Introduction to That’s Mandarin

That’s Mandarin is one of the oldest Chinese schools in China. With a unique approach to language learning and our own in-house teaching methodologies; we aim to be not only the most experienced but also the best Mandarin school in China!

We focus on providing the smoothest service and the best teaching experience to all our students; no matter whether they are studying Chinese online or at one of our Chinese language schools in China.

About That’s Mandarin

That’s Mandarin was founded in Beijing in 2005 and has been growing strong ever since. We now have schools in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen with plans to open more locations in more cities soon.

Our talented and enthusiastic teachers are all university educated and are experienced at working with students of all ages.

Our 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 our reach and to impart our knowledge and enthusiasm for Mandarin to more students in China and around the world. We hope to maintain our high standard of customer service and Mandarin teaching, as well as continuing to increase and develop our 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 and authentic Eastern experience, the city of contrasts is the place to choose.


That’s Mandarin Beijing Campus is within a walking distance from Dongzhimen subway station. The school is located in a six-floor building with a total of 27 classrooms, each of which is equipped with a computer and a TV screen as part of our innovative teaching methods. On the top floor, you can find an open kitchen and a small terrace, where Chinese cooking classes and student parties are organized on a regular basis for our students to catch up with each other. In addition, fascinating Chinese cultural events are held periodically to help students gain a better understanding of Chinese culture. Free coffee is always on offer at That’s Mandarin.


Shanghai is renowned for its Western façade and never- stopping attitude. This fast-paced city is still growing and 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.


Both our campuses in Shanghai are located in the city center with easy access to shops, restaurants, and bars as well as public transport links. Our Yuyuan Road Campus is situated in a modern office building right opposite Jing’an Temple. It consists of 10 bright classrooms and a spacious communal area for students to enjoy some fresh coffee and make new friends. Each classroom is equipped with a computer and a TV screen for our teachers to conduct lessons. Our Jiaozhou Road Campus is located in a nice and cozy three-story building with a total of 14 classrooms. With the involvement of modern technology in each classroom, students will be provided with the opportunity to have a unique Chinese learning experience in a conducive learning environment. A large communal area is located on the third floor with free coffee on offer.


Shenzhen is a fascinating city whose economy has been growing rapidly. Thanks to its advantageous geographic location, Shenzhen has now become the third-largest financial center of China after Beijing and Shanghai. Numerous skyscrapers and its focus on innovative technologies in combination with a large area of greenery make Shenzhen a fabulous choice for people who are looking for job opportunities and comfortable lives. 


That’s Mandarin Shenzhen Campus is located in Shekou, Nanshan district, which is a very convenient location in terms of travelling to the airport or Hong Kong. Our Shenzhen campus is very close to several international schools and is only a few minutes’ walk away from a large shopping mall. The school consists of 10 bright and spacious classrooms equipped with modern teaching technology. There is also a communal area where free tea and coffee are offered to students.  

Cultural Trips and 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 and excursions aim to teach students about Chinese life and culture and encourage each participant to use his/her Chinese.


Students can choose from a selection of accommodation options when they study with us. It really depends on personal preference. The four accommodation types we offer are: school dorm, homestay and single or shared serviced hotel apartments. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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