Learning centers offering Mandarin and other language programs for expats and locals in Shanghai.
With a campus near Shanghai Library and a campus in Yangpu, GoEast offers Mandarin courses such as HSK preparation, survival Chinese and business Chinese. Their USP is their range of learning options: group classes or 1-1 tutoring; online, off-site or at the any of the GoEast campuses. They also hold regular community events for their students, such as movie nights, mahjong lessons and Chinese ink painting sessions.
Mandarin school with offices in Jing’an and Pudong. Group classes, 1-1 sessions, corporate training and online learning options are all offered, as well as student visa services for intensive courses. Classes are levelled, and there are groups for beginners up to around HSK6. There are also occasional cultural activities and an annual summer course.
Nationwide Chinese education service offering online and offline Mandarin programmes. Their online platform, Mandarin Café, is a hub for managing class membership as well as reviewing course content. As well as part-time and intensive group/1-1 classes, That’s Mandarin also facilitate summer and winter camps for young people, and support students with visa applications. School trips for overseas schools are also a specialism here.
International Mandarin teaching company with a Shanghai centre on West Nanjing. Usual range of teaching options (small group, 1-1, business) and time commitments (evening, part-time, intensive), with a comparatively well-developed online presence. Self-directed and teacher-led video courses can be accessed through their website. They also specialize in IB preparation for young people taking the Chinese A or B courses.
Vast nationwide Mandarin teaching service with five locations in Shanghai: Jing’an, Xintiandi, the K11 Tower, Jinqiao and Xujiahui. Students can choose between different time commitments and learning styles; group, private and online courses are available. The school also organizes summer camps for children and specific HSK preparation courses – written and oral. Perks of student life at iMandarin include accommodation and visa support, airport shuttles and weekly day-trips.
Mandarin school near Jing’an station, established in 2003. They offer the standard range of classes (intensive, part-time, business, survival, hanzi, etc), as well a comprehensive online platform that includes an “E-Teaching Plan” to track your progress, learning apps and online lessons. Their curriculum follows the HSK course with some additions. Summer camps and cultural events are also offered to students, and the centre can arrange internships and accommodation.
Mandarin teaching centre established in 2004, with centres in Gubei and Xujiahui. Group classes, normally with 1-4 students, are scheduled daily – check their website or ask on their WeChat. HSK and business-focused classes are available, as well as Chinese culture classes and lessons for kids. You can get a free sample WeChat lesson through their official account. Teachers speak English, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese.