Location
  • China
    • Shanghai
Length
2 to 52 weeks
Language
Chinese

Program Details

Language Level
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
Certifications
HSK (Mandarin Chinese)
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7)
Housing
Apartment
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
11
Price Details
Intensive 30 [6 lessons/day, 5 days/week] starting from 360$/week
Intensive 20 [4 lessons/day, 5 days/week] starting from 240$/week
Flexible 12 [4 lessons/day, 3 days a week] starting from 180$/week
Private 12 [12 lessons/week] starting from 360$/week
What's Included
Some Activities Classes
Mar 01, 2024
May 09, 2024
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About Program

Choose our Intensive Course in Shanghai to immerse deeply in Chinese learning and start speaking! This program also includes visa assistance.

👩‍🏫Class Formats:
a) Small Group (up to 6/class):
🌟Intensive 30 (6 lessons/day - 5 times/week)
🌟Intensive 20 (4 lessons/day - 5 times/week)
🌟Flexible 12 (4 lessons/day - 3 times/week)

b) Private:
🌟Private 12 (12 lessons/week)

📅Program Duration:
a) Standard Semester duration - 20 weeks;
b) Flexible options: as long as you want, starting from 2 weeks;

🗓️Semester Dates for Group Class:
(for fresh beginner group)
• March 11, 2024 - July 26, 2024
• May 6, 2024 - September 20, 2024
• July 29, 2024 - December 13, 2024
• September 23, 2024 - February 7, 2025
• November 4, 2024 - March 24, 2025
• March 24, 2025 - August 8, 2025

*Private Program students can join at any time.
*Non-beginners can join any Monday except holidays if there is a group of similar level.

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Program Highlights

  • 🏯 Deep immersion in Chinese culture through our cultural events and city walks
  • 📑Assistance for 2 to 12-month student visa application.
  • 🎓Certificate upon course completion.
  • 🗓️ Study for a semester, or less, or more!
  • 🔄 Super flexible study plans.

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Program Reviews

4.53 Rating
based on 17 reviews
  • 5 rating 70.59%
  • 4 rating 23.53%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 5.88%
  • Instruction 4.7
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.4
  • Housing 4.25
  • Value 4.4
  • Program Selection 5
  • Pre-departure Help 5
  • In-program Support 4
  • Impact on Student 5
  • Value 3
Showing 1 - 8 of 17 reviews
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Lachlan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent 1-on-1 Chinese training

This company really offers great 1 on 1 Chinese training. I was with them for a short 4 months course where I was going from HSK 3 to HSK 4 and it helped me significantly with getting pass that barrier. I now can confidently speak Chinese and only occassionally need the dictionary. They really do well on encouraging you to talk freely and improve your grammar vocabulary enough to do so. Anyone going to Shanghai, I highly recommend their 1-on-1 course for 15 or more hours per week as you would be able to get the most value out of your course this way.

10 people found this review helpful.
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Francisco Javier
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Good experience

Very good people, they offer all the help you need! Teachers are so friendly. I think this is one of the best option if you want to study Chinese language in Shanghai. The school is so comfortable, the place is in the city center, so it is easy to arrive by metro or bus. The people who work there are always ready to solve any problem or to help you when you need it - they make the program incredible, relaxed and easy. Also, Shanghai is a very good city for foreigner because so many people can speak English!!!! This is such a fun place to discover China too!

17 people found this review helpful.
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Sean
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My first friends in a new country.

Arriving in China was daunting. I had travelled internationally before but never to live, it was a new and strange experience.

SN Mandarin had a huge role in helping me get settled, not just with my grasp of the language, but socially as well.
I always knew the staff were nearby to help, and my language mentor was patient and had a good sense of humor.

With so many floors, waiting for the elevator can be annoying, but the location was convenient with food and travel close by. I recommend their services to foreigners travelling to Shanghai.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The school held an event where we made dumplings together. I had some experience making them before, but never in front of locals! It was a fun afternoon.
Pros
  • The course had a good pace.
  • Kind and available staff.
  • Convenient location.
Cons
  • Slow elevator
13 people found this review helpful.
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Festo-German
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Useful and Amazing learning experience

Welcoming environment with patient teachers, experienced tutors and reasonable price for the courses. Also a convenient downtown Shanghai location easily accessible with public transportation especially the metro. The school provided us with some tutors in the city to get more knowledge about important and historical city spots, and the classes had a convenient timetable for groups classes and also private classes. Special thanks to teachers Sophie, Eva and mostly Frank as the teaching coordinator.

What was your funniest moment?
Dressing up Hanfu 汉服, chinese traditional clothes and city walk
14 people found this review helpful.
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Friederike
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Really good an interesting experience

My son learnt Chinese at the SN Mandarin School during one semester and was completely satisfied with the instruction and the support he received. There was a good atmosphere during the teaching classes and he made excellent improvements, so that at the end of the semester he could pass the HSK3 test. It was a lot of fun for him learning Chinese at the school. The staff was very friendly and helped him through a lot. He was also very happy with the support he got to find a suitable housing. I recommend the SN Mandarin School to everybody who wants to learn or to improve his/her spoken and written Chinese in a short time to reach to best possible level. The teaching approach was very flexible and modern, using specific cards to learn the logograms (chinese characters: hanzi) one by one, so that every student could follow the course and make out the best of it for him or herself. Thanks a lot to all the staff members!

86 people found this review helpful.
Rauf
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

my impact by the SN mandarin school

I talked to Frank. from beginning all went ok with getting a student visa. I got it in Shanghai. papers were in time and instructions were clear. btw if you want a Multiple entrance visa then need to go through a medical checkup. About studying: the program is about daily life, so quite useful interesting and easy learning. I reckon improvement is very up to your attendance, efforts, quality of your sleep at night and how you do homework, mostly those flash cards with chinese characters. going to apply for the second semester and continue with a higher level special thanks for a cool party on Xmas to everyone at school crew.

81 people found this review helpful.
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Rauf
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

impact of the SN mandarin school

I talked to Frank. from beginning all went ok with getting a student visa. I got it in Shanghai. papers were in time and instructions were clear. btw if you want Multiple entrance visa then need to go through a medical checkup. About studying: the program is about daily life, so quite useful interesting and easy learning. I reckon improvement is very up to your attendance, efforts, quality of your sleep at night

87 people found this review helpful.
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Jarek
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

SN Mandarin

It was a good time to study at SN Mandarin.
My teacher Lisa was very good organized and always prepared for each lesson. Within 2 weeks we have study together all the program reffering to HSK 2 exam.
All the staff was very frendly and !!! everyday I was able to drink a good coffee at the office.
Thank you all the staff expecially Lisa and Frank Wu.
I would like to come back . See you maybe next year.
Jarek

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

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