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SN MandarinShanghai, China


Rating: 3.0/5.0

3 students - overall rating
Floor 9, No. 118, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District - 200040 Shanghai - see on map
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Price at School 100US$
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What we like about the school
  • Quality Mandarin School rewarded by IATCSOL since 2013.
  • APP online school developed for you to learn free and on the go.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Location: SN Mandarin Shanghai is located in the mega-metropolis of Shanghai, the biggest city in China. The school is within the city centre with everything close by, including restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, office buildings, supermarkets and local residences. Attractions within walking distance of the school include the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Times Square shopping mall, Dajing Ge Pavilion, the Peoples Park, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Nanjing Road.

Course selection The school provides many courses, ranging from General Mandarin taught in groups, available to all levels and over various intensities, to Business Mandarin, Private tuition and Academic Semesters. Programmes in Business and Political studies are also available, in addition to Exam Preparation (HSK).

Getting around: The school is a 3-minute walk from the closest metro station and has several bus stops nearby.

Social and cultural: Shanghai is the biggest city in China and is also the business hub of the country. Some of the city's main attractions include the Jade Buddha Temple, the Jing´an Temple, the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Disneyland, the Tianzifang neighbourhood, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and much more.

Accommodation: The school offers accommodation in local homestay families, shared apartments and residential facilities. Homestay accommodation is available with half-board (breakfast & 1 meal), whereas the residential or shared apartment facilities come with no meals.

Chinese Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

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 Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Videos & Photos

  • SN Mandarin - General School Video1/3
  • SN Mandarin2/3
  • SN Mandarin - Academic Preparation3/3
  • Students
  • School building
    School building2/27
  • Caligraphy
  • Seeing Shanghai
    Seeing Shanghai4/27
  • Student
  • Victory dance
    Victory dance6/27
  • Service with a smile
    Service with a smile7/27
  • SN Mandarin reception
    SN Mandarin reception8/27
  • Happy faces at SN Mandarin
    Happy faces at SN Mandarin9/27
  • Making friends in Shanghai
    Making friends in Shanghai10/27
  • Small group
    Small group11/27
  • Excursion in Shanghai
    Excursion in Shanghai12/27
  • Nature
  • Happy students
    Happy students14/27
  • Students showing their course books
    Students showing their course books15/27
  • Experiencing the culture in Shanghai
    Experiencing the culture in Shanghai16/27
  • Cooking class
    Cooking class17/27
  • Artistic script
    Artistic script18/27
  • Activities
  • Facilities
  • Fun and games
    Fun and games21/27
  • Cheerleaders
  • Kitchen
  • SN Mandarin classroom
    SN Mandarin classroom24/27
  • Common area
    Common area25/27
  • Facilities
  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress27/27

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
SN Mandarin, Shanghai
Location of the school

Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 2.3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2.3/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Ratings of SN Mandarin compared to ratings of all schools in China

 SN Mandarin ShanghaiAverage of all other schools in China
Overall school rating3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 2.3/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities2.3

Rating: 2.3/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

SN Mandarin

“Come to SN Mandarin and realize your Chinese dream today”
Jane Feng
Jane Feng
Director of SN Mandarin
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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
Students should arrive at 10:00
Student gender mix
45% male / 55% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at SN Mandarin and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoWestern Union - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
Legal name / parent company
Shanghai XinFu Wenhua Chuanbo Youxian Gongsi | Tax registration ID: 91310116550010588F

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 15
    Number of public PC workstations: 5

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 300
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 200
Junior courses - In summer: 20
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
16 years
10 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by SN Mandarin

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
100.00 US$
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.
Comments about courses

Learn Chinese in Shanghai with Intensive Chinese Course
A great choice to learn the communication essentials of Chinese, listening, speaking and reading skills.
Surrounded in an international environment, you will be placed at your level in a group class. You will benefit from group class interaction, while getting personalised attention from the teacher. You will not learn quicker or better anywhere else!

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 01 Oct 2024 - 06 Oct 2024 - 09 Feb 2024, 09 Feb 2024 - 18 Feb 2024 - 04 Apr 2024, 04 Apr 2024 - 06 Apr 2024 - 01 May 2024, 01 May 2024 - 08 Jun 2024, 08 Jun 2024 - 12 Jun 2024 - 14 Sep 2024, 17 Sep 2024, 14 Sep 2024 - 17 Sep 2024, 28 Sep 2024 - 06 Oct 2024 - 23 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per Chinese language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 240 12
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 480 24
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 540 27
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 600 30
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 660 33
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
100 US$ one way
200 US$ return (both ways)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:
70 US$ one way
140 US$ return (both ways)
More details about airports near Shanghai and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Shanghai page. For flight comparisons to Shanghai, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

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.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
200 US$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 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.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Basketball3 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing5 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf20 km
Horse riding30 km
Mountainbiking50 km
Music5 km
Sailing30 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis3 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball-5 km
Yoga3 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese food
Outdoor visits

Adults - Paid activities

Spring outing
Autumn outing
Videos about leisure activities at SN Mandarin Shanghai



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Questions and answers about SN Mandarin

  • Yes, we offer short-term and long-term courses.
    Frank Wu, Programme Consultant from N Mandarin Chinese Academy - Apr 20, 2023
  • Yes, you can also book a course as a complete beginner. For complete beginners, the school has set start dates.
    Tanja, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 11, 2023
  • If you're a beginner, we recommend you to book an Intensive 20 course, possibly with some private lessons.
    Frank Wu, Director from SN Mandarin - Jul 11, 2023

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