That's Mandarin Chinese Language School

Program Reviews

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Virginia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Start to Chinese Learning

I chose this school because they have a good online platform, very interactive and helpful for studying. The content is also very relatable and interesting, we can also learn about Chinese society and culture while learning the language. By choosing 1-on-1 online class, the schedule can match my availability and the content and learning pace can be adjusted flexibly to my ability, enabling me to improve at a satisfying rate. I always have great time at lessons, teacher is very fun and friendly. Recommended for anyone who wants to start learning Chinese!

Pros
  • Good online learning platform and content
  • Friendly teachers and staff
  • Flexible scheduling to match our needs
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Carmela
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

mandarin class

That's Mandarin provides a bright, comfortable and very supportive atmosphere that takes a lot of the sting out of sitting in a classroom. Teachers are super friendly, outgoing and helpful. Probably one of the best schools for Mandarin out there.The staff has also always been super helpful and taken their time to answer my questions diligently and thoroughly. The platform is very intuitive, it's great not having to take notes. It's helpful being able to preview your next lesson so you can be better prepared for the session.

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Samuel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review of Learn Mandarin language school

My whole experience with this school has been great. Finding out about the place and inquiring about classes couldn't have been easier. After chatting to staff via WeChat I came in for a meeting and was helped to find a course that worked for me. Many different classes available, and with my HSK4 exam coming up I decided to take some one-on-one classes. The environment is warm, friendly, and the website they use is easy to navigate and perfect for reviewing classes. The teachers give a lot of encouragement and have all sorts of helpful ways to help you remember words and characters, and are also patient and friendly.

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Samatha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good atmospehere, nice staff

All staffs are very nice and friendly. Teachers are very attentive and patient to student, always ready to answer your questions. The lesson is very interesting and can be used daily life. Study platform is very convenient, you can easily review your study at home. The school's atmosphere is very nice, cozy and clean. The school has very interesting extra activities every month in which you get to meet new friends and learn about chinese culture. It's always fun to study here. highly recommended!

Pros
  • nice staff
  • good atmosphere
  • convenient study platform
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Lukas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ting hao de xuexiao

I came to That's Mandarin over the 2022 summer break looking to resume my chinese classes. It had been about a year since I had studied so I was sure that my Chinese had deteriorated quite a bit. However, the teachers here got me back into learning in no time and I found that I was surpassing my prior level within a week. The conversations with the teachers were always interesting and the topics that the platform introduced always inspired a lot of great conversations. After taking intensive courses over the summer I'm convinced that continuing to study here part time is the right decision for me over the school year. The platform is also really great and even features a few learning exercises that you can do on y our phone at home. I highly recommend That's Mandarin to anyone who's looking to begin learning chinese or continue improving.

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robert
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

online software unreliable

The school has good people, nice people. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the Beijing school location. I would sometimes go by and have a cup of coffee and just chat.

Unfortunately the online platform leaves a bit to be desired. I found myself frustrated at the start of my lessons, which usually started between 5 and 15 minutes late (out of a 50 minute lesson) because I lost that much time getting the online platform to work correctly.
Note - I am VERY tech savvy. The problem is inherit in the software coding/design.

It is very unfortunate that a good school with good people would use a dysfunctional online platform. I would highly recommend this school for in person lessons but I can not, in good conscience, recommend it for online lessons.

Pros
  • Very nice and hospitable people.
  • The on site school is very nice - summer intensive program was excellent
  • My teachers well all excellent
Cons
  • Online software is constantly problematic and unreliable.
  • I lost between 5% to 20% of EVERY online lesson trying to make the platform do what it was supposed to do
  • Channels of communication changed a few times. I was not always sure where to make contact
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Thomas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very engaging learning environment

The environment is very welcoming, and they provide a lot of attention to my needs for learning the language. I am taught well, and I am taught what I need to use in my daily life. The teacher I have is very kind, and the facility I attend is very accommodating. The online tools are quite helpful as well. I attend three days out of the week, and I have no problems re-scheduling when necessary. The people who work here are very communicative with my needs, and I have had no problem using any of their facilities. They are also in a location that is easy for me to get to.

Pros
  • Great Teachers
  • Great Curriculum
  • Great Environment
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TAKAHIRO
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

1 to 1 Chinese class

i think the class has excellent value to me. First of all, the carriculum is well organized to any level of learner. My teacher is dedicated and motivated to teach me. She uses not only the system but also shows me a lot of website, pictures, etc. to explain some vocabruary or stories, which helps me to deepen understanding. Besides the learning system "nihao cafe" is very useful. At any time available I can self study and see my progress, maybe this is the best part of the school. Consultant is only kind, friendly so that I can address any issue I might have. Overall I am satisfied with the current class and school, and willing to continue.

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A good Chinese school

Great school! I spent 2 years learning Chinese the traditional way (with a book and learn vocabulary). After 2 years, I didn't make much progress! But after a few lessons in That’s Mandarin,I can feel the difference. I have an excellent Chinese teacher who has a lot of teaching experience as well as ways and methods for a smooth and effective learning. I appreciate a lot her support. According to the student’s level, the school provides also extra material for additional study on the school’s dedicated platform - NihaoCafe. Useful up-to-day vocabulary and sentences are published regularly by the school on WeChat. This allowed me to familiarise myself with language used locally on specific occasions and circumstances, as the school provides us with useful videos on how to respond to complements in Chinese, on how to cope with lockdowns, etc.

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Mei
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Learning Experience。很好

I am really enjoying my weekly Mandarin classes with Zhong laoshi. I feel that, under her tutorship, my Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation has improved significantly in the past few months. She’s so friendly, patient and encouraging. Laoshi has made the classes lots of fun and at the same time, educational. I think the scenario based learning really works well with adult learners. I am definitely achieving my learning objective and looking forward to continuing to build on my Mandarin speaking, reading and writing skills.