled between you and your teachers. Optional lectures, performances, excursions and extracurricular activities are scheduled throughout the program. Optional day trips to various historical/cultural sites outside of Beijing will be planned for most weekends.
A typical schedule is as follows:
8:00am - 8:50am
First Lecture Class
9:00am - 9:50am
Second Lecture Class
10:10am - 11:00am
Third Lecture Class
11:10am - 12:00pm
Fourth Lecture Class
50-80 minute one-on-one tutorial session with a PiB teacher. (Sessions are held during three separate time bands: 2:00-2:50, 3:00-3:50 and 4:00-4:50pm. Students' individual session times will vary week by week).
8:00pm - 10:00pm Office Hours. Teachers will be available to answer questions about the day's lesson or homework, and to provide extra practice/help if needed.
2015 Speaker Series
Rory Treux (06/29): China's National People’s Congress
Wang, Jisi (07/06): Sino-US Relations
Po, Lanchih (07/13): China's Urban Challenges
Megan Steffen (07/20): Anthropological Studies of Crowds in Zhengzhou
John Urban (07/27): John's Hopkins Nanjing Center for Graduate Studie
Gregory Zeluck (08/03): Investing in China
Greg Gilligan (08/10): A Lifetime in China and the PGA Tour
2015 Activities and Excursions
Wushu (Weeks 1, 2, 3)
Chinese Calligraphy (Weeks 2 & 3)
Chinese Brush Painting (Weeks 5 & 6)
Great Wall of China (06/27)
Concert at the National Center for the Performing Arts (07/03)
Discover Beijing Day (07/04)
China National Orchestra Performance (07/04)
Shihuadong National Geopark (07/11)
Jingdong Stone Forest Gorge (07/25)
Inter-University Speech Contest (08/02)
Beijing Evening (08/08)
Farewell Banquet (08/14)
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