• China
    • Shanghai
2 weeks

Program Details

Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7) Medium Class (8-15)
Apartment Host Family Hotel


Starting Price
Price Details
This is the price for 2 weeks of our Intensive 20 course.
What's Included
Some Activities Classes Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 21, 2022
Jan 15, 2023
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About Program

Intensive Program: With 6 lessons a day you will feel immersed in Chinese language and culture. Listening, speaking, reading and writing, and will all be taught in a balanced way. It aims at acquiring the highest level of Conversational or Business Chinese. The focus of the lessons will be on daily life or business situations and this, combined with the use of games and pair/group work, will give an optimal learning environment and a full Chinese experience.

Part-time Program: The part-time courses are the perfect solution for those people that have a busy agenda. Part-time 6 is one of the top choices of people that work during the day or that prefer to study Chinese in a less intensive way. With part-time 6 you also have the possibility to choose to have class on weekdays or weekends.

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Program Highlights

  • Full immersion in Chinese language and culture.
  • Full time teachers native to China and bilingual.
  • Slow Motion Technique to teach you Chinese with just one rule.
  • 2 in 1 curriculum to teach you Conversational Chinese and to prepare you to pass the HSK exam.
  • 2 plus 1 to teach you Business Chinese and to prepare you to pass BCT exam.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 193 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.26%
  • 4 rating 6.74%
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  • Instruction 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.75
  • Value 4.65
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My Time as a SilkMandarin Student

I joined Silk Mandarin after a friend recommended them and I've throughly enjoyed my learning with them. I have a very supportive teacher who is flexible to my learning needs and is quick to adjust and adapt any learning materials to create what truly feels like a personalised learning experience. Silk is unlike a lot of other Chinese language schools where you tend to get the reading from a script approach, instead, I was able to clearly outline my goals as a language learner and my teacher Catherine was able to adjust all lesson plans to meet them. I could happily say that I left every lesson with SilkMandarin feeling like I had learned something new which I could comfortably apply in daily use. I look forward to my future as a student at SilkMandarin!

  • Flexible
  • Approachable
  • Supportive
  • Feels Expensive - worth it though!
7 people found this review helpful.
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A great learning experience!

We have loved our last three years learning at Silk Mandarin. Everyone is very friendly and our teacher, Catherine, is amazing! We are working full time as well as learning, so we appreciate the ability to go at our own pace. We have learned a great deal and are able to apply it to our daily lives very quickly. We began learning as a family with our two teenagers and we all enjoyed it immensely. For the last 2.5 years, my husband and I have attended 2-3 times a week and are pleased that we have been able to do it at such a great place. Their teaching technique helps us review (although we definitely could study harder at home).

  • Flexibility
  • Friendliness
  • Learning engagement
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9 people found this review helpful.
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Good experience

I am studying with Silk for one year now. I am happy and satisfied with the learning experience. The teachers have a professional background and adapt the learning techniques according to the strength of the student. The teachers have a modern teaching style with a lot of interaction to increase the learning results. I have a 1:1 class, but there are different classes available.
Silk is also organizing activities and events. This is always fun and a good way to get in contact with new people.
I will continue to study with Silk.

  • Modern teaching style
  • Personal adjusted learning plan
  • Additional activities and events
8 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Training is good, not boring, with listening, reading, writing, speaking parts

I've completed HSK3 class.
Of course it will not give 100% understanding of all required words & grammar for freely communicate, but its like one of steps , which need to do to the success of mastering language.

This training is not an easy walk, as other trainings, it requires to work by learning new words, expressions, grammar, do writing, reading, listening exercises. Compared to other trainings, which I've completed before, this one has balance between all these language part without focus only on one part (e.g. many books / trainings only give expressions and new words without any note about grammar rules).

13 people found this review helpful.
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Great Teachers!

Before starting my studies with "Silk Mandarin" I was studying independently, and I found that I wasn't able to understand many of the intricacies of the language, as well as finding it difficult to self-motivate my studies.

Since studying with Silk Mandarin, I have managed to study a great deal quicker (I covered HSK4 and 5 in just over 6 months. My teacher (Grace) was always very kind, and supportive, and took the time to understand my learning style, and how to best support me.

As well as this SilkMandarin helped me to understand the culture of China better, along with learning the language, and they have many interesting events they offer, which helps to settle into Shanghai as a foreigner.

Great service!

15 people found this review helpful.
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The best language learning provider

Silk offers excellent teaching using sophisticated methodologies and tools. They also provide a superb range of support materials to continue your learning outside of the classroom. I have made excellent progress in my Chinese language development and I’m able to track my progress and keep to my goals. The learning materials follow HSK but are designed to make the lesrning accessible and meaningful to a westerner.My teacher is flexible and allows me to shape my learning journey which makes the learning personalized and meaningful.

  • Great learning platform
  • Excellent range of learning support materials
  • High quality teaching
14 people found this review helpful.
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I am really happy that I have chosen Silk Mandarin

I have been studying at Silk Mandarin Institute since two months. Before I came to know Silk Mandarin I studied HSK 1 in Dhaka and then HSK 2 at home during the lockdown period. After a short time I understood that I made the right choice. Silk Mandarin offers a very efficient study method and at the same time the opportunity to be in the hands of real professionals in this field. My teacher has the capacity to make the lessons pleasant and highly productive thus helping me not only with my studies but also in keeping my motivation up. Besides an excellent study program the school allows you to fully emerge into the daily life and the culture of this wonderful country.

Sono veramente felice di avere scelto il Silk Mandarin .

Sono uno studente del Silk Mandarin da due mesi. Prima di conoscere questo istituto ho studiato Hsk 1 a Dhaka e poi Hsk2 a casa durante il periodo di lockdown da solo. Dopo poco tempo ho capito che ho fatto la scelta giusta. Il Silk Mandarin offre non solo un metodo di studio molto efficace, ma anche la possibilità di essere seguiti da veri professionisti del settore. La mia insegnante rende le lezioni piacevoli e allo stesso tempo altamente produttive aiutandomi non solo nello studio, ma anche a tenere alte le mie motivazioni. Inoltre la scuola con un programma di studio eccellente permette una full immersion nella vita quotidiana e nella cultura di questo meraviglioso paese.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Great way to learn

I have been taking private classes since moving to China in 2016 and I started attending Silk Mandarin in person (in Shanghai) in 2021, at friends' recommendation, and it's been a great decision. I have classmates and a regular schedule that is not easy to modify (as it happens with private classes) and that gave me the extra push I needed to study chinese more regularly and consistently. Consistency is key. The pace of the class is also adequate to really learn and assimilate the content. I personally would recommend small groups learning over private class anytime. The resources are great and the teachers pay attention to the individual students' needs. Also very accommodating with the schedule, which is very important for us working people. See you there!

  • resources
  • teachers
  • tailored training
  • a bit expensive, maybe not for everyone
12 people found this review helpful.

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