XMandarin has been a great experience for me in China. Not only have I levelled up considerately my Chinese in the period of 5 months, but I´ve also made great friends, who also happen to be teachers here. The teachers are very nice, and attentive, and care for their student´s learning progress. I started with group class, of only 4 people, which was very good because the focus was centred well on each of our learning needs. Then I decided I also wanted to combine group with a few private lessons with another teacher, as I wanted to also try and combine these two types of classes, in order to bolster my language acquisition. The location of the school is also very convenient as it is located in the centre of the city, and also it is 15 minutes walk from the seaside. There are many shops and good places to eat nearby, and also the best bars and clubs are about 5-10 minutes walk distance from the school. So living round the area is the best option when deciding to move to Qingdao.