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 once or 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 pm
- 3:00-3:50 pm
- 4:00-4:50 pm
Students' individual session times will vary week by week.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Office Hours.
Teachers will be available to answer questions about the day's lesson or homework, and to provide extra practice/help if needed.