• China
    • Beijing

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Sep 21, 2016
Jun 08, 2024
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About Program

Mandarin Zone School provides various programs for students who wish to learn Chinese while experiencing Chinese culture in China, focusing on improving your ability to communicate in Chinese and understanding Chinese culture. Programs include Chinese Study program, Chinese Summer Camp program, Homestay program and Online Chinese Teaching program.

Students have the option to choose group class or individual Chinese class, standard Chinese Program (20 hours per week) and and Intensive Chinese Program (30 hours per week); Tailor made course is designed to meet students' schedule and objective with personalized curriculum. All year round applications, from absolute beginner to advanced level; Certified teachers (BA/MA) with years of teaching experiences! Come study with us -- we'd love to help you improve your Chinese!

Program Reviews

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  • Instruction 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.35
  • Housing 4.4
  • Value 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Mandarin Zone is a Serious Language School

For three months I visited weekly on-site Mandarin group classes taught by Wanda Wan. I was really happy about those classes.

For over 20 years, I have been studying languages with different teachers. Ms Wang was arguably among the top 3 teachers who ever taught me. Her teaching method is as simple as it is effective and her explanations were always concise and relevant. She knows exactly what you have to know and what you do not have to know to effectively learn Mandarin.
Thanks to Ms Wang I felt like I got the maximum out of the time I invested in studying Mandarin.

Moreover, the prices for group lessons at Mandarin Zone are cheaper than those that other language schools in Beijing ask for.

If you are in Beijing and want to learn Mandarin join Mandarine Zone School.

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Feel happy and thankful

I’ve joined the HSK2 group and finished at HSK4-5 group after 8 months studying.

The school helped a lot to learn a lot of new words, practice speaking and learn Chinese characters. And also to get new friends from other countries

The location of school is very easy to get — in the center of Beijing, near metro (2 min walking) and close to SanLiTun area.

Teachers are very polite, friendly and suggest great books for learning language

School’s main focus is to give you the knowledge — that’s very valuable and what exactly I was looking for.

School provide free water , coffee for you if needed. You also can bring your own food to have a short snack break

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy without expectations
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Studying Chinese

I recently took an intensive Chinese language course at Mandarin Zone. I enjoyed it a lot and plan to continue studying there in the future. It gave me confidence in studying Chinese and I found the teacher very helpful and informative. Although it was a beginner course I found I had little trouble in keeping up. Of course, my level may have been a bit high for that level but I think it is a good idea to learn some basic vocabulary before studying a language. I look forward to studying there again.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend learning some basic vocabulary before you start as that allows you to enjoy the class with less stress.
88 people found this review helpful.
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Mandarin Zone-great classes!

I came at the end of my contract in Beijing and they set up private lessons for me that moved at the pace I needed. We skipped over things that I knew and focused on things that needed more practice. My lovely teachers were patient and encouraging. They knew how to explain clearly and how to get me speaking. It's conveniently located near the subway. Despite the fact that I had to commute for an hour, I looked forward to my classes every day! Now that I'm back in Canada, I have the resources (great texts + lesson notes) to review and continue on my own!

If you want to learn Mandarin and about Chinese culture, visit the great people at Mandarin Zone.

91 people found this review helpful.
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Great Experience Studying Beginner Chinese in Beijing

I signed up for a 60-hour beginner class at Mandarin Zone. I had no experience with Chinese language. My Chinese teacher was really patient as I started learning how to say common words and pronounce common sentences. We looked at basic characters (Han Zi) also. She even helped me navigate some online shopping websites (all the text is Chinese)! I learned a little about Chinese and Beijing culture, too.
Mandarin Zone was an easy walk from my home. I had researched other language schools in Beijing, but decided to go with Mandarin Zone due to their location, reasonable cost of tution, professionalism and stellar reputation.
I would definitely recommend Mandarin Zone to anyone wanting to learn this wonderful language. Learning the basics will make your experience in Beijing even better!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try to live somewhere near a Beijing Subway Station, because Tuanjiehu Station is a 2-minute walk from Mandarin Zone.
90 people found this review helpful.
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Language casses @ Mandarin Zone School

I've taken in total 70 lessons (class pricing very fair!) from different teachers between June and August 2019 at Mandarin Zone School while I was on a three-month work assignment in Beijing. The school was recommended to me by a colleague of mine. It is very conveniently located at Tuanjiehu subway station. The school features very experienced, friendly teachers who are very motivated and qualified. My teachers adapted their style of teaching as well as teaching contents to my individual learning requirements and I could request changes anytime. This is a very strong point of the school. Every student decides on what aspect she or he wants to focus on. All levels are available from beginner to advanced. I focused on speaking but other but it is also possible to get help for HSK exam preparation. I've had a very positive experience and could considerably improve my spoken Mandarin. Next time I will be in Beijing, I will definitely chose this school again.

93 people found this review helpful.
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Great place to study Chinese

Mandarin Zone was a great place to get 1 on 1 private classes for learning Chinese. The programs are really effective and in a month my Chinese was noticeably better than it was before. The teachers are great, set effective homework that get you to practice the important things, and you can tell they are very experienced. It was much better than other Chinese schools I went to in China. There are also group courses which further encourage conversing in the language in an open environment.

84 people found this review helpful.
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Recommended way to learn Chinese

I moved to Beijing for work. I joined Mandarin Zone more than a year ago as an absolute beginner for some part time course. When I had to adjust my schedule due to my work I got offered to move to another small group which were about the same level as me but follow another more suitable schedule for me. I really appreciated this flexibility. Both teachers I experienced there so far were nice and effective. Last but not least also the location is super central and convenient.

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