Learning centers offering Mandarin and other language programs for expats and locals in Shanghai.
A mandarin school in downtown Shanghai that offers 1:1 private lessons. They do not have website or WeChat account but you could reach them by phone calls.
Parent-run, private, non-profit initiative teaching German to children. Open weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm, in Putuo district. Application forms can be downloaded from their website.
Shanghai-based language learning app with three offices across the city. Visit their website to download the app.
Online language learning system offering live and recorded lessons in Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. 1-1 and group lessons are available. BRIC also organize internships, “business immersion” programs, teaching roles and au pair placements in China.
Mandarin school with branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei. They offer small group, 1-1 and business Chinese courses. Their WeChat account, LTLDailyChinese, posts helpful articles such as how to order a Subway in Chinese, or twenty different ways to say “hello” in Mandarin.
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.
University offering intensive, non-degree programs to foreign students. There’s the “Business Chinese and Business Culture Immersion Program”, which typically runs for a month and incorporates lectures, classes, cultural events and excursions (such as a visit to the stock market). There’s also a “General Chinese Culture and Immersion Program”, focused language-only programs, and options for visiting scholars and exchange students. Entry requirements can be high, though – the first program listed here requires at least a score of 180 at HSK4, for example.
App offering private tutoring in Mandarin, English and Korean. They describe themselves as “AirBnB” for language teaching, and the aim is to make language learning a regular habit. Teachers set their own hourly rates, normally between 180 and 300rmb per hour. You can view teachers’ profiles, including qualifications, on the website or through the app.
Mandarin language training institute that delivers corporate, group and individual training. Instructors are all English speakers and qualified graduates with some speakers of Japanese, German, French, and Spanish. A broad range of focused classes is available: business, Chinese law, finance and the economy, Chinese culture and history, political affairs, geography and travel, HSK preparation, and so on. Classes for children and intensive summer courses are also available. Every month, cultural events such as movie nights and tea ceremonies are organized.
WeChat account (mandarinpi) posting regular articles about Chinese language and culture. Some articles focus on HSK preparation, and there’s a useful series on hanzi.
Personalised language learning consultancy aiming to solve learning issues through a consultation. After initial analysis, a consultant will recommend materials and methods to enhance learning, including 1-1 tutoring and regular speaking practices.