GoEast Language Center

GoEast Language Center

About

GoEast Language Center is one of Shanghai's premium Mandarin language schools. Professional instructors, personalized lesson plans, and cultural events are all part of the GoEast experience whether you choose to learn online or in a classroom. We have two campuses, one in Yangpu and a second campus near Shanghai Library in Xuhui. Whether you want to get a HSK5 certification or would simply like to become conversational, GoEast can help you reach your goals!

Founded
2012
Headquarters

No 194-196 Zhengmin Road
Yangpu Qu
Shanghai Shi, 200433
China

Reviews

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Pablo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

After some time learning Chinese, I was struggling to keep myself motivated to continue putting in the effort to learn the language. That’s when I decided to try out Go East’s intensive program. Within a week I was already feeling the progress in those areas that had kept me stuck for so long.

The program had a sound structure but it also allowed for some flexibility to dive into other areas that each student struggled at. It goes without saying that after so many hours with other students going through the same “pain”, you finish the course not just with a much better Chinese level but also having built great friendships. In overall I am extremely happy with the program, the teachers (they are excellent) and the supportive community Go East has created.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Learning Chinese has a lot to do with getting to know their culture. If you decide to embark on this journey, try to combine class learning with cultural events (tea culture, Chinese painting, etc) and hanging out with Chinese people as much as possible.
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Leila
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I think international people who choose to travel to Shanghai are amazing. Events and group classes at GoEast made me meet a lot of new people to make lifelong friendships and moments I'll never forget. Among them are GoEast teachers, who guided me from HSK2 to HSK4. But they've also helped me change my house when my landlord wanted me out (the GoEast staff helped me get some compensation). I've even been to the wedding of a GoEast teacher (these weddings are not like American weddings... there are over 400 guests!).
Learning Chinese hasn't helped me in my job really, but it has made me closer to people. When you talk to locals in Chinese they open up and with HSK4 I'm really enabled to have conversations now. I'll keep this and the GoEast experience the rest of my life.

What was your funniest moment?
The funniest moments are in-class. It's not really the curriculum but then we for instance talk about animal names: a dolphin in Chinese is a "sea-pig", a hippo is a "box-horse". Then we started making up names for animals which we thought the Chinese name would be.
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Lynda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I took classes at GoEast from end 2018 to early 2019 and went from zero to HSK2. My teachers Ellie and Myra who where both funny and super good. It didnt' feel like school and the more I learned the more I wanted to do well for them and myself. It's a unique combination of learning but also making it fun and personal. For example we learn terms related to our proffession so that we can use them immediatly and introduce our name and job title a little bit. I did both group classes (HSK1) and private (HSK2). Group classes are fun, I think private class is faster. Both at the Yangu campus because I studied at Fudan. The campus is nice where they also hold events and serve good coffee. I'm very proud of what I learned so quickly and looking back GoEast has made my Shanghai experience better. Jiayou!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The teachers (not just the two I had) also took me out for dinner sometimes and introduced me to new food. Chicken foot is not my favourite!
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Sebastian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This summer immersion course was an amazing experience. The intensity of the course pushes you to learn quickly and devote enough time to learning Chinese - which requires a lot of effort and dedication. In just 10 weeks I went from being able to do basic introductions to handwrite paragraphs in Chinese characters and conduct and manage everyday errands and situations, eg shopping, traveling, doctor, slight debate.

All the staff at GoEast really wants to help you achieve your goals as a student and they’re also interested in learning about you as a person - making sure you’re doing well inside and outside of the classroom. I got sick for a big part of the course and the whole staff was nothing but supportive and understanding whenever I couldn’t make it to lesson and had to reschedule. They were always messaging me making sure I was feeling better and taking appropriate care of myself.

GoEast is not just a language learning center, it’s a community, a family! They push you hard with this program, and may seem strict with the curriculum - but they do what’s necessary to help you achieve your language goals!

I miss them all dearly

What would you improve about this program?
More emphasis on Chinese modern culture, pop culture for young adults

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