I spent four weeks studying at That’s Mandarin. Based on some previous coursework, I started in the HSK 2 class. I realized that this was the correct placement; however, it was still a bit tricky since my classmates and I had various strengths and weaknesses. For example, my reading and vocabulary was sufficient, but my listening and speaking skills were weaker. All of my teachers did a great job balancing this and helped each of us to improve. By the end of the first three weeks, I felt my skills had improved significantly. For the final week, I completed one-on-one classes since there were no other students enrolled in my level. This week was particularly helpful to fill in the gaps of my knowledge and to focus significantly on listening and speaking. Although I’m sure this was particularly frustrating for the teachers, it was a big help for me and helped to increase my confidence to practice speaking more in public. I can see a noticeable improvement in my Chinese skills and would recommend this course to anyone interested in studying Mandarin in China.