Chinese Summer Camp in Beijing & Shanghai

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About

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

94%
based on 70 reviews
  • Academics 9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.6
  • 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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maud
10/10

a very good summer camp

My children had a very nice summer camp at Thats Mandarin in Beijing. They improved a lot during the two weeks and learned many new words. The teachers are very good and the staff speaks good English and helps a lot. Everybody is very nice to the children and cares about them. There are not many children in each class, which makes it easier for the kids to practice speaking Chinese and to learn fast. The teachers include fun games and role plays in the classes to make sure the kids have fun during the lessons and don't get bored. I recommend this summer camp to all families.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
10/10

Chinese Summer in Beijing

I would like to thank everybody at That's Mandarin Beijing School! We had a great time! Our Wisconsin tutor (he is originally from Xi'an) was very impressed with kids progress. Especially my son,Mark, showing lot of enthusiasm for studying Chinese now, which was not always case before. I think that very strong points of your school are lot of individual attention to kids and overall very good understanding of kids needs -both learning and everyday (my wife is telling me that Chinese designers understand kids like nobody else and buys lot of stuff from Ali Express:).My kids certainly liked to play and study with other international students. My daughter, Anna, was crying after last day of camp because it was over and she did not want to go home.
Thank you again for giving us such a great opportunity to immerse in Chinese language and culture!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Angela (Jiamei)
10/10

shanghai camp

my name is angela. I am 9 yeas old. I live in america. This is not my first time in china and my mom signed me up. My camp is going to be for 2 weeks. We flew kites. I had a lot of fun at that’s mandarin I like field trips a lot. I will work on Chinese characters. My favorite word is ma=horse. I met a lot of people and made a lot of friends here. I think the school environment is good and pretty. I have 2 teachers. Your teaching is fun.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Angus
10/10

Great Camp

My name is Angus McKosh and I am from the States. The camp has very good activities and very fun field trips like going to the park and going to the zoo even a shopping street! The morning activities are good, I like arts and crafts, painting and mask making I really enjoyed these activities. Food is OK. PS. I forgot to review the class. I really liked it. It was fun and I learned a lot of new words with my nice teacher—to teacher lady. I really like this camp and would recommend it. 我爱中文夏令营。

Angus McKosh

Yes, I recommend this program
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li
10/10

Wonderful summer camp with That's Mandarin

I am Song Li, Bryan and Hanna’s mother. I am Chinese thus I want my children to learn Chinese language. I found That’s Mandarin school online, their course consultants were so responsive and patient to my queries. My children also studied Chinese in the US, while they complaint that it was not fun thus they were not motivated. However, at That’s mandarin school, their teachers were very nice and they provided food and lots of snacks, kids could learn while playing games. The most exciting thing for me was that after all day long Chinese study, Bryan and Hannah were still happy and stayed motivated, which had never happened in the American school. I would be happy to recommend this school to my friends.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Angus
10/10

Enjoyable at Shanghai Camp

My name is Angus. I am 13 years old and I am from Australia. This is not my first time in China, I was born here in Shanghai and has been back many times. I have been to That's Mandarin in Beijing for 3 years so this school was the most convenient. I have not joined this Shanghai Camp before and may consider coming back.

I am in the Full Day Camp for a duration of 2 weeks so a typical day would look like this: morning cultural activity or field trip, then lunch, followed by classes with 10 mins breaks in between.

I think that my experience at That's Mandarin was acceptable cuz I learned a lot. My favorite part about the school has to be the continuous development of the pinyin skill I learned in the writing class so the most valuable lesson I will take from the experience is most likely the beauty of Shanghai and this school. I have met a variety of people who are really nice. The school location is fine and teachers are encouraging. Everything else was great, too.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Yau
10/10

Summer Camp 2017

My kids enjoyed the two week summer camp of Beijing campus very much! They had great fun and loved the teachers as well as the company of their peers. They liked the lessons which are pegged to their Chinese proficiency level and also their mandarin level improve a lot during those two weeks. They also loved the cultural lessons. They can’t wait return for the next summer camp!
Father of Claris and Vera
Kudos to the staff of That’s Mandarin.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Christine
10/10

Fun Time At That's Mandarin With My Kids

I was looking for a camp or school where both my kids and myself could do classes and found That's Mandarin online. I love attending classes in Shanghai—you get to experience the culture and are forced to practice a bit as you explore. It’s been a great experience for all of us and I would highly recommend going to the school!

