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Chinese school in Shanghai: Mandarin Rocks

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

BDLG 15, Lane 872 Kangding Rd. - 200040 Shanghai - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Excellence Award Winner.
  • The only Mandarin school in Shanghai that has been honoured the School Quality Guarantee Seal for 10 consecutive years.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

Location: Mandarin Rocks is located in the breathtakingly diverse and dynamic city of Shanghai, in China. From its fantastic skyscrapers to its diverse nightlife and Michelin starred restaurants, Shanghai is unique unto itself. Mandarin Rocks is conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai, in the vibrant Jing'an District, in an elegant, classic Shanghai-style townhouse, tucked away in a quiet alley. Many bars, shopping malls and The Jing'an Temple are all within a few minutes walk of the school, ensuring students have all they need to create memorable moments, whilst achieving their language goals.

Course selection: Course selection with Mandarin Rocks is excellent and offers something suitable for students of all levels. Courses include General Chinese, available in groups or privately, HSK Preparation, Business, and a Summer Camp for Junior students which takes place during the summer months. All main courses can be taken in a group or privately.

Accommodation: Accommodation in Private Studios or Shared Apartments is available through the school.

School facilities: The facilities of Mandarin Rocks Shanghai are ample, including a garden, courtyard and balcony, lounge area, free WIFI and a student support desk for any questions or queries. All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards, heating, air conditioning and have ample natural light to create the optimal learning environment.

Mandarin Rocks offers students, from all over the world, the opportunity to learn Chinese from a pleasant and friendly environment.
  • The language school Mandarin Rocks was founded in Shanghai, China in 2001.
  • Legal name / parent company: Mandarinrocks Shanghai School
  • Tax registration ID: 310228781105664
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Chinese Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Mandarin Rocks
Comments about courses
For private tuition, surcharge may occur for lessons given outside of school.
Course change fee: USD 85.
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
90.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 31 Jan. 2022 - 06 Feb. 2022, 05 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 03 Jun. 2022, 01 Oct. 2022 - 07 Oct. 2022, 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 US$ per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
Note: All courses offered by Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Mandarin Rocks

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalISPA
Chinese teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:50
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Jing'an Temple.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • 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 PC workstations: 4

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:60
Throughout the year: 40
Junior courses - In summer: 40
Minimum age of students
15 years
7 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
75 US$ one way
150 US$ return (both ways)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:
75 US$ one way
150 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in China.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Accommodation

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What 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.
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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.
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Brochures

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    FAQ about Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai

  • Chinese courses at Mandarin Rocks start at 204 US$ for Semester Programme course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Mandarin Rocks
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (75 US$), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (75 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Mandarin Rocks varies from 1 students (General Individual 20) to 10 students (General Group 30)
  • 100% of teachers at Mandarin Rocks hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Mandarin Rocks comes from USA with a 23% representation, followed by students from Germany (13%) and France (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Mandarin Rocks offers courses from 15 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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