Mandarin school just north of People’s Square. There’s a placement exam for general group classes, after which you’re placed with students at a similar level; the classes roughly correlate to HSK levels, up to HSK6. The normal options (small groups, 1-1, business Chinese) are offered here, with intensive or part-time schedules. There are also classes for more specific needs or interests: Shanghainese, social media literacy, literature, debate and drama sessions are all advertised.
Mandarin Community is conveniently located near People’s Square. We offer one on one classes or small group classes (2-4 students). Our teachers employ a unique and fun teaching method that will prepare you to use your Chinese in every day situations.
We operate on a set of core values that include integrity, treating everyone with respect, and doing the right thing. That is embodied by our commitment to paying our teachers fairly and only cooperating with businesses who support a similar moral code. We welcome students of all backgrounds and everyone will be treated with the same level of respect.
Approx 130-300/hr before available discounts
"I recently started at Mandarin Community, and I have already acquired many new speaking and listening skills I did not possess a few weeks ago. Each class is led by knowledgeable staff members, who tailor the lesson to your wants and needs. Furthermore, Mandarin Community has been great for my schedule by being open on weeknights and weekends. I have truly enjoyed my experience so far, and look forward to continue my Mandarin journey with them!"
"Mandarin community has a very friendly learning environment. Teacher(s) is (are) passionate about their work and has a very flexible teaching approach. It's a place where you can rapidly improve your speaking and listening abilities."
"I have loved learning Chinese at Mandarin Community. The lessons have been steadily progressive and I have built my confidence in speaking Chinese. The sustainer service has also been outstanding! I would highly recommend learning Mandarin here!"
"Mandarin Community is exactly what I was searching for when I decided to begin studying Chinese. I have felt welcomed, encouraged, and supported. Learning a new language can be nerve-wracking with the initial fear of failure, but I was pleased to find that the staff and teachers are extremely positive and helpful. My teacher does a great job making me feel comfortable and assuring me it is okay to make mistakes. I’m very satisfied with Mandarin Community and I’m excited to continue my journey with them learning Chinese!"
“To those who plan to come to China to study, to all Chinese language learners, I would like to recommend you “Mandarin Community”, because it has been one of the best choices I have made after I moved to China. This is a great school either if you are only looking to learn the basics or if you want to learn the language to its full extent. Chen Laoshi is very passionate and the classes are engaging, very interactive and tailored to everyone’s needs and the place is really nice and modern in the central area of Shanghai. They also organize useful events where you can meet new people, learn about the culture, new words or contribute with different organizations. I would totally say that Mandarin Community is one of the best academies to anyone who wants to study Chinese properly!”
At Mandarin Community, there are courses for HSK prep, business Chinese, Chinese for daily living, or bespoke programs to suit your needs.
1-4 students per class
Mandarin Community is committed to maintaining a high quality of instruction for our students. They only hire professionals who are passionate about teaching Chinese. Their teachers are all highly dedicated and care very much about their students’ progress. They plan each class themselves based on the needs of the students and don’t rely on “one size fits all” software. Mandarin Community constantly seek feedback and take action based on what we receive.
Mandarin Commuinty offer a wide array of activities at our school that support not only learning Chinese, but also teaching students how to be successful expats in China. They do events like CV classes and lectures about visas, business registration, etc. In addition to fun events like movie nights, dumpling making, and majiang nights.
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