The school is located in an amazing, quaint, very convenient neighborhood. There are so many big hotels in walking distance and lots of food and shopping options. The neighborhood is also very safe and my kids (ages 12-15) would walk to school by themselves as they sometimes started later than I did.

My kids were skeptical about going but they really enjoyed the 2 weeks at the camp! The teachers were great and the kids they met were interesting and fun! The students were from all over the world and some lived in Shanghai too. My kids enjoyed the field trips and it was fun for them to do an activity with all the kids in the camp on the activity morning. The afternoon class time in their smaller ability-based group were good too. The balance of activity/ formal learning was perfect for them. After 2 weeks they were happy to have made some new friends and are a bit sad to leave.

I went in at a beginner level and learned so much in 2 weeks! The small group size of 5 people is perfect, and I’ve had some private lessons as well. The teachers have all been great and the content is very practical. The online resources (Smart Lingo) made available to us is a great complement to our classroom learning. It is something I will use after I leave Shanghai to continue to review and study Mandarin. It is nice taking classes in China so you can be exposed and hear people talk in Mandarin all the time. Even after 2 weeks I hear a few words that I’ve learned when I am in the elevator, in a restaurant, in a store or walking in the street.

That’s Mandarin has been a really fun and great learning experience for me and my family and I would love to attend again!

Christine
Hong Kong, SAR China

Yes, I recommend this program
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Luke
10/10

I like this shanghai camp

My name is Luke. I am 13 and I am from Singapore. This is my first time in China and I wanted to learn Chinese as Singapore has a lot of Chinese people. I choose That's Mandarin as it had the most good reviews and comments. I am from the Shanghai camp and a typical day at That's Mandarin is we usually start the day with a cultural class unless it's Tuesday and Thursday where we have field trip. After that we have class. I like making friends. To describe it in three words it would be excellent, interesting, and surprising. The teacher has taught us about Chinese culture and we learnt about Chinese Chess, songs and poetry. The school environment is Top notch in my opinion and the cultural activities are very interesting. The field trip are very interesting as we go to educational places such as museums.

This is a great experience in my life and I really enjoy the time here. I have made lots of amazing friends here. We eat together, play together, and learn together. Teachers here are very patient and they are always there and would love to help me. I really want to say thank you my teachers. And everyone here I met are very nice and friendly and always love to help. The school is very nice too. We have different classes and activities, we had a lot of fun.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Francoise
10/10

Very good school

This is the 1st time my son, 12 years old, attends a Mandarin program in China. We are Australian and French. When we left Australia, he could read pinying but could only say a few words in Mandarin. When we arrived in Beijing, as I cannot talk a word of Mandarin, except for ‘ni hao’, I asked my son to help a bit at the restaurant ect... with no success. After a week he gained confidence and was willing to talk in Mandarin in our every day life. I am so happy, this is a real success. He has learned at lot over these 2 weeks and on the top of it he had very good fun. As he enrolled the day camp, he has been eating at the school. They had a choice of 4 dishes every day (mixture of Asian and European dishes) and the food has been very good, according to my son. They even went to a restaurant on Friday and had a choice of dishes to share. He has had educational holidays! This is perfect. The school staff is very helpful and the teachers are very nice. They all try to assist you in any of the problems you might encounter in a country where you cannot speak the language. All people I met in this school are very happy with the outcomes and the social environment. I highly recommend the Chinese summer camp at ‘That’s Mandarin’ School.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing, everything is perfect.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Cindy
9/10

