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SN Mandarin, Shanghai, China

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Rating: 3.0/5.0

SN Mandarin

  • The school is within the city centre with everything close by, including restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, office buildings, super markets and local residences.
  • The language school SN Mandarin was founded in Shanghai, China in 2007.
  • Address: No. 172, Yuyuan Road, Jing'an District, 200040 - Shanghai, China (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Shanghai XinFu Wenhua Chuanbo Youxian Gongsi
  • Tax registration ID: 91310116550010588F
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by SN Mandarin

As an educational organization, the government has very strict requirements for COVID control measures before we are allowed to open.
1. Sanitize Everyday
2. Temperature check for every visitor
3. Special room for emergent quarantine
4. Government support system to the schools that we can all and access for any emergency
5. Health Code that is only issued for those who don''t have the risk / history of COVID access, check for every student and visitor

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
“Come to SN Mandarin and realize your Chinese dream today”

School Size:

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

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

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

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.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 300
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 200

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 10 years for specific Junior courses

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):

3
5
15
10
3
5
3
5
2
5
15
15
2
5
2
2

Optional airport transfer

Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
100 US$ pick up
200 US$ return (both ways)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:
70 US$ pick up
140 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020 - 26 Jan. 2020, 04 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 Jun. 2020, 01 Oct. 2020, 02 Oct. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020.
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.

Chinese Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ -- 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 1650 1568 1980 1881 2640 2508 3300 3135 3450 3278 4400 4180 5200 4940
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
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Price in US$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1100 1045 1320 1254 1760 1672 2200 2090 2150 2043 2500 2375 2820 2679
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
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Price in US$ -- 360 342 540 513 720 684 800 760 960 912 1280 1216 1600 1520 1600 1520 1765 1677 2100 1995
Lessons take place 3 days a week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2-3 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1800 1710
This program is only available for applicants who have already passed HSK 5. It's 3 days of the comprehensive Chinese language courses per week and 2 days of DIY language and business practice arranged by applicants.
Student visa supporting documents are to be issued.
Starting dates
2020: 24 Feb. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
2-3 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2250 2138
This program is only available for applicants who have already passed HSK 5. It's 5 days of the comprehensive Chinese language courses per week.
Student visa supporting documents are to be issued.
Starting dates
2020: 24 Feb. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3220 3059
Includes 20 weeks of group language lessons and 2 weeks of one-to-one lessons.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 20
Price in US$ -- 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1250 1188 1500 1425 2000 1900 2300 2185 2760 2622 2600 2470 4000 3800
This is a very flexible and efficient program for applicants who wants to have an intensive one-to-one study in Shanghai. The school offers student visa documents to support applicants to apply for student visa.
The class schedule listed is for reference and it can be discussed according to student's schedule.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 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: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 20
Price in US$ 450 428 900 855 1125 1069 1500 1425 1875 1782 2070 1967 2760 2622 3000 2850 3600 3420 3900 3705 6000 5700
This is a very flexible and efficient program for applicants who wants to have an intensive one-to-one study in Shanghai. The school offers student visa documents to support applicants to apply for student visa.
The class schedule listed is for reference and it can be discussed according to student's schedule.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4150 3943
This is a very flexible and efficient program for applicants who wants to have an intensive one-to-one study in Shanghai. The school offers student visa documents to support applicants to apply for student visa.
The class schedule listed is for reference and it can be discussed according to student's schedule.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 40
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2900 2755
Starting dates
2020: 20 Feb. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 40
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2350 2233
Starting dates
2020: 20 Feb. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ -- 800 760 -- 1600 1520 -- 2400 2280 -- -- -- -- --
There are 3 levels, and each level is 60 hours.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 600 570 1200 1140
This course focuses on the most commonly used vocabulary (pronunciation, characters, structure, patterns, pinyin, hanzi), and expressions for daily use. This course covers level 1 (beginner) and level 2 (elementary).
This is a part-time evening course for those who work and live in Shanghai. 2 evenings per week, 2 lessons per evening. Normally Monday and Wednesday evenings. The student visa is not available for part-time evening courses.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 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:
Afternoon: 19:00  - 20:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam dates
11 Jan. 2020, 09 Feb. 2020, 07 Mar. 2020, 21 Mar. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 09 May 2020, 14 Jun. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 23 Aug. 2020, 19 Sep. 2020, 17 Oct. 2020, 07 Nov. 2020, 21 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
40 US$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 750 713
This course focuses on the most commonly used vocabulary (pronunciation, characters, structure, patterns, pinyin, hanzi), and expressions for daily use. This course covers level 3 (lower intermediate).
This is a part-time evening course for those who work and live in Shanghai. 2 evenings per week (normally Monday and Wednesday), 2 lessons per evening. The student visa is not available for part-time evening courses.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 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:
Afternoon: 19:00  - 19:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
11 Jan. 2020, 09 Feb. 2020, 07 Mar. 2020, 21 Mar. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 09 May 2020, 14 Jun. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 23 Aug. 2020, 19 Sep. 2020, 17 Oct. 2020, 07 Nov. 2020, 21 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 30 60 90
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1500 1425 3000 2850 4500 4275
This course focuses on the most commonly used vocabulary (pronunciation, characters, structure, patterns, pinyin, hanzi), and expressions for daily use. This course covers level 4 (upper intermediate), 5 (advanced) and 6 (proficient).
This is a part-time evening course for those who work and live in Shanghai . 2 evenings per week (normally Monday and Wednesday), 2 lessons per evening. The student visa is not available for part-time evening courses.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 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:
Afternoon: 19:00  - 20:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
11 Jan. 2020, 09 Feb. 2020, 07 Mar. 2020, 21 Mar. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 09 May 2020, 14 Jun. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 23 Aug. 2020, 19 Sep. 2020, 17 Oct. 2020, 07 Nov. 2020, 21 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 67.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 20 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 400 600 600 800 1000 1200 1200 1600 1800 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 30
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- 650 -- -- -- 1300 -- 1950 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
The listed price is the normal price. However, shared apartment prices might change according to the market.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 55

