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Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

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SOHO Donghai Plaza, 299 Tongren Road - Floor 6th Room 601 , Shanghai (view map)
96% (59 reviews)
      

About Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Each year hundreds of students from all over the world enroll and value our modern, high-quality teaching in a warm family-like environment. Word-by-mouth promotion has accounted for, and still accounts for, the high influx of new students.

At Silk Mandarin you will learn Mandarin effortlessly! Our ground-breaking Slow Motion Technique paves the way, as it teaches you Mandarin with just one rule instead of dozens. Which student wouldn’t like that? A wide variety of incredible teaching tools ensures that our classes entertain you from start to finish. Thanks to our methodology and our tools, students learn faster and with fun!

And now that you have come over to the world’s most vibrant and legendary city of Shanghai, you want to have your fair share of ‘the China experience’ right? Our amazing activities and dedicated staff will make sure you get the best bite out of China’s culture and Chinese life!

All our teachers are full time employed, native to China and bilingual. They have a University degree in Chinese and their major is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, they all have ample teaching experience. Our teachers are passionate about teaching and will make sure you will enjoy learning Mandarin!

We offer:
- Full-time and Part-time courses, both OffLine- and OnLine;
- Conversational Chinese/HSK and Business Chinese/BCT;
- Summer Camps and Summer Programs;
- Activities and Excursions;
- VISA service;
- Accommodation;
- Airport/Station pick-up

Activities

  • Art / Painting
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • On campus events

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Facilities for students with disabilities

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment

Courses

General Chinese

95% 26 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students

Our Curriculum 2 IN 1

2 IN 1 that’s our curriculum to teach you Conversational Chinese/HSK. With this curriculum we provide 2 results in 1 course. You will learn daily life Conversational Chinese and, for those who are interested, have the opportunity to pass HSK exam at the same time. No additional Exam preparation is needed which saves you both money and time.
Please have a look at our website for information on HSK.

Intensive 30 and Intensive 20 courses

The Intensive 30 Course is with 30 classes per week our most immersive Course. It focuses on acquiring the highest level of Conversational or Business Chinese, at the same time preparing the student to pass the Chinese HSK exam.
Compared to the Intensive 20 Course the Intensive 30 Course allows for two additional afternoon classes per day in which what has been learned in the morning is being practiced in an effective yet fun way in the afternoon. Apart from that, the Intensive 30 course includes a Friday afternoon out of class Activity: we take the students outside where they can practice their Mandarin in the real world. Class size is small with a maximum of 8 students.

The Intensive Courses are best suited for those who:
• want to acquire a deep knowledge of Mandarin in all its aspects listening, speaking, reading and writing;
• want to learn Mandarin fast and to the fullest;
• prefer to review and practice in the classroom rather than only at home.

Express 30 Course

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this course we stretch the student’s language skills to the fullest. The class size is with 4 students small.

The Express course is best suited for those who:
• want to sign up for University or apply for a job and now need to pass HSK 4 or 5 as fast as possible;
• quickly need to acquire extra ‘HSK-points’ to get their VISA under the latest VISA rules;
• want to challenge themselves and see how fast they can master Mandarin.

Business Chinese

84% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Location Type: Town/City

Our Curriculum 2 PLUS 1

2 PLUS 1 that’s our curriculum to teach you Business Chinese/BCT. As a basis for our Business Chinese teaching we use our Conversational/HSK teaching 2 IN 1. On top of that, we add vocabulary, structures and phrases on Business Chinese topics, so indeed 2 PLUS 1.
Please have a look at our website for information on HSK and BCT.

Intensive 30 and Intensive 20 Course

The Intensive 30 Course is with 30 classes per week our most immersive Course. It focuses on acquiring the highest level of Conversational or Business Chinese, at the same time preparing the student to pass the Chinese HSK exam.
Compared to the Intensive 20 Course the Intensive 30 Course allows for two additional afternoon classes per day in which what has been learned in the morning is being practiced in an effective yet fun way in the afternoon. Apart from that, the Intensive 30 course includes a Friday afternoon out of class Activity: we take the students outside where they can practice their Mandarin in the real world. Class size is small with maximum of 8 students.

The Intensive Courses are best suited for those who:
• want to acquire a deep knowledge of Mandarin in all its aspects listening, speaking, reading and writing;
• want to learn Mandarin fast and to the fullest;
• prefer to review and practice in the class room rather than only at home.

Chinese online

96% 5 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, One-to-One

Levels: Intermediate, Basic, Advanced

Do you want to study Mandarin while abroad? Do you have such a busy schedule that you can’t match the classroom schedule? With our ONLINE course you can study Chinese at any time and any place. Our Real Life ON LINE Course makes you feel like you are actually in the class room together with your teacher and, in case of group class, also together with your class mates: you can literally log on from any place and at any time:

- face to face contact with teacher and class mates;
- i+1 course ware (grammar, vocabulary e.a.) on screen;
- digital white board to write down your questions during class.

Tailor made Chinese courses

96% 26 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic

Location Type: Town/City

Does your busy agenda only allow for private classes with a schedule fixed to your likings? Do you want to form your own small group with friends or family? You have specific needs or you want a specific study plan? Whatever kind of course you are thinking of, our tailor made program will take you there. Together with our course consultant we can provide you with a course that will get the result you envisaged.

