Profile of LCC
Beijing Language and Cultural Center for Diplomatic Missions (LCC) is an institution providing language services. LCC specializes in teaching Chinese as a second language and offering content-based cultural courses.
Over the past six decades since its inception in 1956, LCC has attracted students from over 100 countries, including former US president George Bush senior, former Indian president Kocheril Raman Narayanan and over 300 ambassadors. Since 1983, we have also been sending teachers to the Royal Palace of Thailand to teach Chinese to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
In addition to regular Chinese courses, LCC also offers specialized Chinese courses covering a number of subjects including diplomacy, politics, technology, culture, and art. Besides, LCC offers cultural tours in various forms all year round, taking students to experience the beauty of Chinese culture.
LCC has been serving as a designated test center of HSK, TOEFL, GRE, and BEC.
Trainees from around the world experience Chinese calligraphy
ICH concert series of ethnic minorities: The concerts, held quarterly at LCC Concert Hall, present the indigenous and charming ICH music to audiences at home and abroad, and showcase the colorful culture of ethnic groups in China and their thousand-year-long art.
Under the Mid-Autumn Moonlight-Special Culture Experience Event: Over 100 diplomatic envoys appreciate the moon, listen to traditional music, enjoy tea and wine, and DIY mooncakes at the LCC courtyard. The guests celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival together in a harmonious cultural atmosphere.
Summer Camp-Young Ambassadors for Sino-Foreign Cultural Exchanges: Young ambassadors in Hanfu tour foreign embassies for exchanges.
Reading China: Students may read and take away for free any multilingual book about China’s politics, economy, technology and culture.
Newspaper vending machine: International journals in English, French, German and other languages are available.