Intensive Chinese Group Program



What is Intersive Chinese Program?

Intensive Chinese Group program is perfect for students who want to learn more within a limited period of time.

With 15 classes per week, you’ll boost your Chinese skills rapidly. The program is suitable for beginners and learners who want to quickly take their Mandarin to the next level.

You will be busy with classes, but that’s what intensive study is all about!

Your teachers will help you master real-life Chinese, focusing on improving your ability to listen, speak and understand the Chinese language. After a few classes, you will notice a significant improvement in your listening and speaking skills. You will be covering one TM Level within 4 weeks.

You can choose to learn in one of 3 Chinas biggest cities: Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen.

Intensive Chinese Program Details

  • Mon-Fri; 09:00-11:50 am
  • Focus on listening & speaking skills
  • Grouped by level
  • Complete 1 level in 4 weeks
  • Max. 8 students/class

2020 Start Dates

Total Beginner Level:

Jun 8, Jul 6, Aug 3, Aug 31, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7

Students of other levels can start on any Monday.

Holidays: Oct 1 – Oct 8

Conversational Chinese

Our Intensive Chinese classes focus on improving your ability to listen, speak and understand the Chinese language, as opposed to reading & writing. Your teachers will help you to build a strong foundation to master real-life Chinese as spoken daily by native Chinese speakers. After a few classes, you will notice a significant improvement in your listening and speaking skills.

Topics covered include: self-introduction, restaurant, transportation, dating, and shopping.

Compare That’s Mandarin (TM) to Other Chinese Language Schools

  • Teachers

    TM: Full-time, experienced teachers who completed our training course.

    Others: Freelance teachers; often with no experience / certification.

  • Online learning platform

    TM: Free access to our online/mobile app.

    Others: No online/mobile platform.

  • Technology & school environment

    TM: Well-lit, clean modern classrooms equipped with computers.

    Others: No computers/high-tech learning aids.

  • Free beverages

    TM: Unlimited coffee and tea.

    Others: No free beverages.


Choose to study in Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen.

The more classes you purchase, the cheaper they get. Prices exclude 1-on-1 classes.


From RMB 1650 ./week
From RMB 110/class
  • Mon-Fri
  • 15 classes a week
  • Average 4-5 students/class
  • Free online platform


From RMB 1650 ./week
From RMB 110/class
  • Mon-Fri
  • 15 classes a week
  • Average 4-5 students/class
  • Free online platform


From RMB 1650 ./week
From RMB 110/class
  • Mon-Fri
  • 15 classes a week
  • Average 4-5 students/class
  • Free online platform

What is the Level System for Chinese Language Classes?

Our curriculum is in sync with the current HSK level system. Go to That’s Mandarin Level System Page to find out more about our course levels.

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Chinese Language School Locations

Campus Locations

All our campuses are conveniently located downtown, close to the subway and bus stations. Here’s the guide to getting to our campuses in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen).

Application Process for Chinese Language Programs in 2020

Application Process

So, you decided to learn Chinese in China with That’s Mandarin? Excellent choice! Now, let’s see what steps you should take next. And don’t worry – we’ll be there with you all the way.

Quality Service

We provide on-going support to our students during their courses and even after they have completed their programs with us. Simply approach our Course Consultant with any questions.

Contact Us

You can also use the form below to apply for the Chinese intensive course.

Please provide as much detail as possible to help us process your inquiry/application in the shortest time possible.

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Intensive Chinese Proup Program FAQs

We recommend applying at least 3 months in advance to guarantee you will get a spot in a program of your choice, with your preferred schedule. By applying early, you can also benefit from our early bird discount.

Furthermore, you will need to apply for a Chinese visa at least 30 days in advance and longer if you’re applying for a student X2 visa (for long-term Chinese courses only).

Each class lasts 50 minutes. As the vast majority of our students take more than one class per day, a ten-minute break between classes proves to be both necessary and helpful for students to process what they’ve just learned.

A part-time course includes about 4 hours of lessons per week. An intensive course ranges from 6 to 30 hours of lessons per week.

All of our classes are taught in Chinese to give students a fully immersive Chinese experience. Even for absolute beginners, our teachers will only use limited English to help you understand. Our teacher will use pictures, videos, signs, and gestures to help students learn. As your Chinese level progresses, less and less English will be used in your classes and you will be able to understand more and more Chinese every day.

Our teachers are all native Chinese speakers and are university graduates with majors in Chinese language education or Chinese literature. They have also previously obtained a “teaching Mandarin as a second language” certificate before they joined us and successfully completed That’s Mandarin’s mandatory Teachers Training Course (TTC).

Our students come from all over the world, from all facets of life! We’ve had students ranging from 5 to 60 years old as we offer a variety of courses for different age groups and different professions.

We can arrange a free trial class for you so that you can experience our methods directly and find out what makes us different from other Chinese language schools. It will also give you a chance to meet our teachers and to discuss your exact requirements so that we can put together the best possible course for you. We will also give you some recommendations and make a study plan for you after the trial lesson.

Sign up for a free trial class now.

Yes, you can register for the HSK exam at our school. We also offer HSK preparation courses which are extremely popular with students looking to get into Chinese universities or those who are applying for a job and a job permit in China.

Your visa type will depend on the type of Chinese course you sign up for.

For a short-term course, you can simply apply for a tourist visa. It’s the least complicated visa to apply for that allows you to study with us.

For a long-term course, you can apply for a student X2 visa, for which you will be required to provide a number of documents, like a school acceptance letter, financial record, etc.

For more detailed information, please contact our staff.

Yes, we can provide both airport pick up and drop off services. Just let us know your departure or arrival information at least 2 weeks in advance and we will promptly get back to you with pricing information. Contact us.

We can help you to arrange your accommodation in China. Please go to the Shanghai school page, Beijing school page or Shenzhen school page to get more information. Or contact us directly with your accommodation requirements.