Need info on chinese language schools/universities- beijing

i will be moving soon to beijing,

and looking urgently for any info on language schools/universities(mandarin classes) in beijing i.e. term times, fees, hours of class per/week, terms & conditions, rentals for an apartment (1 -2 people), adsl line fees, whether its safe(sars e.t.c) would appreciate any useful info.

would also, interest me if you had studied in taiwan and went to china to further your mandarin knowledge, what experiences did you have?

what should i take with me that i cant find in china?

is it easy to travel around in china?