That’s Mandarin was founded in Beijing in 2005 and has been growing ever since. They now have schools in Beijing, Shanghai, and Suzhou, with plans to open more locations in more cities soon.
Their talented and enthusiastic teachers are all university graduates experienced at working with students of all ages.
Their cultural and learning activities are engaging, inspiring, and fun, with an emphasis on being educational and, above all, safe!
That’s Mandarin is currently expanding to more cities around China to increase their reach and to impart their knowledge and enthusiasm for Mandarin to more students in China and around the world. They hope to maintain their high standard of customer service and Mandarin teaching, as well as continue to increase and develop their dedicated teaching staff.
The foundation of our Curriculum lies in the combination of individual-focused learning, with the aim of matching our students to a course that suits their motivations. Before signing up with us we will assess your level and work out the best program for you.
We also offer a trial lesson at our schools or online, depending on where you are; that way you can get a feel for who we are!
We can cater for all learning requirements. Whether you’re learning for work, to pass an exam or just for leisure; we have a course to suit you. If you have Chinese language goals to reach we are dedicated to getting you there.
Beijing is well-known for being China’s governing city, as well as its capital. Beijing is a fascinating place steeped in culture, adventure and surprises! When choosing Beijing the main thing to remember is to expect the unexpected! For history, culture & an authentic Eastern experience, the city of contrasts is the place to choose.
Their centrally located Beijing campus is harbored in loftstyle space, taking up 2 levels. Downstairs in the main part of our school, you will find our reception, a number of offices, a lounge area, a large hall and a number of classrooms that veer away from the main hall. Look up & you will see a number of classrooms at balcony level. Our upstairs lounge & rooftop area is the tranquil learning zone, a great place for students to take a minute to escape the city or catch up with each other. Unlike the downstairs sofa area, this space is closed off, offering a private environment. Each lounge area includes a free coffee & tea bar, comfortable sofas and wi-fi.
Shanghai is the fastest growing city in the world — and it’s recently become the city with the most coffee shops in the world. As a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features, Shanghai is firmly marking its place up top with the world’s best, like New York, Paris, and London. If you enjoy bright lights and a big city vibe, China’s urban hub will keep you inspired and entertained.
Their Shanghai campus is conveniently located downtown, within a 5-min walk from Changping Road Station (Line 7) or a 15-minute walk from Jing’an Temple Station. Located in the heart of the city, you can get a panoramic view of the area through the terrace of their school. They have a spacious terrace for students to relax and have a cup of tea or coffee, with a gorgeous view over the surrounding area. You can enjoy a break with other students and then get back to learning & enjoy the comfort of our classrooms. Each of their brightly lit classrooms is equipped with a computer, a whiteboard, and Wi-Fi access to help you learn Mandarin using their Chinese language learning platform, NihaoCafe.
They offer unlimited coffee, tea & water at the lounge area to help you stay hydrated. You’re welcome to refill and enjoy the beverages anytime!
Suzhou is a charming city located in southern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic, trade, and commerce center, and the second-largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing.
Suzhou is famous for its gardens, lakes, rivers, ponds, hills, and a waterway known as the Grand Canal. As the Chinese proverb goes, “In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.”
Their Suzhou Campus is located just 190 meters from Xinghai Square subway station – the hub of the Suzhou Industrial Park business/nightlife center.
You can get to their school by taking Line 1 to Xinghai Square subway station, and then taking Exit 3.
That’s Mandarin Suzhou occupies the southeast unit of Level 21 Zhongyin Huilong Mansion with a floor area of over 300 square meters.
Their rooms are named after the signs of the Zodiac (Yes, it means there are 12 rooms in total) and are decorated as such. Besides various sizes of classrooms, there is also an activity room with a mini library inside (they like to call it the “Sunroom” as it enjoys generous natural light from the south and east), a coffee room, and a computer lab.
They offer water and other types of refreshments (depending on the season) in the coffee room to help you stay hydrated. Or you can always visit the Starbucks on the ground floor of the building.
Cultural Trips & Activities
To maximize the students' grip on Chinese culture we organize regular cultural activities and excursions, inside and outside our campuses. All of the events are thoroughly planned and participants are accompanied by our staff. The activities & excursions aim to teach students about Chinese life and culture and encourage each participant to use his/her Chinese.