• 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
Nov 26, 2022
24 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 189 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.12%
  • 4 rating 6.88%
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  • Instruction 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.75
  • Value 4.65
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Yes, I recommend this program

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!

1 person 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
1 person 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.

1 person 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
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I have been with this school for 2 years

I’ve been with this school for nearly 2 years and it’s been a great journey.

The school location is really convenient, building is nice, and the teachers staff are so knowledgeable and kind.

They also have many activities throughout the year so there are multiple chances to meet other students with similar or different backgrounds from the school.

Although they teach using the HSK books (which may be perfect if you’re going to take the exams), their method of teaching is easy to pick up and you’ll learn essential phrases to get you started. They also make short videos that are entertaining and teach you some core essentials / local language that you wouldn’t find in traditional teaching materials.

I’ve tried classes from other schools but I chose Silk Mandarin because their teaching style and staff just resonated with me.

All the private Chinese schools offer a trial lesson so try that first because making a commitment.

But I wouldn’t be surprised if you chose Silk Mandarin in the end.

5 people found this review helpful.
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Silk Mandarin in Shanghai is an excellent school for learning Chinese. From the first day I stepped in, the management team and teachers have been very professional in helping me choose the right level where to start my classes in. The school provides a variety of learning possibilities from offline/online group classes to offline/online private classes. The group classes are kept small (2-4 students) which is perfect for absorbing all the learning material and giving the opportunity for each student to practice reading and speaking. The private classes can be customized both in content and schedule to match the time availability and the learning development of the student. The teachers are very friendly and are most of the time available for quick support even outside of the class through messaging apps. This is very helpful if you have any questions when reviewing the lessons.

Furthermore, the school organizes many events for socializing with teachers and students from other groups.

All in all, I can say that my Chinese has improved a lot (HSK1 to HSK3) since joining Silk Mandarin, thanks to the applied learning methodology and the friendly environment.

I would absolutely recommend Silk Mandarin for anyone interested in learning Chinese.

5 people found this review helpful.
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An Amazing Chinese School!

My experience at Silk Mandarin was fantastic overall. I started classes with them just after finishing HSK 4. I was looking for a full-time program and they were able to adapt to my schedule and set up an 8-week program tailored to my needs. I had two teachers and several hours of class every day. In just 8 weeks I improved more than I had in the three years prior. My teachers were very professional and knew exactly what I needed to accomplish my goals. After the 8-week program, I was so impressed that I signed up for another package before it finished. I now feel confident using Chinese to express myself in almost any situation. Silk Mandarin helped me develop the skills I need to use Chinese in daily life, as well as professional life.

I highly recommend Silk Mandarin to anyone who is serious about learning Chinese. They will work with you and fit the course that you need in your schedule, with excellent teachers and resources. More importantly, they will help you develop your Chinese to a level that you need to succeed at whatever your goal is.

  • Individual attention
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Professionalism
5 people found this review helpful.
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Silk Mandarin - my #1 choice

Having tried different schools and tuition approaches I find that Silk Mandarin offers a great approach, with experienced actual teachers, that provide not just a structured learning experience but also a wider context to help with the challenge.

Many schools and tutors claim to be qualified and experienced, but this is often not the case. At Silk mandarin all the teachers are qualified and very experienced. In addition there is always a teacher available to fit with any type of schedule that might be needed to fit a busy work schedule.

5 people found this review helpful.

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