Family language adventure

There were four of us attending That’s Mandarin. Myself and my three children aged 8, 6 and 4. I was incredibly anxious before arriving, but after the first day felt at ease and very inspired.
The area surrounding the school had everything we needed and we took a gentle stroll to school each day. The school is welcoming, organized and tailored for the needs of students. Our children enjoyed attending every day and the staff (both teachers and assistant teachers) were outstanding. The kids were keen to do their homework every day and the incentive through the money cards was effective. The break out activities suited kids of all ages and ours certainly enjoyed them. The text books were familiar to us from our previous study in Hong Kong which helped. Perhaps we could have had a word list and radical list so that we had an easier time searching for words we needed or presumed to have been known.
It certainly helped that I was taking classes also as we felt we were experiencing this journey as a team. We also helped each other with homework!
The kids enjoyed their lunches everyday which is really important.
Overall, we were very happy with the program. It was a perfect method of inspiring the two older children to continue their studies (without too much pressure or any feelings of despondency) and allowing our third and youngest child to feel very comfortable with hearing and trying the language.
We will look to come again next summer and perhaps also continue with skype classes!

How can this program be improved?
Meet the teacher for the kids and weekly parent feedback sessions
Yes, I recommend this program
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Clarisse
10/10

Great Full Camp Experience at That's Mandarin

I like the teachers because they’re nice, not like normal teachers in a normal school. I also made a lot of friends here and they came from England, America, Korea, etc. I like the afternoon classes, like calligraphy, dumpling cooking and making Chinese knots. My favorite activity is the dumpling making class. About the field trip, I like the Glass Museum the most as it’s very beautiful. Overall, I think Shanghai is good, especially the shops and the people who are so nice. I’d recommend That’s Mandarin to my friends as it’s very good here. I’d like to come back again next year.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Heidi
10/10

Great Choice For a Mandarin Trip

My 7-year-old son was placed in a class with 3 other boys of similar age and language ability, which I think is a very good class size and composition. The teacher, Ms. Zhao, is a terrific teacher, patient and fair, and the children learned a lot! My son enjoyed his time and loved the classes. The school representative also took good care of us, giving us tips for what to do in town with the children after school, answering all our queries and addressing any concerns efficiently.

Overall, thank you to That’s Mandarin for making our learning Mandarin trip such a wonderful experience!

How can this program be improved?
If there is anything to change, it would just be to include more sports activity, especially after a day of sitting in the classroom all morning. And perhaps to teach the children some Maths in Mandarin and lessen the homework load for younger kids.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ellen
10/10

Great experience with their Summer family Camp

I noticed this summer family camp from the webstie and it turns out to be great.

We came from Hong Kong and my daughter knows a little bit of mandarin. We stayed here for 2 weeks and my daughter met a lot of new friends. They provided snacks and lunch everyday. They go field trip twice a week, visiting different museums, which my daughter liked and enjoyed very much. At first I worried about my daughter’s safety, but the teachers are so caring and loving , that makes me feel relieved.

How can this program be improved?
It would be better if there is a big outdoor area for kids to play.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alicia
10/10

My daughter has enjoyed her Summer Camp Mandarin classes and loves her teachers

Our six year old daughter has enjoyed her Summer Camp Mandarin classes and loves her teachers.  She has especially enjoyed meeting the other students in Summer Camp and has made friends. She enjoyed the activities in the afternoon, kite making, visual arts, and making mianbao. Her teachers provided resources so she can continue practicing her Chinese character writing.
 
We recommend That’s Mandarin since we have seen how happy our daughter was in her classes and also we have seen an improvement in our daughter’s language skills.

While my daughter attended Mandarin Summer Camp I also enjoyed attending Mandarin classes that accommodated our family’s weekly schedule.  Each teacher has her/his own style of teaching that supported my learning.  Taking language classes is hard work and I needed to devote time to study and practice. The That’s Mandarin method challenged me to stay focused and committed to my learning. I especially liked how each teacher provided resources and opportunities to speak in Mandarin with a disciplined approach to my conversational practice and grammar.  My teachers of That’s Mandarin created a wonderful personalized learning environment that has inspired me to continue my language study. The school setting and social scene provided our family a chance to meet other families attending That’s Mandarin from various parts of the world.

Yes, I recommend this program

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