Small Group Chinese Language Courses in China

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Part-time and Intensive Small Group Chinese Language Courses in China

Many of our Part-Time students are already living in China and fit their Mandarin classes around their work and other commitments.

Our Part-time classes offer the same structure as our Intensive program, using all the latest teaching methodologies and intense learning styles, the difference being; fewer hours and more flexibility to meet the needs of the students.

Small group classes (2-5 people) are designed for those who are working in China and want to learn conversational Chinese in a high-quality learning environment. Classes range from 2 to 6 hours per week.

Highlights
  • Flexible Schedule - Scheduled to fit your needs
  • Social Setting - More chances to practice speaking
  • Unique Methodology - Innovative teaching methods

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based on 34 reviews
  • Academics 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.7
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Han
10/10

Small Group Class with That's Mandarin

I am very satisfied with my classes at That's Mandarin. The staff has always been friendly, professional and helpful in every way. The new building is modern and very comfortable to learn in, with a nice common area where free drinks are provided. Last but not least, I'm very happy with my lessons. My teacher is amazing and understands exactly my needs, and I love the online vocabulary system. Thank you That's Mandarin!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Darya
10/10

Review for That's Mandarin

I came to That's Mandarin one month ago and I am quite satisfied so far. I had studied Chinese in a University before, but I do not recommend this opportunity. Now, while I am a student in That's Mandarin, I can mention several advantages of the school:

- English-speaking staff: Unfortunately, that is not to be taken for granted. The first time I called my old University's Admission Office, the secretary just hanged up after a few seconds, because I did not speak any Chinese back then. But at That's Mandarin, the whole application process was simple & available in English.

- The staff cares well about the students: My visa-documents arrived very fast & the Consultant even helped me to get a Chinese phone-card. Another University I had applied for did not even pick up the phone & ignored all the E-mails, including the ones written in Chinese. So even a Native Chinese-friend could not help me out with that.

Small classes: In a small class there is much more interaction with the students compared to a normal classroom with 20 people. My teacher is able to focus on the individual mistakes and tries to fix them.

Flexible hours: This aspect might be interesting for foreigners with a regular job, who can not participate in a class in the morning. That's Mandarin is open until 21:00 o'clock, so if you have to work during the daytime, just take your classes when you come back from your job.

If one keeps in mind the good service, the tuition fee is really justified in my opinion. I would also recommend to buy some books to study at home in your free time & to practise the Mandarin-skills in conversations with Chinese friends.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rose
10/10

Online Courses from That's Mandarin

All of the staff I've contacted who work at That's Mandarin, from the admin to the sales to the teachers, have been immensely helpful and easy to talk to. They take away the barriers to getting information and to learning a new language. Don't be afraid to keep asking questions about their services from the sales and the admin! And if you have questions about learning Chinese, the teachers are really eager to help clarify anything, even unconventional questions about Chinese. They have many different options for taking classes, which is perfect for me since I work odd hours and am only available at certain times. From That's Mandarin, I am able to get a tailored class that's convenient for my lifestyle.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Luc
10/10

INTENSIVE SMALL GROUP WITH THAT'S MANDARIN

• I have receiced a superb service from all the staff members. They have always been proptly prepared to deal with all my needs and ensured I was receiving good teaching. At That's Mandarin, not only I have improved my Chinese but I also built new friendships, with students as well as teachers. Learning here means being part of a large family, you interact with everyone and you get the chance to know a lot of people from different backgrounds. Teachers are really friendly and professional, they try to accommodate any demand you may have regarding teaching methods, choice of the topics, etc. Their support have really been a great relief for me as I had been travelling a lot during the weekends. In fact, I have always received helpful tips and language support to book my trips, even outside their working hours. Overall, it has been a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend the school for those who have high expectations and aim for a remarkable experience in Beijing.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Susanne
10/10

Intensive small group

• I have received a superb service from all the staff members. They have always been promptly prepared to deal with all my needs and ensured I was receiving good teaching. At That's Mandarin, not only I have improved my Chinese but I also built new friendships, with students as well as teachers. Learning here means being part of a large family, you interact with everyone and you get the chance to know a lot of people from different backgrounds. Teachers are really friendly and professional, they try to accommodate any demand you may have regarding teaching methods, choice of the topics, etc. Their support have really been a great relief for me as I had been travelling a lot during the weekends. In fact, I have always received helpful tips and language support to book my trips, even outside their working hours. Overall, it has been a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend the school for those who have high expectations and aim for a remarkable experience in Beijing.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lesley
10/10

Group classes in That's Mandarin Beijing campus

I really enjoyed my classes with both Xin Laoshi and Wang Laoshi.
It is clear Xin Laoshi is an expert in the history of Chinese characters and how the characters have developed over time. She was always able to explain the background and historical context behind each character, which not only helped us learn the meaning, but deepened our understanding for Chinese culture. She is also really great at explaining the definition or context of a character without using English.
Wang Laoshi is helpful with teaching conversational Chinese, which is often missed in other language programs. She pushed us to practice speaking as much as possible, which helped us review past grammar structures and vocabulary. Wang Laoshi has a very bubbly personality and keeps students engaged and motivated.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Regina
10/10

