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Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai, China

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Shanghai is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Mandarin Rocks

The language school Mandarin Rocks was founded in Shanghai, China in 2001. The school occupies three floors of an elegant, Shanghai style townhouse conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai, easily accessible by subway or bus. Nanjing Rd (China's most famous shopping street), historic Jing’an temple, Tongren Rd (popular bar area) are all within only a few minutes walking distance.

The school address is: BDLG 15, Lane 872 Kangding Rd., 200040 - Shanghai (China).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Shanghai Education Bureau, ISPA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public workstations:

4

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 US$ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 60
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

  • in summer: 23 years
  • throughout the year: 28 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • HSK

Average examination results:

90 at HSK.

Chinese teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 90 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

13
7
12
5
3
1
4
3
2
2
8
23

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pudong International Airport (PVG). It takes 55 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016 - 24.Feb.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 15.Sep.2016, 01.Oct.2016 - 07.Oct.2016

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 880836 12751212 16501568 20051905 23252209 27152580 30002850 36253444 40503848 325309
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 585556 850808 11001045 13351269 15501473 18101720 20001900 24152295 27002565 215205
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 11701112 17001615 22002090 26702537 31002945 36203439 40003800 48304589 54005130 430409
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 880836 12751212 16501568 20051905 23252209 27152580 30002850 36253444 40503848 325309
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 14:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 11701112 17001615 22002090 26702537 31002945 36203439 40003800 48304589 54005130 430409
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 685651 1000950 13001235 15851506 18501758 21602052 24002280 29152770 33003135 265252
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 13701302 20001900 26002470 31703012 37003515 43204104 48004560 58305539 66006270 530504
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 13701302 20001900 26002470 31703012 37003515 43204104 48004560 58305539 66006270 530504
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
BOOK online at lowest price »
Note: All courses offered by Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 85.00  US$
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 26 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Lesson length will be shortened to 25min when there are less than two students in one intensive group course.
For private tuition, surcharge may occur for lessons given outside of school.
Course change fee: US$40.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 530 795 1060 265 350 65
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Located in metropolitan Shanghai, in an elegant and tranquil neighbourhood with easy access to public transportation and restaurants, supermarket, shops, banks and other living facilities nearby.
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Maximum age of students: 65
Dates
High season dates 16.May.2016 - 15.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement in: 10 %
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 700 1050 1400 350 500 65
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Located in metropolitan Shanghai, in an elegant and tranquil neighbourhood with easy access to public transportation and restaurants, supermarket, shops, banks and other living facilities nearby.
Price extra night:
60 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Maximum age of students: 65
Dates
High season dates 16.May.2016 - 15.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement in: 10 %
  • Utilities are included on normal use basis; excessive use and waste is subject to surcharge and it will be deducted from security deposit. Other housing options can be arranged upon request.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Reviews

City
4.9/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
3.5/5.0 
Students liked about Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai
The location is very good, many restaurants, cafes, shops in the area. The atmosphere at the school is very cozy and friendly. The lessons were instructive and interesting (at intermediate level). The teachers had a real enthusiasm for teaching. Small class size gave everyone an opportunity to interact and practice. Staff offered very useful travel assistance.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the neighboring cities of Hang Zhou and Su Zhou are worth visiting if you have time.
Other comments: A good school in a good city
location, atmosphere, teachers, activities... everything.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Chinese restaurants in the area (shanghai, sichuan, hunan, hot pot..), sushi is good and cheap. Bargains at QIPU road clothing market
Willingness to help & kindness of staff
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: A small class tends to work better than individual lessons.
school environment
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Accomodation
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Boat tour on the Huangpu River in the evening!
Other comments: You should have enough free time to enjoy the exciting city of Shanghai! Visa info: if you are Japanese, you don't need a visa up to 2 weeks of stay/language course in China (June 2008).

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