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Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

About

At Silk Mandarin you will learn Mandarin effortlessly! Our ground-breaking SLOW MOTION TECHNIQUE paves the way, as it teaches you Mandarin with just ONE rule instead of dozens. Which student wouldn’t like that? A wide variety of incredible teaching tools ensures that our classes entertain you from start to finish. Our students learn FASTER and with FUN!

All our teachers are full time employed, native to China and bilingual. They have a University degree in Chinese and their major is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, they all have ample teaching experience. Our teachers are passionate about teaching and will make sure you will enjoy learning Mandarin!

We offer:
- Full-time and Part-time courses, both OffLine- and OnLine;
- Conversational Chinese/HSK and Business Chinese/BCT;
- Summer Camps and Summer Programs;
- Activities and Excursions;
- VISA service;
- Accommodation;
- Airport/Station pick-up

Founded
2015

Reviews

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Daniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I saw real progress and improvied my Chinese with this program!

I just completed 100 online classes with Teacher Christina and had an amazing experience. Each class was both very entertaining and also covered exactly the knowledge I wanted to learn. I was able to see real progress in both my spoken and written Chinese skills and was pushed out of my comfort zone in a way that still allowed me to succeed. It has been four years since I lived in China and this course was perfect for refreshing my language skills. I definitely recommend this course, school, and teacher to anyone who wants to improve their Chinese!

Pros
  • The teacher always had a great lesson preapred that was interesting and targeted exactly the skills/knowledge I wanted to improve.
  • The homework was inventive and helpful.
  • The class was a lot of fun; I was always excited to start another lesson!
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Max
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Flexible and Supportive

I normally find learning difficult, especially with self-review due to my ADHD. But Silk-Mandarin gave me wonderful one-on-one classes with a teacher who knows how to engage me and give the right materials and websites to support my weaknesses. I'm surprised how one year of learning has helped me interact more confidently with my Chinese enviroment (Jiangsu Province) and how they can adapt to my crazy-busy schedule at work. I can communicate with taxi drivers, restaurant waiters, security guards and shop-keepers, which really makes my life in China more convienent. Great company, hardly any flaws.

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Paolo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hsk 1/2

My previous experience was, form my side, with less commitment compare with actual situation, because i was always busy and no time to review.
After i join in Silk Mandarin , my learning method improve and my commitment became more constant.
I choose Silk Mandarin because i always heard nice things about their method and learning process.
Silk mandarin,as i mentioned before, improve my learning method and the most things i like is the way we been study and review the chapters until now.
I also found a nice and prepared teacher that always explain , following the history, the meaning of each character we are study.

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james
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very reccomended

Perfect place not only for learning Chinese. A great community and placeto jump straightforward into the Chinese culture and lifestyle thanks to their many extra curriculum activities and fun open days.
The classes are great, very easy to follow and understand with many interactive teacher - student activities. The school also provides with many materials to use outside class hours to review and at any moment at home on your phone or laptop.
Very reccomended =)
Sisi and Siqin, top of the best as teachers.

Pros
  • Easy ana accessible
  • lot of materials provided
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Ricky
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Private Online Course

Teacher Christina is a great chinese teacher! Always kept a smile during our lessons and positive attitude. She is patient and funny while teaching. She helped me develop my pronunciation & intonations for HSK1,2 & 3, I also got to develop my foundation, my fluency in speaking and listening is great and my accuracy while reading has gotten way better. She would give me homework for every lessons and give me good feedback’s on them. Overall the online learning experience has been a excellent. I would highly recommend her to future students.

What was your funniest moment?
Our cats walking in front of the camera and making acquaintance during our lessons.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

The course at first looked professional and the staff were not only friendly but seemed passionate about helping foreigners improve their Chinese. The building was also very modern, spacious and light making it an appealing place to come and learn. What is more, they set out clearly how they could tailor the course to my needs, offering various kinds of classes.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

They have assisted me with Mandarin-speaking, listening and reading skills. They provide the relevant books for me and talk to me through said books. They also provide extra learning materials e.g. extra sheets.

What is more, they provide niche content on social media platforms which contain interesting knowledge and detailed facts relating to Chinese.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

The key to getting the most out of the course is fully committing to it.

If you are going to pay the money for the classes in the hope of improving your language skills, you must supplement the classes with individual study, Not only must you commit to completing the homework tasks, but you should also take time to properly understand how the Chinese language functions.

Whilst teaching at Silk Mandarin is great, learning a language requires lots of independent effort. So use the classes to give structure and guidance to your learning but make sure you are fully committed to learning outside the classroom as well as in

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I tend to have one class a week which lasts for 1.5 hours. Then I review and complete the tasks from the last class before moving the next. If I ever have time, I will do 2 classes in a week.

With regards to schedule, the course allows for a lot of flexibility so it is usually easy to change classes around. We usually cover one chapter per class; if it is a more difficult chapter, it may run into the next class.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

The difference in culture and not being able to make new friends easily was a concern but actually these turned out not be big issues. China, in reality, is a lot different than how it is depicted in the West and coming here has allowed me to better understand the country. Therefore, my perspective on things has changed.

Is there any other advice for prospective travelers?

China is very different from perhaps anywhere in the world. It is a unique place and has a complicated history. It is worth trying to understand that past and understand the context in which China exists today.

Also, have an open mind and embrace everything to get the most out of your experience.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Yahui Zhang

Job Title
Teacher
Marsha is a very friendly teacher. Her class will make you realistic and make your Chinese progress rapidly in a short period of time.
Yahui Zhang

What is your favorite travel memory?

The most memorable trip I made was to Florence, Italy.

We went to the bookstore that day and then went to Michelangelo Square in the afternoon. At 3 or 4 pm, there were not many people in the square. In the evening, when the sun was about to go down, people gradually grew. On the stairs, on the square, in the cafe, on the path, the crowd was full of people, and everyone was waiting for the sunset. The sunset slowly became very red, slowly falling, and everyone was cheering and hugging happily at the last moment when they were completely gone.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

My current company has allowed me to grow a lot, and my colleagues and boss have helped me a lot. I will meet regularly to solve my problems in time when I encounter difficulties. Especially in the teaching process, no matter new or old colleagues, I will be enthusiastic to help me. Thank you very much for my company.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of the best stories I have ever heard was from my student Jackson. We were in class one day, and he was very happy to tell me that his Chinese friend was not good at school, German friends didn’t speak Chinese, and they couldn’t communicate, but after he and I learned Chinese, he could help them communicate He felt very happy and thanked me.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I will choose the content related to teaching because I think such projects will be very helpful to my teaching and help me become more familiar with the teaching content so that my class will be smoother and more confident. I will also choose some projects made from teaching materials so that I can make my thinking logic clearer and have a sufficient understanding of the teaching content.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

What makes my school unique is that the atmosphere of the whole school is very kind and the learning atmosphere is strong. Each teacher is dedicated and dedicated to education, and the leaders also get along well, and everything is communicating effectively. The educational philosophy of our school is very advanced, making it easier for students to learn Chinese.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the biggest success factor for a company is that the hearts of the entire team are together and work together to make the school better. If the team works well, the company will grow better. There is a saying in China: Three Zhuge Liang top one Zhuge Liang.