Intensive Chinese Program Details
Compare That’s Mandarin (TM) to Other Chinese Language Schools
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.
TM: Unlimited coffee and tea.
Others: No free beverages.
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.
Chinese Language School 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
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.
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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.
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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.
Yes. Please contact our staff for more details.
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.