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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% (39 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% 13 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

95% 4 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% 20 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

United States   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Great classes!

My one on one classes at Silk Mandarin have helped my Chinese significantly. The fun and friendly atmosphere makes learning easy, and the flexible schedule allows me to keep up my studies even while I’m working full time.

posted 3 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United States   

studied Chinese online

Choose Silk Mandarin :)

I am so lucky to have found this Chinese school! I was able to select practically whenever I wanted to have my class, and the material was very interesting and practical. My teacher was patient and knowledgeable and even introduced me to a lot of useful resources for self study. I would recommend anybody with an interest in learning more about China or Chinese culture to start today!

posted 4 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United States   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Excellent Teachers and an Excellent Experience

I have been studying at Silk Mandarin for more than 4 years and I can't imagine going anywhere else. My language skills have improved a lot as well as my confidence when speaking with my coworkers. Thank you Silk Mandarin, I can't recommend it enough!

posted 6 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United States   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Great experience

Through over five months of one-on-one lessons at Silk Mandarin my experience has been excellent. Having tried a couple of other schools and teachers here in Shanghai, I’ve found Silk to be a very personal and professional team. They helped me craft a schedule and package that worked with my budget and time availability. In terms of methodology I was hesitant at first to commit to learning to read characters, but based on their recommendation I decided to give it a try. As predicted it was an important factor in enabling a solid breakthrough in terms of my quickly learning new vocabulary and more completely understanding the nuances of the language. My teacher Jasmine was able to help me quickly progress through HSK level 3 and has enabled a new level of confidence in my speaking and understanding. I would highly recommend the school to anyone looking to make a studious effort to learning Mandarin.

posted 7 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United States   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

My experience at Silk Mandarin

One of the friendliest atmospheres of any language school that I've attended. Teachers and staff are personable and welcoming and offer a great environment to hang out and casually practice Chinese outside of class.

I've been taking 1 on 1 classes for a few months now and my experience has been nothing short of excellent. My teacher, Yanqin, has not only been a great instructer but also has a fun (and patient!) personality. Under her tutelage my Chinese has improved considerably and most importantly my understanding of China and its unique cultural heritage has been deeply enriched.

For anyone with a busy work schedule considering taking Chinese classes, Silk Mandarin couldn't be a better choice. Flexibility of teachers and staff and homey environment make Silk Mandarin a fun and engaging place to learn and improve your Chinese

posted 8 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

United States   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Silk Mandarin helps you put the pieces together

I started studying Chinese at Silk Mandarin after two of my friends with excellent Chinese highly recommended them. I had already lived in China for 2 years while working full-time and studying (in a half-assed way) on the side and had taken 1 year of university Chinese. But I felt really inspired at Silk Mandarin that my studying was going to pay off, which energized me a lot. One great part was that I was able to dictate what I wanted to learn and what would be useful for my work and daily life. That in and of itself was great, but it's not the thing that sets Silk Mandarin apart from other schools I've gone to. Instead the big things these guys do is teach you the logic of the language, using a very straightforward and easy to understand method, but one that I'd never heard anything about before in university or other private schools. Once my teacher started teaching me this, so many pieces were coming together for me in terms of sentence structure and how Chinese works. I think my language was really inconsistent before and I was never sure where to put which words because I knew different rules but not a unified one. So I'd say these guys are incredibly friendly and flexible and cool, but they also really know their stuff. I'm a native English-speaking editing/writing professional who majored in lit and my Chinese teacher knows the English parts of speech better than I do-- you have to understand language to teach it and these guys have it down :)

posted 9 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Italy   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Helpful and superfriendly

Since I arrived in Shanghai I thought learn Chinese will improve my life quality. However at the beginning I choose a more amateur and easy way to learn with a friend of mine. After I decided to ask support to a professional school and professional teacher. Many people recommend me Silk Mandarin. I have been at Silk Mandarin since January and have really enjoyed my experience here. The classes are just want I was looking for in an intensive language program, and the teachers and staff are super friendly and helpful. In addition to classes, the school offers several activities each week which are great for learning more about Chinese culture or meeting new people. I would definitely recommend this program if you are looking for a Chinese language program in Shanghai.

posted 2 days ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Morocco   

studied Tailor made Chinese courses

Silk madarin : when learning Chinese becomes a pleasure !

I was so lucky to have found the school when I first started learning Chinese last year (January 2017). As soon as I came in Amy was so nice and accommodating, she helped me with so many things like finding an apartment or figuring out some different aspect of the life in Shanghai. She has that energy that makes you joyful and happy ! I was assigned to Jasmine teacher, which is also something i am still so thankful for. She is ,in my opinion, the best Chinese teacher you can have and also one of the best person I know !
A little bit after I started my courses I also met amy Lina, who is such a wonderful and kind person and who also helped me with many things !!
Actually, everyone in the school is so nice and friendly like a big family from the director to all the teachers, which is something you don't usually find in a school!
From the few words I knew in Chinese, when I first came, I was able to pass the hsk4 with a fairly good grade 275 only about five months after I first started learning (every week day only on mornings in a group class). What I liked about the group classes was the good atmosphere and the fact that we could discuss many interesting topics and exchange opinions (in Chinese of course :)).
After going back, I still kept in touch as I wanted to take the hsk5 test ( I took about 3 months of courses before going back).
One year later I took advantage of my vacations and came back for about 3 weeks to finally take the test (one on one courses with jasmine). She really helped me a lot, we practiced together, I gave her a hard time since she had to review with me the 2500 words for the test:) but in the end I passed with a 244 score.
It was a bit long but I just want to finish by saying that everyone can learn Chinese, you just need the right motivation and the right school, which is for me, without any doubt, silk mandarin.

posted 24 days ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Netherlands   

studied Chinese online

Happy with this online course

Because I don't live all the time in China, but I wanted to start learning Mandarin, I'm happy to have found this possibility for an online course.
I'm flexible in when it is suitable to have a lesson. All the time I have the same teacher. We can see and hear each other. She can improve my pronunciation (which is really important and necessary). My teacher Shirley uses a digital classroom board. And after the lesson she sends me the notes of that lesson.

posted 2 months ago

Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Denmark   

studied General Chinese

Great Chinese language school ! :)

I have been with Silk Mandarin for over two years now and can highly recommend it to anyone who wish to develop their Chinese skills while having a full time job! I do the part-time course, which means I have classes twice a week in the evening after work, which is perfect. No matter how busy a day I have had I am always looking forward to go to classes. One of the reasons for this is definitely because of the warmly atmosphere of the school, which allow you to get a great relationship with both the teachers and your fellow classmates. I have also taken a semester at university studying Chinese, but find Silk Mandarin school a much more personal, flexible and professional place to study.

posted 2 months ago

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