Chinese Summer Camp in Beijing & Shanghai

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Between the months of June and August your Kids and Teens ( 7- 17 ) can join us at our Shanghai or Beijing campuses for some Chinese language learning.

3000 STUDENTS EVERY YEAR
That′s Mandarin is the #1 choice for Chinese learners, with more joining us annually.

12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
A reputable and trusted school for guaranteed success since our establishment in 2005.

As well as our professional Chinese classes, our students will get the chance to explore their chosen city and develop a good understanding of Chinese culture through our exciting excursions and activities. The Shanghai & Beijing summer camp courses comes in a variety of packages to suit the needs of both children and their parents, including; full-time camp, day camp and morning camp.

We guarantee you will see a huge improvement in your child's Chinese after their camp experience! Full campers get accommodation included, visit our site for all the details!

Highlights
  • SAFE - We focus on our campers’ safety and in providing a safe environment to all students.
  • PROFESSIONAL - With 9 years of experience, we keep on improving our camp content and management.
  • FUN FUN FUN! - We make it fun for kids while they’re learning a challenging language like Mandarin.

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The price is from RMB 3000 for a week, which focuses on intensive Chinese classes. For more activities and field trips, the price might be up to RMB 5500 per week, but please believe us that every penny is worthwhile. Safety is first and students get the chance to meet students all over the world, try Chinese style calligraphy, paper-cutting, and experience the authentic Chinese life here. The...
It is there - we tracked it with I phone apps and compared with other cities . But... we moved around in 100 f heat in June and were just fine. Our daughter with mild asthma was fine. For three weeks. We are both MDs and were scare to death before trip. But it was just fine. PS do not drink water from faucet.

Reviews

96%
based on 47 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.7
  • Program Selection 9.8
  • Pre-departure Help 9.8
  • In-program Support 9.5
  • Impact on Student 9.5
  • Value 9.3
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Khangmin
10/10

We really had a happy time in Beijing at That's Mandarin!

I come from Canada with my three children each 5, 7 and 9, we chose That’s Mandarin Summer Camp, because we found their website and the website is very professional. They emphasize the safety, safety is very important for us because we are overseas. We really wanted to have a try. When we came here the experience was great. The kids have classes in the morning, they get supposed to reading, listening, as well as writing characters. And in the afternoon, they have acting craft and as also are supposed to learn Chinese culture like making Chinese dumplings and making Chinese kites. On two days of the week we get to go out, to Chinese garden, zoo, etc. The kids absolutely enjoy the experience. We love that teachers gives where they get points by speaking Mandarin, and also doing their homework, and even when we go outdoors, they have task where they are suppose to speak to the local Chinese people in Mandarin, and try to get a taste of what is like in China. The teachers are great, they are very friend to the kids, and they are aware of the kids’ strength and weakness, and the way they learn. Even during the lunch time, they are very care about what food the kids like to eat and what they don’t, so they keep adjust the menu according to the kids’ taste. After the first week, we would actually like to stay longer, because this camp is so fun, we stay here for 4 weeks, and my children wound not like to leave and they want to stay longer. We plan to come back again next year during the summer to learn more Chinese. When they first came, they don’t speak mandarin much, and my youngest who is 5 not even understand mandarin much. At the end the 4 weeks, now when I speak to him in mandarin, he can understand most of what I say. And his intonation in mandarin now is also much more accurate than when we first came. So I would recommend this camp to any parents who would like their kids to experience learning Chinese and culture and also experience China in a very relax and also enjoyable manner.

Yes, I recommend
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Tan
10/10

I am very happy at camp and I want to come back next year

I studied at That’s Mandarin for two weeks. I learned a lot of things. I studied a lot of characters and learned how to use the new ones in stories. For Dragon Boat Festival cultural studies, I told a long story about Qu Yuan and the teacher said I did a good job and gave me a small prize. I was really excited. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have field trips. I went with the other campers and teachers to the Natural History Museum, the Shanghai Zoo, and the Film Museum. All those places were really fun. We had to do different tasks and they all required us to use Chinese. I am very happy at camp and I want to come back next year, if Mom and Dad say I can and I do well in my classes in Singapore.