Chinese Summer Courses

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 12-70

Location Type: Town/City

Our Summer Camp is ideal for parents who want to give their children a head start in learning Mandarin and get to know China! They will be immersed not only in the Chinese language but as much so in its culture. Apart from that there will be plenty of time to socialise with the other children and go on interesting and fun excursions. We specialise in providing a safe, fun, motivating, and educational environment for all kids. Our full time camp is best suited for children in the age of 13 - 17 yrs.

All our Courses are perfectly fit for a Summer Program in the period June - August. To get the best out of your time in Shanghai we offer all kinds of Activities to make you experience life in China and especially life in amazing Shanghai.

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Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

France   

studied General Chinese

General Chinese Class

I really enjoyed studying in Silk Mandarin. Teachers are always available and happy to help. The atmosphere is always joyful. Plus, at the minute, you enter Silk Mandarin, you can completely immerge yourself and practice your Chinese (which is rare occasion in Shanghai!). Everybody is here to help you progress, no matter your level. What I liked the most is the fact that it doesn't really feel like a school but more like meeting and talking with friends! The best way to learn!

posted 1 year ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United Kingdom   

studied General Chinese

Top Chinese School in Shanghai!

I have very much enjoyed my studies during my HSK 3 course at Silk Mandarin, due to the support and resources that teachers and staff gave to me. Previously, I had been studying with a private tutor but after I found Silk Mandarin I was able to vastly speed up my learning due to all of the teachers' greater knowledge and expertise on the subject. If you want to learn in an environment with knowledgeable, fun and sociable teachers then I would highly recommend this school!I have very much enjoyed my studies during the course at Silk Mandarin due to the support and resources that teachers and staff gave to me. I had great moments at school and I improved a lot my Chinese!I have very much enjoyed my studies during the course at Silk Mandarin due to the support and resources that teachers and staff gave to me. I had great moments at school and I improved a lot my Chinese!

posted 1 year ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Belgium   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

I recommend Silk Mandarin!

In my opinion Silk Mandarin is the perfect language school. Although very professional there's a friendly, family atmosphere. The group classes are the perfect size to learn fast and have a very personal learning experience. The lessons are very structured and the quality of the classes are very high. My overall experience has been excellent

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

China   

studied General Chinese

Silk Mandarin School

I was referred to Silk Mandarin by a friend and I have never looked back. The teachers have helped me a lot! After two years learning in a bigger Mandarin school I decided to choose Silk Mandarin for my further lessons. I was excited regarding the differences to my old school. And I was very surprised regarding the learning success. Then even after only some lessons, the improvement of my spoken Chinese was enormous. They only have very experienced full-time teachers which using advanced teaching methods The teaching books are up to date and not so old-fashioned like at my old school. And because the school is still not so big the atmosphere there is very familiar. So all in all the right choice for myself.

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United Kingdom   

studied Chinese online

Great classes

I have been having classes with Silk Mandarin for one year, in that time I have completed both HSK 2 and 3 with high marks. I have been studying using their online platform fast meeting, one-on-one with Yanqin. She is a fantastic teacher, patient and always makes the lessons interesting and relatable. The online platform is perfect if you live far from the city centre, with video conferencing, PPT and typing functions, its just like being in the classroom. Im very happy to now be working towards HSK 4 with Yanqin.

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Argentina   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Totally Recommend

I had an amazing experience learning Chinese in Silk Mandarin. The place is great and the teachers are very professional. I tried several schools and teachers but none were good enough. Luckily a friend recommended Silk Mandarin!!

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Russian Federation   

studied General Chinese

Probably the best way to learn Chinese for busy full-time employeesI joined Silk Mandarin school at the end of December, 2017, so basically, I started the new year with learning Chinese. Before I joined I had checked some other options available in Shanghai, but was totally charmed by teachers and other staff in this school, so agreed to join immediately and never regretted. My way of learning foreign languages (English is not native language and my second foreign language was Finnish, haha) is through asking a huge number of various questions about grammar, vocabulary and other things, and here I can get absolutely all the answers to all my questions. I find their style, approach in teaching Chinese very professional and high competent, I’m absolutely sure, that this school can help you find the most suitable way to study Chinese. Prices are various and in my opinion are absolutely affordable for all kinds of students. I’d highly recommend everyone to apply for courses in this school and you definitely will find not only teachers and classmates, but rather really great people and, who knows, maybe even friends :)

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

China   

studied General Chinese

Silk Mandarin Private Classes and General Classes

Upon entering the school the motto says " More Than Just Talking!"which made me think most Chinese schools would say this plus initially I found them on a map app. Honestly, the space is quaint, comfortable and staff are very personable. Final decision to join came after taking a level assessment and them expertly finding my level to help push and support me. Still figuring out what "More than just talking!" means but most definitely feel a better connection using the language with their patient and earnest effort for my development. Highly recommend to join, my suggestion is to let them know your personality and best way to learn then they can correctly accommodate your speed of learning and be brave. Its a safe environment.

posted 2 years ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Netherlands   

studied General Chinese

My number one recommendation for Mandarin classes in Shanghai
Over the last few years I have tried over 5 different Mandarin schools and found that Silk Mandarin is by far the best. What I find intresting about Silk Mandarin is that they seek to constantly improve their teaching methodology, something very different from any other Mandarin school I have encountered so far. The teachers and the management are all extremely involved and passionate about teaching Chinese: it really is something special. After two years of Silk Mandarin part time studies and no prior experience of studying Mandarin, I am now about to start with HSK5 classes. I would not have expected to improve my Mandarin this quick. This school is really something special and I have (successfully) recommended it to many friends in Shanghai who are now also fixed customers.

posted 2 years ago

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