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Chinese school in Shanghai: Mandarin Rocks

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • 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

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalShanghai 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 PC 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 50 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

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

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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
65 US$ pick up
130 US$ return (both ways)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:
65 US$ pick up
130 US$ return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 15.Feb.2018 - 23.Feb.2018, 05.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 18.May.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018 - 07.Oct.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Chinese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 950 903 1375 1307 1800 1710 2175 2067 2550 2423 2900 2755 3250 3088 3900 3705 4550 4323 325 309
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 06.Feb.2018, 06.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 29.May.2018, 12.Jun.2018, 26.Jun.2018, 10.Jul.2018, 24.Jul.2018, 07.Aug.2018, 21.Aug.2018, 04.Sep.2018, 09.Oct.2018, 06.Nov.2018, 04.Dec.2018
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 635 604 915 870 1200 1140 1450 1378 1700 1615 1935 1839 2165 2057 2600 2470 3035 2884 215 205
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- 1835 1744 2400 2280 2900 2755 3400 3230 3865 3672 4335 4119 5200 4940 6065 5762 435 414
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 1515 1440 -- 2715 2580 -- 3715 3530 -- 4715 4480 -- -- --
$500 deposit per booking.
Price inlcudes: materials and text books, daily lunch, 4 activities or cultural activities per week.
Starting dates
2018: 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 950 903 1375 1307 1800 1710 2175 2067 2550 2423 2900 2755 3250 3088 3900 3705 4550 4323 325 309
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 735 699 1065 1012 1400 1330 1700 1615 2000 1900 2285 2171 2565 2437 3100 2945 3635 3454 265 252
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 1470 1397 2135 2029 2800 2660 3400 3230 4000 3800 4565 4337 5135 4879 6200 5890 7265 6902 535 509
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Mandarin Rocks, Shanghai can be reserved 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: 90.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 28 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$50.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 570 855 1140 285 300 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:
48 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.2018 - 15.Sep.2018
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$ -- 770 1155 1540 385 300 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:
64 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.2018 - 15.Sep.2018
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$ -- 1000 1500 2000 500 300 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:
83 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
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.2018 - 15.Sep.2018
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
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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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