For professional, personalised classes taught by dedicated, passionate teachers, look no further than That’s Mandarin. With branches in Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities, they also have an online school. That’s Mandarin tailors their classes for their students and offer two kinds of classes – one on one private classes, and group classes with a maximum of five students. The classes are taught in a calming, supportive environment and the schools are all located in central areas. Whether you want to learn business English, improve your speaking or even learn more about Chinese culture, there is a class available for you. Interestingly, no classes are taught with textbooks. When you walk in, they ask you what your interests are and find relevant topics for you to learn, such as online articles or even movies. Prices and other information are listed on their website.
Beijing location: 1/F, Building 4, B Xinzhong Street No.12
Mandarin House offers Chinese courses all year round for international students and local expats, and classes ranging from intensive Chinese to Corporate Chinese. For people who are not already based in China, they also offer accommodation for their students. Housing is flexible, and there is private studio apartments and shared rooms. For people looking to really experience authentic Chinese culture, there is also a home-stay option. Mandarin House even has centres overseas, so prospective visitors can brush up their Chinese before entering China. Prices and other information are listed on their website.
Beijing location: Block A, Beijing Fortune Plaza Office Building, 7 E 3rd Ring Rd Middle, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
The Hutong School
Based smack dab in the middle of the vibrant Sanlitun, the Hutong School is one of the only Chinese schools under European management in China and hold themselves to a high standard of classes. Offering classes for all ranges, the Hutong School also offers internship programs. The internship programmes places applicants in the heart of the city of their choice, either Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu, and immerse them culturally through offering Chinese lessons and activities. Prices and other information are listed on their website.
Beijing location: A6 Gongti Beilu, Zhongyu Plaza room 1501, Chaoyang District, Beijing
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