Interesting School For Learning Mandarin

I have already recommended to many of my friends to come to That's Mandarin (which all are flight attendants of SWISS International Airline) like me. Hope they will join your school in the future!! For I really like the teaching method and atmosphere here. Teachers are professional, passionate and friendly and all others at That's Mandarin. For me it is a pleasure to learn Mandarin at your school! Thank you for all!:)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kirsten
9/10

Practical Lessons Here

I would definitely recommend That's Mandarin to my friends who want to learn Chinese. It's a little bit hard when learning Chinese but hopefully teachers here are very nice and patient. There are lots of choices before I came here, but for now I am really glad I made a right choice. I'm keen to past the beginner stage soon. And I'm going back to my home country, but probably next time I will still choose it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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yupaporn
9/10

cool experience

hi, my name is yupaporn, i took the mandarin classes here at That's Mandarin. i enjoyed very much and it helps me in my everyday life in Shanghai much more easier. My teacher so friendly and helpful.I really want to be able to speak good Chinese but it is so difficult to learn. The teacher here tried there best to help me. I'am so thankful for that. if I still stay in Shanghai and I will definitely come back here again. thank you.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nick
10/10

Great language school

I would highly recommend That's Mandarin's part time Chinese programme. I have taken 1-to-2 lessons with my girlfriend and we have both found them so useful. We both work in Beijing and the school is so flexible about fitting the classes around our schedules. We have two classes a week with two different teachers who are both excellent. We are working towards our next HSK exam and I am confident that we will be as well prepared as possible thanks to these great classes.

How can this program be improved?
I don't have anything bad to say!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Olivia
10/10

Amazing language school

I would highly recommend That's Mandarin's part time Chinese programme. I have taken 1-to-2 lessons with my girlfriend and we have both found them so useful. We both work in Beijing and the school is so flexible about fitting the classes around our schedules. We have two classes a week with two different teachers who are both excellent. We are working towards our next HSK exam and I am confident that we will be as well prepared as possible thanks to these great classes.

How can this program be improved?
I don't have a bad word to say about them!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ysaline
10/10

very satisfied with classes I followed

As an exchange student my university offered me only one Mandarin class a week, which is not enough if you really want to learn Chinese. That’s why I enrolled in the part-time classes at That’s Mandarin, which I could easily combine with my other classes at the university. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening I had two hours of Mandarin class with four other students.

The small group gave me the opportunity to learn much faster and to practice my Mandarin skills way more (at the university we are about 25 in one class). We often had to improvise small conversations, which was really efficient to improve our speaking skills.

Thanks to That’s Mandarin I learned Chinese much quicker than I ever expected. It’s a wonderful language to learn, especially with this amazing school.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Juan
10/10

Great place to learn Chinese for full time workers

I really like studying at That's Mandarin.

Having a full time job is very energy consuming and That's Mandarin's way of teaching allows you to adjust the pace accoring to your available energy: at times you can put in more or less energy into your Chinese. There is great emphasys on speaking and listening (which is what you need first), with focus on reading and writing coming later on.

What I like the most about the school is that the teachers are all really friendly and adaptive. They can very easily spot what your level is and identify what are the issues you need to work on, or the new concepts that can be introduced to you. The management is also very helpful in arranging classes, rescheduling, or straight out cancelling when you can't come.

I recommend this school very much.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alina
10/10

Good experience !

I really liked That's Mandarin. The timetable they provided me was very convenient and I couldn't come I could easily postpone a class.
I liked the staff as they were all very nice. I would like to thank my teacher Cao Bin, who not only speaks really goos Russian, he also explains everything in English. I always felt comfortable talking to him.
I'ld like to thank my other teachers too, FeiFei and Yang Quizhi.
Thank You That's Mandarin for this new knowledge, these new acquaintances and the delicious coffee.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alexandra
10/10

Great Part-time 80 classes in 9 months

I've taken classes for 9 months with That's Mandarin for Part-time program, and I like the classes and the great team very much.

I like their:
- Flexible schedule, very convenient to reschedule or cancel the class;
- Nice teacher, very professional and patient;
- Very helpful team (fast answer for emails, helpful and kindly people);
- Very convenient location, just 5 minutes' walk away from my apartment;
- Good and practical classes (learnt a lot of vocabulary and sentences for the daily life);
- Great to have the resource of the classes on the internet on MandarinCafe;
- Though there is no book, we use the materials on MandarinCafe, which is more convenient for me to review the classes, listen to the radio and do some exercises;
- There are recordings of the class notes and sentences on MandarinCafe, and it is very helpful for me.

Overall: Great 9 months
I will highly recommend That's Mandarin to all of my friends!

Yes, I recommend this program

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