Yes, I recommend
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Ryan
10/10

I will miss That’s Mandarin

I start class at 9am. In the morning, for three hours, I study Chinese. My favourite classes are video classes and character writing ones. The teachers gave us Tom and Jerry cartoons and then told us to tell a story. Then we wrote down that story. I had a lot of fun.
In the afternoon, we usually went outside to play. My favourite day was when we went to the Natural History Museum. It’s a fun place. Inside, they have a lot, a lot of dinosaurs. They were my favourite part.
In the culture classes, I painted a mask, ate zongzi for Dragonboat Festival, learned the story behind Dragonboat Festival, and because I knew the story of Quyuan and could tell the rest of the group, I got a small prize and I was very happy. I also drew him as a dragon and a dragonboat.
I studied for two weeks. I studied a lot of things and had a lot of fun with other campers. After I go back to Singapore, I will miss That’s Mandarin.

Yes, I recommend
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Charles
10/10

I like my main teacher, Xu laoshi. She makes the class super fun.

At school, I write a lot of Chinese characters. I also watch short films and say sentences about the films. We get points if we say a long and correct sentence. We review the work that we do a lot. We also make sentences. I like my main teacher, Xu laoshi. She makes the class super fun. We get to watch lots of funny films. After that, we have bunch of competition with points. At That's Mandarin, I also love to go out and play. We've gone to a museum with a bunch of cool, prehistoric animals. I also like to play games we played like 6 games yesterday, but all in chinese. My favorite game was "Luobo dun" which also can review the words we learned through it.

Yes, I recommend
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Thomas
9/10

Different experience than we have in Singapore

We spent five days in China with That’s Mandarin at Summer Camp. It was a really different experience than what we have in Singapore. Because, in Singapore, we don’t learn Chinese everyday, only twice a week. We like speaking Chinese a lot and Thomas got to make new friends really quickly—the first day. Every morning we got to school at 9 and had class until like 12, then we had lunch, then we would do all kinds of activities. Our favorites were the mask painting and the trip to the Museum of Natural History. They had all these kinds of dinosaurs and they moved! It was really fun to do that with all the other kids. And with our teachers. They were really nice, too.

Yes, I recommend
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Corrie
9/10

I would definitely recommend this program and consider doing it again on future holidays to China.

The children attended the intensive private winter camp. The program was very interesting and they got a lot out of it. Making Chinese food,eating Chinese food,excursions including ice-skating and visit to the Museum were fantastic and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would definitely recommend this program and consider doing it again on future holidays to China.

How can this program be improved?
better control of the sound as it possible disrupted other lessons.
Yes, I recommend
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The
10/10

Thanks That's Mandarin Team!

We would like to thank That's Mandarin teachers and staff for making their Chinese Summer Camp such a great experience for my daughter. She is 7 and attended That's Mandarin morning summer camp for 4 weeks in 2014. Even though she's half Chinese by ethnicity, she grew up in an English-and German-speaking environment.

As a result she came to the program with extremely little knowledge of the Chinese language. By the time she left the camp four weeks later, she was able to understand basic Chinese used in daily life and routines. For example, she is able to understnad a conversation about what she learnt at school or what she would like to eat. Not only is she able to understand significantly more spoken Chinese, she is even able to answer some questions and requests in Chinese. My daughter is by nature more reserved and shy in unfamiliar situations. Therefore, it makes us very happy to see that she has been encouraged and given the confidence to also speak Chinese herself.

In addition, the school environment was very comfortable and welcoming. The entire teaching staff was also polite and friendly at all times. If condition permits, we would be happy to bring our daughter and younger son to the same camp next summer!

Yes, I recommend
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James
9/10

Good experience

It is a good experience to be in That's Mandarin summer course.
First, the short films are very interesting and I like the stories and sentences that we had done. Short films sometimes were a bit chanllenging, and it also taught me some writing techniques. We use new words that we have learnt to make sentences. That helps a lot for making me more understand the words meanings.
Second, the water that "That's Mandarin" supplied in every room is very good, because you don't have to go out and get a cup and refill some water. The lunch was delicious and we like it.
Third, the activity was fascinating, like make wontons and play Chinese chess are my favourite ones. You could see that I am not the type to go outside in hot days, but I like quiet games. Even though, I love the activies they arranged for us.
Again, thank you That's Mandarin teachers, they are all nice and polite.
I believe I will miss That's Mandarin very much in near further.

