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Program Details

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


What's Included
Nov 04, 2022
Feb 22, 2023
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About Program

Study Mandarin Chinese online and enjoy private online classes with our professional native Chinese teachers anytime, anywhere.

We use our in-house digital platform NihaoCafe to help you connect with your teacher, review class notes, and schedule classes.

The platform features a rich library of tailor-made content: videos, articles, comic stories and exercises. Thanks to our digital whiteboards, your teacher will take all the notes for you — so you can focus on the class and conversation instead. You will have access to these notes and your class

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Program Highlights

All our teachers are highly qualified professionals, university graduates majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. They are native Chinese speakers and speak Standard Mandarin dialect (标准普通话, biāozhǔn pǔtōnghuà)
 - Our in-house learning platform will help you reach your learning goals at your own pace. Class content and teacher’s notes automatically get recorded into the system, so it’s easy to review your classes.
 - Classes are conducted live online and are taught using the same methods we use at our schools. Our course arrangement system can manage your classes – wherever you are, you and your teachers can stay informed about the class schedule.
If you have questions about your courses, you can always reach out to our course consultants. Besides, our professional IT team is online 24 hours a day, ready to solve any unexpected issues.

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Program Reviews

4.90 Rating
based on 78 reviews
  • 5 rating 89.74%
  • 4 rating 10.26%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 4.5
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 4
  • Value 4.5
  • Content 4.85
  • Engagement 4.9
  • Support 4.95
  • Platform 4.75
  • Value 4.85
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That’s mandarin with Jia Laoshi

Very well structured Programm with good platform preparing for HSK examine. In addition Jia Laoshi is a very good teacher, remembering details of students and adjusts way of learning and classes to students demands and needs. Jia Laoshi is very caring, nice and funny who understands how I can learn best and accordingly adapted the program to my needs and learning progress. Many thanks for her engagement, enjoying the learning journey a lot with her. Management of expectations to students shall be calibrated to avoid frustration on both ends.

  • Structure of class and lecture
  • Individual adaption of classes to students needs
  • Creating a warm and nice atmosphere
  • Understanding of students priorities e.g. high workload of professional work hindering ideal learning journey
3 people found this review helpful.
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Erin at thatsmandarin

Erin goes beyond the call of duty. Cheery, delightful, and humble. Great experience.
The interactive platform is superb and easy to adapt. China is a great country with peace and beauty, colorful, traditional, exotic, and mystical. Its technology is bar none. I look forward to continuing my studies there and also adhering to the wonderful culture and people. Thank you Erin for helping me and I look forward to furthering my knowledge of the great country of China in the future. I appreciate your time. Vincent

  • Embracing
  • Engaging
  • To the point
6 people found this review helpful.
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A highly recommended online learning experience

I have been studying online with the school for around 6 months now, as I live and work in China and wanted to develop my understanding.

I have used online lessons and in-person classes for my study of French and Italian over the years, and my teacher (Wang Laoshi) and the school are easily the one I would most recommend. Lesson times are very flexible, and the online platform adds all new words and resources to your revision section of the website, along with listening, reading and writing activities to help revise. I have been especially impressed with the quality of teaching which is always engaging and supportive, with a wide range of different activities offered.

  • Excellent teaching and lessons
  • Lots of resources provided each lesson - texts, video and audio
  • Reports and catalogue of words learned helps show your progress over time.
  • The online platform can be a little glitchy, but that might just be my own experience.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Learning in China or Abroad

That's Mandarin is a great school that allows you to learn in person or online! The teachers are friendly and highly qualified. The lessons can be changed to suit your needs, or you can follow along with HSK based lessons. Time passes quickly when you're having fun. I have done both solo and group classes, in person and online.

That's Mandarin 是一所很棒的学校,您可以亲自或在线学习! 老师们都很友好而且素质很高。 课程可以根据您的需要进行更改,或者您可以跟随基于 HSK 的课程。 当您玩得开心时,时间过得很快。 我亲自和在线完成了个人课程和小组课程。

I have introduced this school to all of my friends! 10/10.

  • Up to date technology
  • Friendly Staff
  • Free coffee
4 people found this review helpful.
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I have studied Chinese for five years. I used to study at Tsinghua University. After working, I felt that my Chinese still needs to be improved. So I chose this school. I think my Chinese expression ability is improving. I mainly study news. The teacher will find me a lot of the latest news, which is so awesome! In class, the teacher will ask me to express it. In the beginning, I said it simply. The teacher will tell me that the words I used are too simple and can be expressed in more advanced words. This is very useful for me! Recommend!

4 people found this review helpful.
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That's Mandarin

Excellent, kind teacher who works you very hard but knows when to let up and let the learning consolidate. Very encouraging and fun instructor but strict on pronunciation and correctness. Platform extremely well done with flashcards, great videos, all kinds of learning tools. Click on any character for a definition and pronuciation. It takes all the notes for you and keeps them on your web page and then has excellent review of the class and practice reading and writing and listening exercises to prepare for the next lesson. The teacher also releases preview for the next lesson, which helps. People in the front office also helpful.

11 people found this review helpful.
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That’s Mandarin is a WONDERFUL program that I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn Mandarin, especially speaking and listening

I have been taking online classes at That’s Mandarin for a year and a half, and I can’t say enough good things about the program. My teacher is patient and moves me through the curriculum at an appropriate pace for me, providing plenty of feedback and reports on my progress. I especially appreciate the ability to speak in Mandarin with her about my day and week, so that I get more conversational practice during each lesson. She can correct my pronunciation and grammar, which I appreciate. The Nihao Cafe online platform is perfect because it allows you to access all of your past lessons and rewatch videos at varying speeds and with a variety of subtitles (hanzi, pinyin, English, or more than one of those at the same time). I also love the quizzing feature to review each unit. The people who work for That’s Mandarin always respond to my emails in a timely and helpful manner, and I am delighted to be a student of this program.

  • Personalized instruction
  • Speaking and listening practice
  • Supportive and friendly faculty
9 people found this review helpful.
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Very patient teacher

I had a very friendly and empathetic teacher, and I liked having class with her. I felt I had the time to study and repeat the exercises with her together without feeling pressured too much. Before I had the HSK exam, she carefully prepared with me all the relevant things and supported me in that process. The study platform had sometimes some issues and was not very comfortable to use. They could improve it. Also, my class hours were transferred from another school and I had to use them in a limited time.

10 people found this review helpful.

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