Location
  • China
    • Shanghai
Length
2 weeks
Language
Chinese

Program Details

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

Pricing

Starting Price
1230
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
May 20, 2022
20 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

9.6 Rating
based on 179 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 92.74%
  • 7-8 rating 7.26%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Instruction 9.7
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9.4
  • Value 9
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Max
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Flexible and Supportive

I normally find learning difficult, especially with self-review due to my ADHD. But Silk-Mandarin gave me wonderful one-on-one classes with a teacher who knows how to engage me and give the right materials and websites to support my weaknesses. I'm surprised how one year of learning has helped me interact more confidently with my Chinese enviroment (Jiangsu Province) and how they can adapt to my crazy-busy schedule at work. I can communicate with taxi drivers, restaurant waiters, security guards and shop-keepers, which really makes my life in China more convienent. Great company, hardly any flaws.

2 people found this review helpful.
myself
Paolo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hsk 1/2

My previous experience was, form my side, with less commitment compare with actual situation, because i was always busy and no time to review.
After i join in Silk Mandarin , my learning method improve and my commitment became more constant.
I choose Silk Mandarin because i always heard nice things about their method and learning process.
Silk mandarin,as i mentioned before, improve my learning method and the most things i like is the way we been study and review the chapters until now.
I also found a nice and prepared teacher that always explain , following the history, the meaning of each character we are study.

1 person found this review helpful.
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james
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very reccomended

Perfect place not only for learning Chinese. A great community and placeto jump straightforward into the Chinese culture and lifestyle thanks to their many extra curriculum activities and fun open days.
The classes are great, very easy to follow and understand with many interactive teacher - student activities. The school also provides with many materials to use outside class hours to review and at any moment at home on your phone or laptop.
Very reccomended =)
Sisi and Siqin, top of the best as teachers.

Pros
  • Easy ana accessible
  • lot of materials provided
6 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome!

The teacher is extremely qualified and explains the content in a good speed according to the student, the atmosphere is good, we have the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and the school team is very attentive. The teacher pays attention to details and works together with the student according to the student needs. The teacher always shows news and videos about what is happening lately. The communication between the student and the school is very smooth, all questions are answered very quick. I recommend!

15 people found this review helpful.
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Maren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Way to Learn Mandarin

I studied with this school for a year and I can honestly say it's one of the best choices I made. I went in with an okay vocabulary from self study, and now I'm at a level that I can discuss almost anything with anyone and can be independent in China. Even before my Chinese was this level, the school and my teacher (Cristina) would help me manage things I struggled to do on my own. The school also offered fun activities and trips, such as pipa picking and doing traditional CNY crafts. I'm very sad I had to go, but it was for a good reason - with my better Chinese, I was able to enroll in a Chinese?university.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If your teacher assigns you homework, do it! And make sure to attend as many events as you can.
15 people found this review helpful.
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Kengo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

1-1 lesson at Silk Mandarin

I have been studying for SHK1 at Silk Mandarin in Suzhou, and it has been a great experience. I had no previous experience of studying Chinese, but my teacher Christina really knows how to guide you from the beginning. It only has been about a month since I started my lessons, but I can already feel a lot of progressions which makes my life here more comfortable and enjoyable. Everyone at Silk is very friendly and supportive, and it is overall great study environment. It is also nice that they offer a lot of activities outside of class room where you can practice your Chinese and meet other expats studying Chinese.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I chose private lesson because my work schedule is rather irregular, but I would love to do group lesson if it was possible.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Omer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

So much fun to learn Chinese with Silk Mandarin!

Silk mandarin is such a professional Chinese Learning School in which you will work with professional teachers who understand students very well and tailor the best learning method for their development. You will feel much better once you learn better reading, speaking and writing of Chinese for work, travel, study or fun! I highly recommend you to get started ASAP! You will discover a total new Chinese culture and experience with your new skills and Silk mandarin, with online and off-line class options, can help you to reach your dreams. Practicing regularly will definitely help you!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get a trial course and you will see their techniques. Then only thing you need to do is some practice and you will see the development soon.
22 people found this review helpful.
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Sally
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A friendly and fun place to learn Chinese

I have studied HSK 1 and 2 at Silk Suzhou branch. It's been a great experience; I've improved my Chinese a lot and have become more confident in using it. My teacher Lindsay is very nice and puts a lot of effort to make the classes enjoyable.  She often teaches extra material that we might find interesting or useful, such as vocabulary or some everyday idioms. The materials such as the Silk PPT and flashcards are good and they help to make the meaning clear. Siqin the CC is always very friendly and welcoming too. It's a great place to study if you want to improve your Chinese quickly.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I did it again, I would start coming to classes a lot sooner - I'd already been in China a year before I started at Silk. I learned more in the first few weeks of classes than in the whole of that year! :)
21 people found this review helpful.

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