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.

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

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!

  • 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.


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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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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"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 this program
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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 this program
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We live in France and in order to improve the Chinese level of my two kids (11 and 8 years old), I decided to bring them to the That's Mandarin Summer Camp. This was a good solution for us 3 because I could have one to one lessons while my kids have theirs.
Before joining the school they were very anxious for many reasons :
-they have never experienced any foreign school language,
-they only had some basic notions of Chinese and do not speak English. They wondered how teachers could communicate with them, and whether they could understand
-they thought Chinese teachers were strict, their teaching way severe and boring...
I had to convince them and make them feel comfortable.
But finally, our stay turned out to be an extremely positive experience. The teachers were extremely kind and patient, the lessons were adapted to my kids different levels. The teaching method was really performant, making children learning without boring at all.
The afternoon activities were good for their Chinese cultural knowledge and they had the opportunity to practice the language in a non formal environment.
After our three weeks stay, they made tremendous progress in their understanding and oral speaking. They enjoyed the stay and said they will come again next year !
As for me, I was really happy of the issue because I will not have to convince them again each year !!

Yes, I recommend this program
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A fun way for kids to have a Mandarin Immersion

That's Mandarin is a wonderful, modern, friendly and effective school providing a fun way for kids to have a Mandarin Immersion. My son did a 2 week intensive course last year, tailored privately for him and it was a full success. Nico loved his teachers and the way the lessons were structured, their attitude, the materials, the outings, the restaurants they went to together! In short, learning at That's Mandarin has helped him embrace Chinese culture and has made him want to pursue his Mandarin studies. This is why I highly recommend That's Mandarin.

Yes, I recommend this program


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