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Rating: 4.6

4.6
44 reviews|
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Rating: 4.5

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#1

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in China
Shanghai
Jing'an District

Rating: 4.7

4.73 reviews
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That’s Mandarin has two schools in Shanghai, one on Yuyuan Road and the other on Jiaozhou Road, both within a 5 minute walk from each other and quite near the Jing'an Temple metro station.

Intensive Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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5000CNY 4775CNY
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#2

Beijing

Rating: 4.6

4.65 reviews
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LTL Mandarin School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The school is located within the Central Business District of Beijing, the most flourishing area of the city with many shops, malls and restaurants. The nearest subway is less than five...

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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5008CNY 4778CNY
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#3

Shanghai

Rating: 4.1

4.111 reviews
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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,...

General Group 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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755US$ 722US$
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#4

Shanghai
Jing\'an

Rating: 3.0

3.03 reviews
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The school is within the city centre with everything close by, including restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, office buildings, super markets and local residences.

Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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567US$ 542US$
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Chengdu
Wuhou
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Based in the sprawling Wuhou District, just 5 metro stops from the heart of the city, Hutong School Chengdu is conveniently located for anyone looking to learn Chinese and intern in the...

Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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7400HKD 7055HKD
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
LTL Mandarin School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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3165CNY 3027CNY
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LTL Mandarin School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

LTL Xi'an is centrally located. Xi'an is famous all over the world for its culture and history.

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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3626CNY 3465CNY
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LTL Mandarin School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

LTL Mandarin School believes that Chinese study should not be limited to the language lessons. Learning Mandarin means fully immersing yourself in China's language and culture from Day One.

Chinese Immersion Program (Standard) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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8916CNY 8491CNY
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Situated in the heart of Shanghai a short walk from the main shopping street. Boasting bright and spacious classrooms fitted with the latest learning technology.

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Includes accommodation -
1325€ 1325€
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Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a...

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2940US$ 2793US$
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LTL Mandarin School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The Shanghai branch of LTL Mandarin School is dedicated in helping expats and other foreigners learn Chinese and get immersed in China. The school is located in the centre of Shanghai,...

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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5008CNY 4778CNY
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Beijing
Dongcheng District
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The Beijing campus is located in the city center, between 2nd and 3rd ring, a 10-minute walk to Sanlitun, close to Dongzhimen and Dongsishitiao station. It is just 10 minutes from...

Intensive Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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5000CNY 4775CNY
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Shenzhen
Nanshan District
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Hanbridge Mandarin School is located in the fascinating and mega-metropolis city of Shenzhen. Dubbed as the "city of the future", Shenzhen is infamous for supplying up to 90% of the world's...

Immersion Course 20 (Group) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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1243US$ 1181US$
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Shanghai
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Mandarin House accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The “Paris of the East”, Shanghai offers you a dynamic, cosmopolitan environment. Considered as Asia’s business capital, it combines the ultra-chic of now and thousands of years of...

Conversational Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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669€ 640€
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Accreditations:
Mandarin House accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The modern language school is located in the heart of the central business district of Beijing. Located nearby are shopping areas for international brands and the popular night spot...

Conversational Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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669€ 640€
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Qingdao
Shinan District
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XMandarin Chinese Language Center is located in the Shinan District of Qingdao, China. Housed downtown, the school is surrounded by shops, eateries, restaurants, commercial centres and is a...

Small Group Course - 6 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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2110CNY 2073CNY
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Beijing
Beixinqiao
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Culture Yard is located in the immense and vibrant Chinese capital city of Beijing. With a population of over 20 million persons, Beijing is a city that is like no other, offering students...

Intensive Chinese 60 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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2400CNY 2280CNY
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Omeida Chinese Academy is located in the incredible and unique resort town of Yangshuo, in southern China's Guangxi region. A privately-run school, surrounded by karst mountains, rivers and...

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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5102CNY 4912CNY
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The school is located in shanghai next to Jing'an Temple, the nearest subway station is just 3 minutes away by feet and is very easy to access and cheap.

Group Course 4 - 4 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
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944¥ 897¥
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Key Facts about China

Who does not want to visit China, after seeing the wonderful images of China at the Olympics in 2008? Enjoy the posh lifestyle of Shànghǎi, the seaside of Qīngdǎo or or the panoramas of Tibet.. The diversity of China's terrain makes it a place where you never get bored.

Population: 1,330,044,000

Capital: Beijing

Time zone: GMT +8

Currency: CNY (1 CNY = 0.1544 USD)

Telephone country code: +86

Name of country in Chinese: 中国

China quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (147 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in China. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

Largest cities in China:

  • 1. Shanghai: 22,300,000
  • 2. Beijing: 11,700,000
  • 3. Tianjin: 11,100,000
  • 4. Guangzhou: 11,000,000
  • 5. Shenzhen: 10,400,000

universities: 705 (rankings of universities in China)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (China average):19.75 CNY (47% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type I
  • Plug Type C
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Most popular regions in China for language travel

#1 Shanghai Shi: 4 schools
#2 Beijing: 2 schools
#3 Sichuan: 1 school
#4 Shandong Sheng: 1 school
#5 Jiangsu Sheng: 1 school
#6 Guangdong: 1 school

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    FAQ about schools in China

  • Omeida Chinese Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared Apartment' at Mandarin Rocks is the best rated accommodation in China.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • In China electricity is 220 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type A, I, C.
  • In China the following courses are offered specifically for business Chinese: Business Group, Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in China offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, HSK, Other exams.
  • In China there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Chinese & Yoga, Chinese & Arts.
  • 3027€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Chinese course in China. The average cost of a language course in China is 2,324€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at LTL Mandarin School as the best.
  • That's Mandarin has received the best overall rating in Shanghai.
  • That's Mandarin, located in Yuyuan Road No. 172, Bldg A, 23/F, Jing’an District, Jing'an District, Shanghai has been voted as the school with the best location in China.
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