Established in 2004 and one of the first private Mandarin Schools in China, Mandarin House have helped over 20,000 foreign students from 80+ nationalities to speak Mandarin.

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Intensive Chinese Course at Mandarin House (MH)

At Mandarin House, they are certainly aware of the challenges their students may face, from their experience, then through their unmatched teaching staff and updated learning materials, you will find Mandarin is not so difficult and you will be speaking Chinese before you know it!

Their intensive courses have been carefully designed from the ground up, basing the curriculum and personal teaching approach around modern pedagogy methods and the valuable feedback received from their countless students, teachers, and the education department.

Comprehensive 30 Intensive Chinese Course

Cover listening, speaking, reading and writing; the 4 building blocks of language learning and build a strong foundation to master your Chinese skills! The Comprehensive 30 intensive course will allow you to focus on real-life Chinese conversational skills and the reading and writing of Chinese characters.

Small group classes sharing your level will give you friendly competition while allowing you to get full attention from the teachers. 

With 6 lessons every day, you will get the complete Chinese training to fully prepare you for your academic or professional career.

Course Benefits:

  • 6 group lessons a day from Monday to Friday
  • 30 language lessons a week
  • Learn listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Small classes, maximum 10 students and minimum 3 students.
  • 45 minutes per lesson.
  • Minimum age 16 years old.
  • International student mix.
  • Flexible intake and start dates.

Conversational 20 Intensive Chinese Course

A great choice to learn the communication essentials of Chinese pinyin, listening and speaking skills, giving you the confidence to speak Chinese after the very first lesson! 4 interactive group classes every morning focusing on practical Chinese conversational skills and giving you the rest of the day to practice what you learned in your own time.

Surrounded in an international environment, you will be placed at your level in a group class. You will benefit from group class interaction while getting personalized attention from the teacher. You will not learn quicker or better anywhere else!

Course Benefits:

  • 4 group lessons a day.
  • 20 language lessons a week.
  • Learn real-life conversational skills.
  • Small classes, maximum 10 students and minimum 3 students.
  • 45 minutes per lesson.
  • Minimum age 16 years old.
  • International student mix.
  • Flexible intake and start dates.

Reading & HSK Intensive Chinese Course

你会读写中文吗? Can you read and write Chinese?

Characters are an essential part of Chinese culture and by learning them you get a deeper understanding of the language and in the long term helps you master Chinese faster as not only can you read Chinese magazines, maps, books, etc., but your mind is able to make an extra association and stronger connections with words. Not only that, but it makes calligraphy and playing mahjong much easier!

Also, learning characters is essential if you are planning to enter a Chinese university or take the HSK exam.

Their Reading & Writing 10 Chinese course consists of 2 afternoon lessons every day in an interactive group class made up of students from across the globe to learn this ancient language format.

Course Benefits:

  • 2 group lessons a day from Monday to Friday.
  • 10 language lessons a week.
  • Learn reading and writing Chinese characters.
  • Small classes, maximum 10 students and minimum 3 students.
  • 45 minutes per lesson.
  • Minimum age 16 years old.
  • International student mix.
  • Flexible intake and start dates.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary on the course and duration the students choose. The longer the duration, the lower the cost of tuition fees per week.

Tuition Fees

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📖Program Curriculum

Self-developed curriculum in line with HSK, European CEFR & US ACTFL.
Over 30 self-developed textbooks cover practical Chinese, HSK test preparation, juniors, and teacher training.

🏫About Mandarin House (MH)

Over 20,000 students from 80+ nationalities have chosen Mandarin House as their Chinese language school and our expertise and reputation in helping students achieve their Chinese goals is second-to-none.

We are proud to have won international awards, reached the strictest quality accreditation standards and to have employed only the best teachers and staff who are all dedicated to one thing: ensuring you learn Chinese as fast and efficient as possible.

2014 is our tenth year of Mandarin teaching! Our mission remains the same; we want to ensure you learn Mandarin on your terms, quickly and efficiently.

Our Awards

Sometimes it can be hard to take something at face value in China and difficult to tell whether a school is speaking the truth or simply just speaking empty words. Talk is cheap and by making the claim to be China’s premier Chinese language school we feel obliged to share some of the recognitions and awards we have received from within China and internationally.

One of our proudest achievements has been the recognition we have received from voting language study abroad agencies and organisations for the ‘World Language Provider Star Award’ as awarded by Study Travel Magazine. In 2008 we were nominated as the first and to-date only Chinese language school and have since been nominated a further 5 times culminating in being awarded the top prize for the category in 2009 and 2013.

Our Expertise

Established in 2004, Mandarin House is a pioneer of the Chinese language industry and was established to provide a more personal, flexible alternative to universities.

Mandarin House was the first private Chinese school in China to:

  • Develop its own structured, holistic curriculum based on the fundamental principle of providing real-life Chinese communication training.
  • Offer junior courses including China’s first summer camps and self-developed junior curriculum also focused on real-life Chinese.
  • Introduce the widely accepted operation model for group class programs seen in private schools across China today.
  • Be internationally quality accredited by IALC
  • Be shortlisted and also the first to win LTM’s World Language Provider of the Year.
  • Host a major international language abroad conference.

10 Reasons to Choose MH

We are in constant pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our schools. Here are 10 reasons why you should make Mandarin House your first choice to learn Chinese.

  1. Internationally Accredited by IALC – the ONLY school in China to have our quality recognized in this way.
  2. Established in 2004 and one of the first private Mandarin Schools in China, we have helped over 20,000 foreign students from 80+ nationalities to speak Mandarin.
  3. Recognized by Hanban as an Official HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Centre.
  4. Qualified and experienced teachers. All are degree qualified, bilingual, comprehensively trained and have an average of 5,000 Chinese teaching hours experience.
  5. Self-developed teaching curriculum. Regularly updated and revised, designed by our former best teachers and is in line with both HSK & European CEFR.
  6. A wide range of programs for 14 levels of Chinese, small group classes, private tutoring, business specialized Chinese, HSK exam preparation, Chinese teacher training, internship and junior summer programs.
  7. Great Student Life. Facebook, alumni networks and fun, cultural activities organised every week such as Chinese cooking, calligraphy, city tours, kung fu and much, much more.
  8. A range of quality accommodation options – homestay, private studio apartments and shared apartments
  9. Central, modern locations right in the heart of central Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and London with spacious, clean and dedicated facilities.
  10. Friendly, professional service staff welcoming and helping you to settle in to China. They also give you a chance to further your Chinese outside the classroom!
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🏠 Accommodation

Living in a new culture away from home doesn’t need to be a headache, but should be an adventure – a comfortable, friendly and safe adventure.

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$90 USD

Tuition fee:

1,250 RMB per week

2,500 RMB in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 65.

You don’t need to have studied Chinese before.

If you have not yet graduated high school you can still apply.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Your Passport Copy
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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