That's Mandarin Chinese Language School

Program Reviews

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Fabien
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Xin Laoshi review

It is the first time that I am motivated by a Chinese school to learn Chinese. It is not always easy, I am not good at learning language, but my teachers are very patient with me. I really appreciate!

It is also nice that the classes are maintained despite the lockdown. It is not nice as a physical class, but the platform Nihao cafe allows me to do exercises online.

Another point, My teachers are really flexible. I very often send my homework late the day before I have my class, but my teachers always reply and correct me right away.

Pros
  • Teachers are patient
  • The school in general makes me motivated
  • Class are also maintained despite the lockdown
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Lloyd
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

That's Mandarin Recommendation (张一鸣 & 梅晗)

My overall experience with That's Mandarin has been great. Both 梅晗老师 & 张一鸣老师 were so helpful and really helped my Chinese level advance in such a short time. The attention to detail and care they both have towards their student's progress is second to none; something that makes the experience even greater. Aside from the teaching, the website is simple to use and sleek; the post-class review section is easy to navigate and makes the studying experience better. I'd highly recommend taking lessons with That's Mandarin, amazing service and great people to meet!

Pros
  • 1-on-1 tuition
  • Engaging lessons
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Adam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommended

I have taken lessons with That’s Mandarin for 3 years and have found the teachers of consistent high quality though the years. All my teachers are very good. They are not only very professional, but also very patient. They always patiently explain to me every problem I encounter in class. In addition, they will type all the useful contents on their own developed system in class. After class, I can review them by myself through the platform.
In addition, their other employees are also very good. Every time they meet them at school, they will say hello to me.

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Rossi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best way to study Chinese in person or online

I've known the program for few years. Me and my daughters started in person classes few years ago while in China and that was a great immersive experience. We went back three times for a summer class prior to the pandemic. Since then That's Mandarin have improved tremendously their platform and methods of educating students remotely and they developed their online platform. The platform is superior to many existing ones and provide the opportunity to enjoy live classes with a teacher, have a personalized content, retain all the class notes and exercises, provide video streaming and extra materials, etc. I am really happy with the experience we have and would recommend this school to everyone that really wants to immerse in Chinese. The teachers are very nice and extremely supportive, oriented to help you learn. The program follows the student pace and is not tied to a particular study book, it could be diversified based on the students interests and learning pace. This is one of the best learning experiences I've had. We currently still continue with That's Mandaring and would love to go back to visit and have in person classes soon.

Pros
  • Very personalized program
  • Very good study platform
  • Extremely supportive teachers
Cons
  • None
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Rebecca
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review

I really like the school,the teacher and the materials we use in the class , such as the videos and audios.
the website access to student is great, we can review the lessons we have previously studied.The facilities in the building are great, we can enjoy a coffee break in between classes!That’s Mandarin has done wonders for me and my ability in the Chinese language — not only in terms of my raw ability, but for my confidence and willingness to speak the language and use it in my everyday life. The customizable curriculum has helped me and my tutor to hone in on areas that will benefit me most, and has allowed me to delve into vocabulary that suits my interests and career. The staff are helpful and friendly, and the teachers know just how to spark my interest and motivation. Not to mention, the school’s excellent central location in Beijing! I would heartily recommend That’s Mandarin to anyone considering. You will thank yourself later!I can only recommend That's Mandarin school and its teachers to those stuck in lockdown, homeschooling or needing additional assistance.

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Alejandro
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teachers 庞 is a knowledgeable teacher.

Teacher 庞 is not only an knowledgeable teacher but also friendly and concerned about the student learning process.
The NihaoCafe is a good and useful feature in the language learning process. I am new at the school but I hope soon be able to know more about the NihaoCafe features and probably able to download the conversations to practice more.
I also think that Lesson Book is a good feature that should be included when join a course lasting several weeks. I think it should be less fancy in order to be more affordable and easy to carry .

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Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Clear and helpful teaching style + great learning resources

I've had Mandarin lessons with some independent teachers and a few institutions while in China, but my experience at That's Mandarin stands out as being particularly excellent.

My teachers were very patient and thorough. They were constantly attentive to my needs and progress, and made sure I was comfortable asking for clarification, asking them to repeat something, etc. I was also free to ask about miscellaneous things that interested me that didn't necessarily stick with the lesson plan -- I would be given a satisfying explanation and could walk away with some extra vocabulary or a clearer understanding of some grammar issue that was bothering me. For students who engage better with the material when they can participate more actively in the lesson, this style of teaching should be perfect.

That's Mandarin also provides access to their online resource NihaoCafe, which seems well-designed and well-built. Teachers use it to take notes on what was discussed during class, and students can access those same notes again at any time. I found it an excellent way to reinforce the material I learned during class. There are also some pre-built quizzes you can take, which are also helpful for retaining the lesson material.

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Sophie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent 1:1 tuition

If you're thinking of starting 1:1 tuition, I'd highly recommend That's Mandarin. The online learning system is easy to follow, and the opportunity to review past lessons and preview upcoming ones has been really helpful in my language learning journey. My teacher is very encouraging (and patient!) which has made the experience really enjoyable, and I look forward to each lesson and tracking my progress. This system works very well doing lessons virtually, which makes it a great hybrid model if you plan to do some virtually (especially if not in China) and some in-person.

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Klaudia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very intuitive program providing a learning platform in addidion

A very good and comprehensive program including a platform and books that can be used for self learning. I can recommend it for groups or private classes because I have done both. The school is located in the center of Shanghai, Jingan district and has a nice terrace. Therefore, it offers a nice environment to study. Besides the classes, the school also provides fun activities to meet new people and practice Chinese. The teachers are very friendly and also help you with translations. The teachers also include private questions and learning experiences into the classes.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Starting earlier with learning Chinese because it takes time and pacients.
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Calum
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best Chinese language school...

....would have to be That's Mandarin. Their teachers and support staff look after you extremely well and will tailor the programme content to match your needs. All you need is a goal/or goals.
Teachers will only speak Chinese, and although this can be daunting, it helps a lot. You can feel confident the next time you hop into a Beijing taxi and want to navigate beyond "where are you from?" with them.
I highly recommend this school to anyone who is considering taking that step into learning Chinese.