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#1 Shanghai
44 reviews|
9 schools
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#2 Beijing
101 reviews|
6 schools
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#3 Shenzhen
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#4 Qingdao
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#5 Hangzhou
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#1
That's Mandarin

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. More

Intensive Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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5000CNY 4775CNY
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#2
LTL Mandarin School

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

Rating: 4.6

4.65 reviews
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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... More

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

Shanghai

Rating: 4.1

4.111 reviews
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The school is 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... More

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

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. More

Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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567US$ 542US$
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Hutong School

Chengdu
Wuhou
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

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... More

Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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7400HKD 7055HKD
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
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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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
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. More

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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3626CNY 3465CNY
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
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. More

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. More

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... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2940US$ 2793US$
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That's Mandarin

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... More

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

Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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5008CNY 4778CNY
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Hanbridge Mandarin School

Shenzhen
Nanshan District
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Hanbridge was founded in Shenzhen in 2006 and has quickly grown into a premier language education provider. The school tailors its teaching to ensure expats get what they need to succeed in... More

Immersion Course 20 (Group) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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1243US$ 1181US$
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Hutong School

Hangzhou
Shangcheng District
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Situated on the 7th floor of a modern WeWork office, Hutong School Hangzhou boasts enviable views over the stunning West Lake and the city’s quickly developing skyline. The school is just... More

Intensive Chinese Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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7400HKD 7055HKD
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Hutong School

Shanghai
Jing’an District
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Located in the vibrant Jing’an District, just a stone’s throw from the majestic Jing’an Temple, Hutong School Shanghai is the ideal place for students and interns looking to explore... More

Intensive Chinese Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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7400HKD 7055HKD
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Hutong School

Beijing
Chaoyang
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Based in the centre of the city’s lively Sanlitun area, close to the Central Business District, Hutong School Beijing is in the ideal location for students looking to learn Mandarin and... More

Intensive Chinese Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
7400HKD 7055HKD
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Mandarin House

Shanghai
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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School 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... More

Conversational Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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669€ 640€
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Accreditations:
School 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... More

Conversational Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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669€ 640€
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That´s Mandarin

Shenzhen
Nanshan District
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The school is located in the downtown city area, with restaurants, shops and public transportation links nearby. More

Intensive Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
5000CNY 4775CNY
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XMandarin Chinese Language Center

Qingdao
Shinan District
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Our school is located in the commercial district of Qingdao, very close to the sea and the harbor. It is easily accessible by metro and bus. Restaurants, shops, entertainments are all... More

Small Group Course - 6 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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2110CNY 2073CNY
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Culture Yard

Beijing
Beixinqiao
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Culture Yard is a language school and culture center founded in 2009. Based in a cozy hutong courtyard in central Beijing, the school is perfect for serious language learners who eventually... More

Intensive Chinese 60 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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2400CNY 2280CNY
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Go Abroad China

Beijing
Chaoyang District
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by QE (Quality English) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by CEELE (Calidad en la enseñanza del español Como lengua extranjera)

Go abroad China (GAC) is located in the culturally rich and diverse city of Beijing. The school is located in the Changping district of Beijing with excellent links to public... More

Chinese at a university - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1905US$ 1865US$
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Omeida Chinese Academy is a private Chinese language academy located in Yangshuo, Guilin. It is surrounded by Limestone Mountains and rivers. Yangshuo is a perfect place to get fully... More

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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5102CNY 4912CNY
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The Mandarin Inn Chinese school is located in the bustling and massive city of Shanghai. As China's biggest city, Shanghai has much to offer students, a great school often being key to the... More

Intensive Mandarin Course - 16 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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3500CNY 3350CNY
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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.  More

Group Course 4 - 4 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
FREE cancellation
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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 = 0.1473 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):20.71 CNY (47% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type I
  • Plug Type C
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    FAQ about schools in China

  • XMandarin Chinese Language Center 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: 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 3,594€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at LTL Mandarin School as the best.
  • LTL Mandarin School has received the best overall rating in Beijing.
  • 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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