• 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
Nov 08, 2023
Nov 11, 2023
32 travelers are looking at this program

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 200 reviews
  • 5 rating 93%
  • 4 rating 7%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Instruction 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.75
  • Value 4.65
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent learning experience

I began learning Chinese when I moved to Suzhou with Silk Mandarin in August of 2023.
First, I started with the HSK1 course. My teacher, Sisi, is a great teacher. She took the time to answer all my questions and correct my errors.
I really appreciate the fact that I can pre-study the lesson at home, at my own pace, thanks to the internet platform that perfectly complements and enriches the textbook and workbook. This way, during the face to face class, I can use the new words and new grammar points in order to speak.
The internet platform is really intuitive and the video explanations are very useful.
I was so satisfied by the HSK1 course that as soon as I finished it, I signed up for the HSK2 course and I am already planning to continue my Chinese studies with Silk Mandarin.
To sum up, I am really happy to study at Silk Mandarin!

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Good quality program

Silk Mandarin is a reliable and good Mandarin school in Shanghai. Teachers are patient and professional. Laoshi Hannah is great! When I came to China first time in 2019, I chose SM because some friend recommended. I finished HSK 1 very fast and now I'm currently on HSK 2, with much improvement in my Mandarin skills. I recommend the course for foreigners that need to speak before even understanding the language itself. The course is practical and focused on daily life events. The location of the school is also a plus.

6 people found this review helpful.
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Online and onsite blended course experience

I tried to learn Chinese with a private teacher and After 4 months I gave up because I could not see real improvement and got desperate. 4 years later I came across a very funny and creative video about chinese language. I found out that the video was created by a chinese language school (Silk Mandarin) in Shanghai and I watched more of their videos. After watching some of the videos, I got motivated and decided to give chinese a second try! I started from the beginning, HSK 1 Blended course which is amazing for people with tight schedules. Because each student studied the lesson before class on our own time and during the online class we just practiced and reviewed if we had some questions. Silk Mandarin was very flexible and helped me finding a class that fitted my schedule perfectly. This course was great to remind myself what I learned before and practice my pronunciation during the class. After I completed the HSK1 course I decided to continue with HSK2 but I told Silk Mandarin that I wanted a different type of blended course. Once again they were very flexible and helpful. They offered me a Blended Course with onsite class instead of online. Online Blended course was a good start but onsite class is better for further levels like HSK2. I think the communication between teacher and student flows better and it really makes a difference to improve pronunciation.

  • Flexible
  • Good online platform
  • Helpful examples during class
  • A little expensive
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5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

About my lesson

Thank you every time.
I am satisfied with the lessons.
The small class size suits me very well.
The teacher teaches very rhythmically.
She also teaches me not only Chinese, but sometimes also about Chinese culture and customs.
It's an advantage to be able to learn while I study.
If I could freely request, I would like to have more opportunities to speak and to have my pronunciation corrected.
I will make an effort study more, then I try to increase opportunity to speak more.
Thank you very much.

7 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent 1:1 Mandarin tutor for child

Excellent home tutoring for my child. Very professional, with good teaching skills. My son's Mandarin improved greatly after 30 lessons and he is still learning. Thank you to Silk Mandarin school for a good experience. Recommend them for 1:1 tutoring. Also recommend them for teaching kids under 10 years old, who are not native Mandarin speakers. Teacher Sarah was always on time and very flexible in her schedule. It was possible to schedule classes with less than one day notice which was very helpful.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Chinese Learning at Silk Mandarin

Before starting to learn chinese with Silk Mandarin, I struggled a lot with the sequence. They helped me understand better with the Slow Motion Technique and learnt more than 600 characters, can't believe how I improved my current reading, speaking and understanding skills.
The activities they create and the flash cards they use, have helped me a lot in a fun way to understand a completely different and new language for me.
Silk Mandarin has been a fun, wide and strict school that has helped me improve my chinese in such a fast pace.

40 people found this review helpful.
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Silk Mandarin Best Chinese School

Silk Mandarin is very helpful when learning chinese, the content is wide and the teaching tools are diverse. Teachers make several activities in order to learn having fun and with interesting topics, the exercises are also acumulative from past levels learnings so you can keep adding value to new knowledge. I have seen the return of my investment in very short time, of course it takes the student commitment as well but without the structure, teachers and learning tools from Silk Mandarin it wouldn't have been possible to achieve it so wide and fast.

  • Improve your chinese level very fast
  • A lot of homework
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

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!
49 people found this review helpful.

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