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That's Mandarin, Shanghai, China

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in China
4.7/5

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Shanghai
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation

That's Mandarin

The language school That's Mandarin was founded in Shanghai, China in 2005. That’s Mandarin has 2 schools in Shanghai, one on Yuyuan Road and the other on Jiaozhou Road, both within a 5-min walk from each other and quite near the Jing'an Temple metro station.

The school address is: Jiaozhou Road No. 149, Building 6, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China., 200040 - Shanghai, China (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by That's Mandarin

We are doing our best to ensure the safety of our students:
- All our schools are disinfected on a daily basis
- All our employees and students have their temperature taken on a daily basis
- All the students who have recently come back to China need to isolate themselves from other people for 14 days before starting to take classes

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

24

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 300
  • Junior courses in summer: 100

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 7 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):

2
3
15
20
15
2
3
5
1
5
10
27
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Hongqiao International Airport.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport:
500 CNY pick up
1000 CNY return (both ways)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:
500 CNY pick up
1000 CNY return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 24 Jan. 2020, 25 Jan. 2020, 26 Jan. 2020, 04 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 Jun. 2020, 01 Oct. 2020 - 08 Oct. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Chinese Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16
Price in CNY -- 4500 4275 -- 7800 7410 -- -- -- 14400 13680 -- -- 26400 25080
Price in US$ -- 615 -- 1065 -- -- -- 1967 -- -- 3605
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 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  - 11:50
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 9 10 16
Price in CNY -- 1200 1140 -- 2080 1976 -- -- -- 3840 3648 -- -- 7040 6688
Price in US$ -- 164 -- 284 -- -- -- 525 -- -- 962
Starting dates
2020: 09 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 07 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 04 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 01 Sep. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 13 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 10 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 03 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 6000 5700 -- 12000 11400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 820 -- 1639 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 12000 11400 -- 24000 22800 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1639 -- 3277 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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  - 11:50
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
 Prices (PDF)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 24000 23400 -- 48000 46800 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 3363 -- 6726 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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  - 11:50
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
 Prices (PDF)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 6000 5700 -- 12000 11400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 820 -- 1639 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 09 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 12000 11400 -- 24000 22800 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1639 -- 3277 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 09 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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  - 11:50
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CNY -- 24000 22800 -- 48000 45600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 3277 -- 6554 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 09 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
3 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  - 11:50
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 15
Price in CNY 2100 1995 4200 3990 6300 5985 7200 6840 8400 7980 10800 10260 11760 11172 13440 12768 14400 13680 17280 16416 18900 17955
Price in US$ 287 574 861 984 1147 1475 1606 1835 1967 2360 2581
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
1-2 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: 8:00  - 11:50
Afternoon: 13:00  - 20:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CNY 6000 5700 11200 10640 14400 13680 19200 18240 21000 19950 25200 23940 29400 27930 33600 31920 37800 35910 42000 39900 50400 47880
Price in US$ 820 1530 1967 2622 2868 3441 4015 4588 5161 5735 6882
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16
Price in CNY 1 1 5600 5320 -- 9600 9120 -- -- -- 17920 17024 -- -- 30720 29184
Price in US$ 1 765 -- 1311 -- -- -- 2447 -- -- 4195
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 500.00 CNY

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in CNY -- 4000 -- 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 20000 24000 2000
Price in US$ 575 1150 1438 1725 2013 2300 2875 3450 288
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Monday to Sunday: breakfast. Sunday: dinner. Extra payment for additional meals.
Price extra night:
300 CNY (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
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, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Oct. 2020 - 07 Oct. 2020
We've partnered with the following accommodation providers for a couple of years.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Cooking 
Football (soccer)1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Yoga0.5 km

Reviews

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about That's Mandarin, Shanghai
Friendly, helpful, clean, drinks available.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about That's Mandarin, Shanghai

  • Chinese courses at That's Mandarin start at 1 CNY for Online Learning 1-to-1 course with 8 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of That's Mandarin
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Group
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (500 CNY), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (500 CNY)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at That's Mandarin varies from 1 students (Part-time Private Classes) to 10 students (Summer Camp - Class Only Camp)
  • 100% of teachers at That's Mandarin hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at That's Mandarin comes from USA with a 27% representation, followed by students from England (20%) and Germany (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • That's Mandarin offers courses from 7 years (Summer Camp - Class Only Camp, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 14 during the summer and 32 for the rest of the year.
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