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
Volleyball5 km
Yoga3 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Organisation

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Facilities

Rating: 2.3/5.0

2.3
Social activities

Rating: 2.3/5.0

2.3
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
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Brochures

SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
SN Mandarin Brochure (PDF)
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Videos & Photos

  • SN Mandarin - General School Video1/16
  • Caligraphy
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  • Corridor
    Corridor3/16
  • Victory dance
    Victory dance4/16
  • Service with a smile
    Service with a smile5/16
  • Happy faces at SN Mandarin
    Happy faces at SN Mandarin6/16
  • SN Mandarin reception
    SN Mandarin reception7/16
  • Small group
    Small group8/16
  • Making friends in Shanghai
    Making friends in Shanghai9/16
  • Excursion in Shanghai
    Excursion in Shanghai10/16
  • Nature
    Nature11/16
  • Experiencing the culture in Shanghai
    Experiencing the culture in Shanghai12/16
  • Artistic script
    Artistic script13/16
  • Fun and games
    Fun and games14/16
  • Cheerleaders
    Cheerleaders15/16
  • SN Mandarin classroom
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    FAQ about SN Mandarin, Shanghai

  • Chinese courses at SN Mandarin start at 48 US$ for HSK 1/2 Exam Preparation course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive 30 , Intensive 20, Flexible 12, Semester Group Course (Small Group), Business Chinese
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (100 US$), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (70 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at SN Mandarin varies from 1 students (One-to-One 10) to 30 students (University Program - Business School)
  • 100% of teachers at SN Mandarin hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at SN Mandarin comes from Spain with a 15% representation, followed by students from England (15%) and USA (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • SN Mandarin offers courses from 10 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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