• China
    • Shanghai
    • Beijing
    • Hangzhou
    • Chengdu

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7)


What's Included
Jan 29, 2024
Sep 26, 2022
2 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

This program is suitable for those who plan to take HSK exam soon.
You can choose from a variety of our HSK preparation programs depending on how much time you have, and which HSK level you are aiming at. You can choose to prepare for HSK individually with our private classes, or learn in a small group. The classes are focused on the HSK texts and tasks to help you prepare and pass the test (HSK1 to HSK6). This program is flexible and you can either choose intensive learning to boost your study, or take part-time classes.

HSK preparation courses are available online and offline. You can choose to learn in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu or Milan, or take online classes.


HSK certificate is a powerful tool that can help you enter China’s Universities, or get a dream job.


Apart from helping you with exam preparation, we will also help you with registration, putting together all the documents you need.

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Program Highlights

 - Lesson content is customized to your needs, based on your interests and goals.
  • UNIQUE TEACHING METHODS - We focus not only on the HSK test, but also on your verbal skills.
 - You can preview and review your HSK lessons anytime and anywhere with our online platform.

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Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
based on 10 reviews
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  • 4 rating 20%
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  • Instruction 4.9
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.5
  • Value 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

mandarin class

That's Mandarin provides a bright, comfortable and very supportive atmosphere that takes a lot of the sting out of sitting in a classroom. Teachers are super friendly, outgoing and helpful. Probably one of the best schools for Mandarin out there.The staff has also always been super helpful and taken their time to answer my questions diligently and thoroughly. The platform is very intuitive, it's great not having to take notes. It's helpful being able to preview your next lesson so you can be better prepared for the session.

71 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

online software unreliable

The school has good people, nice people. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the Beijing school location. I would sometimes go by and have a cup of coffee and just chat.

Unfortunately the online platform leaves a bit to be desired. I found myself frustrated at the start of my lessons, which usually started between 5 and 15 minutes late (out of a 50 minute lesson) because I lost that much time getting the online platform to work correctly.
Note - I am VERY tech savvy. The problem is inherit in the software coding/design.

It is very unfortunate that a good school with good people would use a dysfunctional online platform. I would highly recommend this school for in person lessons but I can not, in good conscience, recommend it for online lessons.

  • Very nice and hospitable people.
  • The on site school is very nice - summer intensive program was excellent
  • My teachers well all excellent
  • Online software is constantly problematic and unreliable.
  • I lost between 5% to 20% of EVERY online lesson trying to make the platform do what it was supposed to do
  • Channels of communication changed a few times. I was not always sure where to make contact
79 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Good Learning Experience

The experience I made during the teachings are always fun and connected to every day life situations, I enjoyed every class and always felt like the difficulty would suit my current level.
The online-learning platform Nihao Cafe is providing helpful guidance, you can see all your past and future classes conveniently calender, the material provided to support each classes teachings make it easy to revise what has been taught. The short videos are very helpful to make my daily life in China easier.

95 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

First choice - That's Mandarin

Having lived in Shanghai working in a company that’s main language of communication was English, it was all too easy to have an excuse for not committing to a regular Chinese language study programme. There were the usual thoughts of, “I’ll do it next month,” or “My schedule is too unpredictable,“ or “Do I really want to become a beginner student again?”

I should have just taken the plunge sooner. From the outset, my time with That’s Mandarin has been nothing but positive in all aspects.
- Great support with admin and scheduling.
- An extremely user friendly and effective learning platform for face-to-face classes, online classes and self-study.
- Last, but most definitely not least, has been the constant support, patience and encouragement from a superb teacher.
All of this has made for an excellent learning experience. Looking back at where I started, it’s clear I’ve made consistent and clear progress over the months and have That’s Mandarin to thank for that.

I unreservedly recommend That’s Mandarin.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do this all over again, I’d begin my adventure learning Chinese with That’s Mandarin much earlier!
91 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Nice Class

since i am in shanghai i really enjoyed studying at that's mandarin. I like the professionalism of the teacher and the materials we use in the class , such as the videos and audios.
the website access to student is great, we can review the lessons we have previously studied. The amneties in the building are great, we can enjoy a coffe break in between classes.
I have tried other schools in shanghai but that's mandarin is the best , this is why i always kept going with the classes here. The school is well located , it's been a lovely experience beeing here.

105 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Nice Class

The Chinese class is always nice, with really good teacher, helpin you to start and improve your chinese knowledge. The lessons are managed well, the app is really easy to be used and helpful for training and complete review and exercises.
The school organization is amazing, the teacher and all the group is always available for any kind of clarifications and help. All the class are new and well equipped to support all the lessons.
I would suggest for choosing this school for any person who desires to learn chinese in the best way possible.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Start as soon as possible, it really worth it. Happy to have choosen it! I will keep going for more lessons in order to improve my chinese as much as possible.
100 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Learning Experience。很好

From the time I registered to study and That's Manadarin they have been professional and welcoming. The teachers are extremely well trained and are able to communicate and educate in a awy that makes Chinese class something to look forward to. I like the very well put together environment and the neat and tidy classrooms. They techonology used is awesome and serves its purpose. My teachers meet me at my level and I learned something new everyday. I am really enjoy the class with my teacher Yang Laoshi. Also the learning system very useful, highly recommend

110 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

If I were you - I won’t consider any other place

First of all I would love to say that I really enjoy my studies in “That’s Mandarin”: this school provides high quality services. Furthermore, I got really impressed by the unique and efficient teaching methods. Personally, Im getting bored really easy, but what is important to mark, “That’s Mandarin” still keeps my attention focused. I simply love this school, adore professional teachers, extremely helpful and friendly staff, modern environment and the last but not the least - I started to communicate in Chinese and that is something that, I thought I will never ever manage to do.

What would you improve about this program?
115 people found this review helpful.

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