Approved by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau, the first professional educational institution devoted to international promotion of Chinese language, Beijing International Chinese College (BICC) was founded in September, 2005, to adapt to the economic globalization and diversified development of world culture, to meet the needs of China’s further opening up to the outside world and communicate widely with various countries.
BICC possesses a team of highly skilled full-time and part-time teachers of whom 95 percent have Bachelor’s degree or above, 75 percent are sub-senior or senior professionals. BICC’s part time teachers are renowned experts, professors or subject leaders of established universities, education institutions, primary and secondary schools. They all have lots of teaching experience and many have taught Chinese abroad.
Since its foundation, BICC has achieved the qualification of enrolling International students, organizing training program for visiting teachers from abroad under the authorization of Hanban, and holding various kinds of tests, such as TCFL, HSK, BCT, YCT, and BETS. To date, BICC has totally trained 600 teachers both from China and abroad, enrolled 200 international students and about 2000 examinees took exams. Moreover, BICC has organized a series of important training seminars and R&D projects entrusted by the Ministry of Commerce, Hanban, Beijing Municipal Education Commission and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.
BICC is currently in cooperation with many schools, educational institutions and established enterprises in America, Spain, Italy, France, New Zealand, Korea and etc. BICC is gradually developing into a one-off and top-notch Chinese learning and teaching base.