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That’s Mandarin’s 1-on-1 courses are available in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. They offer flexible schedule and a variety, of course, curriculums that allow students to make significant progress in a short time. The student has the chance to practice Chinese as much as he likes in class and apply the language knowledge acquired in his daily life right after the class.

Highlights
  • Highly experienced teachers
  • Conducive learning environment
  • Affordable
  • Vibrant & cultural school life
  • Dynamic Chinese lessons

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Reviews

9.57 Rating
based on 150 reviews
  • Academics 9.3
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.7
  • Instruction 9.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.5
  • Value 9.5
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Şemsi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Totally Satisfied

I have learned chinese for a five year,but i was still need to improve my chinese and i was searching best way to for it in China.And then i met with That's Mandarin.I think this school is for improve your chinesee level better than learning in any university.All staf and teachers very concerned about your every problems and of course your learning chinese.I can say i am totally satisfied with my learning.I have learned a lot of new things through funny classes.I have already recommend my other some friends.If you search the best way learning chinese or improve your chinese,i think That's Mandarin one of the best way!

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Silvia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!

I've had a lot of fun and have learned tons. I arrived with no Chinese whatsoever, so the progress has been spectacular. Teachers are excellent (and oh! so patient!) and the fact that they adapt to one's rhythm and circumstances is perfect. I started out with 4 hours a day, but couldn't handle it; 2 hours a day 4 days a week is just the right measure for me. I hope to pass HSK3 in under a year and a half.
Beijing is a great city with a vast cultural offering and I have enjoyed the art scene. Foodies will also enjoy the city, and if you like to dance, That's Mandarin is very close to the Worker's Stadium and all the night spots. Also to the area of Sanlitun, great restaurants and shops. And Beijing is very safe, priceless.

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Daniel
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A home from home

I've been attending That's Mandarin in Beijing since March 2015 and felt right at home from the first lesson thanks to the warm welcome extended by each member of staff to all students. It's an excellent environment in which to study. I was a complete beginner but through the thoughtful tuition of my two excellent teachers I feel I am making good progress in learning the foundations of a very complicated language. They also patiently indulge my curiosity when I want to go off topic. I cannot recommend TM highly enough.

What would you improve about this program?
The website is pretty good but I think the flashcard system could be improved. I understand TM is thinking of introducing a learning app which would be a great development.
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Brittney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best 1-on-1 program, with flexible hours and curriculum

I've been going to That's Mandarin for more than a year and have noticed a significant improvement in my reading, speaking and listening comprehension (the three skills I've been working on) as a direct result of my lessons. Chinese friends and coworkers have all said they've noticed the improvement as well.

I especially recommend That's Mandarin for adults who have complicated schedules (because of work, family or school) and/or complicated past experiences with Chinese. My work schedule is flexible for three weeks of the month and very busy for one week, and That's Mandarin has been 100 percent accommodating about this, without penalizing me financially at all. Also, I have a really strange mixed bag of previous Chinese knowledge (some traditional characters, some really formal language, previously really poor verbal skills) and, because of That's Mandarin's flexible curriculum, my teachers just tailored their lessons and conversation level to my needs.

Plus, there's complimentary coffee, tea and water. Can't go wrong with that.

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Calvin
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nice school with innovative teaching techniques

I've been coming to this school for about 3 years now and I've enjoyed my experience. The teachers are friendly and helpful, and the support staff do their best to help with all the odds and ends. Nice facilities as well, with free coffee and tea. My only complaint is that it would nice if there were more free extra-curricular activities such as social gatherings and movie events, but I guess that takes time and money. I also think the Iphone app that they have should be upgraded. But all in all, a good school that I will be sticking with.

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Jamie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

That's Mandarin class

I think the teaching method is very effective at That's Mandarin. Learning at this school is a lot more fun than taking a language in high school or college- it's very interactive and the teachers always teach vocabulary in context which makes it easy to remember.My teacher, Wu Lao Shi, is rather funny and I always feel as if the class time has gone by too fast. At That's Mandarin I am learning Chinese much more quickly than I have learned languages in the past.

What would you improve about this program?
Make it cheaper!
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Claudia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

the school got my second home in many ways

After arriving in Beijing I quickly got frustrated because in so many ordinary situations I could not express myself. The school helped me a lot. I still remember one night in the Underground, I needed to recharge my card, but didnt know how to. The Chinese staff, three of them, were all scared to talk to me. Eventually the smallest and oldest was chosen. When I started to speak Chinese to him and he realized he could underestand me, he got so genuinely happy, it was a great moment for both of us.

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Victoria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

passionate dedicated teachers

That's Mandarin provided me with a full time one on one program personalised for my specific study objectives. Not only were the staff open to my own thoughts on my preferred learning style, the staff also provided my with more scientific-based expert suggestions for rapidly improving my understanding of Chinese across all facets of speaking, listening, reading comprehension, writing and culture.
Working together with the dedicated staff daily in the classroom has been an enriching and rewarding experience and one that has prepared me well to undertake my next HSK exam.