Yes, I recommend
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Ting
8/10

Class feedback

My 12 year old daughter spent the last three weeks in That's Mandarin's Morning Camp and we have been pleased with her progress. She started off in the beginner course, and with the help of the patient teachers she was able to steadily advance each week. During class, the students work on speaking, writing and character recognition. After two weeks, her language skills have become proficient enough for her to comfortably pick up groceries at the wet market and taking a taxi on her own.

We had initially signed up for two weeks of camp but my daughter enjoyed the class so much and asked for another week. The staff at That's Mandarin was very accommodating with our needs and responsive when we reauested a more intensive, smaller class size for the last week.

We look forward to working with That's Mandarin's online learing and Homestay program in the future to continue the improvement of her Chinese.

Yes, I recommend
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Rubie
8/10

4 weeks summer camp at That's Mandarin

This is my first time joining summer camp in Shanghai, throughout the four weeks of the summer camp program I've gained new experiences and knowledge. Furthermore, I've made new friends.

At That's Mandarin, every morning from 9:30 to 12:30 I'm scheduled for writing and speaking mandarin class.

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the students and the teachers goes out to explore China's culture. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, I participate in China's tradition cultural class for instance calligraphy, masks painting, paper-cutting...etc. Out of all the activities, in the market I bargain with the seller and managed to buy a lot of cheap vegetables. In addition to that, I was able to apply my bargaining skills while shopping around Shanghai.

Yes, I recommend
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Jamie
9/10

at That's Mandarin for 2 weeks

I have been here at That's Mandarin for 2 weeks. It's my first time in a day camp in China, Shanghai. I learned a lot of things about Chinese culture and new Chinese chracters. The activities are held after lunch. We have 3 hours in learning Chinese. During Tuesday's and Thursday's we go out for field trips. I met a lot of friends from other countries, people came here to learn new language and that is Chinese.

Teachers here are very kind and funny, they are good at making the class a much more interesting lesson than the kind we have in schools. Most students here are from other countries, we are seperated from our levels.

I am in the advanced class, the words are hard but the more is better than learning basic stuffs. This is the Day Camp experience I ever had.

Yes, I recommend
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Geraldine
8/10

2 weeks Day Camp

We found the program to be very fun and interesting for my child. It provides an environment for him to speak Mandarin and build his confidence in speaking Mandarin. He also enjoyed the outdoor excursions which introduced the history and heritage of the Chinese culture. The teachers were very supportive and caring which makes it fun for the children to learn Chinese.

How can this program be improved?
It would be great if the school could offer more advanced level programmes for the children from other parts of Asia who have the basic foundation of Mandarin.
Yes, I recommend
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Jinny
8/10

hat's Mandarin Summer Camp for 2 weeks

My 2 girls, Vina and Vanessa Joined That's Mandarin Summer Camp for 2 weeks. I feel that they enjoy joining this camp, Everyday after camp, they told me about tings that happened in camp.

The teachers are very friendly. According to my children's opinion, the teachers taught quite well. They entertain the students to learn Chinese. The teachers make my girls realised that Chinese is not a boring lesson.

Overall, this camp had perform a good experience as they have their summer break. In this 2 weeks, they also visit many places in Shanghai. They had a great time here in Shanghai. Maybe next time, they can join this camp again in a longer period.

How can this program be improved?
I often hear the students talk English with each other while in campus. That's Mandarin needs to handle this small problem in order to make the students to get used to speak Chinese.
Yes, I recommend
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Anne
9/10

"Huge victory for That’s Mandarin"

My kids loved this camp! We came from the US to give them some practical experience speaking Mandarin. In the States, they study it but rarely have the chance to use it. My younger son, who detests his Chinese classes in the US, said after his first day at That’s Mandarin Summer Camp “Mom, can we go back tomorrow?” Huge victory for That’s Mandarin – both kids are chattering away to everyone they meet and have stayed interested and enthusiastic for two weeks.

No, I don't recommend
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William
10/10

That's Mandarin Summer Camp

The teachers at That's Mandarin did a great job with a one-week camp for my kids. Not only did the teachers focused on language lessons, they also prepared practical and cultural activities for my children. Although both children hesitated going to camp initially but the end of the first day, they told me that they had a lot of fun. I saw immediate improvement in their confidence with speaking Chinese.

Yes, I recommend

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